DAVE: SEASON THREE
Starring: Dave Burd, Gata, Andrew Santino, Travis Bennett, and Christine Ko
Creators: Dave Burd and Jeff Schaffer
In its third season, Dave…essentially a white, Jewish Atlanta…finds its stride as an examination of fame, ambition, relationships, and self-worth. Honestly, it’s remarkable how far Lil Dicky has come from irreverent music videos on YouTube to creating a show with this much depth and nuance. Each character is so well developed and laid bare that you genuinely want them to succeed even as they trip over their own eccentricities and flaws. Add in rap bangers from the underrated lyricist and A-List guest stars (including an auto-tuned rapping Brad Pitt, who will certainly get an Emmy nod), and you’ve got the best show you’re probably not watching.
Dave remains one of the most underrated shows on TV as Dave Burd, aka Lil Dicky, continues to examine fame and self-worth in an irreverent and raunchy way, this time in his pursuit of love. If the show’s gross-out sensibilities didn’t work for you in the past, I don’t see how they would work for you this time around either, but there’s something so profound about this show that made this season’s approach to modern relationships relatable and heartwarming. I strongly urge everyone to give this show a shot because this season is well worth the time investment.