Genera+ion: Season 1

Genera+ion: Season 1

Genera+ion: Season 1

High school students explore modern sexuality against the tide of their conservative community in this series produced by Lena Duhnam (Girls).

2021USAHBO
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
27 August 2021

Pilot

A group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

EPISODE 1.2
27 August 2021

Dickscovery

The chaos of Club Fair Day is unexpectedly interrupted, forcing the teens to reckon with some difficult truths. Later, just as Naomi decides to take her relationship with Jack to the next level, she makes... MORE a startling discovery.

EPISODE 1.3
27 August 2021

TBA

Nathan’s guilt over what happened with Naomi manifests in a very public declaration, while Chester, Riley and Greta sneak into an aquarium to get high. Later, Nathan once again forces Chester to play hero.

EPISODE 1.4
27 August 2021

Pussy Power

Chester angles to land himself in Sam's office only to struggle with the guidance he's given. Megan grapples with the rapidly evolving world.

EPISODE 1.5
27 August 2021

Gays and Confused

When school shuts down, Chester, Riley and Greta spend a blissful and intimate day together. With Chester distracted by a chance encounter with Sam, Greta and Riley explore a deeper level of their relationship.

EPISODE 1.6
27 August 2021

The Wheels on the Bussy

The GSA Club embarks on their long-awaited trip to San Francisco. Along the way, Greta and Riley navigate a new awkwardness in their friendship, Nathan and Naomi turn a fun game into a merciless sibling... MORE takedown, and Chester moves his questions for Sam offline.

EPISODE 1.7
27 August 2021

Desert Island

On the way to San Francisco, the group rallies to make the most of unforeseen circumstances. Nathan and Arianna face an awkward truth, while Greta and Riley struggle to connect. Later, Chester's admission to Sam... MORE sends them both spiraling.

EPISODE 1.8
27 August 2021

The Last Shall Be First

As Chester recovers from his misfire with Sam, his modest new look causes a scene at school. While Delilah enlists the help of all of her friends to make the most difficult decision of her... MORE life, Naomi inadvertently shares a private video with her entire family.

EPISODE 1.9
27 August 2021

Deepfake

Back at school, Greta and Riley encounter residual weirdness from their trip to San Francisco, and Cooper makes French class way more interesting for Naomi... and Delilah. After an uncharacteristically nervous Chester braves his first... MORE date with Bo, Nathan makes him an offer he can't refuse.

EPISODE 1.10
27 August 2021

Built for Pleasure

As Chester plays the part of his "boyfriend," Nathan returns the favor with some unsolicited dating assistance. Meanwhile, Greta finds herself stuck between family obligations and an exciting new connection with Luz, and Delilah keeps... MORE Riley close for an unconventional date with Cooper.

EPISODE 1.11
27 August 2021

Absolute Zero

Struggling to manage dynamics at home and at school, Riley pours herself into searching for a job, discovering support systems in Sam and Ana. Greta and Luz establish boundaries, while Chester and Bo find a... MORE spark. Later, Greta's family dinner is full of surprises and secrets.

EPISODE 1.12
27 August 2021

The High Priestess

Drowning in excessive male energy, Arianna hosts a girls-only sleepover for Naomi and Delilah. As they work to cast the negativity out of their lives, a potentially devastating secret also helps inspire a solution for... MORE Delilah and Naomi's romantic dilemma – much to Arianna's chagrin.

EPISODE 1.13
27 August 2021

There's Something About Hamburger Mary's

After Nathan tries rescheduling their mother-son date night, Megan begrudgingly joins him at a fundraiser for queer youth, where she struggles with revelations about both her kids. Meanwhile, her unexpected arrival forces Chester to divulge... MORE the details of his arrangement with Nathan to Bo, and Greta's indecisiveness finally catches up with her.

EPISODE 1.14
27 August 2021

Click Whirr

After her father delivers a crushing family update, a sleep-deprived Riley tries to avoid Sam's concern, searches for an MIA Chester, and bumps heads with Greta and Ana. Meanwhile, Naomi's dental procedure wreaks havoc on... MORE more than just her mouth.

EPISODE 1.15
27 August 2021

L'Amour

Mark's Valentine's Day party for the teens has an unexpected effect on his wife. After untangling their relationship from Nathan, Chester and Bo land in Megan's crosshairs. Riley and Greta work up the courage to... MORE level with each other.

EPISODE 1.16
27 August 2021

V-Day

Valentine's Day puts love, truth, and friendships to the test as Riley struggles to put out the overwhelming fires around her, Cooper pushes Delilah towards honesty, and Chester and Nathan's relationship comes full circle.

Genera+ion: Season 1 / Reviews

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The pushing has been done much better by other shows in just the last 18 months.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Generation is, hopefully, a step in the right direction for representation and ambition in teen shows. Unfortunately, that's not an excuse to treat characters with disingenuousness, nor is surface-level progress the recipe for a good watch.

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Vulture

Vulture

Enamored with the superficial things that make these characters feel contemporary, without showing much interest in what makes them distinctive just as people.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It's lighter than some of its peers, but still self-conscious... Still, there's promise here.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

The difference between the borderline-unbearable writing that some characters receive and the sensitive storytelling that others are granted is stark.

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Decider

Decider

Genera+ion isn't trying to make its teens into horny people who scarf MDMA like they're M&Ms. They're just horny, which in a way is a refreshing look at Gen Z.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It already has the comedy, but it needs to dwell more on real, heartfelt character developments to really shine.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's in the relatively organic unpacking of those issues that Generation begins to show its heart.

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Variety

Variety

Less of a definitive text on What It Means to Be Gen Z than it is further proof that no matter how much the times change, the basic tangle of being a teenager rarely does.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

An astute drama-comedy featuring well-drawn characters.

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