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Dhar Mann
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So you see, we may be telling stories, but we are not changing lives.
Genre: "Life lessons"
"Coming of age"
"Drama"
Running Time: 10-20 minutes (varies by webisode)
Country: United States[1][2][3]
Release Date: May 31, 2018 - present
Network(s): YouTube
Created by: Dhar Mann
Starring: Dhar Mann
Ayden Mekus
Devon Weetly
Katherine Norland
Kali Jane
Sofia Chicorelli Serna
Kaido Lee Roberts
Carlos Chavez
Brendan Schroeder
Mair Mulroney
Shaun Dixon
Carl Judie (formerly)
Seasons: 5
Episodes: 618

Dhar Mann is a web series created by the Indian-born American entrepreneur and film producer of the same name.[1][2][3]

So You See, This Is Why It Is Not Changing Lives

  1. The main problem with the videos and their nature is the fact that while they intend to teach good lessons and morals (but due to their low production values) they end up being poorly executed and a prime example of the atrocious "It's made for kids" (with the channel claiming that the videos are "family-friendly") excuse. This was especially since they jumped the shark in February 2022. Whilst some older videos have better production value or somewhat better writing, they soon enough realized that they don't need any care to get millions of views. But due to how moronic the videos are, they not only deprive kids of actually good content but set a bad example for people. Luckily, they're not as low budget as their atrocious copycats, but still. Inspiring life lessons do not excuse Dhar Mann for his bad writing and low-quality content.
  2. Like amateur Vyond videos, the videos reuse the same plots over and over again just with different actors and locations. The protagonist warns the antagonist against doing something wrong, the antagonist ignores the protagonist's warning and does it otherwise, the antagonist gets caught, and the protagonist repeats the moral to the antagonist that they stated earlier. There are similar examples to this:
    1. An older sibling does something bad, the younger sibling warns them of the consequences of their actions and the older sibling gets caught and punished. Sometimes it's the other way around.
    2. The cheater gets exposed.
    3. A Karen is rude to someone but then learns their tragic backstory and apologizes to them.
    4. The prankster goes too far with their pranks and the victim gets revenge on them.
    5. A nerd is bullied at school and then the bully gets their comeuppance (Sometimes, it is the other way around).
    6. A drug abuser gets beaten and learns a lesson.
    7. The kid finds out they are adopted but learns about their family on the way.
    8. A Karen is racist to someone of color or religion and gets arrested.
  3. The camerawork is pretty terrible in some of the videos since they most likely do not use professional cameras and don’t edit the moments correctly:
    • The videos only use a single or double camera setup, plus there are a few errors in some scenes. For example, when a character speaks in the next scene it feels out of sync.[4]It would've been better if they used a multiple-camera setup.
    • An example of bad camera directions would be in "Kid STEALS Mom's Card For ROBLOX" when the two kids are running after the car after they got scammed. The camera is very shaky due to the fact it was recorded on a normal camera instead of a tripod (in which tripods are best used for moving scenes, so it prevents this).
  4. The acting can generally range from being mediocre to laughably awful:
    • Some of the actors are wooden and barely show any emotion while others take their roles too seriously and overact. Even Ayden Mekus (who portrayed many characters in many videos and still is a decent YouTuber) did a bad job on his acting.
      • Also, the videos tend to re-use the same actors and call them different names instead of using brand new actors. This actually shows in the videos since many of the characters actually look exactly the same (Except for some actors, such as Katherine Norland, who actually does change her looks in the videos).
      • In the end of "Kid BREAKS IN School For ANSWERS, He Instantly Regrets It", when Joey lets out a "Big "NO!"" in the end of the video, you can clearly see he's smiling!
      • This can be justified though since some of the actors have never acted before because they're just children.
  5. There is also laughable, idiotic, weird, and nonsensical dialogue that lacks any realism. One example is in "Guy Tries To CHEAT On DRIVING TEST," when the 2 characters speak.[5]
  6. The videos have boring and slow pacing that barely moves the plot along properly. Other times it seems as if the videos go too fast and they do not let the viewer grasp the attention with an actual good speed.
  7. Some videos have Dhar Mann narrating some of the scenarios. His narration is annoying, ear-grating, and unnecessary since it points out the obvious. Later videos have reduced and/or completely removed it entirely.
  8. The side channels are very poor as well:
    • The compilation videos are only old videos re-uploaded to get more money. It's the same with the "top videos" channel. The compilation videos funnily enough unintentionally addressed how rehashed and similar the videos are with the titles.
    • The behind-the-scenes videos are just boring overall while also not showing how the video is made. All they focus on is the actors messing around, talking and the scenes being recorded. Even SML's behind-the-scenes videos actually show how the video is made.
    • The extended cut videos are just some videos with extra scenes which barely impact them, considering it's the same plot. Unsurprisingly, it was soon abandoned a year later.
    • The reaction videos are just trying to catch on the Dhar Mann reaction fanbase, and you can tell the reactions are somewhat exaggerated and faked. Also, most of the videos they are reacting to, are just Dhar Mann's own videos instead of other videos. Even reaction channels such as BBT Network/BBT Reacts react to other videos besides their own and they allow their fans to request a video for them to react to.
  9. Very poor writing and "jokes" in the videos. The jokes just drag on, have no depth, or just feel flat-out wrong in the context. It feels more like a Disney Sitcom rather than an inspiring life-changing video as it has the same jokes as clueless adults and stupid friendships. The reason why those sitcoms worked (except 2009-2012 which had similar problems to this reason) was that they manage to grasp the coming-of-age concept like Dhar Mann perfectly, but since Dhar Mann also tries to make the videos teach lessons, they feel very out of place.
    • Most of the videos nowadays feature way more jokes rather than teaching the viewers life lessons.
  10. Some of the videos' plots are nothing but rip-offs of plots from popular movies:
    • "NERD SHAMES Girl's BAD GRAMMAR", while not a complete rip-off, steals elements from Legally Blonde.[6]
    • "Dad DRESSES AS NANNY to SEE HIS KIDS" is literally just a lower budget carbon copy of Mrs. Doubtfire. The description even claims that the video was "inspired by" Mrs. Doubtfire, but there is a difference between inspiration and copying.[7]
    • "RIVAL GANGS Face Off IN SCHOOL" is a rip-off of The Karate Kid and steals some elements from Cobra Kai. Like the Mrs. Doubtfire video, it claims to be "inspired by" The Karate Kid, but instead of it being in the description, it is in the video.[8]
      • The video even mentions Mr. Miyagi, a major character in The Karate Kid, showing that the movie does exist in that universe.
    • "EVIL MAID Mistreats the Owner" is a rip-off of Parasite, but the thing is that the movie that he inspired from is literally rated R.
    • "Kid DITCHES SCHOOL to THROW PARTY" is a rip-off of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
      • In the video, two brothers have the last name Mueller, which rhymes with Ferris Bueller's.
  11. Some of the videos have mediocre editing and many noticeable errors as well plot holes:
    • In "Kid Steals Mom's Card for Roblox," at the beginning of the video, where shows a badly edited Roblox Avatar Editor desktop/mobile hybrid in which it is a blank page of the desktop version with a video of the Roblox Avatar Editor from the mobile version.
    • For the gameplay footage used for a video called "Student Cheats On Final Exam" in the Friday Night Funkin' game, Mikey is just swiping all over the place instead of swiping to match the movements in the game. The screen is also not zoomed in properly. There aren’t any mobile controls either.
      • Also, on the topic of Friday Night Funkin', the game wasn't even on mobile devices at the time of the video's publishing unless you count the mobile knockoffs.
    • In "Streamer Is Caught Cheating, What Happens Is Shocking", when Mikey dies in Minecraft, it shows a "try again" screen. This doesn’t actually appear in Minecraft.
    • In some of the scenes, you can clearly see where the green screen is.
      • In "Student Cheats on Final Exam" again, when Mikey is playing on the computer during the Zoom call, you can see his arms fuzzily put in. Another example is in "Girl Beats Brother at Roblox" where there is not only poor editing of the character's fingers on the tablet and also the fingers not being lined up so they’re on the controls, but you can tell it was cropped in badly as there are no shadows and it looks kind of poor quality.
      • For the 2 phone calls of "Husband's PRANK ON WIFE Goes Too Far", you can see a green line and poor editing on the phones. In fact, for one of them, you can see a green fade on the hand, indicating the person is holding a phone with a green screen.
    • Also, in "Student Cheats On Final Exam" during the scene where Mr. Wilson says that can hear Mikey, Mikey is still clearly muted.
    • In "Movie Star SLAPS HOST At AWARD SHOW", when the movie star says, "Keep my wife's name out your mouth, Corey!", you can clearly hear that the words "your" and "mouth" are edited poorly. The cause of this was originally another word in there ("f***ing" which was likely edited out) instead of recording the line in 1 take.
    • In "YouTubers USE KID With DOWN SYNDROME For VIEWS", there is a lot of inconsistent and poor editing.
      • In the beginning shot, the YouTube video has many issues. The channel is not edited in properly, and the dislikes are shown (even though dislikes can only be seen with an add-on).
      • When the camera is recording, the red dot does not blink even once.
      • In this scene, the woman has no coat, yet after the camera switches to the next shot she suddenly has a coat on. It could be possible Dhar Mann took multiple shots when it suddenly got cold in the house.
    • In "Mom SHUTS DOWN Kids' ELECTRONICS", there are multiple errors.
      • At the beginning of the video, he is playing a Roblox game that cannot be built. He says he is building a world, yet he clearly isn't on Roblox Studio.
      • Similarly in the next scene, one of the kids said they're making a Minecraft map, yet the computer monitor shows him playing Skywars. If he was building a Minecraft map, it wouldn't be in survival mode.
      • During the scene where his mom takes away his computer, first his screen is frozen (Instead of being idle in the game, not moving his character) a few seconds later the screen is moving again.
      • When one of the characters is on Discord, the login screen is from the desktop version. As you know, Discord on mobile runs in portrait mode and has a very different layout.
      • When one of the characters is watching a video about a guy doing insurance fraud, the screen is not edited properly as you can clearly see some of the iPad screen (that is turned off) that is still intact.
      • When the kids are playing Minecraft, first they are building a house in creative mode on a flat world. A few seconds later, they are suddenly in survival mode in a cave placing wooden trap doors in a mob farm. What’s not helping is that they described it totally wrong!
        • Not to mention despite using an Xbox to play Minecraft on the television, the icons that appear telling you which button does what on the controller do not appear, meaning the footage is stolen from someone playing Java (and not even Bedrock). Dhar Mann likely didn't have the research to check the gameplay of certain versions of the game.
      • In the scene where the Discord server announces a winner. The channel list says "MINECRAFT", while the channel literally says #rules. Also, it isn't even edited correctly. The text isn’t in the same font (being in Arial instead of Whitney), and the icon that the moderator has literally is the same as theirs.
    • The thumbnail for the video "Kid LIES TO DAD For PLAYSTATION 5" clearly shows an off-brand PlayStation 4 controller instead of a PlayStation 5 controller.
      • Also in the said video, at the end of the video. The kid is playing the PlayStation 5 on a CRT TV despite the fact that most CRT TVs do not have any HDMI input, also both the system and the TV are not plugged into the wall. As there is no power outlet where the TV should be plugged in at.
    • In a scene for the video "KID FAKES As Smart FOR A GIRL" when the girl and the science teacher do science, there are multiple errors.
      • When the girl gets a stain on her jeans, a few seconds later the stain is not on her jeans anymore.
      • In the next moment where she tries to clean it off with a rag, the scene shows her first putting in the substance, a few seconds later there are more stains on her jeans.
    • In "Greedy Boss CHEATS His Customers, What Happens Is Shocking", one of the restaurants called Gene's Sandwiches actually shows Boar's Head decorations instead of decorations for the actual restaurant itself. This shows that even the videos are too idle to make up their own decorations from a restaurant rather than reusing decorations from an already existing restaurant such as... Well, Boar's Head.
    • In "Big Bro Has To Say YES FOR 48 HOURS" there are some notable errors.
      • When Mikey and Jayden die in Minecraft, there is a black box over the game text to where the player has died, while the text in-game is transparent (or with a transparent box like the chatboxes) without the box over it. In the trailers, it had it unedited however with the "wtroyw" username instead.
      • When Mikey shows Jayden a camera screenshot of the test answer key, the screen is clearly from an Android phone rather than an actual iPhone.
      • Additionally the Minecraft gameplay footage for some reason added the old Minecraft hurt sound, yet you can no longer hear it in newer versions.
  12. As for the game footage, most of the game footage that Dhar Mann uses likely is stolen from other content creators. Some major examples include the following.
    • In "Student CHEATS On Final Exam", the Roblox gameplay clearly shows the Old UI from 2018, in which Dhar Mann could have instead gotten game footage from the game itself with the new Roblox UI.
    • In "STREAMER Is CAUGHT CHEATING, What Happens Is Shocking", the stolen footage is at its worst. Whilst Mikey claims his name is "MinecraftMikey", in this screenshot, you can clearly see it was most likely stolen footage from someone named "wtroyw".
      • Also, in the parts where Mikey plays the game in front of an audience, the gameplay has a speedrun timer on it. This footage was stolen from a YouTuber named Astralio.
    • The gameplay footage from "KID CAUGHT Cheating In LIVE AUDIENCE" is likely stolen from other creators, as the game wouldn't run properly on low-end hardware that being the kid's laptop that he was using in which is a old Toshiba Satellite P105-S6177. Which that laptop remind you has very low specs being 2GB Ram and a weak processor, while Warzone requires 8-16GB Ram, and a good processor to run properly without lag and framerate issues.
    • Also, the original creators were not credited in the description proving more that Dhar Mann is a content thief.
  13. Just like YouTube Kids Cartoons, the channel claims that the videos are "family-friendly" but some of them have mature themes like death, child abuse, alcohol, drugs, etc.
    • On top of that, some of the videos mention social media, which young children will most likely know how to use. So, for some videos, they show games that are not appropriate for children such as Call of Duty for example.
      • A video called "KID CAUGHT Cheating In LIVE AUDIENCE" shows the kid playing Call Of Duty: Warzone in which is a M rated game which has blood in it.
    • In "Influencer MISTREATS Her PUPPY", they show 2 shots of dog feces on the carpet and another one of the influencers picking up it with a napkin covered in fecal liquid. Even if Dhar Mann intended to show how hard dealing with a dog can be, did he have to show such a repulsive shot?
    • One video even features a tennis coach sexually harassing a female player.
    • In "College Guy Gets FRAMED For Cheating", David says he was pissed when his friend, Tara, kissed him on the cheek and showed the picture to everyone, including his heart-broken girlfriend, Amy, who thought David was cheating on her. While not that bad of a word itself, "pissed" is still considered inappropriate when it comes to "family-friendly" content.
    • And speaking of drugs, one video called "Teen Starts SELLING DRUGS To School" contains a disturbingly beaten up and bloodied face in which can be seen when Nate runs to the store after getting beaten up and being robbed by a couple of people. For a huge insult to injury, at 14:24, you can hear one of the guys say what sounds like "F***thisǃ" or "F***, let's goǃ", and it isn't appropriate. Even if it wasn't the actual f-word (it was most likely "Come on, guys!" but poorly rushed), why didn't Dhar Mann re-watch the scene to make sure nothing could be misinterpreted? Check videos for a breakdown of this scene.
      • The same also goes for the video "From Drug Addict To Billion Dollar Empire: The Shocking Life Story Of Grant Cardone," which also shows a beaten-up face.
    • The video "Teacher GETS REVENGE On STUDENTS" had its thumbnail changed to where the teacher gets 'stabbed with a knife, and Dhar Mann was added to the thumbnail with a completely shocked expression. It obviously shows that it isn't appropriate.
      • What’s not helping was that the thumbnail was complete clickbait. The teacher doesn't even get stabbed in the video. However, it's even much more disturbing otherwise as shown by the followingː
        • The first few minutes involve a disturbing scene (which albeit was a prank) where someone gets a fork in their tongue.
        • Then later in the video, the pranksters pull a knife as a prank on all of the students. Scaring a bunch of students with death is not funny. In fact, the teacher got a revenge prank by faking she had a heart attack. And her way of faking it seems more like cardiac arrest since she completely stopped moving.
        • It's then shown that a girl falsely got hit by a car with blood all over her.
    • The video "TikToker RISKS LIFE For VIEWS" is one of the perfect examples of not only inappropriate content, but Dhar Mann trying to hide it with being "somewhat hip". In the video, multiple crash formulas happen, including a nag at the tide pod challenge which was only notable in 2018.
    • In one of the last scenes of ""Kids PICK ON 11-Year-Old GENIUS KID", it shows one of the guys seemingly flipping the bird (middle finger).
    • This video even somewhat parodied the infamous Will Smith and Chris Rock slapping incident. And that video handled the subject of violence being wrong horribly. In that video, Wesley, the Jayden Smith counterpart, slaps a bully after he repeatedly makes fun of him for his dad and calls him "Wesley the Wimp". But only Wesley gets punished, and the bully doesn't, even though he was witnessed bullying Wesley right before Wesley slapped him. They try to excuse this by saying that the bully was going through a rough time, but that's no excuse to give them even a little bit of karma (maybe the slap could count as that, but that's way too violent for what he did). There was another video of the incident that was more like the incident too and was also mentioned before in the article.
    • In one scene from "Girl Swipes WRONG GUY on TINDER, What Happens Is Shocking", there is a scene of a guy with a blunt wound to the head with blood dripping out.
    • In a scene from "KIDS RUIN Mom's JOB INTERVIEW", Mikey randomly groans in pain as he got kicked, but it doesn't show what he got kicked in. Whilst it is KINDA implied it was his leg, his reaction makes it seem more like in groin. See it for yourself.
    • One of the most disturbing videos could be "Girl Backstabs Her Best Friend", where it literally features someone (allegedly) dying.
      • In that video, a woman goes to her "friend" and her "friend" persuades her to keep drinking. Then she has to leave, but the "friend" persuades her to have one more drink which she drugged. Then before she reaches the door, she collapses on the floor whilst her husband is calling, but her "friend" mutes the phone, and the video ends with him being worried and her being dead. This is extremely far and grim even for Dhar Mann standards. So why did he go and make a video like that anyway? What would have been executed better was if she went to the hospital and survived learning her lesson, and also with the "friend" being sent to jail.
    • One of the kids' backpacks in "Boys Try POISONING A TEACHER" is the Jeffy Backpack from SML (SuperMarioLogan) Merch in which SuperMarioLogan's content is not for kids as it contains swearing and adult content. Dhar Mann could have chosen a different backpack that is kid-friendly.
    • During Late-2022, Dhar Mann started to make inappropriate thumbnails for his videos. In which further exposes the fact that his videos are not "kid-friendly" as they seem.
      • A video called "EVIL MAID Mistreats The Owner", literally has an inappropriate thumbnail showing a maid covered in blood with a knife. And also the video is inspired from an R-rated film.
      • Another video called "Kid TRIES TO KILL MOM For iPhone 14" also has an inappropriate thumbnail showing a kid covered in blood with a iPhone that has some blood on it, in which is clearly disturbing.
      • Another video called "Mean Girl BACKSTABS Her FRIEND" has an inappropriate thumbnail, showing a girl trying to stab someone in the back with a knife.
    • What's even jarring is that none of his videos are marked for children (and many of them cannot be watched in restricted mode) since it has a strict policy nowadays on which videos are allowed based on their content.
  14. False advertising / Misleading titles: Some of the videos don't have the antagonist learn his/her lesson at the end or even regret it at all despite the title often stating so. For example, in "A Student CHEATS On His Exam, He Instantly Regrets It", Mikey interrupts Jayden's line, "If you cheat, you'll never get ahead, blah, blah, blah," and even when the teacher has to call out Mikey for cheating (even though he appears sad), he still doesn't learn.
    • What makes it worse is that he continues to do even more distasteful things until "Kid SNEAKS Candy Into the MOVIES" where he has finally gained character development. But other than that, it only shows the antagonist most often never really learning his/her lesson or "regretting" it.
    • Another one is "Attorney Tries to SCAM Businessman, Instantly Regrets It" where the attorney and plaintiff try to scam the businessman, so they'll not be exposed of their lies. But when the truth came out, the attorney and plaintiff blame each other for scamming a businessman. This shows how unsympathetic they are at this.
    • As of 2022, his videos that contain the line "He/She Instantly Regrets It" are false!
  15. Continuity Errors are also common in the videos. For example, in "KID STEALS Tickets At FUN CENTER" Mikey's mom says that Mikey's PS5 is getting taken away, despite the fact it is actually Jayden's PS5 that he got in "Student CHEATS On FINAL EXAM".
  16. Adding on to #13, some of the titles and thumbnails are misleading and contradict the actual plot of the video. Sometimes the thumbnails and titles contradict each other.
    • In "Kid With Tourette's MADE FUN OF", the title makes it sound like Tom, a kid with Tourette's Syndrome is being bullied. But actually, it doesn’t focus that much on Tom at all and it’s actually about Mikey faking that he has Tourette’s so he can get more subscribers on TikTok. In fact, Tom only appears 3 times in the video.
    • "RUDE CASHIER Won't Sell to KID!" is probably one of the worst examples. At first, it seems like it’s going to be a normal Dhar Mann video, but instead, it’s nothing but an advertisement for Dhar Mann's merchandise that comes out of nowhere in the middle of the video without any buildup. Plus, the whole “rude cashier” plot is quickly forgotten about once they start talking about Dhar Mann’s merchandise.
    • Many of his thumbnails show one of his actors with a completely shocked expression for no reason, which isn’t even shown in the video other than to probably show that "what happens next is shocking".
    • "MrFeast Fights With MrBeast" shows MrBeast in the thumbnail, but he doesn't appear in the actual video. In fact, he appears at the very end of the video during a #TeamSeas promotion.
    • One of his videos called "Kids Break in HAUNTED MANSION" does not feature a mansion. Instead, it features an abandoned house.
    • The title for "Kid FAKES Allergic Reaction" used to be "Kid FAKES Sick", even though the plot does not involve Mikey faking that he is sick.
    • In "Greedy Boss CHEATS His CUSTOMERS" the thumbnail would make you think the video focuses on the boss, but instead the video focuses on the employees.
    • The title for the video called "Kids PICK ON 11-Year-Old GENIUS KID" would make you think the older kids would get punished, but the 11-year-old genius kid gets punished instead, therefore making the older kids Karma Houdinis! And you know what happens to the genius kid? He has to repeat the whole year!
    • "Dhar Mann FAN GETS A BIG SURPRISE!" is just a behind-the-scenes video, but for some reason, it was uploaded on the main channel and titled to be like one of the videos on the main channel. It is likely possible that Dhar Mann posted the incorrect video.
    • The title for "Brother FIGHTS Sister, He Lives To Regret It" is very misleading considering in the video all that happened was the girl becoming a battler. Plus, how do you exactly "live to regret it" in that case?!
    • For a day the thumbnail of "Teen Starts SELLING DRUGS To School" was the exact same as "Kids PICK ON 11-Year-Old GENIUS KID", showing Dhar Mann put no effort into making sure his thumbnails were correct.[9]
    • For a while, the title of "KID PULLS Fire Alarm to SKIP TEST" was "KID PULLS Firm Alarm to SKIP TEST".
    • The thumbnail for "YouTubers USE KID With DOWN SYNDROME For VIEWS" used to say "YouTubers USE Autistic Child" instead of a kid with down syndrome. This has been fixed, but on that topic, it doesn't specify what disability the kid has in the video, so it just says, "she's a special needs". In fact, it could be both autism and Down syndrome due to how she acts and looks in the video.
    • The thumbnail for "Kid GETS TRAPPED In MINECRAFT" shows Jay inside of a computer screen in a Minecraft world, despite the fact in the video it was all a dream that Jay was in. Also, he doesn't get trapped in Minecraft, as he ends up back in the real-life world anyway when he wakes up and the video focuses way more on the real-life segments rather than the Minecraft ones.
    • The title for "Kid TRIES TO KILL MOM For iPhone 14" suggests that the kid attempts to murder his mom, but the video actually shows him making a GoFundMe scam for his mom's funeral.
    • Another video that is misleading is "Kid GETS FIRST PlayStation 6", due to the fact that the PlayStation 6 doesn't even exist and wasn't even released or teased by Sony yet. Meaning Dhar Mann likely bought a bootleg console and gave it a fake PlayStation 6 box to make it seem genuine.
  17. As for the titles, they suffer from grammar errors.
    1. For example, one of his videos is called "KID FAKES As Smart FOR A GIRL", in which it should instead be "KID FAKES Being Smart FOR A GIRL".
    2. Another example, is one of his videos called "KID CAUGHT Cheating In LIVE AUDIENCE", in which it should instead be "KID Gets CAUGHT Cheating In Front Of A LIVE AUDIENCE"
  18. As for the thumbnails, Dhar Mann tends to switch out the thumbnails a few days after the video is made. For example, the video "Teen Starts SELLING DRUGS To School" originally had a bloody beaten-up face, now the thumbnail was changed to a guy holding some drugs to make it more kid friendly. This act also tricks parents into thinking the content is family-friendly when it is not. He also (though rarely) decides to edit the titles with only minor changes. And sometimes he will revert these changes, meaning he cannot decide.
    • During mid-2022, he started to Photoshop his thumbnails. And yes, they look pretty bad. Not to mention, they look unrealistic as well, looking like something from a movie poster.
  19. For the stories based on true events, they are terribly written and have a poor grasp of the original story.
  20. The morals in his videos are removed including on Facebook making it difficult for viewers to understand the moral of the stories in the end.
  21. Some videos try way too hard to be hip with kids. For example, in "EVIL BABYSITTER Mistreats KID" when the babysitter is caught cheating and got broken up, the kid dabs and later does the "Take the L" dance.
    • Other videos overuse trends, like some of them featuring Karens, which have become overrated since 2020.
    • Many of the plots of the videos also involve social media platforms such as TikTok, or in some videos, games that are relevant during the time period.
  22. Overuse of stereotypes and clichés, which contribute to making the videos boring and hard to watch. One major example is in the Mikey videos, as they all portray Mikey as an unlikable jerk who never learns and Jayden as well- the good kid Gary Stu. It's also ironic, considering Dhar Mann himself is against stereotyping and clichés in most videos especially in videos like "Mom FORCES GIRL To Play With Barbies, INSTANTLY REGRETS IT!", showing he's a hypocrite.
  23. So far, there are 4 videos of the unfunny MrBeast rip-off in the Dhar Mann universe called MrFeast, and they're all bad. In the first one ("MrFeast KICKED Out of Store"), it is implied MrFeast is just a kindly MrBeast rip-off (which by the way, is why Dhar Mann is supporting impersonation? He already has tons of copycats himself), but in the next video ("MrFeast FIGHTS With MrBeast"), all of a sudden MrFeast is portrayed as a nasty copycat who wants to do his own "#Team____", destroying the point of the first video. That video was support for TeamSeas, by the way, and that's not a good way to support them. In the 3rd video, (MrFeast RUNS OUT OF MONEY), we find out that MrFeast apparently wanted to be better than MrBeast because "he stole the girl I was gonna ask out", only to find out that it was his cousin, and they're all happy. Yeah, that was not a good trilogy, and the MrFeast character and videos were only made so Dhar Mann could profit over the MrBeast craze. Unfortunately, a 4th one was recently released. Meaning it’s not over.
  24. The videos tend to oversimplify serious things which is not a good way to put a point across. One example is in the video "Man ABANDONS Wife With Cancer, Instantly Regrets It", a doctor sends letters to people who have cancer, which is absolutely wrong as talking about cancer is a serious thing. Even just sending a letter saying, "You have cancer." isn’t a good idea.
  25. The logic and sense are almost non-existence, as it's barely relatable and feels more like a sitcom as mentioned earlier. Sometimes it just goes so far, the logic is impossible, and there are a large number of plot holes in some videos.
    • Most notably in such videos where the main character wants to be a gamer and posts videos to YouTube, then gets viral and noticed. While it is true that a video can become a viral sensation, every video that centers around that is illogical since getting viral is based on luck on the YouTube Algorithm not instantly.
    • In "STREAMER Is CAUGHT CHEATING", how did Mikey's friends get inside his house? Along with that, how did nobody notice Mikey playing the game even with his fingers not moving correctly or his audio not syncing up correctly?
    • In "Guy Pranks Roommate, GOES Too Far", somehow, they got a fake crashed car. How? It'd be really hard to fake this, as you'd either need to get an actual crashed car or... actually, that's really the only realistic option.
    • In "Kids PICK ON 11-Year-Old GENIUS KID", the 11-year-old kid is already in his junior year in high school, despite the fact that 11-year-old kids can only be in Middle School in the 6th grade. It could have been possible that he had been home-schooled and then they put him up to a higher grade, but it is very unlikely that it would be possible in real life.
    • In "Pretty Girl USES NERD For His Car", when the nerd tries to get his car back, he is too late to pay for the repair. But when he gives the mechanic a 1st generation Charizard card, the mechanic suddenly reopens the car shop and fixes up the car for him. In which, no one would even reopen their shop after closing time for a trading card in real life.
    • In "Girls Get REVENGE On PRANKSTER", the prankster kid says he takes Cash App, Venmo, and Zelle. But the Terms of Service of all of these apps say that you must be 18 to have an account.
    • In "KIDS RUIN Mom's JOB INTERVIEW", how did Mikey's mom not notice him in the car in this scene? She's obviously not deaf, and you'd think she'd remember where stuff was in the backseat, yet she doesn't.
    • In "Kid MAKES TEACHER Quit Job" the snake that Elliot shows is a blue snake, but the snake that he hid under the book is instead a different snake that is green.
    • In "KID FAKES As Smart FOR A GIRL" Adam's mom locks the car door, but when she finishes talking, she leaves the window open, meaning Adam could have easily unlocked the door by putting his hand through the window and unlocking it himself.
    • In "Kid GETS FIRST PlayStation 6" how did the mom get inside the school building without getting a visitor sticker, considering that many schools will not allow adults inside the building without permission unless they are teachers that work there.
  26. The scenarios and plots can get very unrealistic and/or mean-spirited. Some major examples includeː
    • in "Kid Fakes ALLERGIC REACTION, He Instantly Regrets It", when Mikey fakes an allergic reaction to skip a test, instead of using an EpiPen and fixing the issue quickly, they bring him to a literal hospital, play out a whole situation, and even faking that they're going to give him a shot, committing malpractice. Mikey was also very clearly well, and despite this, they still think he has "level 5 anaphylactic shock". Then, afterward, they decided to give Mikey a fake shot while laughing as he screams and cries! And they continue joking despite the fact that they took a teacher, a few hospital staff, a bed, and even made a fake button just to teach Mikey a lesson, which is obviously child abuseǃ
    • Another example is for the videos where the kids cannot buy school lunch, instead of letting the kid have the lunch they instead refuse and give them a cheap alternative. In reality, there is a thing called the "National School Lunch Program", which helps provide reduced or free lunches to students who cannot afford them. Another full-on video just neglects to give a child lunch at all if they don't pay, which seems kind of dumb considering the previous statement.
    • In "YouTubers USE KID With DOWN SYNDROME For VIEWS" the mother doesn't even try to unlock the car door with her car key to put the PlayStation 5 in the car, she instead tries to put it inside the car with the window in which damages the box. She also falls over after putting the box in the car. She also doesn't even buckle herself in the car and drives without a seatbelt which can get you in trouble.
    • In "Teen HIDES HANGOVER From MOM," instead of simply scolding Paris for drinking and breaking a TV at a party after recovering from her hangover, her mom makes her do Zumba, eat a burger, and take a shot of Tequilla. These activities cause Paris to burn out.
    • In "MOM Finds Out Her KID GOT TATTOO," instead of cancelling Kendall's appointment or questioning her for using her sister's ID, the tattoo artist puts a fake tattoo on Kendall's arm and while she is asleep, her mom commits child abuse by deliberately putting Neosporin on Kendall's arm, causing her skin to irritate. Kendall's mom reveals that it was a set up between her and the tattoo artist.
  27. Most videos feature unnecessary filler that is only used to pad out the videos, with slower dialogue, pointless moments, and parts of the video that don't even affect the rest of it. This especially came once they started uploading videos every day, as the videos used to mainly be 5-12 minutes long at max, most nowadays are 15-23 minutes long. They also reuse having unnecessary "Part 2"s to videos that don't need any.
    • The "Part 2"s later get put together and reuploaded just for the purpose of more views and money.
      • Dhar Mann also tends to make a different title for the reuploads, instead of using the original one (an example of this is "Guy USES TIKTOKER For Followers" getting reuploaded and changed to "Influencer Gets TAKEN ADVANTAGE Of") in order for viewers to think the reupload is a completely different video.
  28. Many of the characters in the videos are poorly written, especially the antagonists. The recurring characters are also very unlikable and cliché.
    • Mikey himself is probably the worst character, as he often cheats on tests, fakes a sick note, and even faked having Tourette's syndrome to get more followers than some kid at his school on TikTok.
      • Along with that, when it seems like he has finally learned his lesson in "Kid SNEAKS Candy Into The Movies", in his next appearance, "STREAMER Is CAUGHT CHEATING, What Happens Next Is Shocking", that character development is thrown out the window, and he goes back to his old ways.
    • Jayden, while not bad as Mikey, is still just a Gary Stu who is a stereotypical "perfect kid". Sound familiar? He is also undeveloped and largely forgettable. You could take him off the videos, make Mikey an only son and the videos would still be the same.
    • Several of the characters that Mair Mulroney plays are very unlikable. A lot of them are extremely rude, mean-spirited, and lack any sympathy for anyone around her, making her a typical Karen. Sometimes, her characters even steal, lie, and worse of all, abuse a child whilst babysitting! Even though she plays great villains, why must 75% of her characters be hurtful and demeaning while only about 25% of her characters are likable? At this rate, she can be considered to be the most infamous mean girl of Dhar Mann, and it doesn't help that most of her characters look the same. At least her characters are nowhere as bad as the next one on the list.
    • Most of Chas Laughlin's characters are extremely unlikable, even more than Mair's characters, as they're usually stereotypical, dishonest, lazy cheaters, and even criminals. Unlike Mair who somewhat still has a decent number of likable characters, Chas rarely ever plays characters that are considered to be tolerable. The reason for that is that several of his characters are complete idiots. His characters go as far as stealing from elderly people, scamming an innocent businessman, cheating on a road test and even faking death in his family just to get off from work! Even Mair's characters wouldn't go that far!
    • Most of the other characters (specifically the one-off ones) are also very unlikable, undeveloped, mean-spirited, poorly written, underutilized, and/or clichéd. Some are largely forgettable. The most notorious one-off characters include Gene (from Greedy Boss CHEATS His Customers), Harvey (from Boss Sexually Harasses Assistant), and Bella (Gold Digger Dumps Broke Boyfriend).
      • Many of the adults in the videos are shown to abuse children in various ways.
        • In "Kid MAKES TEACHER Quit Job", a substitute teacher, Mr. Smiley, tries to hurt Elliot for scaring him with a fake snake underneath a book. And also, Elliot's mom punishes Elliot for the said prank and pulls his ear. Likewise, Mikey's mom also pulls Mikey's ear in "KID STEALS Tickets At FUN CENTER" upon finding out about he and Jay did.
          • Jay's mom strangles her son (you can hear Jay choking due to this) which is child abuse and assault.
        • In "Evil Foster Care Mother Mistreats Kid", the foster mom is verbally abusive towards her foster daughter and keeps her on a strict budget. This clearly shows that she only cares about the money, not the child. And despite the foster daughter being brought back to her birth mom, the foster mom receives nearly zero comeuppance. (However, because the daughter leaves the foster mom for good, maybe the abusive mother will now have trouble paying rent and may end up being evicted!)
    • MrFeast is a rather inconsistent unlikable copycat jerk, as said earlier.
    • Mikey's mom is also very unlikable, as instead of normally disciplining her child and preventing him from getting worse, she only makes the situations more mean-spirited and atrocious.
      • First of all, in her first ever appearance in "Student CHEATS On FINAL EXAM, Instantly Regrets It", she claims that Mikey will never cheat again... and she broke her promise! And guess what? Mikey continues to cheat and even goes on to do worse things later on, although this may be due to him not learning his lesson. However, after multiple incidents, she should probably realize that she is the worst mom in every Dhar Mann video thus far.
      • In "Kid FAKES Being SICK To Skip Class, He Lives to Regret It" when Mikey "falls sick", she says they should probably go to the doctor, but Mikey refuses to do so... and she complies. Later on, when she finds out, instead of stopping Mikey, she fakes a Dhar Mann meeting just to get him out and embarrass him.
      • Her appearance in "Kid Fakes ALLERGIC REACTION, He Instantly Regrets It", was probably her worst. As mentioned earlier, when she finds out that Mikey faked an allergic reaction, she ends up creating a whole scenario, bringing a lot of hospital staff, committing malpractice, and even laughs after giving a fake shot to Mikey as he screams and criesǃ
    • As of 2022, Michael Vaccaro has only played the villains!
      • Unlike everyone from above who had been likable to an extent, Vaccaro's characters completely fail to be likable even to the slightest. They are all problematic in the videos. In several of his appearances, he has the habit of shaming all the good characters in the videos and looking down on them, like mistreating a homeless person, fat-shaming some plus-sized models, refusing to help people who are in need of help, and being a selfish businessman.
      • Plus, in nearly all his appearances he's always so overly dramatic to the point that when he shouts, your ears are practically bleeding!
        • On a side note, he usually speaks way too fast to the point where you can't follow very well what he's saying.
      • Because of all of these qualities mentioned above, this shows you how cruel his characters are, causing them to be considered some of the worst characters ever in every, single Dhar Mann video.
    • Some of the villains' redemptions are very half-baked.
  29. While the videos intend to teach good morals, many videos can unintentionally teach bad morals.
    • In "Mom Throws Out Her Son's Xbox", the mom is treated as an antagonist just for rightfully telling her son to get a job as her son is a grown adult and needs to be responsible for getting a career. The video teaches people that playing games instead of getting a job is a good thing, while it actually isn't. And considering that it is very hard to get money from playing games unless you have a big fanbase that donates to your streams.
    • Another example is that multiple videos teach to take revenge against someone to teach them a lesson. In real life, fire vs. fire and vengeance often do not work, and sometimes it even makes the situation even worse. Not helping is that the victim who is taking revenge never gets comeuppance for taking huge revenge.
    • Many of them teach people to scam other people.
    • One video called "Kid Completes 100 DARES In 24 HOURS" literally teaches the viewer to do dares, even if they can hurt their career.
    • In fact, multiple videos reuse the same morals taught, such as "Don't judge a book by its cover", "Be grateful for what you have", "If you cheat, you'll never get ahead", etc. The worst moral they overuse is probably "What happens in the dark will always come to light." Despite being iconic and a good lesson, Dhar Mann relies on videos with this moral too much. This moral started being overused so much to the point where memes of its overuse started in many of the comment sections.
  30. The subtitles in every video are somewhat irrelevant since there are already subtitles for YouTube in Closed Captions. They are also somewhat distracting for people who don't want captions.
    • Some videos tend to have grammar errors and spelling errors, a good example is in "Girls Get REVENGE On PRANKSTER" where the word "Balloon" is misspelled as "Ballon".
      • Another example can be seen in one of the YouTube Shorts called "Dhar Mann Studios Spelling Bee Challenge!" where the word "optimistic" is misspelled as "optomistic".
    • Another major issue is that they are white, so on screens with white background objects, the captions camouflage, making them hard to read. YouTube captions fix this easily or even outlining and/or giving the text a solid background with editing software.
    • Also, it is very inconsistent since some of his videos do not have subtitles at all, for example in a video called "Dhar Mann Christmas Special: A December to Remember" there are no subtitles in the game show segments.
  31. Some videos have plot points that end up unresolved at the end of the videos, thus making them feel incomplete or ending on a somewhat cliffhanger. For example, in "Scammer FAKES INJURY For Money, He Lives to Regret It", a guy fakes an injury to get money so he can get a new car, but when he does, his car gets destroyed in an accident, and now he has to pay car insurance... but the video just ends there!
  32. Speaking of the line "lives to regret it", in some cases, it's not even close to being 100% true. The reason for that is that not every character in those so-called videos, lives to face the consequences of their actions forever. In order to live to regret something, it would make much more sense if the damages that the characters cause, were irreversible and/or near impossible to fix. This would mean that things would never be the same for them ever again, and now they'll have to live to accept the consequences of their actions for the rest of their lives. Some infamous examples include:
    • "RICH Kid WON'T TIP Pizza Boy, He Lives to Regret It" - Derek may have started out as an unlikable spoiled son who was just too lazy to do anything. But, once he started to learn the meaning of hard work, he became a much better person and had great character development, and by the end of the video, he apologized to the delivery boy (who he was rude to earlier on in the video) and his mother is proud of him. Thus, he hasn't done anything that destroyed his reputation for good, because he learned how to work for something, and now great things are in store for him in the future.
    • "Mom SHUTS DOWN Kids' ELECTRONICS, She Lives to Regret It" - The mother decides to confiscate her kids' electronics, because she wants them to do outdoor activities, whilst the kids claim, they're using their electronics for business purposes. In the future, when the kids make so much money, they're able to take their parents on vacation and now their lives began to change for the better. Hence, the title is totally wrong.
  33. The videos tend to have plot twists at the end of them, and many of them are very predictable.
    • In the first video to involve Mikey cheating, "Student CHEATS On FINAL EXAM", somehow Mr. Wilson was the one who made the test answers online, and he also mixed up the answers, literally making Mikey fail on purpose. And also in that same video, Mr. Wilson somehow knew where Mikey's parents live although there isn't a way to get the address of where the student lives unless they have the school records from the principal.
    • In "Kid FAKES SICK NOTE to Skip Class", Mikey's father says that "Mikey misplaced his iPad, and he set up Find My iPad on it.", despite the fact it was never mentioned in the other videos that feature Mikey.
    • Many of them also have a homeless-looking character, but near the end of the video, the character is almost always revealed to be rich, the boss of the job, or undercover.
    • One of the most bizarre plot twist videos was "Evil Sitter DESTROYS Home", which is filled to the brim with plot twists and coincidences, especially until the sitter gets exposed.
  34. Dhar Mann himself cannot take criticism, which is proven in some videos, like "10-Year-Old MAKES FUN OF Dhar Mann, He Lives to Regret It" and "Dhar Mann ACTOR QUITS While on Set". As for the latter video, it edits out stuff to make the critics look bad, which leads to negative feedback from people about the video.
  35. The phrase "So you see... We're not just telling stories, we're changing lives", while iconic, can get old very fast.
  36. A lot of videos tend to shoehorn unnecessary references to Dhar Mann himself, such as the aforementioned "Dhar Mann Actor QUITS While on Set", "Kids LAUGH At Boy With NO FRIENDS", "Saleswoman KICKS OUT Man With Turban", "No One Asks BALD GIRL To The PROM, What Happens Is Shocking", and "10-Year-Old MAKES FUN OF Dhar Mann" being the worst offenders of this. Notice how these videos have characters either watching Dhar Mann's videos or buying his merch, or even just full-on saying "Dhar Mann is the best"? All of this shows Dhar Mann's narcissism of egotistical personality.
    • Additionally as of Late-2022, the videos have started to break the forth wall more often. In which in many of the videos the characters straight up realize the video's plots and they talk about it.
  37. Lots of videos tend to show some product placement towards iPhone, iPad, PlayStation (especially PlayStation 5), MacBook, Xbox 360, Roblox, TikTok, Dhar Mann's Merch, Dhar Mann's LiveGlam makeup, The Dhar Mann App, and to a lesser extent, the Nintendo Switch and Oculus. Even whole videos and intros are dedicated to promoting his merchandise. They also give unnecessary mentions to websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
  38. There is a video that features NFTs. In case you forgot, NFTs are very harmful to the environment, largely due to high energy consumption and the use of crypto currency. However, the video that features the NFTs tries to make them look good, which is absolutely wrong. And none of the people in the comment section even CARE!
    • In "Kid Gets SHOCKING Birthday Gift!", the characters use "Super Mario coin", which is a type of crypto currency.
  39. There was even a full hour length movie about a girl who finds out she's adopted. Not only did he make a movie fitting one of his abused rehash concepts, but unsurprisingly, it was awful, with the same troubles mentioned above.
  40. As of August 2022, Dhar Mann has started to do YouTube Shorts. It is a very bad idea as those types of videos do not notify his viewers and they gain less views than his normal videos. Unsurprisingly they failed to gather views like he got from his normal videos, and Dhar has removed some of them from his channel.
    • Also, all of his YouTube Shorts are just very generic short videos based on trends that you can find on TikTok.
  41. He overdoes collabs with others, even sometimes with bad people, with some major examples beingː
    • Some of the late 2020 videos star SSSniperWolf, who is known for being a very bad person, who has been in prison, been abusing the algorithm, and once even ghosted a fan dying of cancer (whilst that happened after her collabs with Dhar Mann, it's still bad). And while she does help the subjects in the videos, she's in, this does not excuse her for her past behavior and current behavior. Luckily, there haven't been any SSSniperWolf collabs as of late until in August 2022 in which she returned for another video called "MEAN GIRLS Shame Teen FOR ANIME" and one of the reaction videos on the Reactions channel called "SSSniperWolf TAKES OVER Reaction Channel!", but Dhar Mann continues to collab with people for some reason.
    • Two videos featured The Stokes Twins, who are probably most infamous for not only copying videos and making bad content but for once making a robbery "prank". Yes, really. They even nearly got arrested for this. Why would Dhar Mann feature basically a criminal in his videos?
    • Two videos even featured The Royalty Family, who is basically the definition of a click-bait family channel that only uses their kids to then spoil and eventually put on camera, which is absolutely wrong, which is why family vlogging is really controversial. However, Dhar Mann for some reason decided to feature them. And if you just look at their channel, you'll question why he did so in the first place.
  42. Quantity Over Quality: After going on hiatus in January 2022, starting on February 7, 2022, the videos are uploaded every day on Monday to Thursday (With YouTube Shorts being uploaded every day on Friday to Sunday), which has resulted in the quality of the videos taking a nosedive, as they seem pretty rushed and do not have most of the same good charm that at least some older videos had. The plots also starting to hit their prime, as with way too many part 2s and rehashed plots, most likely due to the fact Dhar Mann is running out of ideas. The thing that took the worst was probably the writing. The scripts seemed to be made in about 5 minutes, and somehow how the plot moves along has gotten lazier, and especially in later 2022 Dhar Mann gave up on making good use of thumbnails, basically making Dhar Mann jump the shark even further. And overall, it was the start of this era where the videos would have little to no redemption which led to Dhar Mann fully destroying anything good about most of his videos.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The background music in the videos is pretty relaxing and well composed but can be unfitting for certain scenes at times.
    • During late-2022, he started to include official songs into his videos. Many of which are good songs.
  2. Most of the camerawork in the videos has gotten improved during 2022.
    • In fact, some of the newer videos also use creative camera shots which is probably best shown in "Kid MAKES TEACHER Quit Job."
  3. Even though they tend to abuse these dark and mature topics, they usually manage to handle dark subjects at times pretty well, such as drug abuse, divorce, racism, and even suicide. The videos also make awareness of disabilities and defects, such as down syndrome or stuttering. So at least it's obvious they care about making awareness of dark times.
  4. In "Streamer PRANKED On LIVE STREAM" Dhar Mann actually made original gaming footage, rather than stealing it from someone else. This shows since Mikey's Minecraft username is actually "MinecraftMikey" this time rather than a different name.
    • And also in that video, it is shown that Dhar Mann now realized that NFTs are bad for the environment.
  5. Starting in "Kid SNEAKS Candy Into The MOVIES", Mikey is actually at his best, hinting he was finally getting character development, as he finally understood what his mom meant and persuades his brother not to do what he does in the video. Sadly, that was revealed false, as, by his next episode, he is back to his old self. Surprisingly, in "Kid Gets SHOCKING Birthday Gift!", his character development has improved once more, but this is still proven false, as in his next appearance in "KID STEALS Tickets At FUN CENTER, He Lives To Regret It", he's back to his old self again. Later on in "Streamer PRANKED On LIVE STREAM", his character development has improved once again. So it’s technically going back and forth.
  6. Some of the actors like the late Carl Judie, Kaido Lee Roberts, and Mair Mulroney, are decent, as they are more expressive and are not stale. Mulroney is probably the best since even though the characters she plays are VERY unlikable, you can tell she had a lot of fun doing her antagonistic role and has a positive charm to the villains.
    • And also, some of the roles do fit with the character they are playing as. For example, Sam in "Kids MAKE FUN OF Boy With AUTISM" who has autism is played by Brendan Schroeder who is autistic in real life.
  7. Speaking of Carl Judie, they paid a tribute to him in one video, which is extremely heartwarming.
  8. There are occasional good videos, especially some of his earlier videos. In the earlier videos, you can tell that there was more expression in the videos, even if they are still cringeworthy and bad. For most characters, you could get more as well.
    • Plus, the videos still have noticeable charm and a "so bad, it's good" factor to them.
  9. Even with the formulaic and repetitive plots, the videos do teach you the consequences of what would happen if you did bad things through the antagonist's obvious misfortune, and the morals of course are very good and teachworthy, even with their overuse.
  10. Despite reason #30, sometimes the "lives to regret it" line in some of the titles are indeed accurate! Some famous examples include:
    • In "Prosecutor Sends Innocent Black Man to Jail, Lives to Regret It", the prosecutor makes up many lies in court in order to get the Black man convicted. However, when the truth finally comes out towards the end of the video, the corrupt prosecutor is arrested (but unrealistically) and imprisoned for obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. Because of his actions, his career is now permanently damaged, and he'll never be able to practice law again.
    • In "Businessman Won't Serve to Lesbians, He Lives to Regret It", a baker, Trey, comes down on Kristen for selling cupcakes to a drag queen and a lesbian couple, so she decides to open up her own bakery for the LGBTQ+ community and all. While Kristen's business starts going uphill, Trey's bakery starts going downhill due to his mistreatment of the LGBTQ+ community, who bombard his business with negative reviews. In the end, Trey loses his shop to Kristen and it is unknown how he's ever going to be able to find work. Heck, he may end homeless! It wouldn't be a surprise, because given how discriminative he is, almost no high-paying business is going to hire him!
    • In "Male Boss Treats Female Employee Unfair, He Lives to Regret It", after enduring rampant sexist treatment by her boss Roy at his design firm, talented designer Peyton quits her job to start her own business. Subsequently, Roy's sexism and favoritism cause him to lose most of his design team and then his biggest client to Peyton's firm. She and her team subsequently skyrocket to success, while he struggles to keep up with his mounting bills. In the end, Roy loses his office space to Peyton and her team due to unpaid rent, is forced to close his firm, and now will likely have to start all over from the bottom again, if that's even possible.
    • In "Husband Cheats On Wife With Secretary, Lives to Regret His Decision" and "Famous Athlete Cheats On Wife, He Lives to Regret His Decision For Life", businessman Richard and just-drafted NBA player Tony become consumed by success to the point that they cheat on and leave their respective loyal wives for younger lovers. However, their new women prove to be bad influences who persuade them to make bad choices that gradually catch up with them, costing them their wealth, careers, and the new girlfriends themselves. Later, Richard and Tony unexpectedly run into their ex-wives and try to reconcile with them only to be rejected, as the ex-wives have moved on to better things and people. In the end, the two men can only watch as the loves of their lives that they took for granted walk away for good, and now they will have to find some way to carry on and pick up the pieces of their shattered lives alone.
    • In "College Kid Forces This Nerd to Drink, He Lives to Regret It", Norman and Kyle are planning on being lawyers after graduation, but whilst Norman focuses on his studies for the final exam, Kyle drinks and parties. Understandably, Kyle flunks the exam after waking up with a big hangover whilst Norman passes, and Kyle needs to retake all of his classes to graduate the next year. In the end, Norman finishes law school and goes to work at a big firm, and Kyle continues to struggle with menial jobs.
    • In "Mechanics Scam Girls In Parking Lot, They Live to Regret It", Devin and Amir pull off a complex scam to trick people into bringing their cars to their auto shop for repairs that they don't really need and then needlessly charge them lots of money, which they then pocket for themselves. They pull the scam on an old woman and then try it on a younger woman named Amelia the next day, but when she seemingly cannot pay, she convinces them to accept a seemingly expensive diamond ring. But when the diamond is revealed to be fake, the two confront Amelia, only to be arrested by the police -- it then turns out Amelia is an attorney who has dealt with scammers like them before, and her husband turns out to be one of the arresting officers, and her mother is the old woman that they scammed the previous day! In the end, Devin and Amir are facing jail time, a class-action lawsuit, the seizure of all their money and assets (both ill-gotten and legit) to repay their victims, and are dumped by their girlfriends, who then join the lawsuit (after having put money into helping start the auto shop), meaning that their lives are OVER!
    • In "YouTubers Use Kid With Down Syndrome For Views, They Live to Regret It", struggling influencer couple John and Mary decide to adopt Hope, a girl with Down Syndrome and document them raising her in order to boost views and follower numbers. The plan works and soon they end up internet-famous and getting millions of views and followers, brand deals, and big money. However, after getting everything they want, they decide to return Hope to the adoption agency, over their son Owen's objections. Their followers, however, soon notice Hope's absence and eventually, John and Mary are forced to come clean about their actions. As a result, they end up getting cancelled, lose their brand deals, stop vlogging and delete their YouTube channel, and are forced to get regular jobs and sell their house and all their luxuries to avoid bankruptcy. In the end, as Mary goes to sell the last of their valuables, she sees Hope with a new foster mother, who promises to never abandon her, leaving her feeling guilty about her and John's actions and how they have cost their family everything.
    • In "Mean Girls Leak Teen's Diary In School, They Live To Regret It", mean girl Madison, jealous that Shelby, one of her best friends, is dating her longtime crush Jason, brother of her other best friend Kate, and annoyed that her classmate Emma has gotten the same new bag as her, decides to put an end to both problems with a complex scheme: she creates a fake diary filled with false stories about Jason flirting with her, makes copies of the diary's pages, puts them up all over school, and tries to frame Emma and her friend Olivia for "stealing" and "publicizing" her diary. Madison figures that as a result, Shelby and Jason's relationship will end (thus leaving Madison free to date him), Emma and Olivia will get blamed and suspended for it all, and she'll slip through the cracks as an innocent victim. However, Emma and Olivia, determined to clear their names, put the pieces together and eventually expose the scheme to everyone, including the principal. In the end, Madison is facing possible suspension and further punishment from her parents, has forever lost her best friends, and most of all will likely have to transfer schools since, once word of her scheme gets out, she'll most likely never be trusted by anyone ever again. In other words, she has blown up her reputation and possibly her entire LIFE all because of petty jealousy over an old crush and a dumb bag!
  11. In concept, a channel that revolved around making short stories with life lessons at the end sounds kind of neat, but unfortunately it was poorly executed.
  12. Some likable characters here and there. In fact, every single character that Carlos L. Chavez and Riki Yvette Westmoreland play are likable and can even be very sympathetic. However, in Carlos's case, his characters usually end up being the butt monkey since they usually get taken advantage of and bullied, by the antagonists.
    • Continuing from the previous point, even some of the recurring characters are likable, such as Allison Day, Mr. Wilson, May, Baljit, and especially Dhar Mann (when he makes a cameo).
      • Some of the one-off characters and/or protagonists are likable.
  13. Despite the questionable quality of the videos, it is quite apparent that everyone involved genuinely enjoys doing this.
  14. Dhar Mann himself is a very nice and down to earth guy and it`s very clear that he has some really good views on life and the world.

Episodes with their own pages and other bad episodes

Reception

Dhar Mann initially received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and has a huge fanbase. This most likely came due to the viewers not paying attention to the bad quality and only admiring the life lessons taught in the cringeworthy video, same with parents. This ends up birthing one of the worst "It's made for kids" excuse. However, it is to note that of course there are also a lot of people that may detect bad videos, and some previous Dhar Mann fans have abandoned him. As a result, there have been a lot of rants on Dhar Mann, made especially by AugustheDuck, which probably was the main factor for Dhar Mann's rants being made, though that seems to not be stopping him. See some of the videos to find examples of people hating on Dhar Mann. Dhar Mann has also gathered a huge reaction genre, with some examples being SocksFor1, SSSniperWolf, LankyBox, and many more. It is to also note that some of the reactors, like SocksFor1, manage to acknowledge many cringe and bad things about these videos. Plus, it should be mentioned there is at least a "so bad, it's good charm" to some of the videos, which results in reception being somewhat devised.[citation needed] As of now, on IMDb, Dhar Mann has a rating of 4.5/10.[10]

Trivia

  • The videos became internet memes starting in June 2021, when multiple YTP videos about Dhar Mann started popping up on the internet.[11]
  • Carl Judie, one of the former actors, passed away on February 16, 2021 from COVID-19.[12]
  • Multiple atrocious rip-offs of Dhar Mann have come after the series' success.
  • There is a legit Dhar Mann Dragon in Dragon City, due to his promotion in a video.[13]
  • Before Dhar Mann created the series, he helped found the medical marijuana business WeGrow.[14]

Videos

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