Community

  • TV Show
  • TV 14
  • Created by Dan Harmon
  • Reviewed by Anonymous

Racial Representation: 4

LGBTQ+ Representation: 1

Disability Representation: 0

Body Size Representation: 1

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 3

Mental Health Representation: 0

Religious Representation: 5

Own Voice: No

**Contains Spoilers**

Community is a show set in a Community College that centers around a study group. The group is diverse in multiple ways: there are multiple women in the group, there are multiple races represented, and nearly everyone has differing religious identities. The characters also have different levels of wealth and income, which they talk about occasionally but it isn’t a large aspect of the show. The humor of this show could be seen as offensive to some viewers. There is an old white man in the group whose personality consists largely of being racist, homophobic, ableist, and sexist. The characters in the show treat this more as a funny quirk than as morally wrong. There is some slight lgbtq+ representation, but it is very stereotypical and is only openly talked about in the sixth and final season of the show. There is no body-positive representation; there is a plus-size character who is nicknamed “Fat Neil” in an offensive way. Overall, this show is satirical and many of the characters’ identities are stereotypical. It can be okay sometimes to laugh at stereotypes, but it can also be taken too far. This show loves to straddle that line.

Sources:

  • Wikipedia
  • IMDB
  • Netflix
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