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
I started watching this show recently with a high note of caution, given the preceding comments and reviews all over the Internet.The imdb description too calls the relationship a "predatory" one.From what we know so far about the characters,neither Eric nor Claire fit this definition.Claire is an English teacher who has just moved to a new school.She's very attractive and the "seniors" immediately take a liking to her.Eric is a student in her class and through repeated "coincidences",Claire and Erik keep running into each other.I think this part could've been chalked out better.Overall,I feel the show is a bit handicapped by it's short run-time.The complexities of each character could've been better explored in a 40-45 minute/episode show.
Kate Mara and Nick Robinson are both great in their roles.Will continue watching this.
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