YA on TV: Popular

YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be  TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. This edition is dedicated to: Popular

Popular-logo

Please tell me you guys remember Popular!? It didn’t have a long lifespan but I adored it. It was on from 1999 – 2001. I was at the very end of horrid middle school then and this show about funny, smart, popular, and unpopular people resonated so well with me. I wanted to be these characters. They dealt with real teen problems but in a witty and intelligent way. Popular just felt different than anything else that was out at the time. Plus, it’s so 90’s. I love it!

Another fun fact, the creator of Popular is also the creator of Glee. So did you guys watch this? Did you love it as much as me?

YA on TV: Roswell

YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be  TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. This edition is dedicated to: Roswell

Roswell TV show

 

Oh, you guys. I loved Roswell. Maybe almost as much as I loved Buffy at that time. I’ve always been a little obsessed with aliens and I’ve always been extremely fascinated by the Roswell incident. Add to that hot boy aliens and all my preteen dreams were answered. Also looking back on it…was this where the otherworldly, secretive love interest came from? ;)

It’s been many years, so I don’t remember tons about the show but I definitely remember being heartbroken when it only lasted 3 seasons. Did you love the show? Do you remember more about it than me?

I’ll leave you with a Roswell montage:

 

 

YA on TV: Gilmore Girls

YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be  TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. This edition is dedicated to Gilmore Girls.

 I can’t do this feature without gushing about Gilmore Girls. Not only does it fit with YA to TV perfectly but it’s one of my top 3 favorite shows ever. I adore this show. I LOVE this show. If you’ve watched it you know exactly what I mean. If you haven’t watched it what are you waiting for? I have honestly never heard anyone say they dislike this show.

It has everything you could ask for. It hilarious. There’s tons of really funny pop culture references. There’s lovely romance, family drama, and the best mother daughter relationship ever. There is nothing lacking with Gilmore Girls.

I started watching GG with the pilot. Then I think I probably watched 2 seasons of it and something happened in real life (probably high school and boys…) and I stopped watching. I started re-watching them all when my husband and I moved in together and fell in love all over again.

There’s really something special about the show that I can’t explain. It’s so easy to relate to. I’ve laughed and cried with Lorelei and Rory. I was so sad to see the series end, especially because it was a little abrupt. But I’m happy I got to spend time in Stars Hollow while it lasted.

 

Of course I must mention the Rory boyfriend situation…..She totally should have ended up with Jess! He was perfect for her in every way. (She probably would have ended up with him if Heroes wouldn’t have came along…or if they hadn’t broken up in real life around the time he was last on the show). I did like Logan, though he was no Jess. Dean, who?

YA on TV: Dawson’s Creek

YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be  TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. This edition is dedicated to Dawson’s Creek.

This was the show of my tween/teen years. I planned my day around it. No one was to disturb me while the Creek was on. The series started when I was 12 so I think that made it even more appealing because they were older and doing all these teenager-y things and OMG I wanted to be them so bad. It’s been a very, very long time since I watched an episode but I can still remember just how much I loved it. Sadly, I don’t I watched until the end. If I did I have no recollection of how it ended. I might have missed the last season or two…because I was a teenager by then and talking on the phone with boys became more important…

Did you guys love the Creek? Were you a Dawson & Joey fan or a Pacey & Joey fan? I was Pacey and Joey all the way!

Joey and Pacey image

Here’s a nice little montage/look back at Dawson’s Creek:

YA on TV: Friday Night Lights

YA on TV is going to be a new semi regular feature. It’s really just going to be an excuse to blab about TV shows and movies that I LOVE, but the main focus is going to be  TV shows and movies that appeal to me on the same level that YA books. (Not necessarily shows based on YA books…just shows that feel YA) Admittedly, I don’t watch a lot of TV but the shows that I do love feel rooted in YA. Sometimes I’m just going to gush about the show and sometimes I will recommend similar books. I really, really couldn’t think of a better place to start than Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights poster

 

I didn’t start watching Friday Night Lights until last Fall. That’s when all of the lovely things fellow bloggers were saying caught with me and I decided that this show must be watched. It worked out perfectly, really. Because my husband is a huge football fan and FNL has just enough drama and romance to keep be glued to the screen and plenty of football for him. We haven’t finished the series yet. We’re about to start season 5, the last season. (so pleeeease no spoilers!) I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. Anyway, want to know what I love about the show?

Everything…honestly. Every single character is interesting even if they aren’t likeable, but most of them are super loveable. They tackle interesting issues like racism and abortion. The writing is great and never predictable. It’s always fresh. I never feel like they are just doing the same things over and over again. So far, season 1 has definitely been the best. It’s hard to live up to how amazing season 1 was but all the other season have been fantastic as well. Plus….OMG Tim Riggins…the most swoonworthy southern bad boy ever. He is amazing.

Friday Night Lights cast

The reason that I think it’s great for YA fans is that it’s obviously about high school. But it’s not a teen drama. The Taylor family is usually the main focus and other adults play a huge role too. But there’s a big teen romance and drama side to the story that would appeal to any fan of YA. Especially YA contemporary fans.

I know most people have watched the show already. Long before I started it. But if you haven’t I beg you to watch them. It’s an exceptional show. One of the best ones ever. My love for it is immense. WATCH IT!

Here’s some Tim Riggins to start your weekend:

Tim Riggins

And if anyone wants to suggest a better name for this feature go right ahead! I’m no good at names.