Popular (1999–2001)

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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.

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 Brooke McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Sam McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Lily Esposito (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Harrison John (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Carmen Ferrara (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Josh Ford (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Nicole Julian (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mary Cherry (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Jane McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Mike McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Bobbi Glass / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 April Tuna (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
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In the series pilot, two very different social opposite high school girls on different sides of the popularity circle, the blond, wealthy, attractive and popular Brooke McQueen. The "leader" of the popular crowd, Josh Ford her jock boyfriend, Nicole Julian her best-friend, and Sugar Daddy Josh's friend. Brooke and Nicole plan a party to kick off the school year inviting only those they choose to bring into their inner circle. The "Wannabe's" brunette, middle-class, wannabe and unpopular Samantha "Sam" McPherson who despises Brooke, her best-friend Harrison John, Carmen Ferrara, and activist friend Lily Esposito. Carmen wants to tryout for the cheer-leading squad as Josh contemplates joining the school musical. Sam and Brooke are paired as lab partner's to the delight of Carmen, who sees it as a chance for Sam to help her get on the cheer-leading squad. Sam takes a romantic interest in her facility advisor who wants her to interview the popular kids at Brooke's party much to Sam's ... Written by Ron Storey

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The producers didn't know the show was going to get cancelled. In fact, they claim that the WB executives told them to do cliffhangers, and they did, keeping in mind that they wouldn't be cancelled and had several storylines planned for a third season. See more »

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Cherry Cherry: [about daughter Mary Cherry] She may not be smart or pretty, but she's as loyal as a rottweiler!
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Orginal the first show to make us laugh and cry within five minutes.
10 July 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Popular is best described as a dramedy, for its 43 episodes it both had its bittersweet moments ones that made you cry to it's repulsive laugh out loud black comedy moments which made us die with laughter. Popular dealt with the issue we all face in high school the divide between the popular people and the unpopular people and for once it shows us that those people arent losers as they were in other stereotypical teen dramas. The cast were first class, the leads were good choices as they did seem like representable teenage girls. Plus the fact that Sara rue (perharps one of the best actresses on the show) represented fat people like me without any difficulty because shewas so honest with the role. I've read on here that people think this season made fun at delicate issues. That is not true it did indeed show that they were done in a new light. not with the same softpading done with other shows. Honest Brutal and touching. Popular dealt with issues truthfully the way we have to in the world and in the world it shows us not everything is peachy. Plus we finally got funny moments admist the sadness which took away the depressing parts of the show. So for all the cast the top acting skills which i plan to continue enjoying i enjoyed after last moments of brooke and co and sam and co as it was good to see something other than stereotypical rubbish when popular broke the boundraries of our modern society


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