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So Weird (1999–2001)

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A preteen girl travels around the country continually stumbling over supernatural occurrences. Without anyone to believe her, she posts what she finds on her website entitled "So Weird".


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Series cast summary:
Patrick Levis ...
 Jack Phillips (63 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Molly Phillips (63 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Carey Bell (48 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Fiona 'Fi' Phillips (40 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Annie Thelen (26 episodes, 2000-2001)


The show starts with Fiona Phillips, the daughter of two singers, who's been mourning the death of her father most of her life. Fi also has an obsession with all things strange, from ghosts to aliens to trolls, all of which she investigates with the help of her laptop while traveling across country on her mom's tour bus. Although her brother and friends don't believe her all of the time, Fi refuses to give up. As her search for the mysterious goes deeper, she begins to learn things about herself and, more importantly, about her father. After a few years, she passes on her quest to her friend, a promising young singer named Annie. Written by Max Vaughn

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Life is SO Weird


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Release Date:

18 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Weird  »

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The executive producers pitched an idea for a season three that would continue the heavy themes of the show. If things had gone according to plan, instead of "Avatar", there would have been "Chrysalis". "Chrysalis" would have had a similar Fi-lite adventure in which Carey would have turned out to have an alcohol problem alongside playing host to a parasitic caterpillar, and Jack would have helped him out. At the same time, there would be a revisit of Rebecca from 1x09 "Rebecca" where she was going to make contact with Molly through email, and Molly's back-story as an alcoholic would have been explored. This was all to be set up for Rebecca's role in season three. Additionally, 2x26 "Twin" would have had Rick reveal Fi had some special destiny and would have ended with the wraith taking him out, leaving the threat of an evil alliance out there and giving Fi the motivation to investigate it to rescue her father. In season three, Jack would have ended up being the reincarnation of some ancient heroic knight-thus explaining why the dragon was afraid of him in 1x08 "Strangeling", and why a shot of him fades into an O'Siannon suit of armor in 2x11 "Banshee". Rebecca would have shown up to explain who Jack was in a past life, having known him personally. Jack would have joined Fi to fight the evil alliance. The aliens, which never do anything in the first two seasons past being mysterious, would have revealed that Fi has some special genetic makeup that makes her and various beings like her throughout the galaxy specifically qualified to help people. She would have been visited by her alien counterpart, who also had a father stolen by the forces of evil, and it would have helped her with information throughout the season. Molly's witch powers would have been explored, with the reveal that some of her songs are prophecies. Bricriu would have possessed Fi herself, and Molly's priest brother would have exorcised her. Bricriu would ultimately switch sides because he doesn't like being in a hierarchy. The series would have ended with Fi traveling into Hell, defeating the evil alliance, and rescuing her father. Because the alliance took Rick before his time, he would have been allowed to stay on Earth with his family. This is all foreshadowed in the "In the Darkness" song. Disney rejected all of this and demanded the lighter season three that we got. See more »


Bricriu: Seems like I've caused the very thing I came here to prevent... life's just a series of merry little mix-ups!
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In the Darkness
(Series Theme)
Music by Annmarie Montade
Lyrics by Jon Cooksey
Performed by Mackenzie Phillips
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A tale of two shows
21 December 2000 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

So Weird is like a PG-version of "The X-Files". It explores paranormal phenomena but in a way that is still suitable for younger kids.

The first and second seasons were good and entertaining. They featured Cara DeLizia as Fi, a teenage girl curious about paranormal phenomena. She portrays her character well, including Fi's unfulfilled longing for her father who died when she was very young. Patrick Levis played Jack, Fi's brother, well; and the sibling rivalry between Jack and Fi is humorous and easy to relate to. Mackenzie Phillips portrays "Molly Phillips", a concerned mom and singer, very well (and has a very good voice as well). Erik von Detton, an experienced actor, portrays his character, a member of Molly's bad who gets reluctantly dragged into Fi's adventures, very well also. You can sense true chemistry between the cast members as you watch these episodes.

Then, for some reason ... Fi is replaced as the main character by Annie Thelen. Instead of Cara DeLizia as Fi, we see Alexz Johnson as Annie. The explanation is that Fi moved away to live life as a normal girl, while Annie, as an aspiring singer, has decided to join Molly on the tour. Coincidentally, Annie just happens to be interested in paranormal phenomena... just like Fi ... hmmmmm. The only difference is that Annie can sing.

So while Alexz Johnson is a talented singer and actress, the third season (unlike the first and second seasons) is just plain silly with ridiculous story lines and one-dimensional characters. Annie's fascination with an invisible panther that she believes protects her does not have nearly the depth of Fi's unfulfilled longing for her deceased father. Annie's ability to sing does not make up for Fi's intellectual curiosity. In addition, the sibling rivalry between Jack and Fi is absent.

While references to Fi are made several times in the third season and we see Molly hug Fi (probably not Cara DeLizia) from a distance in the Thanksgiving episode, this show's third season just isn't as good as the first or second seasons.

That is why I call So Weird "a tale of two shows."

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