Life Goes On
October 24, 2010 Leave a comment
I’m in a bit of a pop culture kick. However, today I’m actually talking positively about a show. That’s right, no mocking, no mournful looks, only enthusiasm. Unheard of! I know, right?
Today’s subject is Life Unexpected. More specifically, how Life Unexpected is desperately clinging on to life. For those of you that haven’t been watching, here’s Life in a Nutshell. Once upon a time the nerd (Cate Cassidy) and the jock (Nathaniel “Baze” Bazile) slept together during prom night. 15 or 16 years later, Baze is visited by his daughter, a foster child who is trying to become emancipated. The court rules that the daughter (Lux) must live with her birth parents now that they’ve been reunited. The show is about them being an extremely dysfunctional family.
It’s not the best, but I still tune in to watch every week. Considering the three shows I’ve complained about in the last week or so, I’m clearly a bit of a critic. Now, I’ve got a bone or two to pick, but that’s not the point here.
Life Unexpected has not been getting the best ratings, and could be under the chopping block. (Yet One Tree Hill is still on?) What I’m writing about is the cast’s campaign to keep their show alive. I’ve got to say, I admire their spirit and commend them. Way too many shows, especially the good ones, have just rolled over and died. It’s nice to see a show fighting back, and getting the fans to show the executives not to live by numbers. It’s just as nice to see a cast that’s this passionate about their show. Clearly they love being a part of it, or they would just allow it to end so they could move on to greener pastures. It means something to them, rather than just killing time until the next gig.
Keep up the good work, Life Unexpected.
Although, I have to add… I’m thinking Shaun Sipos is cursed. He’s dooming CW shows with his presence. First the new Melrose Place, in which he was the charming rich boy with daddy issues and a bit of kleptomania, David, and now Life Unexpected, where he first appeared this season as Lux’s new love interest/teacher.