Wasteland (1999– )

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Six twentysomething friends who went to college together are now living in New York trying to find themselves.


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Series cast summary:
 Jesse Presser (13 episodes, 1999)
 Dawnie Parker (13 episodes, 1999)
 Samantha 'Sam' Price (13 episodes, 1999)
 Vandy (13 episodes, 1999)
Dan Montgomery Jr. ...
 Russell Baskind (13 episodes, 1999)
 Tyler 'Ty' Swindell (13 episodes, 1999)
 Vincent 'Vince' Lewis (13 episodes, 1999)
 Phillip The Coffee Boy (7 episodes, 1999)


Sam is a female detective with the NYPD. Vandy is a bartender and struggling musician. Russell is a closeted soap opera actor afraid of being outed. Ty is Russell's former college roommate who once had a relationship with Dawnie, a 27 year old virgin currently in graduate school. Jesse is Dawnie's friend who works as a publicist. These six young lives interact and struggle with coming-of-age in New York City shortly after college. Written by Phil Fernando

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Life has no master plan.







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7 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The mortuary where the dead roommate's ashes were taken was called "Steadlawn Mortuary" an anagram of "Wasteland" - gallows humor since that was the last filmed episode and everyone on the team knew the show was about to be axed. See more »


Followed by Wasteland: Pilot (1999) See more »


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All good things must come to an end
9 April 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This show came out in 1999. I don't remember too much about it, although I do know I enjoyed it a lot. The reason I started watching it was because Kevin Williamson was part of the writing credits. He wrote for my favorite television show Dawson's Creek, so I thought this would be another good show to watch. I was correct in believing this. The cast was remarkable. Marisa Coughlan acts superbly as Dawnie. Marisa was well known for her teen roles, but doing this show about twentysomethings was wonderful for her. It really helped to jump start her career into more mature roles (yeah right, look at the stuff she did after this show... Freddy Got Fingered and Super Troopers). Sasha Alexander as Jesse was another good choice. I saw Sasha in Dawson's Creek as Pacey's brother/Dawson's love interest, and she was great in acting in that too. Just a great up-and-comer. Brad Rowe reminded me a lot of Brad Pitt at the time, and this may be one reason I stuck to watching this show. He was just amazing, and I wanted to see him as much as possible. Sadly this show got canceled. It wasn't even on very long. It was shocking because this show had a great storyline. And it just amazes me that Dawson's Creek has been on for so long, yet this series wasn't even on for too long. Sad how so many good shows get cancelled so quickly.

*** of ****

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