Valor: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
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Valor's attempt to highlight an often overlooked segment of the armed services is undercut by a badly judged blend of military action and melodrama.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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User Ratings: 149

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Air date: Oct 9, 2017

The premiere of the drama about the Shadow Raiders, an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots, begins with a top-secret mission in Somalia going terribly awry. Only two members of the team return home safely and a full investigation is launched.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2017

Nora and Gallo, with the secret still hanging over them, seek further information on the escaped prisoner from Somalia and perform a demo mission for Ian's mother, who is a public figure with great power. Meanwhile, Jess struggles to work through her feelings.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2017

Nora and Gallo are still searching for the truth about what happened in Somalia. -- (C) CW

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Air date: Oct 30, 2017

While the Shadow Raiders prepare for the next step in their mission, Nora struggles to get her demons under control. CIA Officer Thea becomes increasingly more involved with the mission, which creates even more tension in the group. Meanwhile, Gallo realizes that his relationship with Anna might be putting her in jeopardy.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2017

Gallo puts himself in danger for the sake of the mission when the team scrabbles to form a new plan; Nora makes a decision that surprises and angers Gallo; Ian clashes with CIA deputy director Magnus; Thea realizes she has a lot to prove.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2017

While Nora prepares to prove herself to Gallo, she also considers confessing the truth to Ian. Jimmy and Crank's actions have devastating consequences. Meanwhile, a frustrated Jess considers taking matters into her own hands.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2017

After an intense interrogation, the Shadow Raiders finally get a lead. Nora makes a shocking discovery and is forced to make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Gallo spirals after receiving bad news; and Jess is feeling more alone than ever.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2017

Nora and Ian reach a critical point in their relationship; Gallo finds himself wrestling with PTSD; and Jess is forced to make a difficult choice.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2017

The Shadow Raiders are sent out on a mission which, if successful, could mean a dire outcome for Nora and Gallo. Meanwhile, Jimmy makes a choice that could result in big consequences for both he and Jess.

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Air date: Jan 1, 2018

Nora, Gallo and Thea join forces to try to decode an important message. Feeling disappointed, Col. Haskins considers making a big change.

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In this drama series, an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots is sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, which goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa) and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) is unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really happened. Meanwhile, Thea (Melissa Roxburgh), the enigmatic CIA officer investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from the mission, she is grounded from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive, Nora is determined to join Gallo to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire, as they wonder who they can trust.

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Critic Reviews for Valor Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

This all probably sounds ridiculous, and pretty much is.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The CW has the dull Valor, a show thin in acting and thinner in production values.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Valor doesn't have the same level of quality on almost any level as its competitors, which is a shame. But it does have a unique point of view and a more focused story to tell.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most notable trends for fall TV can be found in a wave of dramas about military life, and the CW enters the fray with Valor. But this kind of show on this network ends up being an awkward fit all around.

Oct 10, 2017 | Full Review…

If Valor lacks one thing-and it lacks plenty of things-it's insight. To tell a familiar story is no crime; to do it in a lackluster way isn't either.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's always been a thing to make fun of The CW as a network of gratuitously pretty people, but I've rarely felt it drain a show as much as Valor.

Oct 9, 2017 | Full Review…

I don't love the show, but I love what it wants to be and has the potential to be.

Sep 19, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

So Valor quickly becomes about secrets and lies, guilt and bravery, and hot bodies and awful banter. It's not the best mix, and not mixed the best way.

Oct 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Valor is overblown, badly cast, horribly filmed and my candidate for Worst New Show of Fall 2017.

Oct 8, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

It's an intriguing conspiracy thriller with some painful observations on modern warfare that may take much of the The CW's youthful audience by surprise.

Oct 6, 2017 | Full Review…

... what I like about Valor (and that sets it apart from fall's many other military dramas) is it's female-led.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The CW should stick to superheroes and shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin...or do a military drama right.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Valor: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    This show is AMAZING! There is a strong female role, and it shows multiple ways the military impacts lives. There are things that are cliché and a bit ridiculous. Although, given these issues I strongly believe this show could take off if given the chance. I never write reviews but, the fact that this show was not been renewed pushed me to do it. My hope is to get it enough views so that they reconsider making a second season.
  • Aug 03, 2020
    It's leads were strong and the story engaging. I was interested to see where a 2nd season would have gone.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Valor grows on you. By the end of season 1 you wish it had been renewed for a second season. The sexual tension between characters is more dangerous than bullets.
  • Apr 04, 2018
    Omg i love this show i missed the airing some how i kept waiting for it to staRt, but due to work missed it! I have watched it on netflix and we even bought the seaSon on itunes to create ratings !!! Bring back for season tWoo!! cant wait to see what happens next! I really love this show
  • Mar 13, 2018
    I really liked valor. the players fit well and for once the producers put together uniforms, equipment and language very similar to what life inside the military is. the grooming standards are a reach. but there are enough pieces to make this a great series. most low budget shows will utilize a uh-1 instead of a uh-60. the plot wasn't the greatest, but as i said there are enough pieces and players which will keep us entertained.
  • Mar 12, 2018
    An engaging blend of comeraderie, bravery, intricate relationships and action, Valor is a must see for a wide range of audiences. It captures fans of military drama, thrillers, romance, action and melodrama. I loved the story line and the way the characters evolved throughout the season, and i cannot wait for more. The show manages to portray a feminist outlook that also dispels and condemns racism and discrimination. Season 1 did a great job and yet as most shows do, it ended on a cliffhanger. Here's hoping the show gets renewed and that you give it a shot(pun intended).
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Great actors, relatable story line, interesting, never dull.
  • Feb 16, 2018
    The show creators didn't even attempt to learn anything about the military. What a horrible show.
  • Feb 14, 2018
    Just watched season 1. Looking forward to more!!
  • Feb 13, 2018
    Absolutely terrible and a complete disgrace to our armed forces. Let this show die.

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