What’s YOUR Story?

21 08 2009

At various points I’ve explained my teen drama background/origins.

Here are the cliffnotes: started watching Beverly Hills 90210 at the way-too-young age of 9, which led me to the teen dramas that followed suit, and I haven’t been able to kick the habit since.

But what about you?

What’s your story?

When did you start watching teen dramas?

YouTube Video of the Week

1 03 2009

There can never be too much teen drama in our lives.  So if you’re looking for more, let me present to you my latest discovery: Barton Heights.

Barton Heights is a teen drama parody series made for the web by one very talented guy named Anthony Laatsch.  He casts, writes and directs everything all on his own, taking ideas from our favorite shows like One Tree Hill and The O.C.  His mini episodes include all the cliches and criticisms of teen dramas–on purpose.

While the camerawork is a little shaky and the acting amateur, the creativeness and effort to make this standout are all there.

See for yourself!


Official Trailer

Opening Credits

All The Episodes

News Roundup: 90210, Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl and More

22 01 2009
  • Amiee Teegarden (from Friday Night Lights) will be making an appearance on the upcoming 90210.
  • The new 90210 will finally be starting in England this month but they got a special bonus episode: 90210: That Was Then, This Is Now.  Jealous!
  • Jason Priestley’s new movie re-airs tonight on the Hallmark Channel.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Medium.  Not clear yet if this means he’s done with OTH.
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), filmed a Public Service Announcement that you can view here.
  • Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) went to court today to defend her work schedule in hopes of obtaining custody of her son.
  • If Sundance is any indication, you can expect more teen drama-like movies to hit the theaters this year.

News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl and Dawson’s Creek

17 01 2009
  • Do any of you watch Skins?  The Washington Post says it makes Gossip Girl and 90210 “look like ‘Little House on the Prairie.'”
  • What do the 90210 stars, new and old, think about football and the Superbowl?  You can find out here.
  • Ouch!  A new article calls 90210 “spineless” and Gossip Girl “shallow.”  The article names Friday Night Lights the “teen drama MVP.”  If that’s right, apparently I should be covering it…
  • Michael Steger (Navid, 90210) has managed to keep a low-profile since the series began.  He opens up a teensy bit in this new article.
  • It’s not 90210 and sure ain’t General Hospital.  Instead, Vanessa Marcil (Gina, Beverly Hills 90210) is headed to Without a Trace.
  • The Boston Globe has a great article about Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek), her new movie Wendy and Lucy, and life after Heath.  You can read it here.

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