Valor: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
Valor

Critics Consensus

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: 18

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 9, 2017
2
Air date: Oct 16, 2017
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2017
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2017
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2017
6
Air date: Nov 13, 2017
7
Air date: Nov 20, 2017
8
Air date: Dec 4, 2017
9
Air date: Dec 11, 2017
10
Air date: Jan 1, 2018
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Tv Season Info

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.

Cast

Matt Barr
as Leland Gallo
W. Tre Davis
as Jimmy Kam
Charlie Barnett
as Ian Porter
Corbin Reid
as Jess Kam
Nigel Thatch
as Robert Haskins
Bryan Craig
as Sgt. Adam Coogan
Valerie Pettiford
as Simone Porter
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Critic Reviews for Valor Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

This all probably sounds ridiculous, and pretty much is.

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

Valor doesn't make a lot of sense.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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…
Top Critic

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

Oct 25, 2017 | 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…

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…

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

Oct 8, 2017 | Rating: D | 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 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…

... 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…

Audience Reviews for Valor: Season 1

  • 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.
  • Feb 13, 2018
    One of the best military shows since Army Wives. Truly hope it gets a second season!
  • Feb 13, 2018
    The Army rotor wing gets it's own show. BlackHawk squadrons dealing with the same issues as the Marine Corps rotor wing, just PG-13 rated for TV. As a veteran of the Marine Corps that served in the rotor wing with AH-1W's(Whiskeys) and UH-1N's(Huey), I can say that they got this show partially correct. My unit was full of drama, action, trouble, pain and sorrow and sometimes fun. 12 on 12 off seven days a week training, flying , repairing helicopters. There is no excitement in that. Producers trying extra hard to make it interesting, I get it. Maybe the Army is as tame as I always thought, or maybe not. thought the show was going to be a Courage Under Fire remake, but glad they stayed away from that plot. it was Crap. The often overlooked rotor wing always has taken a back seat to the flyboys in the AF, and the 0311's in infantry in the Army and Marines. People want to see fire fights and things blowing up and I get it, this is the other side people don't see. Every thing I have seen so far is pretty much par for the course of life in the rotor wing at least it was when I was in, but were a whole lot louder, crazier and wilder and more lethal. This show is PG-13 compared to my old unit. We were probably NC-17 rated or had to be shown late at night. My unit was the first active HMLA squadron unit in the Marine Corps to have female's in it and it was a combat unit with combat specialities. Marines been doing this for years with females, people just really don't know about it since 1996. Female pilots followed a few years later. The poor acting people are seeing was the every day 12 on 12 off 5 to 7 days a week, working,and living with 300 others, so I can believe why people don't get it. Some people watching the show maybe entertained some are not, thus the life of a rotorhead or a POG as most grunts would call us. Everything I have seen so far was happening or happened when I was active duty in the late 90's and I mean all of it and there is a whole lot more missing. The producers have obviously toned it down for television. Spent time working with Army blackhawk crews as well. Rotor wing nuts stick together and are a tight bond even if we cross the preverbial service line Army vs. Marine Corps, but we got the job done and it was not always pretty. So goes our motto "We may hate each other guts but we hate you more" The show is bringing some of that tradition from the rotor wing to the viewing audience finally. I just hopes it gets more grit and shows there were things we did that no one still knows about! Semper Fi

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