Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues.
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 Tiffani Smith (78 episodes, 1992-1996)
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 Sylvester 'Sly Winkle' / ... (78 episodes, 1992-1996)
William James Jones ...
 Tony Wicks (78 episodes, 1992-1996)
Jay Anthony Franke ...
 Jake Sommers (65 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Samantha 'Sam' Woo / ... (62 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Lorena Costa (47 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Mark Winkle (47 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Mark Winkle (39 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Matt Garrison (32 episodes, 1992-1995)
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Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The first season format was completely different, focusing on the Garrison Family, who moved from Iowa to Southern California. NBC didn't like this format, which also received criticism from fans who didn't like the family segments, so starting in season 2, the focus stayed on the band and its members, with most of the Garrision family either phased out or leaving the show by the beginning of season 3, where it's briefly mentioned that they moved away. See more »

Quotes

Sly: We've got good news, we've got bad news, we've got worst news.
Tony: The good news is everyone likes our song.
Sly: The bad news no one believes it's ours.
Jake: And what's the worst news?
Tony: THE GIRLS ARE COMIN'!
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This Time
Performed by California Dreams
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Better than Saved by the bell
11 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

California Dreams came out in the year when Saved by the bell was on its knees before the finale. What i liked about the show is that it is about a group of kids who form their own band and sing songs. Yes, the stories are copies from Saved by the bell, a Peter Engel production, but what really makes up for the show is the soundtrack. you don't have to watch a show to like its music, you can like the show for having wonderful characters and attitude. It's just a shame that the show lasted five years, compared to Saved by the bell which had two spinoffs and lasted for eight years.

NBC should make shows like these.


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