Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This Show is Trash: The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Where do we begin?  

The pilot of this show is a master class in heinous.  There was something thoroughly unconvincing about all of the performances, even veteran Brat Packer Molly Ringwald.

Not to mention the thought of the lead girl being sexually active at such a young age made us thoroughly jealous we were late bloomers.  And the obvious attempt at a diverse cast leaves us with every conceivable ethnicity represented, save for the American Indians but definitely including the mentally handicapped.  We are all for diversity amidst a normally white-washed television landscape, but let's break it down.  In high school, races segregate much more often than they congregate.

We begrudgingly sat through the pilot, but cared little for the cast members.  Although, kudos to John Schneider, TV's original Bo Duke, for landing yet another acting role.  Sure follows up his turn as porn kingpin on Nip/Tuck nicely.

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