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Plot:
The lives of six friends living in Los Angeles, with episodes shot from their various perspectives, while tackling relevant modern topics.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 8)
Emily Corrie ... Sooz (7 episodes, 2002)

Robin Dunne ... Alex (7 episodes, 2002)
Chris Engen ... Rob (7 episodes, 2002)

Derek Hughes ... Jamie (7 episodes, 2002)

Tracie Thoms ... Sasha (7 episodes, 2002)

Adrienne Wilkinson ... Nikki (7 episodes, 2002)

Christopher Stapleton ... Dan (5 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Brian Grant (7 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Jonathan Collier (3 episodes, 2002)
Amanda Coe (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Sara Hamill .... line producer (7 episodes, 2002)
Dan Kaplow .... producer (7 episodes, 2002)
Julian Murphy .... producer (7 episodes, 2002)
Cheri Tanimura .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2002)

Brian Grant .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Witold Stok (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Mark Tillman (7 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Dan Butts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Glynn .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2002)

Patrick James Stephens .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Gareth Williams .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Christina Hulen .... assistant property master (7 episodes, 2002)

Nicole Elespuru .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes)
Emilie Harvey .... lead painter (unknown episodes)
Jason Henson .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jon Ailetcher .... production sound mixer (7 episodes, 2002)
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2002)

Ben Brazier .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Alan Sallabank .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert Thompson .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Flores Jr. .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2002)

Michael Caine .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Russell Griffith .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Hannah Cooper .... casting assistant (7 episodes, 2002)
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (7 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jill Greenwood .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Michael Stirling .... location assistant (7 episodes, 2002)

Tiffany Noel Kinder .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Lisa Schomas .... production staff (7 episodes, 2002)

Robert Bendick .... office production assistant / set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tom Carson .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Clare Jones .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Dylan Quirt .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (7 episodes)
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Color (Technicolor)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Remake of the UK series of the same nameSee more »
Quotes:
Nikki:Don't confuse love and lust. Lust is a lot easier.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of "As If" (2001)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"As If" never got a chance, 28 August 2007
Author: xenatorres from Canada

"As If" got a lot of flack for being a really bad series - generally by people comparing it to the original UK version.

Re-makes have to walk the fine line of what parts of the original piece they want to use and what they want to make their own.

Generally taking a series from another country and changing it for American audiences will lead to a dramatic change - the simple fact is, every country has their own sense of humour, and they generally don't translate outside of the country (I, for one, just don't get British humour).

The American "As If" offered an new take on the standard and boring American sitcom formula - most uniquely with the editing style. "As If" took more from the music video pages then it did from TV and offered a fast cut, new style look to every episode.

Add to that the series had a really great cast with Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Grindhouse) (though both were completely underused in the aired eps). Both actresses can be brilliant with comedy, but neither were used enough to show off this talent.

From bits I've seen from unaired episodes, "As If"'s humour started to improve and pick up.

In the end "As If" suffered from the short sighted view of the network, which killed the series after only three episodes. Quite frankly - the networks need to stop expecting the 'instant hits' and give shows time to get an audience and grow. If you look at any of the really long last series and judge them by their first five episodes only - they never would have lasted in today's "hit in one ep or gone" fever. :P

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