March 27, 2011
Summary: Hurricane Chris is approaching the Cape, but the storm inside the Leery household might be more dangerous, as Gail realizes that Dawson knows about her affair with Bob. Mitch, still oblivious, invites Jen and Grams over to ride out the storm, and Joey, Bessie, and Bodie come over as well, so it’s a full house. And Dawson isn’t any happier to be stuck with Jen than with Gail. Plus, Bodie and Bessie don’t like Grams, and vice versa, so it’s fun for everyone.
Dawson overhears Gail on the phone with Bob, who’s covering the hurricane, and basically calls her a slut. He tells her to come clean to Mitch already, then storms off to call Jen a slut as well. Joey overhears their fight and tells Dawson he should just be glad he has a mom. Joey then talks to Gail, who announces that she’s going to end things with Bob. First, she heads straight to Mitch and tells him she’s been having an affair. He has to deal with a power outage before he can really let her have it.
Grams, seemingly aware of the situation, chats with Dawson about Frank Capra movies and encourages him to forgive Gail. Gail goes out to Mitch’s car, where he’s planning to ride out the rest of the storm, and he reminisces about the first time they met. He said he chose to fall in love with her, and now he’s choosing to hate her. He kicks her out of the car and drives off.
When the storm is over, Jen decides that she needs to tell Dawson the details of her life in New York. She first had sex at 12 (though it kind of sounds like she was actually raped), and she started drinking heavily and having sex with a lot of guys. Her parents caught her having sex in their bed and shipped her off to her grandparents’ so they wouldn’t have to deal with her. Jen promises that that wasn’t really her, and she may not be perfect, but she’s also not that self-destructive anymore. Dawson tells her that he’s realized he was using his parents’ relationship as a yardstick for their own, which was a bad idea. They agree to forgive each other and try again.
Mitch returns to the house and asks Gail why she hooked up with Bob. She admits that she felt her life was too perfect and she “wanted to want again.” He decides he doesn’t want to talk anymore. Dawson apologizes to Joey for not always taking her feelings into account, and she apologizes for “using the mother card.” They decide to put growing up on the shelf for a little while and play a game they used to play as kids.
Pacey and his police-officer brother Doug wind up at Tamara’s during the storm, where Pacey continually makes references to the fact that he thinks Doug is gay while Doug and Tamara hit it off. He asks Tamara out and is surprised when she reveals that she thinks he’s gay. Doug accuses Pacey of lying to her and gets so angry that he pulls a gun on his brother. Pacey takes back what he says and Doug acts like nothing happened. However, when he asks Tamara out again, she tells him she’s seeing someone. After the storm, Tamara tells Pacey that their relationship has to end sooner rather than later, but apparently not that soon.
Thoughts: Doug is played by Dylan Neal. Yum, Dylan Neal.
Isn’t Kevin Williamson gay? I only ask because he co-wrote this episode and there are a lot of inappropriate gay-related remarks from Pacey.
Gail flirts with Bob on the phone with Dawson, Mitch, Joey, Jen, Grams, Bessie, and Bodie all in the house. Wow, moron.
Joey seems to have forgotten that she, not Dawson, declared them too old for sleepovers.
Why would you tell your husband you’re cheating on him while you’re stuck in a house with him? Especially when you have guests?
Pretty interesting of Grams to talk to Dawson about forgiveness while simultaneously passing judgment on Bessie and Bodie. And by “interesting,” I mean annoying.
Summary: Dawson and Joey find Pacey and Tamara’s sex tape, though they can’t tell that Pacey is the guy with Tamara. They tell Jen and Pacey about the tape, which Pacey really wants to see. Dawson doesn’t get it to him quickly enough, so Pacey raids his room and finally explains exactly why he wants the tape. Dawson, as we’re often reminded, is a virgin, and sees no need to rush into anything like what Pacey’s been up to. Grams, however, thinks that since he’s a teenaged boy, he must only have one thing on the brain.
Mitch and Gail’s 20th anniversary is coming up, so Dawson takes Joey into town to help him pick out a gift. They run into Gail and Bob, the guy she’s having an affair with, and Dawson remains oblivious to what’s really going on. He takes Jen to his mom’s studio to do some work on his movie, and while they’re there, they see Gail and Bob kissing. Jen asks Dawson to talk to her about how he’s feeling, but instead, he turns to Joey. Joey comes clean with the fact that she already knew about the affair, and he’s understandably mad that he didn’t tell her. In fact, he’s so mad that he decides they’re not friends anymore.
This time Dawson turns to Jen, asking her to never keep secrets from him. Which means she needs to tell him some things – like the reason she came to Capeside. Her parents sent her there because she was, as they say in Sweet Valley High, “moving too fast” in New York. Oh, and she’s not a virgin like she’s been saying she is. Dawson is hurt by this and tries to avoid talking about it. Jen confronts him, asking him to at least admit that he’s not okay with her admission, but he still doesn’t want to talk. Pacey tells him that Jen is giving him an in and letting him know she’s up for a physical relationship in the future.
Knowing that Joey knows more about Dawson than anyone, Jen goes to her for advice. Joey tells her to wait because Dawson will eventually figure things out and come back to her. She tells Jen she’s waiting on someone, too, but it’s not clear if Jen knows she means Dawson (probably). Dawson decides he needs to do what Joey didn’t and tell Mitch about Gail’s affair, but he can’t do it. He and Joey meet up and work things out. She tries to fish for his feelings about her, at least as compared to Jen, but leaves believing that he’s already made his choice.
Back in Pacey World, once he gets the tape from Dawson, it’s out of sight, out of mind. He sees Tamara with Mr. Gold and gets jealous, then asks Tamara if there’s anything he needs to know about her other current sexual partners. Tamara assures him that he has nothing to worry about because Mr. Gold is gay. Inspired by Jen and Dawson’s recent conversations, Pacey asks Tamara how many other men she’s been with and is pleased that she considers him an important partner.
Thoughts: Grams should be fine with Jen dating Dawson. He’s the least threatening boy in the state. He’s the Todd Wilkins of Capeside.
Yes, Pacey, that tape could ruin your life. Uh, you’re not the one who could end up in jail!
I get Dawson not catching on about Gail and Bob’s affair, but there’s no way he could miss all of Joey’s glares and eyerolls. They can be seen from space.
Silly Pacey, thinking you can have sex without consequences. You’re on a teen show, dude.
“Why are you so surprised any time I jump at the chance to spend time with you?” Dawson’s not the only one who’s surprised, Jen.
Pacey and Tamara probably shouldn’t have loud fights about sex in her classroom with the door open.
March 26, 2011
Summary: Jessi’s next Short Takes class is about computer programming, and it’s taught by a nerdy, antisocial guy named Mr. Trout. The kids in the class play pranks on him and he does nothing to stop them. Jessi thinks the pranks are dumb, but she doesn’t want to be an outcast, so she just puts up with them. Also, she can’t deny that using a fish hook to snag the guy’s toupee is funny.
Jessi’s helping out with the Sixth Grade Follies, a talent show that involves making fun of teachers. It’s organized by two teachers nicknamed the Dollies for their love of (and resemblance to) Dolly Parton. They are awesome. Jessi’s first enlisted to play one of the Dollies, but then her classmates decide that she should play Mr. Trout. She thinks his presence in the skit might be construed as mean or embarrassing, and she doesn’t want to do it, but again, she gives in to peer pressure and agrees to do it. Everyone thinks it’s hilarious except Mr. Trout, who is a no-show in school the Monday after the show.
Everyone tells Jessi that Mr. Trout leaving wasn’t her fault, even though the skit was basically the straw that broke the camel’s back. She puts up a petition to allow him to come back, but no one really takes it seriously. The Dollies try to convince Jessi that Mr. Trout just didn’t have a sense of humor about himself.
Jessi still has horrible guilt over her part in Mr. Trout leaving, and she eventually tells the principal, Mr. Kingbridge, about all the pranks. He tells her that some people aren’t cut out to be teachers. Who knew you couldn’t be sensitive and be a teacher? I hope that doesn’t screw up any of Mary Anne’s future plans. Also, Jessi’s the only person who doesn’t think Mr. Trout brought the abuse on himself. I hate to see how SMS handles bullying. Anyway, she writes Mr. Trout a letter of apology and he tells her he doesn’t blame her.
The B-plot is one of those stories where the BSC’s sitting charges do something the BSC girls are doing. Becca is inspired by Jessi to put on a kids’ version of the Follies, where they make fun of the sitters. Their jokes are all in fun, though, so no one gets upset. The jokes are all spot-on, too.
Thoughts: “Her stepfather is a millionaire, which is a long story I’ll leave for later.” Uh, her mom married a rich guy. There’s your story.
Now suddenly Jessi’s a bad singer? But I thought she was supposed to be awesome. Well, now I don’t know what to believe.
Haley asks Stacey if Kristy is president of the BSC. I must direct Haley to this wonderful (and frightening) site.
Jessi’s mom says she didn’t know Jessi had such a “sense of comedy” But we know from Hello, Mallory that she loves jokes. So either the ghostwriter screwed up (never!) or Jessi’s mom has early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Vanessa, as Claudia in the Follies, eats a bunch of junk food, then says a clock would make a good hat. Love it!
Summary: Joey and Dawson watch From Here to Eternity, and he tells her he wants to have that making-out-on-the-beach moment with Jen, even though they haven’t even had one kiss yet. Joey tells him he once again wants his life to be a movie, but the reality of a seemingly romantic scene like that one is that you just end up with sand in annoying places. Dawson decides his movie is the perfect pretense to spend time alone with Jen, and he’ll shoot a special scene in some ruins to set the mood.
Surprisingly, it’s Joey’s love life that heats up first: She has a little bit of a love connection with a rich visitor named Anderson while she’s working at the Ice House (which I guess Bessie and Bodie own? I’m not sure), then encounters him later on his sailboat. He thinks she’s also a rich visitor, and she decides to play along, telling him her name is Deborah Kerr…er, Carson. They go sailing and end up on an island, where they almost have that making-out-in-the-sand moment, before Joey stops it.
Anderson winds up at the Ice House again, and Joey has to pretend she’s hanging out with Dawson and Jen instead of working. Jen covers for her nicely, while Dawson thinks she’s crazy. Bessie almost busts Joey, but Bodie plays along, because he is awesome. Joey debates coming clean to Anderson, who’s not in town for long, but ultimately tells him she’s going back to New York. After they say goodbye – and she gets her first kiss – Joey realizes she made a mistake by mentioning a restaurant in New York that’s been closed for a year, so she might not have gotten away clean after all.
Dawson manages to get a crappy job on the set of the football movie his film class is making, because a crappy job on a movie set is better than nothing, I guess. Jen is there, since Cliff got her a role as a cheerleader, and she claims she accepted it to be closer to Dawson. The movie has a lot of problems that Dawson wants to fix, but annoying Nellie, a producer, won’t let him. Cliff finally tells her to at least listen to Dawson, and he comes up with a way to shoot a certain scene that no one else thought of.
Pacey’s failing English (all of his classes, actually), so he asks Tamara to tutor him. That is not a euphemism. Well, not yet, anyway. They spend some time discussing Ethan Frome, and Tamara’s so impressed by how well Pacey grasps it that she doesn’t have a good-enough reward for his hard work. He asks for sex, so she calls his bluff, offering to do it right on her desk. He admits he’s a virgin and she tells him he needs to find a girl his own age. Later, Pacey finds Tamara flirting with Mr. Gold, Dawson’s film teacher, and she apparently realizes that she doesn’t want someone her own age either.
Dawson takes Jen to the ruins to shoot their scene, and things turn romantic. As they’re starting to kiss, she realizes that the camera is on and stops it. They hear people coming and hide. For some reason, this strikes them both as romantic, despite all the cobwebs around them, and they make out. Also making out, and then some: Pacey and Tamara, who have come to the ruins to further their relationship. And that’s how Pacey lost his V card.
Thoughts: “Written by Rob Thomas”?? Really? Maybe that’s why Pacey and Joey’s dialogue with each other was so good.
I thought Dawson was only allowed to hang out in the film class if he didn’t talk. By the way, can we make that a condition for other situations?
I’ve now watched two TV shows this week with Scott Foley and references to From Here to Eternity: this and Grey’s Anatomy.
Joey’s a pretty good liar: She researched a school to say she attends, then gets Anderson to stop asking for details about her father’s company by saying they manufacture tampons.
I’d like to know if the film class’ football movie is more or less lame than Varsity Blues, but I’m not willing to do the research necessary to find out.
March 24, 2011
Summary: Jessica finds out that her favorite soap, The Young and the Beautiful, is looking for teenage identical twins for a week-long plot. Not only that, but said twins get to act opposite Jessica’s favorite actor, supposed hunk Brandon Hunter. This is a world where soap actors are considered A-list and the paparazzi follow them everywhere – in other words, a fictional place – and we all know Jessica wants to be famous, so this is a dream come true for her. The only problem is that Elizabeth doesn’t want to be on the show.
Lila helps Jess trick Elizabeth into going to the audition by making her think she’s going to a discussion group. When Liz figures out she’s been duped, she and Jessica get into a big fight, and the casting director thinks they were just auditioning a little early, so she gives them the roles. Except Elizabeth still doesn’t want to do it, and she’s even more upset with Jessica. Jess goes to a cast luncheon by herself and starts getting a big head, even making it clear to Sam that his puny little nonfamous life bores her.
Jessica goes back to L.A. and hangs out with Brandon, who’s 22 and creepy for wanting to hang out with a teenager so much. Rumors start spreading that they’re dating, which thrills Jessica. Since Elizabeth still doesn’t want to go on the show, Jessica decides she has to guilt/force her into it. She calls the LA Times and finagles a chance for Elizabeth to write about her experience on the show. Elizabeth realizes she can’t say no to the writing experience, which means she also can’t say no to doing the soap. She doesn’t really care about acting, though, and she hates Brandon, who is increasingly annoying and egotistical.
Sam tries to make amends with Jessica (it involves a Batman costume, for no apparent reason), but she’s totally a jerk to him and he tells her she’s changed. Then Jessica overhears Brandon talking about her and realizes that he’s only been “with” her to get himself publicity. Jess and Elizabeth play some stupid tricks on him while they’re filming, as well as during a live show (which…just…no). The soap wants to offer the twins a contract, but they decide they like their lives in Sweet Valley. Elizabeth also turns down an offer from the LA Times because she’s too busy to keep up the writing. Oh, and Sam and Jessica are fine, because he’s a moron, I guess.
Also, the twins get a Jeep, which I guess is supposed to be important?
Thoughts: The ghostwriter clearly knows nothing about soaps. I’m not an expert or anything, but I’ve been watching them for 15 years, and I know a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff, and the ghostwriter obviously just made stuff up. Soap stars don’t get stalked by the paparazzi unless they’re involved with other celebrities. They don’t tape episodes that air the same day. They don’t do live shows (some used to, but not anymore). They don’t let 16-year-olds hang out on set and sign contracts without a guardian. They don’t cast random teenagers for a week-long plot. And they definitely don’t bring on twins unless one of them is evil. (Unless they’re Alcazars, in which case they’re both evil, and then one is redeemed by the love of a woman.)
It’s 1992 and Elizabeth still has a typewriter. Ay yi yi.
Elizabeth thinks soaps are stupid. I knew I hated that girl.
Elizabeth wears peach chinos and a matching oversized shirt with a flower on the pocket. Yes, that’s right, Elizabeth dresses like your grandma.
The casting director wears her hair in a “unicorn horn” tied with multicolored ribbons. Well, clearly this woman knows where to get the good drugs.
“It’s one of the most exciting story lines of the whole year. You two girls will fight over America’s number-one bachelor, and by the end of the week, he’ll choose one of you to be his lady love. The fans will go crazy over it.” Uh, no, they won’t. Fans don’t care about characters who will only be around for a week. Also, fans care about death, faked deaths, the mob, and explosions. This is why General Hospital‘s ratings went up when a limo blew up and a mobster’s wife was presumed dead on her wedding day. (Oh, yeah, fans also care about weddings.)
So Ned and Alice are okay with Jessica dating a 22-year-old? I know they’re horrible parents, but I didn’t realize they’d completely checked out.
There’s a whole boring section with Elizabeth, Ned, and Todd looking at Jeeps that only serves to show that Elizabeth knows about cars. Yeah, that’s great, but I can never get back the minutes I spent reading that.
Sam wears denim shorts and a flourescent green tank top. It appears Sam escaped from the cast of Wet Hot American Summer.
March 23, 2011
Entertainment Weekly‘s review of Sweet Valley Confidential makes me so excited. Todd and Jessica are engaged? Lila married Ken and got a boob job? Enid is a recovering alcoholic, an OB, AND a Republican?
You guys, I think this might be too good to be true.
March 22, 2011
Summary: Dawson’s still working on his movie for the film festival, and now he has more incentive to make it great: Capeside’s film class is submitting a movie starring, written, and directed by Cliff Elliott star of the football team, and losing to them would obviously be a fate worse than death. However, Joey isn’t making things easier, since her character and Pacey’s character are supposed to be dating, but she refuses to kiss him.
Dawson manages to solve that problem while solving another problem, namely that he needs to spend more time with Jen. He kills off Joey’s character and brings in Jen as his leading lady. But when he sees Jen and Pacey really getting into the kiss (well, more Pacey than Jen), he gets jealous and cuts it. This amuses Joey, who’s also jealous of Jen, but because of her blossoming relationship with Dawson. She watches Dawson’s dad Mitch teach him about kissing (Dawson practices on a bust of Joey’s head he made for the movie), wishing he was thinking of her, not Jen.
Cliff asks Jen to a school dance, which Dawson was originally planning to skip, but he decides to enlist Joey as his wingwoman and head over to try to get Cliff out of the picture. The two guys have a loud fight over Jen, which embarrasses her, though not as much as it should embarrass Dawson. On his way home, Dawson runs into Jen and tells her he wants to be with her. She’s interested but afraid of moving too fast. Even though he really wants a kiss, she’ll only give him a dance.
Pacey’s also having relationship issues, in that he doesn’t have any kind of relationship with Tamara. She refuses to talk about their kiss and makes it clear that they can only have a teacher/student relationship. He finds her at the spot where they kissed and she tells him that what happened can never happen again. And then they make out some more.
Joey’s lurking around the Leery household when she overhears Gail having a flirty phone conversation…in the closet. Gail tries to pretend nothing strange happened, but Joey decides to come clean and simply says, “I know.” Later, Joey rails at Gail for doing something that could destroy her family, but Gail is only concerned with whether or not Dawson knows. She tries to be romantic with Mitch, who’s none the wiser, and it’s clear that she feels bad about hurting him, not that that makes her cut off her affair.
Thoughts: I hate it when teenagers on TV shows are studying a book that fits what they’re going through. (Pacey’s class is studying Wuthering Heights, and Tamara gives a monologue about how Heathcliff and Catherine never should have been together.) Degrassi is much more subtle about it.
Scott Foley plays Cliff! He’s a high schooler! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Joey, button your shirt. Mitch doesn’t want to see your bikini top. Well, maybe he does, but you’re 15, so stop it.
Speaking of things Mitch may or may not want to see, Jen tells Joey she has a nice body, then basically gives her a spongebath.
Dawson puts on a vest when he gets ready to go see Jen. Yeah, that’s why you’re single.
Dawson: “Why don’t you just go?” Cliff: “What if I don’t?” Dawson: “I haven’t thought it through that far!” Hee.
There’s a weird moment where Joey says something about “the remote on the rewind of life,” which I’m sure was supposed to be “the rewind on the remote of life,” and the way she laughs makes me think that Katie Holmes realized she botched the line, but they left it in.
March 20, 2011
Summary: The students at SMS take a class called Project Work, where they have actual jobs a few days a week. (Just go with it.) Many of them work at the mall, and Stacey winds up working in a toy store. There’s been a rash of shoplifting, so the students are all taught to look out for shifty people, but apparently they’re not very good at it, since the shoplifting continues. And this is even with Kristy “working” security.
The BSC girls notice three kids hanging around the mall a lot and realize that their parents are never around. Some of the mall employees are suspicious that someone is actually living in the mall. There’s more shoplifting shenanigans, and Stacey even catches a masked guy in a storeroom. Some teenagers are arrested for the thefts, but stuff keeps disappearing, and it still seems like someone’s living there. The BSC girls are at the mall way too much, partly because they’re helping to start a daycare center, and they manage to get a lot of information they probably shouldn’t have.
Stacey finally puts together that the three kids have been living in the mall. But now the kids seem to have vanished, and the girls are suspicious of the mall manager, because he’s too nice. Yes, really. The BSC girls find the kids and learn that they’ve been living in the mall because their mom is in the hospital and they ran out of money. The mall manager knew they were there and let them stay because they knew he was stealing stuff and he wanted them to keep quiet. In conclusion, this book was dumb, unrealistic, and dumb some more.
Thoughts: The Project Work class is part of a series called Short Takes, where students learn actual applicable things, like how to make a budget. This should totally exist in real life.
Kristy suggests reducing BSC meetings to one a week during Project Work. Someone should check to make sure she doesn’t have a concussion.
Stacey’s boss says that parents often leave their kids in the toy store while they go somewhere else, and she doesn’t know what to do about it. Uh, tell them to stop?
I’m so sure mall security let Kristy work back-up for a sting operation. They probably told her that and then tried really hard not to laugh in her face.
The mall has a store called the Cheese Outlet. Sophisticated.
So the kids wound up living in the mall because their aunt never showed up to take care of them. Yeah, I hope their mom cut her sister out of her life after that. That’s pretty much unforgivable.
Summary: Dawson Leery is a movie-loving 15-year-old with a seemingly perfect life. His best friend, Joey Potter (a girl), has a much-less-than-perfect life: Her mom’s dead, her dad’s in prison, and she and her sister Bessie don’t have much money. (Bessie is also pregnant by her black boyfriend, so there’s a bit of a stigma there.) Dawson and Joey have been friends since childhood, but all of a sudden Joey has realized that – hey! – he’s a guy and she’s a girl, and they can’t do everything the way they used to. Like sleep in the same bed. Yes, seriously.
Things get even more complicated when Jen Lindley arrives in Capeside from New York. Joey is instantly jealous of the attention Dawson shows Jen, even though Jen is perfectly nice and keeps trying to connect with her. Joey finally explodes when she, Dawson, Jen, and their friend Pacey Witter go to the movies together and Joey sees Dawson trying to hold Jen’s hand. He confronts her and she accuses him of trying to drum up conflict to make his perfect life more interesting. He tries to convince her that things don’t have to change just because they’re growing up. She’s not sure until he tells her how many times he – ahem – “walks his dog.” Yeah, he still wants to bang Jen.
Pacey’s issues are much more complicated. And grosser. He flirts with Tamara Jacobs when she comes to the video store where he and Dawson work, and then discovers that she’s his new English teacher. He continues the flirting, despite how completely inappropriate the situation is, and even stalks to her to the movies, where he fights with her date and gets punched by another guy. And then Tamara kisses him, which means Pacey will never learn.
In other news, Jen (a self-proclaimed atheist) has trouble getting along with her conservative, church-going grandmother, Grams, and Dawson thinks his news-anchor mom, Gail, is sleeping with her co-anchor. He’s right, but Joey’s the only one who knows it.
Thoughts: Yes, I was a Dawson’s Creek fan as a teenager. I was exactly in the show’s target demographic, and for some reason, it sucked me right in. I thought it would make a good addition to the blog. At least we can make fun of the ridiculous dialogue and unrealistic plotlines and unfortunate wardrobes.
First, the question everyone has been asking since this show debuted in 1998: Who let Dawson and Joey have sleepovers until they were 15?
And another important question: Why does everyone on this show dress like pastel is about to be banned? Also, Tamara and Gail have unbelievable hair. I don’t think they ever got the memo that the ’80s are over.
If I had a sister and she had a boyfriend, I would never use the word “orgasmic” around him.
Dawson and Pacey work at a video store. Aw, remember videos?
Hey, Nellie, Cordelia Chase called. She wants you to cut it out.
Dawson thinks he can win a film contest with a cheesy horror movie? Really?
I hate it when Grams calls Jen “Jennifer” in that warning tone. It always makes me feel like I’ve done something wrong.
Joey tells Dawson his dad is “the perfect male specimen.” EW.
Capeside High is only grades 10-12? That’s weird.
Joey’s dad was imprisoned for trafficking more than 10,000 pounds of pot. HOLY CRAP. That’s a lot of weed.
If Dawson thinks there’s never been a sex scene in a Spielberg movie, he wasn’t paying attention during Schindler’s List.
Trivia: The movie Pacey stalks Tamara to is Waiting for Guffman.
I can’t agree with Joe that Dawson just wants conflict in his life so it’ll be more like a movie. Honestly, I think he’s just clueless enough to think everything’s fine and she doesn’t have a problem with Jen.
I remember it seeming so scandalous that Pacey would hook up with a teacher. Now it’s a staple plot on any show with teenagers.
March 19, 2011
I’ve decided to branch out from just writing about books, and I’ve chosen a late-’90s/early-’00s TV show to cover. There are a lot of ’90s shows I could write about, but I wanted to pick one that fits the blog. My favorite ’90s show is Buffy, and I’ve thought about covering that, but I’ve already written about it extensively elsewhere, so I thought I’d try something new.
I’ve picked a show I watched part of but never finished, one that I think had a big impact on ’90s pop culture. It launched a handful of careers (to varying degrees of success) and is still talked about today. I just hope I’ll be able to find all the episodes online. (Paying money for the DVDs would be too embarrassing.)
If everything goes as planned, I plan to have the recap of the first episode up tomorrow, so stay tuned…