Critic Consensus: 21 Jump Street sports a likable and charismatic cast, but the series is more maudlin than hip with its earnest embrace of a cheesy premise and an offensive reliance on racial stereotypes.
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Cinematically, you have your stock angles, a few continuity errors and some garish lighting. But the ensemble starts strong and only grows stronger through the season.
It was created to be ultra-hip in a different era; that's always a recipe for later goofiness. But it's also kinder and gentler than many modern shows.
Racial clichés are shocking in any show, but especially in a show for kids.
After a hasty, rather ignominious replacement of the hippie-dippy Jump Street captain played by Frederic Forrest with Steven Williams's stern father figure, everything finally gels.
It's easy to hear the sales pitch: Miami Vice in high school. The problem is, none of the officers are even mildly convincing as teenagers.
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