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The Chair

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Entertaining academia comedy; drinking, language, sex talk.

TV Netflix Comedy 2021
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The Chair is an entertaining series with an incredible cast supporting star Sandra Oh. The list includes underrated character actors David Morse, Bob Balaban, and Holland Taylor, who gives an energetic and unexpected take on a tenured lit professor. The series offers a look at how race and age dictate decision-making in academia, though it doesn't quite fully bite into a sharp comedy of manners the way, say, The White Lotus and Succession do. Instead, the series focuses on Ji-Yoon's personal life, which makes it more of a pleasant but unsurprising romantic comedy. It's a beach read that perhaps could have been a richer novel.

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