Grand Army: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Grand Army

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Grand Army is an excellent showcase for its exciting cast of newcomers - even if its attempt at an honest approach to adolescence is too overwrought to make an impact.

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User Ratings: 51

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 16, 2020

A bombing blocks away sends Grand Army High School into lockdown, building pressure that spills over at the "party of the century" that night.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Joey stages a protest at school. Owen and Jayson face a harsh penalty for their lockdown prank. A hookup leaves Leila feeling awkward.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2020

Sid struggles with his secret. Nudged by her girls, Dom finally acts on her crush on John. A night of partying takes a devastating turn.

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Traumatized, Joey spirals. Sid opens up in his Harvard essay. A health crisis puts more pressure on Dom to financially support her family.

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Joey's charges and Owen's discipline hearing send shockwaves at school. Dom's mother makes an uncomfortable proposal to bring in money.

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Sid and Victor's science experiments have revealing results. Dom's nonstop hustle takes a toll. Jayson gets into a jazz competition, with a catch.

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Exposed and suspicious after his essay leaks, Sid looks for his betrayer. Dom lets her vulnerability show — and shine — at her internship interview.

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Joey copes with a difficult setback in her case. Choking under pressure, Dom breaks trust with a teacher — and John. The real Sid stands up.

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Dom, Joey and Sid find some release. After helping to lead the Black Student Union sit-in, Jayson stuns the crowd at his Lincoln Center performance.

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Cast & Crew

Jaden Jordan
Owen Williams
Crystal Nelson
Tor Sampson
Sydney Meyer
Anna Delany
Brian Altemus
Luke Friedman
Amir Bageria
Siddhartha Pakam
Ashley Ganger
Meera Pakam
Anthony Ippolito
George Wright
Odley Jean
Dominique Pierre
Maliq Johnson
Jayson Jackson
Odessa A'Zion
Joey Del Marco
Amalia Yoo
Leila Kwan Zimmer
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Critic Reviews for Grand Army Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

Grand Army may prove too stilted, too bluntly rendered - the manifestation of fatiguing social media discourse rendered in dramatic form.

Oct 22, 2020 | Full Review…
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Grand Army lets several of its cast members shine through complex characters and culturally specific plotlines and that the show's ambitions underscore its messy, sluggish, all-too-frequently frustrating storytelling.

Oct 28, 2020 | Full Review…

There are many series and made-for-streaming movies about teenage life on Netflix. But none as ambitious, sobering, and bold as Grand Army.

Oct 26, 2020 | Full Review…

If you strip back some of the excesses, there's a gripping teen drama there somewhere. When you find it, "Army" is exquisite. But the show can be a slog when it loses its way.

Oct 22, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The show means well, though. Its narrative is governed by what seems to be a sincere interest in portraying the pressures that Gen-Zers face, and it's these good intentions that allow the series to succeed in many ways - but not all.

Oct 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Doesn't exactly offer anything new to the teen genre at this point... Grand Army has assembled an extremely talented cast though, which, for the most part, drives its stories forward in a way that makes it worth watching the full season.

Oct 16, 2020 | Full Review…

In its best moments, Grand Army enters rare air for high school shows, elevating surprisingly close to the genre's thoughtful standard-bearer, My So-Called Life.

Oct 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I think the show meant to be more than what it is. And on that count, it has failed.

Oct 13, 2020 | Full Review…

As solid as all of the lead performances are-Jean and A'zion being particular standouts, though they all more than hold their own-it never felt like there was enough of any one thing for me to grab onto.

Oct 28, 2020 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…

Reminds viewers that while generations change, human nature does not. Being a teenager is never easy, and cultural shifts simply find new ways to enhance the whole crucible.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

What you essentially have with Grand Army is a case study of raw teenage experiences that is directed with naturalness in mind.

Oct 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Grand Army portrays the complexity of adolescence, with its losses and triumphs, in a way that's not often seen on TV.

Oct 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grand Army: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    I loved this show. Finally a show that shows a somewhat realistic teenage life. I love most of the characters and it talks about political matters very good without making it sound forced.
  • Oct 30, 2020
    Grand Army definitely isn't the Average Teen Show. The Newcomer Cast is really good as well as the Subjects they try to approach. And the ( MINOR SPOILER ) whole Rape Storyline combined with the Character Development the Victim is going through is really awesome. RATING: 3,98
  • Oct 25, 2020
    It's affecting and brave
  • Oct 18, 2020
    This show is so good. It is entertaining and brings up several sensitive subjects like race, rape, sexual assault, feminism and more. Im writing this review as Im watching it because its just so good I cant stop watching.
  • Oct 17, 2020
    Incredible new show! Must watch!! Smart, Timely, Realistic Storytelling and amazing new actresses/actors.
  • Oct 17, 2020
    The show is like Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and covers a good amount of problems and situations that almost every teen experience, as well as some problems/situations that are rarer but still way too many teens experience. The show covers important things such as bullying, racism, bomb threats and sexual assault. If you liked 13 Reasons Why, is it highly possible that you may like this too. This show may not suit everyone as the show, just like 13 Reasons Why, covers some difficult and uncomfortable scenes and topics to say the least. I recommend you watch the show with someone you trust and are comfortable with if you find the topics mentioned earlier disturbing. The cast is doing a good job, and it is cool that a lot of the cast seems to be new actors rather than established and well-known actors. But that does not mean that their acting is bad, quite the opposite. I especially liked Odessa A'zion (Joey Del Marco), Amir Bageria (Siddhartha Pakam) and Thelonius Serrell-Freed (Tim Delaney) and their story lines. Netflix has added disclaimers at the beginning of the episodes containing scenes that people may find disturbing.
  • Oct 16, 2020
    Série teen mas com temas extremamente importantes

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