Who am I, where am I going, why are my parents so annoying?
Mental Block is a totally cool show. I don't know where it plays in the USA, but in Canada, it's on YTV. The hero, Donovan, has these kids living in his head, and yeah, okay, one of them is a girl. But why not? Having a girl in your head doesn't make you "think like a chick"! It just adds a different perspective. (And if you think having one out of four people in your head be a girl threatens your masculinity, you really got a lot more to worry about than this show!) And that's what Mental Block is about -- how a thirteen year old boy navigates his way through high school, like it's a space mission or something. The kids in his head are each really different. One is a really impulsive, macho guy who comes up with really dumb ideas. Another one is a totally indecisive guy. And then there's the girl, who's sort of bossy, sort of a know it all.
If you think about it, everybody's probably got different points of view that they work through when they try to figure something out, and that's what so cool about this show -- you not only see Donovan doing the same stuff real kids do -- but you also get to go right inside his head to see what made him do it!
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