A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The closest thing to a positive message is Trevor's (Rowan Atkinson) perseverance to try to maintain his job and his house, but that perseverance is driven by his goal to kill a bee that's been pestering him. This causes him to wreck the house, lose his job, and get into even more trouble.
Positive Role Models
There aren't actual role models in this series, but characters do have positive attributes, such as Trevor, who tries to do the right thing for his family, such as have a job and take care of his family. However, his other clownish actions don't make him someone who could be deemed as a role model.
Jing Lusi is the only woman of color and person of color period in the main cast.
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Violence & Scariness
Comedic violence and pratfalls.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Man vs. Bee is a Netflix comedy starring Rowan Atkinson as a house-sitter who tries to kill a bee to comedic results. The series is full of comedic violence, pratfalls, and other physical comedy.
Is It Any Good?
This series is definitely an acquired taste -- if you're a fan of Rowan Atkinson's brand of physical comedy, you'll love it, as it's full of his standard pratfalls and stunts. If you're not a fan, then you will find Man vs. Bee tedious, or even annoying.
The series' humor might be subjective, but it definitely had an opportunity to be more diverse. Of course, this type of show isn't centered around making big statements about society, but it could have been fun to see a light show like this one to embrace diversity to show its audience that people of color can be funny, lighthearted, and carefree.
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