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Viewers furious after watching psychological thriller The Teacher on Netflix

Claire Reid

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Viewers furious after watching psychological thriller The Teacher on Netflix

Featured Image Credit: Channel 5/Netflix

Viewers have been left less than impressed after binge-watching drama mini-series The Teacher on Netflix.

The four-parter centres on English teacher Jenna Garvey (played by Sheridan Smith) who is accused of having sex with 15-year-old pupil Kyle (played by Samuel Bottomley).

You can see a trailer for it here:

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Although her recollection of the night is pretty much non-existent thanks to how much she drank, Jenna is adamant that she’s innocent - but convincing the press, her school and the police is another matter.

As well as losing her job and seeing herself the centre of a police investigation, Jenna must also confront her past to get to the bottom of the situation.

Along the way, we get glimpses of the night in question; a trek through Jenna’s past; and more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at. Not to mention a typically stellar performance from Sheridan.

An official synopsis teases: “When a student accuses her of assault, a popular English teacher struggles to recall what happened on the drunken night that put her future in peril.”

The Teacher stars Sheridan Smith as Jenna Garvey. Credit: Channel 5/Netflix
The Teacher stars Sheridan Smith as Jenna Garvey. Credit: Channel 5/Netflix

First released on Channel 5 last year, the show has since made its way to Netflix where it’s been watched by a new batch of drama-loving viewers.

However, not everyone was left impressed with the show’s ending - without giving away any spoilers, viewers flocked to Twitter where they branded it ‘disappointing’ and ‘rubbish’.

One person wrote: “Has anybody seen The Teacher on Netflix…? Me and Ellie watched it last night and I'm still annoyed about how bad the ending was.”

Another said: “Just finished watching The Teacher on Netflix and it’s possibly the worst ending to any show I’ve ever seen, wish I didn’t bother!”

Viewers were left disappointed by the ending. Credit: Channel 5/Netflix
Viewers were left disappointed by the ending. Credit: Channel 5/Netflix

A third commented: “I binge-watched The Teacher on Netflix yesterday and I was literally on the edge of my seat for parts of it, then the ending was absolute rubbish and I'm still fed up about it now.”

While someone else wrote: “How disappointing is The Teacher’s ending on Netflix.”

Others heaped praise on star Sheridan, saying she was the best thing about the series, with one viewer posting: “God bless Sheridan Smith for being the only redeeming quality of The Teacher on Netflix. It’s the royalty-free club music and horrific acting from Kyle’s mum that’s got me.”

Another added: “Watched The Teacher last night. Gripped for all four episodes, but such a poor ending. Sheridan Smith played a blinder though.”

If you want to decide for yourself then The Teacher is available on Netflix now.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, Sheridan Smith

Claire Reid
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