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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.
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Series cast summary:
Leslie Bibb ...  Brooke McQueen 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Carly Pope ...  Sam McPherson 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Tamara Mello ...  Lily Esposito 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Christopher Gorham ...  Harrison John 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Sara Rue ...  Carmen Ferrara 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Bryce Johnson ...  Josh Ford 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Tammy Lynn Michaels ...  Nicole Julian 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Ron Lester ...  Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Leslie Grossman ...  Mary Cherry 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Lisa Darr ...  Jane McPherson 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Scott Bryce ...  Mike McQueen 43 episodes, 1999-2001
Diane Delano ...  Bobbi Glass / ... 36 episodes, 1999-2001
Adria Dawn ...  April Tuna 18 episodes, 1999-2001
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Storyline

The two girls who are seen in their fictional Jacqueline Kennedy High School as the leaders of two main opposing cliques, the popular one and the not so popular one, clash heads when their single parents meet, fall in love and decide to get hitched. However, both the girls and their two cliques slowly grow together and become an unlikely group of friends with both typical and not so typical high school and young adult problems. Brooke McQueen is the captain of Glamazons, the school's cheerleading squad. She's considered smart, beautiful and perfect. Privately, she's been dealing with self-image and body image issues ever since her estranged mother left her and her father. She also tries to fight the popular image people have of her. She wants to be good and does good and often helps people instead of thinking only about herself but she also has a suppressed selfish side. Sam McPherson aims to have the opposite image of Brooke's. She's attracted to journalism and wants to be the voice ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asy z klasy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(43 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

The producers didn't know the show was going to get cancelled. In fact, they claim that the WB executives told them to do cliffhangers, and they did, keeping in mind that they wouldn't be cancelled and had several storylines planned for a third season. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Julian: [after punching out a girl for Cherry Cherry] I am one tough bitch.
Mary Cherry: [amazed] You had my back!
Nicole Julian: [pause] No one but me gets to push you around.
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Alternate Versions

Due to licensing costs, some of the songs originally featured on the soundtrack of several episodes have been replaced by less expensive tracks (or no tracks at all) on the DVD release. See more »

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Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Mommy Dearest (2000) See more »

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Highschool Highway
Written and Performed by Sydney Forest
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Spectacular!
10 September 2003 | by Ally-19See all my reviews

In opposition to the previous reviewer (what the hell were you watching - a rerun of Dawsons' or a home video??)

Anyways, Popular is without a doubt one of THE best teen tv shows to hit screen in the US/UK.

The show has just the right mix of comedy and drama which is reminiscent of Heathers. Even the music used with the show sounds like the same music that was used in Heathers.

Yes, the show spoofs 'teen issues' but, also adds its own unique take on them.

I think you just have to be able to know when to take it seriously and when to laugh - take note previous reviewer! You need a BRAIN.

Anyway - just wish they'd get on with it and put it on DVD. It's the least they could do since they unceremoniously ended the series without a proper resolution (b*****ds!)


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