Look, I know that there are all different types of stories, but I really am not the biggest fan of stories that talk about teacher/student relationships. Do I know that it happens? Yes, I know there are sick people in the world.
FX has decided to bring this bullshit to life starring Nick Robinson and Kate Mara.
Here’s the series’ synopsis:
Beautiful and quietly enigmatic, Claire (Mara) is the newest teacher at Westerbrook High School. Dissatisfied in her marriage to her college sweetheart Matt Mitchell (Ashley Zukerman), distant from her brother Nate Wilson (Adam David Thompson) and desperate for connection, she quickly befriends fellow teacher, Kathryn Sanders (Marielle Scott).
Claire’s life changes when Eric (Robinson), a charming all-American senior in her English class, takes an unexpected interest in her. Popular and outgoing, Eric is the captain of the soccer team and nearly inseparable from his best friends, Logan Davis (Shane Harper) and Josh Smith (Dylan Schmid).
Everything seems perfect on the surface, but Eric is forced to juggle the pressures of school, applying for college and a part-time job, all while helping take care of his two younger brothers so his mother Sandy (Rya Ingrid Kihlstedt) can support the family. Claire and Eric discover an undeniable connection that allows them to escape their individual realities, but their relationship accelerates faster than either could anticipate.
The permanent damage left in the wake of Claire and Eric’s illicit affair becomes impossible for them, and their friends and family, to ignore.
Umm ya, of course it leaves permanent damage.
See the trailer for what I will call a hot mess, no matter who is in it, forever.
The first three episodes are available on November 10, on FX on Hulu.