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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Best thing to happen to TV since "The Simpsons."
30 August 2000 | by (northern Virginia) – See all my reviews

Completely distracting: beautiful, young white people with doe eyes that drink in the rural, summer Connecticut sunlight that's reflecting off the peaceful lake where all the main characters take English classes on the docks after a tastefully sweaty session of rowing (crew). A sex farce: to rebel against her mother, Jacqueline dons a boob-girdle and attends Rawley, an exclusive boys high school. The dean's son, Hamilton, falls in love with "Jake" and she with him. "Ham," played by Guess Jeans model Ian Somerhalter, and whose blue eyes are lit from the inside, thinks he's gay for loving "him," and is relieved when Jake looses the trusses one night.

Beautiful townie girl: one brown eye, one blue eye, and a thin layer of peach/melon lipstick on her soft lips at all times, you can't stop looking at Bella. She falls in love with Scout, a Rawley boy whose pleading eyes won't quit. Unfortunately, she discovers early on, he's her half-brother. Scout played Keith Partridge last year according to IMDB.

Will, the townie narrator who has scholarshipped his way into a summer session in this Rawley world, draws everyone together. He also played Will, Dawson's friend and pool shark, in a latter Dawsons Creek episode.

This show practically ruined my summer. Every Wednesday I had to be in front of the television. And the funny thing is, almost none of these actors has acted before. Am I nuts? I am a 45-year-old woman. These people are living my childhood fantasy! English on the docks!

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