No one is perfect. Not the beautiful yet brainless Jordan, not the
best-friend-in-trouble Rayanne, not the supersmart Brian, not the
seemingly-together Sharon or the also seemingly-together Patty
Chase. And not Angela. She disses friends, lies, cuts class and all
the minor things everyone does at 15. And it's no big deal, just part
of so-called life. Every character has a tie-in with every other
character in some way... they all "connect" at least once, and think
things about each other, good and bad. They are all vulnerable,
even the most confident of them. And everyone with the worst traits
also has such good traits that you can see both sides of their
story. You can see Angela's view, and Patty's view, and no matter
who you agree with, you can understand where each is coming
from. Even Patty's mother, who appears to be a complete
meddling witch, turns out to have a side that you can identify with.
And that's the important thing; not only do you have a view of the
kids' interpersonal relationships, but the adults' too, and how you
can sometimes feel 15 years old even when you are 40. It's just so
rich and layered and non-cliched, that it stands up to repeated
viewings and doesn't get dated. AMAZING show! Love it.
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