A Teacher explores the complexities and consequences of a predatory relationship between Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school and her student, Eric Walker.

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Hannah Fidell
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Series cast summary:
Kate Mara ...  Claire Wilson 10 episodes, 2020
Nick Robinson ...  Eric Walker 10 episodes, 2020
Ashley Zukerman ...  Matt Mitchell 7 episodes, 2020
Rya Kihlstedt ...  Sandy Walker 7 episodes, 2020
Shane Harper ...  Logan Davis 6 episodes, 2020
Dylan Schmid ...  Josh Smith 6 episodes, 2020
Marielle Scott ...  Kathryn 5 episodes, 2020
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Beautiful and quietly enigmatic, Claire is the newest teacher at Westerbrook High School. Dissatisfied in her marriage to her college sweetheart Matt Mitchell, distant from her brother, Nate Wilson and desperate for connection, she quickly befriends fellow teacher, Kathryn Sanders. Claire's life changes when Eric, a charming all-American senior in her English class, asks for help preparing for his SAT test. Popular and outgoing, Eric is the captain of the soccer team and nearly inseparable from his best friends, Logan Davis and Josh Smith. Everything seems perfect on the surface, but Eric is forced to juggle the pressures of school, applying for college and a part-time job, all while helping take care of his two younger brothers so his mother, Sandy can support the family. As Claire and Eric begin to spend more time together, boundaries are crossed, and a subtle game of grooming begins. The permanent damage left in the wake of Claire's choices becomes impossible for them, and their ... Written by FX Networks

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Both the miniseries Eric (Nick Robinson) and the original movie Eric (Will Brittain) appeared in Kong: Skull Island (2017). Brittain played the younger version and later the son of John C. Reilly's character whereas Robinson had a brief uncredited cameo as a bar patron during the scene where John Goodman and Corey Hawkins' characters meet up with Tom Hiddleston's character in Saigon. See more »

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Throughout the series, Claire Wilson is addressed as 'Miss Claire Wilson' or 'Miss Wilson'. 'Miss' is given to unmarried teachers. As a married woman, Claire should had been addressed as 'Mrs. Claire Wilson' or 'Mrs. Wilson'. See more »

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Remake of A Teacher (2013) See more »

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Interesting, but somewhat mediocre
9 December 2020 | by arod_85See all my reviews

The show is interesting, definitely binge worthy. However, "interesting" does not necessarily equate to good. It is a situation you can see happening, well, unfortunately, it does happen more frequently than anyone would probably care to admit. The acting is good and cast correctly. However, the show does have it's problems and had the potential to be much stronger. First, the teacher makes some unrealistic and illogical mistakes. The way the affair was exposed was unbelievable. A teacher would not likely confide such an immense transgression to a colleague, let alone a colleague she barely knows. Would have made more sense for the student to tell or the friends to see them out. Then, after being exposed and knowing she is being investigated, she continues to carry on the affair. Pure stupidity. Another issue is the series feels rushed. With a 25 minute run time, why not stretch this to an hour and expand on the plot and character build? There were several scenes that could have been omitted and the focus shifted to a more interesting focus. Instead of seeing Eric party at school, I would have rather seen Claire explaining her story to the lawyer and seeing her sentenced. I would have also liked to see the relationship with her husband after Claire was exposed instead of just being told about it. Overall, it's worth a watch. However, it wasn't something I'm overly excited to tell all my friends to watch...


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