Head of the Class

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  • TV-PG
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 4.8  (485)

Head of the Class is a comedy series that premiered on HBO Max in 2021. The show revolves around a group of gifted high school students who attend a prestigious school in Washington D.C. This group is led by teacher and former Wall Street banker, Alicia Adams, played by Isabella Gomez.

As the title suggests, the students in Alicia's class are at the top of their academic game. However, they are not necessarily the popular kids in school, and they all have their unique quirks and personalities. The class consists of a diverse group of students, including a brilliant but socially awkward math whiz named Dionne, played by Dior Goodjohn, a charming class clown named Terrence, played by Gavin Lewis, and a perfectionist named Neha, among others.

At the start of the show, Alicia is tasked with teaching and guiding this group of students to success both inside and outside of the classroom. The first few episodes see Alicia trying to figure out the best ways to connect with her students and keep them motivated. She uses unconventional methods such as rap battles and guest speakers to get the message across to her students.

One of the unique aspects of Head of the Class is the way it tackles important and timely issues in a lighthearted, comedic way. For example, in one episode, Alicia must navigate a potential lawsuit against the school after the students' joke blog goes viral. In another, the students are assigned a project on the prison industrial complex and must confront the harsh realities of the criminal justice system.

Aside from the comedic elements, Head of the Class also provides a refreshing representation of diverse characters. The show features a largely minority cast, and the students' backgrounds and experiences are explored in a way that feels authentic and relatable.

As the season progresses, viewers see the students grow and evolve both academically and personally. They bond over their shared struggles and work together to overcome obstacles. Alicia's character also undergoes significant growth as she learns to balance her responsibilities as a teacher and as a mentor to her students.

Overall, Head of the Class is a refreshing and enjoyable series that offers a unique perspective on academia and the modern high school experience. It's a show that manages to balance important social commentary with humor and heart, making it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good comedy.

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Three More Years
10. Three More Years
November 4, 2021
The group offers Miles advice on asking Griffin to the Winter Formal, while Alicia considers her future at the school after an unscheduled meeting with the superintendent.
Frozen Dinner...Party
9. Frozen Dinner...Party
November 4, 2021
After qualifying for the World Debate League Invitational, the team scrambles to secure funding for the tournament.
Beaks and Cheeks
8. Beaks and Cheeks
November 4, 2021
Robyn's dreams come true when she lands a gaming manager, but a concerned Miles tasks himself with investigating their legitimacy. Makayla's attempt to make positive local change backfires.
The Escalante Minute
7. The Escalante Minute
November 4, 2021
When Elliot's public reading of Sarah's poem tanks, Alicia rethinks her tendency to meddle in the affairs of others. Miles, Robyn, and Luke attempt to go phoneless.
All We Do Is Win
6. All We Do Is Win
November 4, 2021
Realizing that she's overhyped - but underprepared - her team, Alicia aims to course correct ahead of their first debate. Luke learns that landing a popular kid's endorsement is harder than running for class treasurer.
November 4, 2021
While Luke and Terrell seize a lucrative sneaker opportunity, the girls learn how to control their own narrative, and Alicia confronts her greatest challenge yet: PTA moms.
The Stare-Master
4. The Stare-Master
November 4, 2021
After accidentally ruining Elliot's date, Alicia becomes his profile guru. Meanwhile, Makayla's girls' night leads to unintended fallout with Luke, and Miles becomes Principal Maris' apprentice - but for the most unexpected reason.
As the World Sa-Turns
3. As the World Sa-Turns
November 4, 2021
As the school play approaches, Alicia helps Miles step out of his comfort zone to audition. After Sarah finally agrees to hang, Terrell's friends make him question whether it's really a date.
Moms Be Momming
2. Moms Be Momming
November 4, 2021
As the debate team dodges unwanted attention, Luke tries to correct the situation, Alicia goes to great lengths to convince Robyn to lead the group, and Terrell attempts to recruit Sarah in hopes of spending more time with her.
1. Pilot
November 4, 2021
As the debate team acclimates to the slightly unconventional methods of their new teacher, Alicia, friendships are tested when invites to the house party of the year finds only some of them making the exclusive list.
  • Premiere Date
    November 4, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (485)