Jem (1985–1988)

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Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

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 Jem / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Aja Leith / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Pizzazz (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Anne / ... (61 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Rio Pacheco (54 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Lindsay Pierce / ... (47 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Eric Raymond / ... (29 episodes, 1985-1988)
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Jerrica Benton is the owner of Starlight Music and the Starlight Foundation, which is a foster home for young girls. But by using her earrings to project a holographic image over herself, she is transformed into her alter ego Jem, the lead singer for the successful music group, Jem and the Holograms. Other members of the group are Jerrica's sensitive little sister Kimber, the strong-willed Aja, and the creative Shana. The group's rivals are The Misfits, made up of the cold-hearted Pizzazz, the tough-acting Roxy, and the humble Stormer. Jem and her friends are always involved in glamorous and exciting adventures around the world, while touching people's hearts with their hit songs. Written by Anonymous

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The character of reporter Hector Ramirez would appear in various TV shows made by Sunbow. Besides appearing in Jem, he appeared in episodes of G.I. Joe (1985), InHumanoids (1986), and The Transformers (1984). See more »

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In multiple episodes Jem calls Kimber her sister, however as Jem she is not related to any of the Holograms, Rio Jerrica's boyfriend would have known this fact being friends with Jerrica and Kimber for years. See more »

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Best Cartoon Out Of The Eighties
2 May 2001 | by (Collinsport, Maine) – See all my reviews

This show had it all ! Great music, great characters, great stories and and great effects even for a cartoon. I don't know of a real recording manager could have really balanced being a singer, manager, foster mother and a private life, but this series made it look possible. Synergy, the Jem Earrings and the theoretical hologram technology was another thing that made the series a hit as Jerica never realized the full power of what she could do.The female characters did look a bit thin and anorexic, but they were made to look like the dolls the series endorsed. The characters mostly didn't have the animation of the G.I.JOE cartoon, but it more than made up with it with the lively music and cartoon videos. I loved Jem, even probably have dated Jerica or Kimber if they were real. The Misfits were the band you loved to hate. In real life, they might have been accused of using drugs or witchcraft. Eric Raymond was the only character I could live without; his role as the opportunistic and unethical business man became too far-fetched and unlikely as his stereotype became stretched and stretched. Eventually, he made J.R. Ewing look like Tony Nelson as a cowboy. All together, all these characters sometimes seemed like they really existed in another reality along with G.I.JOE and the Marvel and D.C. characters.Unfortunately,the series had reached it's end with the Stingers; their appearance just didn't fit the series. It was a sure sign the series was at an end. The only chance to see this again is the dream of a live-action movie with Jem played by her true-life counterpart, Britta Phillips.


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