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East Los High is nothing like I have ever seen, now a days directors and producers only want to make films or TV shows that focus on first world problems; not being the coolest person in school, or the guy or girl you've been crushing on is not responding to you. East Los High shows problem that are common for this generation with teen pregnancies, death, and drugs. The characters feel so real that if you don't like them you will punch your screen, I know I have, or if you fall in love with one of them your heart will sink when they face the problem that changes their lives forever. East Los High teaches the viewer on how to avoid the mistakes they have made, i would definitely suggest this series for pre-teens that are hitting "That Age". East Los High is the complete package it has revenge, sex, and love.
East Los High is like Degrassi meets Mean girls. I was so enthralled in
seeing what would happen next that I watched the entire 1st season in
two days. I really enjoyed it especially seeing an all Latino cast
command the screen. It's very seldom you see other ethnic groups make
shows like this but I really enjoyed it.
My only inhibition with the last ten, or so, episodes is that it stopped being about high school drama or more of a crime, gangster film. There were a lot of different modern day, teen issues that could be explored but it's obvious the writers had a soft spot for the character, Maya, played by Alicia Sixtos. She was amazing to watch on film and her entire storyline could have been a series all on it's own with all she had to deal with. I was just disappointed because some characters that were introduced got very little screen time and weren't explored even further.
I was watching expecting to see a funny, scandalous, high school war but everything they did pretty much happened outside of the High School. Overall, it was a good series to watch. If there is a Season 2, I'd prefer for the main characters to all start out in 9th and 10th grade that way they can stick around for more than one season and I would also prefer for the writers to keep it all the issues centered around the high school. If not, don't call is East Los High.
Set in East LA, the show revolves around a handful of high school aged characters with a back-drop around a dance-club (like a cheer-leading squad). While much of the dialogue is predictable, campy and cliché', it does have its moments in bringing a "slice of life"/reality of living in East LA-- which has changed so much over the last 20 years that it gives the viewer impression that this could almost be set in any large city. The majority of these actors have never had training or much experience prior to this project, but you can sense they are really giving it their best (and a couple really do stand out). Even though most of the actors are far beyond high school age, I'd compare this to a very good high school production. I think for the budget and experience-level of the people involved, it actually comes off very polished (great editing too), and they should all be proud to have accomplished this series.
The show in the beginning had a lot of potential to be the Hispanic version of Gossip Girl. But then it just turned into a PSA about why you should have safe sex. I got so tired of every episode dealing with who got pregnant or who caught what and why they should of used protection. I understand that this is a issue that we need to talk about and should be explained, but come on. Do we need them to explain it EVERY episode? It's really to bad, I was looking forward to watching season 2, but I can't get past the first episode. I think the show needs to go through a new rewrite and really give us as the viewer more drama, that who is the baby daddy this episode or why its always the girls fault for not taking care of herself.
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