15 year old lux had been in and out of foster homes her whole life, until she decided to get emancipated but when that doesn't work out is when she meets her birth parents.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
1,051 ( 45)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2011   2010  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Secret Circle (2011–2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to chance harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
Make It or Break It (2009–2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.

Stars: Ayla Kell, Josie Loren, Cassandra Scerbo
The Lying Game (2011–2013)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Allie Gonino
Hellcats (2010–2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones
The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong
The Fosters (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Maia Mitchell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.

Stars: Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis, David Clayton Rogers
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Grace Phipps, Ki Hong Lee
Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams
Twisted (2013–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A teen with a troubled past reconnects with his two female best friends from childhood. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is surprisingly found dead in her home.

Stars: Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio
Greek (2007–2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Freshman Rusty Cartwright arrives at college and decides he no longer wants to be the boring geek from high school. He decides to pledge a fraternity. He is offered 2 bids; one from his sister's boyfriend Evan's fraternity and one from Cappie, his sister's ex-boyfriend's fraternity. Rusty must learn to handle his new life, and his new relationship with his sister. His sister must decide if she ... See full summary »

Stars: Clark Duke, Scott Michael Foster, Spencer Grammer
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Lux Cassidy (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Catherine 'Cate' Cassidy (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Nate 'Baze' Bazile (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Matthew 'Math' Rogers (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Ryan Thomas (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Natasha 'Tasha' Siviac (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Eric Daniels (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
...
 Emma Bradshaw (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Edit

Storyline

Fifteen year-old Lux has spent her life going from foster family to foster family. She has finally decided to become an emancipated minor. During her journey through the legal maze, Lux finds her biological father, 32, Nate "Baze" Bazile, who lives above a bar and is astonished to learn he has a daughter. Lux learns that her mother is Cate Cassidy, a star on local radio, along with her boyfriend, Ryan Thomas. A judge decides to grant temporary custody of Lux to Baze and Cate instead of emancipating her. Author Written by Josef

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Light Years  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the actresses real ages, Cate (Shiri Appleby) would have been 11 when she had Lux (Britt Robertson). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Emotional and Fulfilling
19 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Life Unexpected from CBS & Warner Bros channel The CW is about a 15-year-old girl trying to get herself emancipated to get away from the foster care system. Before I heard about this show I was hooked on another CW show One Tree Hill but then "Life Unexpected" popped up and I just thought "I have to watch this" because not only does it look different but from previews it looks exciting.

From the opening of the first scene right up to that finale of the first episode you can really feel the emotion that our main character Lux, played by Brittany Robertson is putting out to the audience followed closely behind her co-characters Cate Cassidy, played by Shiri Appleby and Nate, played by Kristoffer Polaha. By the way let's not forget the amazing Karr Smith who plays a love interest Ryan Thomas who ultimately gets caught up in the deep history as it unfolds.

At the end of the day without saying to much on the story of a young girl whose been thrown around the foster system for way too long before wanting to become emancipated I'm just going to leave you with one final thing… Whenever possible try and catch the first episode of this truly emotional and fulfilling new show, then you'll just want more and more episodes as the story unfolds, I honestly think there's a bright future for "Life Unexpected" catch it Monday's 9/8c on The CW.


51 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did viewers even like Lux? tightlacedboots
Just Finished. Thomas_SC
Did CW's meddling kill the show? Aldo-9
Will their be a season 3? michelle-vangaans
Cate and Lux... Sanjasss
Where's all the other threads gone? dblackman70
Discuss Life Unexpected (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page