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American Crime

American Crime

ABC 2015

An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of American Crime

American Crime - S1E3

#1 - Episode 3


Season 1 - Episode 3

Nearly a month after the arraignment of the accused, the emotional complications of all involved continue to deepen.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Crime from 581 votes.

American Crime - S1E2

#2 - Episode 2


Season 1 - Episode 2

Thirty-six hours have passed and reality is starting to sink in for all sides. Barb and Russ must come face-to-face with the suspects, Carter and Aubry, for the first time at the arraignment hearing. For Aubry and Carter, the hearing is their first opportunity to see one another since being arrested. Elsewhere, Tony finds himself terrified and alone as he gets placed into juvenile detention. The gravity of the situation weighs heavy on his father, Alonzo. Hector's legal troubles are compounded when the investigators discover an existing warrant for his arrest in Mexico. With more unsettling facts being uncovered about Matt and Gwen, relations between Barb and Russ, and Tom and Eve grow increasingly strained as they disagree on where Matt's body should be buried.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Crime from 661 votes.

American Crime - S1E1

#3 - Episode 1


Season 1 - Episode 1

After a young couple is attacked in their home, the case sends shock waves into the community, stirring up tensions across racial lines.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Crime from 881 votes.

American Crime - S3E1

#4 - Episode 1


Season 3 - Episode 1

An undocumented worker, Luis Salazar, travels from Mexico into the United States in search of a job, only to discover that modern servitude is thriving in the farmlands and agricultural communities. Coy Henson is a young, white American male, estranged from his family and hopelessly addicted to drugs. Hesby Farms, a struggling family-owned tomato farm, is forced to cut back on labor costs in order to be competitive in a market that continuously demands lower prices. Jeanette Hesby, who married into the family that owns the farm, begins to learn the shocking truth behind their wealth. Kimara Walters is a dedicated social worker who truly wants to help those in need. When Kimara meets Shae Reese, a 17-year-old prostitute, Kimara wants to help Shae get out of the business, turn her life around and testify against her pimp in court.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Crime from 675 votes.

American Crime - S1E6

#5 - Episode 6


Season 1 - Episode 6

Barb turns to the media to draw attention to her son's case after Carter and Aubry are apprehended following their failed attempt to leave the country. Meanwhile, Tony goes to extremes to find out who attacked his sister; Aliyah worries about her brother's predicament now that he's back in jail; and Hector is pressured to testify by Palmer and Soderbergh.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Crime from 477 votes.

American Crime - S1E4
#6 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4

Russ and Barb's youngest son, Mark, comes to Modesto to support his estranged parents as emotions run high when new information allows Carter's defense team to be granted a bail hearing. Meanwhile, Aliyah wants her brother to stay away from Aubry; and Tony gets out of juvenile hall on a probationary release into Alonzo's care.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of American Crime from 531 votes.

American Crime - S3E2
#7 - Episode 2
Season 3 - Episode 2

While Luis finds himself sinking further into servitude on the farm, Isaac tries to protect Coy from abusive conditions in the fields. Meanwhile, Jeanette begins to wonder if her family is down-playing a trailer fire, which killed a number of their undocumented workers. Kimara tries to transition Shae from being an underage victimized prostitute to sustaining herself as she tries to convince Shae to testify against her former pimp.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of American Crime from 565 votes.

American Crime - S2E1
#8 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1

Season two is set in the United States Midwest at two high schools, one public and one private. Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players on an elite private high school championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of American Crime from 520 votes.

American Crime - S1E7
#9 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7

Tony's arrested again and sent back to juvenile detention after an incriminating video surfaces. Meanwhile, Aubry is asked to testify against Carter, who's in solitary confinement, in order to stay out of jail; Mark's fiancée, Richelle, has an awkward first meeting with Barb; and Aliyah plans a peaceful demonstration to support her brother when the prosecution isn't interested in new evidence that could help him.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of American Crime from 474 votes.

American Crime - S2E2
#10 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2

Annie calls 911 to get help for Taylor, but it's not easy getting the authorities to pay attention to the alleged crime. Meanwhile, Leslie makes sure the Leyland School is ready for the impending investigation. Terri has an intervention with Kevin and Eric's truth comes out.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of American Crime from 469 votes.

Last updated: apr 17, 2021



There's some undeniable sense of truth in this show, those events and those characters, that is impossible to not relate to.


Like it!!! Really like watching American Crime. Like how cast has different role & look in each season. i still don't get the rating, it is one of the best series running. no cheap tricks, no "unexpected but seen a million times" turns and twists. each episode is just another brick in the wall for all the characters. and they are not black or white, they are grey. like everyone in real life. when they move to a darker or lighter shade of grey it is just life as it is. highly recommendable!!! My score: 7/10.


what can 1 say about this one ?! well i'm hooked great programming gritty and there is integrity that runs through this 1 great work. thumbs up on this one !


Good show must watch culture drama show


Just finished season 1, at times it was good however all too often the story and characters just aren't believable. We were spite watching and asking ourselves is it over yet for the final 3 or 4 episodes. Although each season is a new story I doubt we will try season 2 as season 1 was a disappointment right down to the lackluster conclusion.


American Crime is an intense ABC tv series that aims to portrait, as the name states, crimes in the USA. The first season follows the aftermath of a brutally attacked young couple in Modesto, California. It follows an unusual perspective, focusing on the lives of the parents and attacker of the couple instead of focusing mainly on the couple itself. Besides the emotional impact, American Crime addresses everyday problems like race and discrimination. Not everyone will enjoy its different approach but it’s definitely a fresh and well done tv series. And I feel it doesn’t have enough recognition or even enough people watching it, I’m not quite sure why. It has everything to be a big hit: an excellent cast performing brilliantly, a rich script, plot twists and character development. Its slow pace might not be for everyone, but it’s worth it because there is such an evolution through out the season. It’s a true portrait of the real life, with real people and real problems. Season two follows a different story with almost the same cast. Tackling also difficult subjects like race, sexuality, rape and power, it doesn’t lose any of its good qualities from the previous season. It still has strong performances and a insightful and well written script. I can't wait for the third season. For more reviews please check secretsanddoors.wordpress.com :)

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