All American is a thrilling show


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Much of the “All American,” cast have had tiny roles in bigger shows such as the show “Grey’s Anatomy.”

By: Shikha Patel, Reporter

On October 10th of 2018, CW had released a new show called All American. This show caught the attention of all audiences worldwide and of all ages. All American is a drama filled show with exciting scenes and intense events. 


The story is based on a true story and revolves around Spencer Paysinger, a professional American football player. This show is an inspiring, ensemble family drama about a young, high school football phenom. Spencer James and the two families whose homes he shares after transferring from Crenshaw to Beverly High. However, as these two families and their vastly different worlds are drawn together. When all the families discover the differences that divide them on the surface hide a deeper connection. 

Meet the Characters

The main character of the show is Spencer James. Daniel Ezra is the actor who portrays Spencer. Ezra is a English actor who grew up in the U.K. Within the show he is a receiver for the Beverly Hills team. The show revolves around the events that happen to him and how he overcomes them. In the show there are many other characters. Some of the characters are Jordan Baker portray by Michael Evans Behling, Billy Baker portray by Taye Diggs ,Olivia Baker portray by Samantha Logan and many more.

 Jordan Baker is a quarterback for the Beverly Hills team. He figures out where he is truly from and plays a major role in many of the exciting events that occur. The next important character is Billy Baker. Billy Baker is the head coach for the football team. He has two children within the show (Jordan Baker and Olivia Baker) and a wife (Laura Baker). Just like his son he runs into many hardships. As a result of his hardships they begin to affects his family life. All the characters within the show create a spot in the show that reflects the making of it. They have their own roles and different ways to handle certain situations. This allows for more of realistic events that could be relatable to the viewer.  

Overall Opinions

The show has caught the attention of many people. It has a rating of 7.6/10 by IMB. On the website called Rotten Tomatoes have left their opinion on the show. A woman left a comment saying “Watching “American” is like a class reunion: Comforting and nostalgic, but with a few surprises tucked up its sleeve. It’s the kind of show that’s easy to cheer for, even if its football team isn’t that great yet.” Not only is the show enjoyed by a younger group but it can also relate to adults and older. However people have criticized the show by saying “All American really fails to engage above the Barbie Dream House level.” Through the good looking cast and the interesting story line it has gained my vote for one of the best show I have watched.