A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focuses on real social issues in a way that makes them easy to understand. While it definitely has a point of view, Cenac seems more interested in presenting his side as the opening to a discussion.
Discussion of news is generally balanced and thoughtful.
Positive Role Models
Cenac knows his stuff and is excellent at sharing info and opinions equally.
Violence & Scariness
Police brutality is discussed in detail.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo about masturbation.
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"F--ked," "s--t," "bulls--t."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas is a weekly late-night current events-focused show hosted by a former correspondent and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There's some rough language, and the tone is more contemplative and mature than most late-night shows. Fans of Cenac's stand-up will definitely want to check this out. Older teens expecting the more standard comedic tempo of John Oliver or Stephen Colbert may need a little time to recalibrate their senses in order to fully appreciate Cenac's unique vibe.
Is It Any Good?
Smart, funny, and delivered in an understated tone unlike any other topical issue comedy show, this late-night series vibrates on its own unique frequency. It's like the content of 60 Minutes presented in the subtle, offbeat tone of Atlanta -- segments unfold and are given space to breathe in ways we don't usually see. Departing from the typical format where a guy sits at a desk and takes potshots at the absurdities of today's political landscape, Cenac takes a more journalistic approach and ventures out to do field reporting, interviewing individuals close to the topic of discussion. Overall, it's Cenac's easy delivery and complete lack of bombast that make Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas one to watch. With his effortless ability to pose questions in ways that really make you think, Cenac feels like the coolest teacher you ever had in school.
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