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Rise: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Rise's admirable aim to inspire audiences with a grounded depiction of high school theater is undercut by stock characters and an off-putting presumption that it is more moving than it ever manages to be.


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Series 1 follows a passionate teacher who galvanises drama students and an entire town.


Rarmian Newton
as Maashous Evers
Shannon Purser
as Annabelle
Shirley Rumierk
as Vanessa Suarez
Joe Tippett
as Coach Doug Strickland
Ted Sutherland
as Simon Saunders
Ellie Desautels
as Ellie Desautels
Amy Forsyth
as Gwen Strickland
Taylor Richardson
as Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
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Critic Reviews for Rise: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (21)

There are no easy answers in Rise, but there's a lot of heart and a good deal of food for thought.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

... it's heartfelt from start to finish while also offering an overall feel-good respite from television's ongoing obsessions with "true crime"...

March 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is solid, but otherwise "Rise" falls flat.

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

That timeliness gives the series added relevance, and it grounds the story in reality. The motivated, uplifting kids in "Rise" aren't too good to be true.

March 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's time for a break from the tears. You have to earn those.

March 14, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Mr. Mazzu is like Rise itself: sweet, earnest, cloying, and also obnoxious.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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