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All American: Season 1 (2018-2019)




Critic Consensus: All American's ambitious attempts to tackle class struggles and classroom drama largely play thanks to its winning cast -- an auspicious start to a promising new series.


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Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy's son, Jordan (the team's starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father's attention -- or the team spotlight -- with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan's sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes -- and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good.


Bre-Z Murray
as Tiana "Coop" Cooper
Daniel Ezra
as Spencer James
Greta Onieogou
as Leila Faisal
Karimah Westbrook
as Grace James
Monet Mazur
as Laura Fine-Baker
Samantha Logan
as Olivia Baker
Taye Diggs
as Billy Baker
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

If it can keep up the pace, Luke's ghost could be greeting a lot of new fans.

October 10, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The CW's first high school football series literally is better built in terms of strutting its stuff in the locker room and at the beach. Perhaps the drama will also flex harder in time.

October 10, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The lighter (meaning soapier) material is landing better than the more serious stuff, but that could change once the cast is clicking and the exposition is done.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's all pretty schematic in the premiere, but I'm hoping more subtlety will creep in going forward.

September 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Football series addresses classism, racism, and bullying .

October 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All American is an intriguing stew of teen soap tastes that taste great together.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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