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Life as We Know It 

Life through the eyes of Dino Whitman (Faris), Jonathan Fields (Lowell) and Ben Connor (Foster), three hormone-charged teenage boys.


Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs




2005   2004  




Series cast summary:
Sean Faris ...  Dino Whitman 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Jon Foster ...  Ben Connor 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Chris Lowell ...  Jonathan Fields 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Missy Peregrym ...  Jackie Bradford 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Kelly Osbourne ...  Deborah Tynan 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Jessica Lucas ...  Sue Miller 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Lisa Darr ...  Annie Whitman 13 episodes, 2004-2005
D.B. Sweeney ...  Michael Whitman 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Evan Smith Evan Smith ...  Max Whitman 11 episodes, 2004-2005
Marguerite Moreau ...  Monica Young 10 episodes, 2004-2005
Sarah Strange ...  Mia Tynan 10 episodes, 2004-2005
Carly McKillip ...  Ali O'Keefe 7 episodes, 2004-2005
Jessica Harmon ...  Zoe Cresswell 6 episodes, 2004
James McDaniel ...  William Miller 6 episodes, 2004-2005


At a Seattle high-school, three best buds live fairly normal teenage lives, as far as horny hormones allow. Dino Whitman is the cocky one, a beautiful hockey athlete, spontaneous, a born charmer and adored by kid brother Max. Ben is the brightest academically, but comes from an over-protective home which undermines his confidence. Jonathan is the third wheel, clumsiest at everything. They have girlfriends, the main ones being Jackie Bradford, Dino's counterpart in popularity and temperament; Sue Miller, Ben's girl, except for a phase with teacher Monica; Deborah 'Deb' Tynan, odd and unpopular enough to 'match' Jonathan, but as unforgiving as Jackie, while her mother Mia has an affair with Dino's dad Michael, and his ma Annie even worse, with ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Most of the school scenes are filmed around two in the morning. See more »


Jonathan Fields: It's like, overnight you've become some kind of a sex expert.
Deborah Tynan: What?
Jonathan Fields: A sexpert!
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Sooner or Later
(Theme song)
by Michael Tolcher
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*Sigh* My New Guilty Pleasure
7 October 2004 | by tinkerbellaSee all my reviews

Great! I saw the pilot about an hour ago, and I'm still itching to watch more. I can't help it! There are tons of teen dramas on television nowadays that I try to shy away from (The O.C, One Tree Hill, Degrassi), but honestly, I don't think I'll be able to not watch this.

It's edgy, and it uses a completely original (at least, as far as I've seen) format for how the three main characters' stories are told, through freeze shots where they relay their inner thoughts to the viewer. Our hero's aren't perfect, they all have flaws (for instance, the character Dino's sneaky schemes to get his girlfriend to have sex with him), but they are all endearing.

The music is great, the acting is decent (and nowadays, decent is all you can really ask for) and the subplots are all intriguing. I mean, it's only the pilot, and already there is loads of drama to have me in front of my T.V set next Thursday night!

I must say, my favorite character already is Johnathan, who's an awkward but sweet guy, desperate to keep up with his friends (especially the ladies man Dino), but also confront his feelings for his "fat" best friend, played by Kelly Osbourne (who, surprisingly, did really well!). Overall, if you're looking for an hour or so of some solid entertainment (nothing award-winning I admit), and you're a fan of this genre, you might want to take a gander at this show.

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7 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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