All time faves

A list of my favourite tv shows over the years beginning in childhood, right through to the present.
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1.
Rainbow (1972 TV Series)
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories. (22 mins.)
“ A very cool British kids show from the 70s and 80s like no other . starring George, Zippy and Bungle. Why is there no picture available for this? ” - IrishKiwi
 
2.
The Sooty Show (1968 TV Series)
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Children's slapstick show with the little bear glove puppet and his friends. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Sesame Street (1969 TV Series)
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. (55 mins.)
 
5.
The Munch Bunch (1980 TV Series)
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String-puppet series featuring the adventures of fruit and vegetable characters who escape from a greengrocer's shop and start a new home in a country garden.
Director: Mary Turner
 
6.
The Wombles (1973 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a fantasy folk community dedicated to cleaning up litter and put it to their own use. (5 mins.)
 
7.
The Kwicky Koala Show (1981 TV Series)
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Kwicky can move very quickly, which means he essentially disappears whenever Wilferd Wolf is close to catching him... (30 mins.)
 
8.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
10.
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show (1967 TV Series)
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It's about the misadventures of a squirrel and an ant (30 mins.)
 
11.
Hong Kong Phooey (1974 TV Series)
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A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime. (22 mins.)
 
12.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972 TV Series)
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function. (30 mins.)
 
14.
The Flintstones (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The Jetsons (1962 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a futuristic family. (25 mins.)
 
16.
Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Inspector Gadget (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Muppet Babies (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Rainbow Brite (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian). (24 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bianchi
 
20.
Snorks (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music. (22 mins.)
 
21.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985 TV Series)
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A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it. (30 mins.)
 
22.
B.J. and the Bear (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A trucker and his pet monkey travel the highways of America, getting into various adventures and misadventures along the way. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Fame (1980)
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
24.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Wonder Woman (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes. (60 mins.)
 
26.
The Greatest American Hero (1981 TV Series)
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. (60 mins.)
 
27.
CHiPs (1977 TV Series)
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers. (60 mins.)
 
28.
The Munsters (1964 TV Series)
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A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Mister Ed (1958 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wisecracking talking horse and his human owner. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
31.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Worzel Gummidge (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Monkey (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
An adaptation of a Chinese folktale about a pilgrimage to the West undertaken by a monk and his divine guardians.
 
34.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
36.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
37.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
39.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
41.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
42.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
43.
Small Wonder (1985 TV Series)
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret... (30 mins.)
 
44.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973 TV Series)
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Are You Being Served? (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
 
46.
Highway to Heaven (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Knight Rider (1982 TV Series)
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. (46 mins.)
 
48.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
49.
Me and My Girl (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Sitcom based around widower Simon, his daughter Samantha and life at his advertising agency - Eyecatchers. (30 mins.)
 
50.
Charles in Charge (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships and duties to the family. (30 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Franklin
 
51.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Robin Hood (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed. (60 mins.)
 
54.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three daughters. (22 mins.)
 
56.
Grange Hill (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives. (30 mins.)
 
57.
My Two Dads (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather... (30 mins.)
 
58.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
59.
21 Jump Street (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
60.
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. (60 mins.)
 
61.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
62.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
63.
Home and Away (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia. (22 mins.)
 
64.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
65.
The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Reboot of the 1950's Mickey Mouse Club featuring comedy sketches, commercial parodies, music videos, celebrity guests and a cast of talented young performers. (30 mins.)
 
66.
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties... (30 mins.)
 
67.
Life Goes On (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming)... (60 mins.)
 
68.
The Young Riders (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express. (60 mins.)
 
69.
Hull High (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Teen soap musical about a group of students and teachers of Cordell Hull, a hip urban racially mixed high school. The Hull High Devils, a modern version of the Greek chorus, comment on characters' actions and issues through songs. (60 mins.)
 
70.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
 
71.
Family Matters (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Long-running Perfect Strangers spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. (30 mins.)
 
72.
Blossom (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A teenage girl living in a house run by men dreams what life would be like if she lived in a more conventional family. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem. (30 mins.)
 
74.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
75.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Absolutely Fabulous (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... (45 mins.)
 
77.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
78.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother. (195 mins.)
 
79.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
 
80.
British Men Behaving Badly (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds... (45 mins.)
 
81.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
82.
Party of Five (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver... (60 mins.)
 
83.
My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
 
84.
Touched by an Angel (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them. (60 mins.)
 
85.
Stargate (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. (116 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
86.
Sliders (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. (60 mins.)
 
87.
The Pretender (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers. (60 mins.)
 
88.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
 
89.
Dharma & Greg (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her. (30 mins.)
 
90.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Three twenty-somethings share a Boston apartment and hang around (and work) at a pizza place. (30 mins.)
Director: Matthew Diamond
 
91.
That '70s Show (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin. (22 mins.)
 
92.
Dawson's Creek (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence. (60 mins.)
 
93.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
 
94.
Charmed (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones. (42 mins.)
 
95.
Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s. (30 mins.)
 
96.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. (44 mins.)
 
97.
Roswell (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell. (42 mins.)
 
98.
Farscape (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. (50 mins.)
 
99.
Popular (1999 TV Series)
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married. (60 mins.)
 
100.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)