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Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Talk show tackles race and controversy with edgy humor.

TV FX , FXX Reality TV 2012
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Mildly entertaining, great for kids.

Its funny in small doses and has some unsuitable but it presents strong, positive messages about the world that kids probably won't fully grasp but it is certainly a positive role model program.

Is It Any Good?

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

Totally Biased contains some edgy -- but entertaining -- discussions about some controversial issues with a liberal bent. But while it generates some laughs, it lacks some of the high-quality writing and well-timed comments that cable shows like The Daily Show and Real Time With Bill Maher are known for. As a result, some of the humor falls a little flat, while other moments are just plain awkward.

It's not as risqué as some other late-night cable talk shows, but the host's unapologetically blunt discussions about race and ethnicity (which is sometimes punctuated by the use of the "N" word) may make some viewers uncomfortable. Nonetheless, the series is a platform for discussing these issues from a point of view that some feel is ignored by the media. There are some empowering messages here, but they will likely be best appreciated by more mature viewers.

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