Dangerous Minds: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Dangerous Minds: Season 1 (1996-1997)



Critic Consensus: Annie Potts does a commendable job of making the character of Louanne Johnson her own, but Dangerous Minds suffers from the same fatal flaw as its cinematic inspiration -- namely, a lack of authenticity.


Tv Season Info

A drama inspired by the life of Louanne Johnson, a former marine who takes a job teaching English at a California inner-city high school and wins over her tough-minded students. Michelle Pfeiffer starred in the movie version, based on the book `My Posse Don't Do Homework.'


Annie Potts
as Louanne Johnson
Tamala Jones
as Callie Timmons
Cedrick Terrell
as James Revill
Michael Jace
as Jerome Griffin
Greg Serano
as Gusmaro Lopez
Maria Costa
as Blanca Guerrero
Vicellous Reon Shannon
as Cornelius Hawkins
Jenny Gago
as Amanda Bardales
LaToya Howlett
as Alvina Edwards
Stanley Anderson
as Bud Bartkus
Jenny O'Hara
as Jean Warner
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Critic Reviews for Dangerous Minds: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

The pilot attempts to cover too much territory, too easily, but it reveals Potts really does have the right stuff to shine dramatically as a teacher out to open hearts as well as minds

October 20, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Unfortunately, this series makes the same mistake as the 1995 movie did: Instead of allowing relationships to be established over the course of the season, Superteach is in too big a hurry to get everyone in a class hug.

October 19, 2021 | Full Review…

The first episode is very good -- and promising. Plus: Potts is a great actress and a tough teacher.

October 25, 2021 | Full Review…

She gives every moment -- and dollar -- to her students, a common flaw in TV teachers that is as unrealistic as it is unfair to the drama and to real teachers.

October 20, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The steady beat of the soundtrack's urban music is catchy, and the freeze-frame camera work is stylish. Potts is more believable (and a lot tougher) than Pfeiffer, but the kids in her class toe the line way too quickly.

October 20, 2021 | Full Review…

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. So is spending an hour watching this pretentious piece of tripe. Rent the movie instead.

October 14, 2021 | Full Review…

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