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Dear White People Vol. 3 |OT| This Show *still* Ain't About You

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Oct 25, 2017
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Premiere date: Aug 2nd (it dropped already)
Episode count: 10
Created by: Justin Simien


Cast



Logan Browning as Samantha White



Brandon P Bell as Troy Fairbanks



DeRon Horton as Lionel Higgins



Antoinette Robertson as Colandrea "Coco" Conners



John Patrick Amedori as Gabe Mitchell



Ashley Blaine Featherson as Joelle Brooks



Marque Richardson as Reggie Green

and Giancarlo Esposito as the narrator
and cast member this season!


Media




Reviews
Still, Dear White People feels newly meandering in its third season. Much like the rough cut of Sam’s film, which begins as a powerful collection of humanistic vignettes rather than a well-honed documentary, these episodes offer a boggle of slightly underdeveloped narrative arcs.

Dear White People has never had a problem with an availability of interesting, solid characters, and this season is no exception. The breakdown lies in the show’s ability to push forward their individual journeys in a manner that doesn’t come off like a free-for-all, but rather like an actual development.
Again, viewed in a vacuum, the third season of Dear White People is a good season of TV. It's just that the previous seasons had me expecting greatness.
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CoolestSpot

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Oct 25, 2017
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I gotta watch this season after
We switched the show to black Illuminati plots with cliffhanger

White dude pisses me off tho
 

Pandora012

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Oct 25, 2017
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Was legit surprised when i opened up netflix and this was there. Had no idea it was coming out today.
 

Chitown B

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Nov 15, 2017
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"it's like the third season of a Netflix show" LOL

wait, they're just ditching the order?
 

ArtVandelay

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It has always felt like Netflix is trying to bury the show as deep as possible.

These guys must be 40 by now. Are they still playing college kids?
 

Chitown B

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It has always felt like Netflix is trying to bury the show as deep as possible.

These guys must be 40 by now. Are they still playing college kids?
3 seasons in 3 years. *shrug* Looks like the main cast ranges from 26-34.

I wasn't surprised when I opened up Netflix and it wasn't there (not even under New Releases) and I had to search for it even though I gave the show a 👍 previously. Netflix is horrible at showing me new releases.
Don't you keep shows you watch on your list? It says "New Episodes" in red when a show has a new season.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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Damn i didn't even know it got renewed
 

Yasuke

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Oct 25, 2017
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Might watch the whole shit this weekend.

Glad my boo Joelle bout to get that Marvel money.
 

BlackJace

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Oct 27, 2017
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This is why I keep shows I like on the My List. At least when stuff stealth releases, they update the cover art with that NEW EPISODES label
 

Foot

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Mar 10, 2019
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Love this show, excited! though y’all are currently harshing my buzz
 

Kitten Mittens

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Even the positive reviews are kinda negative on this season. Hopefully that doesn't spell the end of the show, but there's no telling with Netflix.
 

ArtVandelay

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And of course the new season already has a 3.9 user rating on Metacritic. TRIGGERED!
 

Paganmoon

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Oct 26, 2017
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seems like........ a totally different show than it was in season 1
Yeah, it's a pretty big departure. It also takes many episodes to really get started it feels like. I'm still enjoying it enough, just not as much as the first two seasons.

Feels like it finally starts to go somewhere by this episode, glad they finally got the "Samantha's hero isn't what she thought and Jerry Skyler will help her"-portion out of the way, which was pretty obviously happening, and setting up Moses Brown to not be as "perfect" as everyone thinks.
Also, so far not really sure what the season is supposed to be about, not sure I'm digging the super charicature of the LGBT community either, but I guess we'll see where that all goes to
 

Zimmiwood

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Oct 25, 2017
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just finished episode 5. haarghhhh gotta dump this word vomit even if things do turn around towards the end

the most jarring thing so far is how im not seeing the spirit of the show. this has mostly been a romantic soap romp of all the character (including the damn principal!) with no real race related overarching plot involving them. troy and pastiche is the closest we could've gotten to this but it's such a footnote

however what i really don't understand is the order business or rather, sam and lionel's reaction to it. there was so much build up to this in season 2 it didn't make much sense to me for them to bail out so quick? and why the hell would sam, let alone lionel, be sleeping through any of it??? sam esepcailly came off as way dumb, asking for fooking snacks

i got a loooooooot of thoughts on the characters, conversations, and even the tone itself of the season (while not inherently bad), but im still gonna hold out until i finish the season. tho by this point things REALLY should have picked up already, and i cant say it has
 

CoolestSpot

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Oct 25, 2017
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apparently they dive more into that this season
They barely did, biggest disappointment this season.

Honestly, this felt like a retrend of Season 2 a lot. I enjoyed quite a bit of it, but at the end of the day, how much the characters moved forward and plots different from what I remember of last season is...questionable at best. They try to make white boyfriend more interesting, which they succeed at, and the gay world of the campus is fun to explore. But the Order plot is paced in such a painstalkingly slow drop of information it hurts.

I do enjoy the opening of first episode and it's relation to the Order, however.
 

CoolestSpot

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Yeah, it's a pretty big departure. It also takes many episodes to really get started it feels like. I'm still enjoying it enough, just not as much as the first two seasons.

Feels like it finally starts to go somewhere by this episode, glad they finally got the "Samantha's hero isn't what she thought and Jerry Skyler will help her"-portion out of the way, which was pretty obviously happening, and setting up Moses Brown to not be as "perfect" as everyone thinks.
Also, so far not really sure what the season is supposed to be about, not sure I'm digging the super charicature of the LGBT community either, but I guess we'll see where that all goes to
This season feels pontless is it's biggest strike againist it
 

kitchenmotors

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Oct 25, 2017
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Guess I won’t resub for this season anytime soon, seems pretty average. Shame because I loved season 1 and 2.
 

CoolestSpot

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I do feel like next season will be killer, they were adjusting to new format here and feeling out the show, and also they cant dodge the order now
 

Zimmiwood

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Seems like this will be the last season we are getting by all the reactions on how mediocre it is.
not even that, the whole season felt like a closing chapter
gotta wonder if it was known that this would be its last season
i don't expect this to be renewed but id of course be all for it if just to see where it takes itself from here
 

Paganmoon

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'd say it's the last season based on how poor the season was. Really had very little to say, and felt like half a season at best.
 

Paganmoon

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'm enjoying it. Cinematography is still great.
Some parts of the cinematography were really in your face I thought, pulled me straight out, specially in the first episode I think it was with having quite a few shots at an angel.

Didn't think much about any other aspects in the rest of the season though.
 

henhowc

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Oct 26, 2017
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Haha these shots at UCLA always get me. That first scene on bruinwalk is me everyday for the past 20 years dodging the people trying to get you to sign something or take a flyer.
 

Kitten Mittens

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Just finished the season. What a huge letdown. If it gets canceled now I won't miss it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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A couple of episodes in, I'm enjoying it but so far not as good as the first two seasons.

I don't like how
they dropped the Order of X thing in the first episode. I was looking forward to that. Unless they pick it up again
 

Fendajaz

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Oct 29, 2017
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Just finished season 3. Didn't really like the trajectory the show went. Kinda disappointing in general.

Didn't like how they ruined Troy and his white buddy's relationship, they were close in season 2. Also didn't feel like there was enough build up re the Muffy storyline, and it didn't show what happened to the teacher. The minor characters also had way too much screen time. Dunno, hard to pin point where it went wrong exactly but it definitely lost the magic of season one, and even seas 2.
 
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