Sunday, November 06, 2005

The N

When the sun goes down, Noggin beccomes The N, a network devoted to teens. While their reruns consist of '90s sitcom bullshit like Moesha, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the original series they air are generally envelope-pushing, engrossing and fairly mind-blowing. There is the dearly departed Radio Free Roscoe, the flawless Degrassi franchise, Instant Star
[all of which come from CTV] and the new South of Nowhere [pictured]. SON is straightforward and pulls no punches when tackling issues of family, religion, acceptance, race and sexuality--and all in the first episode. The show focuses on an unconvential small town family from Ohio that has just moved to L.A., but it is definitely not predictable. The second episode premieres this coming Friday at 8:30 PM.

Luckily SON has come along because The O.C. has been rather bad this season.


Blogger Christine said...

After watching the premiere, two things really stuck out in my head. First of all, is Spencer a lesbian or what? She needs to make up her mind, and even if she isn't...threesomes are so going to occur between her new gal-friendly pal Ashley and the used-to-be basketball star Aiden. (and if they don't, then I'm never going to watch SON ever again.) And secondly, was I the only one shocked when adopted bro Clay announced to the Carlin family that the LA police arrested him for "driving while black?"

1:01 AM EST  
Blogger Dany said...

I am glad that the whole Speencer being a lesbian thing is nebulous because I am sure she likes boys but is really confused about her feelings for Ashley.

Regarding Clay, the whole black thing is new for him and I think the "driving while black" comment was a phrase he picked up from his new friends.

2:51 PM EST  
Blogger Joey said...

dude, i blogged about this show last week. isn't there a lady sovereign/tom vek mashup you can post about?

5:02 PM EST  

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