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Red Band Society: Season 1 (2014-2015)



Critic Consensus: Its premise may be questionable and its light-hearted tone is occasionally overbearing, but Red Band Society benefits from the strength of its young characters.


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This medical comedy-drama follows a series of teenagers with serious illnesses. Cheerleader Kara (Zoe Levin) collapses during practice and is admitted to Ocean Park Hospital with a heart condition, where she meets Emma (Ciara Bravo), an intelligent young girl with anorexia; Leo (Charlie Rowe), an amputee and former osteosarcoma patient undergoing rehabilitation; Dash (Astro), a ladies' man diagnosed with cystic fibrosis; and Jordi (Nolan Sotillo), a new patient with Ewing sarcoma. The group explore friendships and even romance as the season develops and they form their own support group, dubbed "The Red Band Society." Their story is told from the perspective of Charlie (Griffin Gluck), a young comatose patient who shares a room with Kara.


Octavia Spencer
as Nurse Jackson
Griffin Gluck
as Charlie, Charlie Hutchison
Dave Annable
as Dr. Jack McAndrew
Zoe Levin
as Kara Souders
Rebecca Rittenhouse
as Brittany Dobler
Charlie Rowe
as Leo Roth
as Dash Hosney
Ciara Bravo
as Emma Chota
Nolan Sotillo
as Jordi Palacios
Daren Kagasoff
as Hunter, Hunter Cole
Wilson Cruz
as Kenji Gomez-Rejon
Adrian Lester
as Dr. Naday
Thomas Ian Nicholas
as Nick Hutchison
Mandy Moore
as Dr. Erin Grace, Dr. Grace
Susan Park
as Mandy Hutchison
Julia Wackenheim
as Social Worker
Jessie Ennis
as Water Girl
Brian Ames
as Delaney's manager
Nicolas Bechtel
as Young Jordi
Andrea Parker
as Sarah Souders
Omer Mughal
as Physical therapist
Jes Macallan
as Ashley Cole
Donny Boaz
as Sam Houston
Lucia Forte
as Dr. Samuels
Polly Craig
as Shirley
Robert Pralgo
as Black T-shirt dude
Jaylen Moore
as Bartender
Bella Thorne
as Delaney Shaw
Edgar Arreola
as Faith Healer
Marin Hinkle
as Caroline Chota
Eduardo González
as Second Surgeon
Lacy Kell Camp
as Weepy Mother
Henry Bazemore Jr.
as Police Officer
Brad Mills
as Frat Boy
Nicholas Bechtel
as Young Jordi
Lisa Canning
as Therapy Leader
Sophia McBride
as Singer #1
Scott Odom
as TI Jones
Kaylin Seckel
as Singer #2
Jack Landry
as Store Owner
Aaron Smalls
as Technician
Tye White
as Bouncer
Escalante Lundy
as Security Guard
Mark Kraft
as Paramedic
Dorothy Reynolds
as Scoliosis Girl
Joseph Ahmadyar
as Sam Howell
Andrew Benator
as Principal
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Critic Reviews for Red Band Society: Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (26)

Red Band Society has to maintain a difficult balance between taking things too seriously and taking them too lightly. The premiere episode handles the task well.

August 14, 2014 | Full Review…

Disease isn't what's limiting these fast-talking, flirty quirkbots. It's a distinct lack of imagination.

September 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The cast works well together. They just have to fight some implausible setups and jarring shifts from clever and poignant to sappy and slapstick. Did we mention that when someone faints, he or she can chat with Charlie [kid in a coma]?

September 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Problems aside, there's a Wonder Years quality to Red Band Society that transports viewers back to those simple firsts in life, the coming of age rites of passage that we all instantly understand and can connect to.

September 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Red Band Society (the name comes from their hospital bracelets) aims for the poignancy of the runaway teen bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, but the TV project is too transparent in the way it goes about tugging on your sympathies.

September 16, 2014 | Full Review…

For starters at least, Red Band Society has enough lightness of being and appealing characters to counterbalance its overall sobering premise. There's no RX for smash hit here. But the prospects for survival perhaps approach 50-50.

September 15, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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