A Teacher

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (15,353)

A Teacher, the Hulu original show, starring Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, and Ashley Zukerman is a thought-provoking series that delves into the boundaries of relationships and its psychological and emotional implications. The show also explores the consequences of inappropriate relationships, specifically that of a high school teacher and a student.

Debra Callahan (Kate Mara) is a young teacher of English literature who works at a suburban Texas high school. Despite being an established teacher, Debra struggles with her loveless marriage and her unfulfilled aspirations. Her desperation for any kind of validation and affection leads her towards the experimentation of illicit intimacy with her student, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson).

Eric, who is a popular high school senior, is initially skeptical of Debra's interest in him, but gradually gives in to her advances. Eric's innocent and naive nature makes him vulnerable to emotional manipulation and manipulation towards sexual encounters. Debra's unethical behavior and Eric's lack of emotional maturity make their relationship complex and unstable.

Throughout the course of the series, the show explores different aspects of their inappropriate relationship, the psychological effects it has on both of them, and the reactions of their respective families and communities. The show highlights the power dynamics that exist in such relationships, where a teacher's authority and influence can be used to exploit a student's trust and admiration.

The show does not shy away from portraying the negative consequences of such relationships. It demonstrates the far-reaching effects it has on the lives of those involved, including the reputational damage, legal consequences, and psychological trauma that can last a lifetime.

In addition to the complex and intense relationship between Debra and Eric, the show also delves into the lives of the supporting characters. Chris Davis (Ashley Zukerman), Eric's friend and classmate, is portrayed as a beacon of morality and humanity in contrast to Debra's character. He is presented as the moral compass of the show, highlighting the illogicality and exploitation of Debra's actions towards Eric.

Apart from the central storyline, the show also addresses other social issues in contemporary society. For example, Eric and his peers regularly indulge in substances such as drugs and alcohol, seemingly normalizing substance abuse, and risk-taking behaviors. The show handles this issue tastefully by not romanticizing or idealizing such behavior but instead portrays it as reckless and potentially dangerous.

The stellar performances by the lead actors, Kate Mara and Nick Robinson, bring authenticity and depth to their characters. Their portrayal of the characters' emotional struggles and the intensity of their relationship adds an extra layer of realism and relatability to the show.

Overall, A Teacher is a gripping and emotionally intense series that explores the complexities and consequences of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student. The show highlights the power dynamics, emotional manipulation, trauma, and societal reactions that come with such relationships. The stellar performances of the lead actors provide authenticity, relatability and make it a must-watch show.

A Teacher is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on November 10, 2020.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
December 29, 2020
Claire and Eric have seemingly moved on with their lives, but a chance encounter brings new truths to light.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
December 22, 2020
Claire and Eric separately hit their breaking points.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
December 15, 2020
Claire attempts to restart her life. However, not everyone is ready for her to turn the page.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
December 8, 2020
Eric tries to move on, but fallout from the affair continues to resurface in unexpected ways.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
December 1, 2020
As Claire's world begins to crumble, an uncertain Eric is pressed to reveal intimate details of his relationship.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 24, 2020
Claire and Eric go away on a secret trip to celebrate his 18th birthday.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 17, 2020
Claire outlines the rules Eric must follow as their relationship takes a dramatic turn.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 10, 2020
Tensions arise as Claire and Matt explore pregnancy options. Claire chaperones the homecoming dance and Eric comes clean about his true feelings.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 10, 2020
Eric gets caught for underage drinking and a new friend helps bail him out. Claire takes Eric on a field trip to a nearby college.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 10, 2020
Claire starts her first day teaching at a new school and meets her students, including Eric, a senior in her AP English class.
Where to Watch A Teacher
A Teacher is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Teacher on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 10, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (15,353)