Popular (1999–2001)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 4,846 users  
Reviews: 91 user | 4 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Popular" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Popular (1999–2001)

Popular (1999–2001) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Popular.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2001   2000   1999  
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Andrea Parker
GCB (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Amanda Vaughn is a recently widowed mother of two who, to get a fresh start, moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up to find herself in the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Anxious about a promotion to waitress, a young dishwasher (Carly Pope) finds inspiration in the rhythms of the world around her.

Director: Tara Hungerford
Stars: Carly Pope, Ian Tracey, Antony Holland
The Furies (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Impastor (TV Series 2015)
Comedy

Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), a slacker on the run from a loan shark, steals a man's identity and ends up posing as a small town's new gay pastor.

Stars: Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, Michael Rosenbaum
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Brooke McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Sam McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Lily Esposito (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Harrison John (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Carmen Ferrara (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Josh Ford (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Nicole Julian (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Mary Cherry (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Jane McPherson (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Mike McQueen (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 Bobbi Glass / ... (36 episodes, 1999-2001)
...
 April Tuna (18 episodes, 1999-2001)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asy z klasy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(43 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Carly Pope auditioned for the role of Brooke McQueen before being cast in the role she eventually got, Brooke's sister Sam (the show's other lead role). See more »

Quotes

Carmen Ferrara: [after catching Mary Cherry peeping on the boys in the shower] OK, I have to turn you in, 'cause this is wrong.
Mary Cherry: No, no, no, no, wait, wait, wait, wait. Carmen, wouldn't you like to know everything there is to know about the mysterious, the debonair... Josh?
Carmen Ferrara: Get rid of that fog, Mary Cherry.
Miss Roberta 'Bobbi' Glass: What in the name of Bob Vila is going on here?
Mary Cherry: It's her fault. She slipped me a ruffie!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Mommy Dearest (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Highschool Highway
Written and Performed by Sydney Forest
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Most Fun You Can Have Watching T.V.
16 February 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

'Popular' is one of the best shows on T.V. While "Friends" is one of my favorite shows, "Popular" is the ultimate comedy. "ER" is the top-rated drama, "Popular" can create drama you actually care about. This show has overcome many obstacles, bad ratings, some bad plot lines (Harrisons leukemia will always be the low-point in this shows running), and some rather unfriendly reviews. This show sports some of the hottest young talent today, Leslie Grossman is the best comedic actress on prime-time, nothing can top Mary Cherry, Sara Rue gives her character depth, and is the most realistic looking teen on T.V., I love Carmen, and Tammy Lynn Michaels plays Nicole (or as Mrs. Glass calls her "Satan's Child") with such priss and wit she is right up there with Megan Mullaly on "Will and Grace". The other actors are top-notch, too. Sometimes the drama dialogue sounds lifted from "Dawson's Creek", but it is usually something you can relate to and care about. Situations are exaggerated for comedic relief, and it almost always works. "Popular" is underappreciated greatness, just waiting for the attention it deserves. Watch now, I can not stress that enough.






19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite to least favorite characters mitchell_68
Popular Survivor Batoru
Favorite Character shardrexel
What epi made you cry? ox_emely
Why is Samantha considered to be one of the 'less attractive' people? Kinski86
harrison + sam vs. harrison + brooke kitty_kat_4233
Discuss Popular (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page