OK...well, I stuck around after new Degrassi to see what this original Teen Nick show was all about. Definitely, not Nicolodian clown fare (thankfully). What is it? A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story infused with pop culture fame. It's not easy being teenagers growing up in the shadow of their parents' superstar status.
|Grace Gummer as Anna|
It stars Walt (Tony Oller) and Anna (Grace Gummer) as happy siblings of mega star parents. Really, they have been pretty much grounded and down under in the so called outback as of late, but come back to see their Hollywood pals. Granted Oller comes off as eye candy except he's so down right sincere on screen, you can't help but want to watch him. Gummer is more like a young wanna be Meryl Streep (Actually, her mum is Meryl Streep in real life). Her character doesn't really go for style. She'd rather be writing. But there is this thing with Joey(Ryan Rottman..I hate his haircut, already) who wrote her real letters while she was away. And she's hoping it'll be the next best thing when they hook up.
The show is based on the A-list. I'm just not sure Degrassi fans are going to hone in on this show. After all, many are busy tumbling tumblr with graphics after an episode of characters they are legioned too.
But the show does have a certain bite. I'm not sure all the actors will deliver in the show. But if you've been waiting forever to see Tony Oller in something or Skyler Day and even Gia Mantegna to get a steady drama each can savor. You might want to tune in to find out.