Home Forums Television A Teacher (FX/Hulu)

A Teacher (FX/Hulu)

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)
Created
2 weeks ago
Last Reply
4 days ago
9
replies
593
views
6
users
braydenfitzsi..
3
Jays
2
puck05
1
  • Profile picture
    Allan Veríssimo
    Joined:
    Feb 22nd, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203830875

    Synopsis: A Teacher explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher caught in an affair with her male student, revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships.

    Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ATtLA9mFYYk

    Reply
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203830886

    The trailer looked problematic as **** and edited like Lifetime trash but with a budget. Still gonna watch though.

    Rooting for Robinson to get that Emmy nod he should’ve had Boardwalk Empire and Mara to get that Emmy win that she was robbed of for Pose (if she was guest eligible, sigh).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    puck05
    Joined:
    Sep 21st, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203830952

    The trailer looked problematic as **** and edited like Lifetime trash but with a budget.

    Trust me it’s nothing like that. It has an independent film feel to it.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Jays
    Joined:
    Dec 15th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203831333

    Watched the first three episodes yesterday, this is really good. It’s such a tricky story to tell, for obvious reasons, but I think Fidell is handling it very well so far. It’s not problematic, imo, at least from a storytelling perspective. It’s obvious from the start that Mara’s character’s actions are extremely inappropriate despite her not outwardly expressing interest in her student. It’s textbook grooming – she accepts his offer to tutor him, she bails him out when he gets in trouble at the party, she shows up at his house instead of waiting for him at the diner, she tells him to call her Claire, etc. These actions blur the line between her being his teacher and her being any other woman he’d meet walking down the street. Both parties obviously play a role in any affair, and that’s no different here, but it’s not as though Robinson’s character came on to Mara’s character out of no where, despite him making the first move. She allowed it to get to that point.

    My favorite part of the series so far, and what’s probably the most haunting moment, is when they are in the car together at the end of episode 3. We know Robinson’s character is interested in her, but you could tell he didn’t realize the possible ramifications if the two did sleep together until Mara’s character finally showed mutual interest. He’s visibly nervous and scared meanwhile she’s in control. She holds all the power. I really do think it’s very well done so far.

    As for the performances, Mara and Robinson are both great and they have really good chemistry. I’m sure we’ll see more *acting* as the series moves forward but I like them both a lot in this.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203835900

    Been avoiding spoilers on social (all FX shows to go a BBC streaming service like a week or so after it’s done airing in the US), only for a scene to go viral on TikTok (1.2m likes, 7.3m views. so far).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Jays
    Joined:
    Dec 15th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203848397

    Is no one watching this? I would definitely recommend starting it if you haven’t already.

    Kate Mara is brilliant through the first 4 episodes, especially in the episode that came out this week. She might find herself landing an Emmy nomination, tbh. Fidell has done such a great job navigating the teacher-student relationship. In the last episode, we see the power shift in Claire’s favor big time. Eric is just a kid with a legitimate crush who’s fully being taken advantage of and is being given mixed signals left and right. Claire has him wrapped around her finger. It’s scary to watch, honestly, but I think it’s an important story to tell. I just hope the rest of the series is as good as the first four episodes.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203848656

    Oh I been watching, it’s good so far. I specially enjoying that’s half an hour show. No padding

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    estrelas
    Joined:
    Jul 25th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203858114

    I’m loving this. I watched 3 episodes so far and I’m really into this. Both Mara and Robinson are amazing, especially Mara. Their chemistry really works and both are extremely believable in their roles. Its runtime makes it even easier to watch as well. Highly recommend.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Luca
    Joined:
    Jun 23rd, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203858152

    Robinson and Mara are indeed great in this!

    Oscar FYC -- Give Viola Davis her second Oscar!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Brayden Fitzsimmons
    Joined:
    May 3rd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203858214

    Its runtime makes it even easier to watch as well.

    Glad that beetween this, I Hate Suzie, I May Destroy You and Normal People, the half hour drama has proven to be a viable story telling method.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Chris B... - Nov 25, 2020
Television
wolfali - Nov 23, 2020
Television
Keri Ru... - Nov 23, 2020
Television