“All American” is a television show which is shown on the CW Network, and the first season was released on national television on October 10, 2018. “All American” is a show about a talented football player and a straight-A student, who is giving the opportunity of a lifetime. The first episode delivered 884,000 viewers and last year's first debut was at 685,000 viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and that goes to show how much the show has impacted people's lives and give viewers something to relate to and enjoy to watch.
This show is very popular because it gives high school students something to relate to. Spencer James, the main character in the show, is a wonderful football player who lives with his mother and little brother Dylan because his father left when he was eight years old, which is something a lot of athletes and even students in McMahon can relate too, because a great number of students, grow up with only one parent. “All American” shows that regardless of a parent not being in your life, there are still people there that want the best for you and you can still achieve your dreams. This show gives kids the hope of becoming something important, even if they grew up in a negative environment, and don't have both parents.
Football player Christian Renie stated,“ I am an African American playing football, facing all the odds and stereotypes.” Renie relates to Spencer James because with all the odds going against them both, they manage to make it through them and continue to be a great football player that they are. In today’s society, if you were born in a lower-class area you aren't expected to make it out, and even with those stereotypes, Renie has shown that those are just stereotypes, just like Spencer did. “Two of my goals are to play for Clemson University and then eventually playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Renie said. This is another reason Renie relates to Spencer because Spencers went to Beverly Hills High School to get into a good football college and of course going to the National Football League.
“All American” relates to students all over the world and gives hope to students who are growing up without a parent and our living in a lower-class area. “All American” is available on the CW app and Netflix to stream.