Spring TV: Coming-of-Age Dramas

Spring TV 2018: Coming-of-Age Dramas

Rise is based on a true story, but I found it very off-putting when I saw the trailer where a white man comes into a high school and displaces a woman of color as the theater director because he knows better. As for Sweetbitter, I remember the hype when the book came out, but the reviews were not good where a girl with no experience bats her eyelashes and gets to work at a super busy New York restaurant. No, thank you.

Rise

Rise

Premieres: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10/9c on NBC

Cast: Josh Radner, Rosie Perez, Damon J. Gillespie, Auli’i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Rarmian Newton

Creator: Jason Katims

Website: Rise

Students and a town are inspired by a new drama department teacher.


Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter

Premieres: Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Starz

Cast: Ella Purnell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews, Daniyar

Creator: Stephanie Danler

Website: Sweetbitter

Based on the book, a young woman finds out how crazy it is to work in a restaurant in New York.

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