We Are Who We Are: Season 1

We Are Who We Are: Season 1

We Are Who We Are: Season 1

Luca Guadagnino, Oscar-nominated director of Call Me By Your Name, helms this HBO mini-series centred on two young people who experience the messy exhilaration and anguish of teenagehood while living on an American military base in Italy.

2020Italy, USAHBO
Drama
EPISODE 1.1
3 November 2020

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When Sarah Wilson is named the new commander of a difficult military unit in Chioggia, Italy, she uproots her wife Maggie and teenage son Fraser to start a new chapter in this unfamiliar seaside town.

EPISODE 1.2
3 November 2020

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The arrival of Caitlin's period accelerates her secret desire to experiment with her gender expression--and to flirt with girls, test boundaries with her boyfriend Sam, and spar with her father Richard.

EPISODE 1.3
3 November 2020

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A fracture begins to form within the friend group following Caitlin and Sam's breakup. Maggie attends the Chioggia Festival with the neighborhood women and finds an unexpected companion. Meanwhile, the progress Colonel Wilson has made... MORE in her new role is derailed when she decides to deploy her troops early--and her complex relationship with Fraser is rattled.

EPISODE 1.4
3 November 2020

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With his deployment timeline fast-tracked, Craig spontaneously proposes to his Italian girlfriend, Valentina. Determined to ship him off with a celebration he'll never forget, his friends pool their resources for a Hawaiian-themed wedding that leads... MORE to an evening of debauchery.

EPISODE 1.5
3 November 2020

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As the power struggle between Sarah and Richard escalates, the relationship between their wives continues to grow, and Sarah fuels the fire by spending time with Caitlin on the base’s virtual shooting range.

EPISODE 1.6
3 November 2020

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Sarah is thrilled to learn about her son's burgeoning friendship with Jonathan and, grateful for a strong male influence in Fraser's life, encourages them to spend more time together – even if Maggie doesn't understand.

EPISODE 1.7
3 November 2020

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The friend group fractures even further over their hatred for Colonel Wilson, whom they blame for a tragedy that's rocked the base.

EPISODE 1.8
3 November 2020

Right here, right now #8

In honor of her last day in Italy, Caitlin and Fraser sneak off to catch a concert in Bologna. Along the way, Fraser finally feels comfortable admitting a shocking secret about Mark and finds a... MORE new friend in Luca before he and Caitlin spend their final moments together in the most beautiful place on earth. Season finale.

We Are Who We Are: Season 1 / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The kids sometimes seem wise and mature and accepting beyond their years only to fly off the handle and engage in that distinctly teenage brand of solipsism, where the people around you don’t matter nearly as much as you and your own feelings.

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Vulture

Vulture

It’s not a traditional television show. It’s poetry. It’s a photograph of a moment in time. Every episode is an invitation to just sit within those verses and pictures and appreciate them, without judgment.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

This story is contemporary, lively, and breathtakingly human, dwelling in the awkwardness of teenage exploration and sensation with an honesty that is at times painful. It is Guadagnino’s talent to make this sprawling, uncomfortable period of life into something that reads, onscreen, as poignant and beautiful.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Whether you want to read poetry or swim under the Italian sun, “We Are Who We Are” gives you everything you could hope for. Kick back and enjoy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An aura of pleasant aimlessness suffuses the production, its evocation of eternal summer mirroring the teens’ approach to their here-but-not-really-ness. But of course the scripts (by Guadagnino, Paolo Giordano and Francesca Manieri) are meticulously crafted, guided in large part by the steady unearthing of the characters’ layers.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Newcomer Seamón, meanwhile, is a real find: Caitlin has a different identity (and, at times, a different name) for every person in her life, but can be just as raw and vulnerable as Fraser, if not more.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Despite some flat characters, Guadagnino exuberantly spotlights his cast of up-and-comers, especially Corey Knight as a sweetheart soldier with star-spangled boxer briefs. ... Has there ever been a military base this radiant with hedonistic pansexual yearning? I don’t believe it, but these kids are alright.

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Variety

Variety

The show losing the thread of those adult characters is a particular shame because everything else in “We Are Who We Are” is so impressively, specifically meticulous.

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