A Different World

 (40)1990X-RayTV-PG
Walter is the new co-ed dorm director, Whitley and Freddie bond, Dwayne and Ron face death over spring break, Whitley falls for handsome young activist Julian and all the kids begin to assess their future plans and aspirations.
Starring
Jasmine GuyKadeem HardisonDawnn Lewis
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Strangers on a Plane
    September 28, 1989
    23min
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    Dwayne has had a makeover over the summer and Whitley likes the new look.
  2. 2. The Heat is On
    October 12, 1989
    23min
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    Whitley must enroll in Colonel Taylor (Dr. War)'s course if she wants to graduate on time.
  3. 3. The Hats Make the Man
    October 19, 1989
    23min
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    Walter takes his new job as co-ed dorm director a little too seriously for Jaleesa.
  4. 4. To Have and Have Not
    October 26, 1989
    23min
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    Whitley volunteers to teach ballet at a youth center for inner-city children.
  5. 5. Forever Hold Your Peace
    November 2, 1989
    23min
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    Dwayne volunteers to drive Whitley to her father's wedding so he can drop in on Denise Huxtable on the way. "The Cosby Show" regulars make special guest appearances.
  6. 6. Delusions of Daddyhood
    November 9, 1989
    23min
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    Ron falls for an attractive student with her own apartment and later discovers she has a child. Whitley and Dwayne clash over who should play at the Hillman benefit concert.
  7. 7. Wedding Bells from Hell
    November 16, 1989
    23min
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    Jaleesa and Walter decide to get married. Dwayne struggles with admitting his feelings to Whitley.
  8. 8. Great Expectations
    November 30, 1989
    23min
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    Kim and Freddie ditch homecoming to attend a rap concert, much to the disappointment of her father. Richard Roundtree guest stars.
  9. 9. Answered Prayers
    December 7, 1989
    23min
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    Kim learns her father, a policeman, has been shot.
  10. 10. For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls
    December 21, 1989
    23min
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    Freddie suggests that she and Whitley spend the holidays together, but Whitley turns into a Scrooge.
  11. 11. Under One Roof
    January 4, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley is over-anxious to be selected as Hillman's ambassador abroad and seizes every opportunity to display her cultural superiority.
  12. 12. Here's to Old Friends
    January 11, 1990
    23min
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    An old friend of Dwayne's comes for a visit and tries to convince him to dump Ron and Hillman. Dr. War and Mr. Gaines attend an Army reunion.
  13. 13. The Power of the Pen
    January 18, 1990
    23min
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    Dwayne, the consummate mathematician, gets frustrated by a poetry homework assignment. 
  14. 14. Pride and Prejudice
    January 25, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley deals with a prejudiced salesperson. Dwayne and Ron spend the weekend with Colonel Taylor as he prepares students for military training.
  15. 15. Success, Lies and Videotape
    February 8, 1990
    23min
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    Clair Huxtable returns to Hillman to conduct a videotaped career development program. Phylicia Rashad and Ahmad Rashad guest star.
  16. 16. A World Alike
    February 15, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley is infatuated with Julian, a handsome and debonair transfer student, who is fighting against a company supporting apartheid.
  17. 17. That's the Trouble with You All
    February 22, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley and Dwayne confront their feelings for each other. Jaleesa bets Walter that she can teach Freddie how to play poker.
  18. 18. A Campfire Story
    March 1, 1990
    23min
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    Walter and Dwayne recount their harrowing tale of trying to recruit a star basketball player for Hillman.
  19. 19. Hillman Isn't Through with You Yet
    March 8, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley must decide whether to come back to Hillman for a fifth year.
  20. 20. 21 Candles
    March 15, 1990
    23min
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    Whitley thinks everyone has forgotten her birthday, but Kim, Dwayne and Ron all have plans for her.
  21. 21. Sweet Charity
    March 29, 1990
    23min
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    Dwayne and Ron are invited to film a TV commercial playing basketball opposite two basketball Hall of Famers, Rick Barry and Walt Hazzard. Kim secretly takes on extra work to pay school expenses.
  22. 22. Soldier Boy
    April 5, 1990
    23min
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    The students of Hillman are making plans for an ROTC banquet saluting Colonel Taylor.
  23. 23. The Getaway Part 1
    April 19, 1990
    23min
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    Dwayne and Ron discover a suitcase full of money and drugs while on spring break, putting everybody's lives in danger.
  24. 24. The Getaway Part 2
    April 26, 1990
    23min
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    The drug dealers are still hot on their tail, so Dwayne and Ron disguise themselves in drag while they try to reach the police.
  25. 25. Perhaps Love
    May 5, 1990
    23min
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    Julian asks Whitley to move in with him. Dwayne's mom makes a surprise visit. Patti LaBelle guest stars.

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Directors
Debbie Allen
Supporting actors
Cree SummerCharnele BrownDarryl M. Bell
Producers
Tom WernerMarcy Carsey
Season year
1990
Network
FilmRise
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Savonya Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Relax. Relate. Release! 😂
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It's so hard to even put into words! There is so much to say about a different world it's hard to start. It's one of the best shows ever! I think everyone young and old needs to watch this show!!! Every single character makes you smile every time they come on screen! You just can't watch this show without smiling and being happy. This show just brightens up my day no matter how bad it's going!! I can relate to it on so many levels. I literally cried when they took it off Netflix so I am sooo happy I can enjoy my favorite show again. I can't wait to have kids so they can enjoy it as well!
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JSReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Um, Season 4 -- Where you at?
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Okay. Let me start by saying that A Different World is FIVE STARS all by itself. Thank you Amazon for picking up the series! However, Season 4 is missing. While I'm glad that Amazon has the show, I'm disappointed that it isn't the complete series. Honestly, they could have done without Season 1 (if they only had a 5 season limit, who knows) -- Season 4 is essential. I can't skip from season 3 to season 5 because SO MUCH happens in between. I hope that they will post Season 4 in the NEAR future.
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CrystalReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm am so so glad 😁, that A Different World 🌎 is finally ...
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I'm am so so glad 😁, that A Different World 🌎 is finally available for purchase. I thought it was a joke, when I saw that u could purchase the episodes. I had join Netflix only to watch A Different World. After Netflix took the show off, I was highly disappointed. I brought the very first season on DVD, with hopes that they would release the other seasons. I love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️ A Different World & The Cosby Show, it show African Americans in a positive view, compared to the shows that are on television today. I will b purchasing all the episodes......Thank you for finally releasing this for purchase, I'm truly a happy 😊 customer.
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ReginaReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon Rocks with the addition of A Different World
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Wow! Great actors playing characters so well,with storylines relevant still today!! Well done Debbie Allen!! I really enjoy all characters - each bring a special and unique vibe- Dewayne, Whitley, Ron (!Lol!)- hilarious!!, Freddie, Kim, Jaleesa, Mr. Gains and Colonel Taylor😊😆😊!
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Courtney ChamblissReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
What Happen to Season 4
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This is one of my favorite shows and I was so happy that it's now available on Amazon. Why is season 4 missing??? it feels so incomplete. Do you know if season 4 will become available soon and will the fans of this show be able to purchase all seasons in the future?
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nadjusetReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
ALL seasons are FINALLY available for PURCHASE
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Cannot believe that they FINALLY released ALL the seasons for PURCHASE!! (Thank you Viacom!) I SCREAMED when I saw them on prime. Such a wonderful show and was so hard to find streaming. It was even harder because they hadn't been released on dvd or digital beyond season 1! UNTIL NOW <3 <3 <3
Kaidence YoungReviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such a Timeless Show!
This is such a timeless show that can be watched and appreciated by all generations. It is family friendly and actually teaches life lessons.
The thing that I love most about "A Different World" is that the characters represent a community that isn't always seen in a positive light; the black community. Majority of the characters in this show are all of African American descent and they are attending an HBCU IN THE 90'S (HUGE). Not only this, it portrays the real life struggles that African Americans deal with to this day- whether educated or not. This show is brilliantly done and it is before it's time. I will forever love this show. I'm a teacher and I watch it with my students because representation matters.
Nik2426Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thank You Amazon!
OMG this is one of my all-time favorite shows from my teenage years and I still love it. I was so sad when Netflix took it off. Thank you Amazon for streaming and thank you for making it Prime!!!! I will be re-watching episodes during my long commute.
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