Young Americans (2000– )

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This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training ... See full summary »

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 Scout Calhoun (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Bella Banks (8 episodes, 2000)
Rodney Scott ...
 William 'Will' Krudski (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Hamilton Fleming (8 episodes, 2000)
Benjamin Gravitt ...
 Extra (8 episodes, 2000)
Rylie J. Neale ...
 Bella's Friend (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Finn (8 episodes, 2000)
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 Sean McGrail (5 episodes, 2000)
Deborah Hazlett ...
 Susan Krudski (4 episodes, 2000)
Jason Sweet ...
 Mark Johnson (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Grace Banks (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Gregor Ryder (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Rawley Girl (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Brian Krudski (2 episodes, 2000)
Cyndi Johnson ...
 Paige Bennett (2 episodes, 2000)
Kathleen Bridget Kelly ...
 Kate Fleming (2 episodes, 2000)
Naomi Kline ...
 Lena (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Caroline Busse (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Charlie (2 episodes, 2000)
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This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training on the lake. It's mainly told from the viewpoint of Will Krudski, a gifted, genuinely inquisitive student and future writer, who feels guilty having cheated at the entry exams. His roommate, Scout Calhoun, is a school legacy who makes an effort to become friendly with some underprivileged local kids and falls in love with the daughter of a garage owner who turns out to be family. Most of his classmates are golden spoon boys, but still have their problems, among each-other, at home and sometimes with the locals. Actually Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt is a girl pretending to be a boy as the only way to get in, causing great confusion for Hamilton, the school dean's son, who begins to fall for her. Written by KGF Vissers

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A good show that shouldn't have been canceled
16 January 2002 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This show was a breathe of fresh air to the dreadful WB lineup. It had it all, originality, good actors, and creativity. It's a shame that it was canceled because it was so much different from that pretentious crap that the WB plays (7th Heaven, Dawson's Creek). I don't know what the WB was thinking when the canceled it.

All of the actors actually had talent and I hope they go on to do great things. A standout was Katherine Moening as Jake. I've never seen the concept of a girl posing as a boy. This was very creative even though the reason for this was kind of lame. And then her and Hamilton's relationship was great because they had trouble of hiding it and everyone thought that they were gay.

I think the only summer show that actually survived was 90210. It's a shame that this show didn't do the same because it was actually good. 9 out of 10 stars.


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