All American

A scene from the new hit tv show, All American.

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A scene from the new hit tv show, All American.


All American is a popular TV show on the CW. In its first season, the show had a total of 675,000 viewers. A clash of cultures is seen in the show, as South Crenshaw football star, Spencer James, is offered a spot on the Beverly High School football team. He is hesitant at first, but eventually gives in and joins the Beverly squad. While he’s there, he is not accepted at first. Their team is mean to one another and doesn’t represent what it means to be a family. During Spencer’s experience at Beverly High School, he encounters many hardships such as not being accepted, treated differently because the color of his skin, and having constant memories of his dad’s absence. He is focused on a million different things such as being a football player, making sure his grades stay in order, and keeping his best friend, Tamia “Coop” Cooper, out of gangbanging. While Spencer is getting focused on getting his team ready for the playoffs, he has multiple encounters with a gangbanger named Tyrone.


This show, All American, got a total score of 91% Rotten Tomatoes. Critics loved this TV Show, but one specific group, the audience score, loved it even more. The TV Show got a 98% audience review, but only by Google users. On Netflix, people who watched this show put together a total audience score for 89%. All American is categorized as a Drama type TV Show. The characters are very unique and have their own very dramatic ways. They go through a series of hardships such as overdose, diversity, and regret. Though this show may be a Drama, there is a good balance of drama and suspense. There are some parts where you don’t know what is going to happen. The suspenseful aspect of the show has a lot to do with gangbanging. Coop is involved in gangbanging and has no choice but to be in the gang. At some points in the show, a lot can happen. It’s hard to make a prediction because it is so unpredictable.

All American is a very young show, only starting in 2018, and still has a long ways to go on how this story is going to portray. This show is one of the hottest shows on Netflix and just as entertaining as some other shows like On My Block, 13 Reasons Why, and Stranger Things. Audiences can wait to see what All American has in store for them as they come out with season 2 very soon.