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A Teacher 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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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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2020  
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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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Drama

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In the miniseries, Claire Wilson was already married and seeks an having an affair with her student. In the film original; the teacher Diana Watts (played by Lindsay Burdge) is depicted as living with her flatmate and not appearing to be in any relationship. 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 »

Connections

Remake of A Teacher (2013) See more »

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Well done and nuanced- at least up to episode 3
11 November 2020 | by perishoSee all my reviews

Lots of pearl clutching on this one. Lot's of moral panic and moralizing. But the topic is part of the human experience like everything else in popular entertainment. We watch murders and robberies on screen all the time and don't assume the makers are saying these things are okay or should be accepted in real life, This show should be given the same leeway.

This show follows a teacher and her student and their relationship, which starts getting inappropriate pretty quickly. It's well done, the acting is superb both actors showing the internal struggle they are having.

Worth watching, but not ground breaking in my opinion. The actors do deserve tremendous credit however. And the show deserves credit for not portraying these people as monsters, life is more subtle and complicated than that, and so far the show reflects that. (up to Ep 3)


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10 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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2.00 : 1
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