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12 TV Shows Showcasing Multiple Cultures

Recently, someone in an online forum asked for “Shows highlighting cultures other than my own. I'm a straight, White American dude born and raised in the suburbs. Lately, I've enjoyed shows like AtlantaReservation Dogs, and now This Fool.

They continued, “These shows highlight cultures I'm not a part of and, to my knowledge, are written or produced or at least heavily influenced by people from those cultures. So, what else is out there that could teach, perhaps, and entertain?”

Treme (2010-2013)

The series documents the residents of Treme, a neighborhood in New Orleans. It starts three months after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and follows the townspeople rebuilding their homes and lives.

Mo (2022)

Mo is a comedy-drama TV series starring Mo Amer as the titular character. It's a semi-autobiographical and dramatized story of Amer's life as a Palestinian refugee living in Houston, Texas, for 22 years.

Ramy (2019-)

Ramy follows a first-generation American-Muslim on a spiritual journey. A son of Egyptian immigrants, Ramy finds himself stuck in a politically divided neighborhood in New Jersey.

Never Have I Ever (2020-2023)

Never Have I Ever is based loosely on Mindy Kaling's (The Office) childhood experiences growing up in the Boston area. It follows an Indian-American student in high school who deals with her father's sudden death.

Kim's Convenience (2016-2021)

Kim's Convenience is a Canadian sitcom depicting the Korean Canadian Kim family's daily endeavors. The parents own and operate a convenience store in the Moss Park neighborhood of Toronto.

Fresh off the Boat (2015-2020)

Loosely based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang during the 90s, Fresh Off the Boat follows a Chinese-American family who moves to Orlando, Florida, from Washington, D.C., to embrace the “American Dream.”

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