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Man Like Mobeen

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy Brit comedy highlights racial prejudice; cursing, drugs

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Unpredictable - mix of warmth with extreme

A really unique and unpredictable series based on the charismatic, likeable and warm main character Mobeen and his tight “family” of mates and sister. Their relationship is the heart and it’s consistently funny and the main characters try to do the right thing. A complete mix of clever, stupid, crude and bizarre jokes. Massively unpredictable. Most episodes have some swearing, graphic sexual or bodily function reference, drug references mixed up with tackling head on and round the back Islamophobia, racism, immigration, drug and gang culture. Some occasional violence - tone can switch in seconds. All based in small heath, Birmingham
age 18+

SPOILER: Genre Bait

The first 2 seasons are light hearted, sweet, and very funny, however in the 3rd season it becomes a serious show about gangs; including graphic depictions of violence and major character death.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This edgy series offers a clever narrative about family, friendship, and contemporary social issues. Mobeen is far from perfect, and often looks to his criminal past to resolve problems, especially when it comes to helping his sister and his friends. As a result, they all find themselves embroiled in harebrained schemes, which create some wildly funny moments. But despite some of their questionable decisions, the overall cast is inherently likable, and it's impossible not to keep rooting for them.

As amusing as Man Like Mobeen is, it also offers strong social commentary about being a Muslim in the United Kingdom. It addresses issues like the increase in poverty and youth knife violence within these populations, as well as the country's systemic problems that perpetuate these injustices. It also underscores the rise of Islamaphobia thanks to a growing wave of national conservatism. Overall, Man Like Mobeen is a well-written series that uses humor and appealing characters to highlight very important and serious issues.

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