Genre: Drama, Sport Creator: April Blair Stars: Daniel Ezra, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling IMDB: 7,6 Channel: The CW all american watch free, all american all season, all american all episodes, watch all american free online stream
Talented, Ambitious, Black (So What?)
We have lots of examples of movies and series which bring sports and schools together, especially including the energy and attractive vivid and lively atmosphere of youth. Additionally, All American has the racism issue, which is enlarging the interest of audience and puts some fuel to the fire. Together with racism, there are some "class difference" issues like families from different social levels or young people parting into gangs, that the scenario makes us feel. Although the story looks like stereotype or cliche, these social attraction points make the series a little bit different then similar ones and worth to follow.
The first episode was published on The CW Television Network on October 2018 and it really created a positive impact, to be followed by "the whole family". Attracting interest of people from a wide range of age, the second season is announced after first season's 16 episodes. After another 16 episodes, on January 2020, the third season is announced, too. By the way, the school that this series is filmed, is the well known Thomas Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Interesting detail, the American football team of this school is called, "The Democrats".
Moving For A Better Life
Spencer James, who is the main character of the series and portrayed by Daniel Ezra, is a character who is inspired by famous American football player Spencer Paysinger. Spencer Paysinger contributed to the series as a consultant and also had a tiny role as another character. This is a story not literally based on, but inspired from true events. Spencer Paysinger, who was born on 1988 and grew up in South Los Angeles. He was a popular American football player in Crenshaw High School when he is recruited by Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) to Beverly Hills High School. This is an astonishing move for such a young talent, but beside it is really massive change in his life.
While trying to adapt in his new school and totally new life, he is training hard, playing football and also facing some problems caused by the change. In this orientation period, Billy Baker the coach is handling issues about Spencer, trying to keep his hand on him, even he makes Spencer to stay with his family in his house. Of course this creates some important changes and problems in Billy's family, too. As it is expected, love affairs are also on the scene. There are some little details which puts some tricks in the scenario, like a one night stand between coach Billy and Spencer's mother Grace, when they were young. Let's say this is the tricky way of television productions. Also there are important family issues and problems that we see in Spencer's and Billy's families, which make the series noticeable by audience from different ages and generations.
Entertaining, But Also Has Something To Say
Lots of people found this series entertaining, but for sure it deserved better. By handling social topics, especially highlighting the difficulties of being a Black in USA, with satisfying acting, stereotype but attracting scenario, followers will be waiting for the third season impatiently.