Parents' Guide to

The Quad

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Soapy drama shows all sides of the black college experience.

TV BET Drama 2017
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


At the beginning I really enjoyed the show. But once he got to the episode when her daughter gets molested I was over it. I hate the fact that they are still talking about her daughter getting molested after three episodes. People that goes through that Doesn't want to have a reminder every time they turn the television on. I just stoped watching it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This soapy, dramatic series features lots of tension-filled moments as Eva Fletcher pushes against the long-standing male establishment, and students strive to make their mark. And the many romances and power maneuvers within the institution don't overshadow the underlying themes of tradition, pride, and empowerment that HBCUs are known for, highlighted by collegiate band performances and other spirited moments.

It's a work of fiction, but it does shed light on what real-life academic politics are like, including institutionalized sexism, hazing rituals, and putting the interests of donors ahead of the well-being of students. Drinking, partying, sexual activity and pot smoking are also characterized as typical part of university life. But for those mature enough to handle it, The Quad is an entertainingly edgy show about academic life from multiple points of view.

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