A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive Role Models
All the characters are accomplished in their fields and try their best to be good friends to each other with compassion and empathy, despite disagreements. Several characters are going through tough life issues, which make them act in uncouth ways (e.g., one character turns to rampant sex to deal with his grief over losing his wife). But overall, characters showcase realism through their mistakes.
Entire cast is composed of Black actors and actresses. Showcases imperfect, flawed Black characters. But even though women are in main cast, women are still seen through a sexualized lens due to Lance's (Morris Chestnut) having frequent sex with women. Quentin's (Terrence Howard) father, Wellington (Ron Canada), also makes disparaging comments toward women, such as telling Harper (Taye Diggs) to not let his young daughters get fat because "fat girls don't stand a chance, unless they're smart." Wellington is a character meant to offend; he's telegraphed to the audience to be a character the others don't like because of his bad advice and antiquated opinions, but some viewers could still feel offended by him.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situations, scenes, jokes, and descriptions.
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Swear words with several comically censored ("motherf----r," "f--k," "f---ing," "hell," "bitch," a--," "s--t," "bulls--t," "badass"), exclamatory use of "God" ("oh God"), potentially ableist words ("crazy"), and the "N" word.
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Products & Purchases
NBC Universal shows are included, such as Watch What Happens Live and the NBC network MSNBC.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Scenes with drinking and characters talking about consuming drink or drugs. A joking mention of cocaine. A scene with a character dumping a bunch of weed edibles on a table.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Best Man: The Final Chapters is a limited series bringing fans of The Best Man film series back into the world of a group of friends who deal with love, learning, and loss as they excel in their business careers. The series includes swear words, sexual humor, and overt sexual situations, drug use, and drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This conclusion is great for fans of the original Best Man series; others might be a little lost, because the show expects viewers to have prior knowledge. But The Best Man: The Final Chapters offers all viewers a fun time watching an all-Black cast of characters give examples of Black imperfection, a refreshing example of Black humanity amid the perception that Black characters can only be relatable if they're perfect in some way. You won't agree with the actions of every character, and that's OK, since the show allows the characters to feel realistic and dynamic.
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