Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Popular - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham, Sara Rue
Directors: Arvin Brown, Brian Robbins, Craig Zisk, David Petrarca, Elodie Keene
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Inside the walls of Kennedy High, there's a war being waged for the most elusive prize of all...popularity. Get into the heart of the battle as Nicole, Josh, Sam, Mary Cherry and all the characters you love (and love to h... more »
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T. Stewart | Santa Cruz | 07/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Welcome to Kennedy High. To your right you have the Popular crowd which is headed by Brooke McQueen (head cheerleader), her boyfriend Josh Ford (Star Quarterback), best friend Nicole (biggiest bitch in school), and Merry Cherry (Richiest teenager on the west coast). To your left you have the un-popular crowd with Sam McFerson (reporter at large), her guy-friend Harrison (typical outcast), Carman (larger girl with a heart of gold), and Lilly (the boyish activist).
Through all the years they have attend school together, they have always wondered what it would be like to be in the others shoes, but still keeping a safe distance from each other. But then their world is turned upside down, when the head liners of both groups: Sam and Brooke find out that in a little less than 9 months, they will be more than rivals... they will be sisters.
What can be said for Popular, that hasn't already. It was the freshiest, brilliantly written, and witty show that aired for the two years that it was on the air. All the characters will be remembered, because they were so unique. It sad to think that the ratings for the show went from 3 million to 900,000. But now people will finally have a chance to see what they missed.
I loved this show because It was a spoof on all the other "Teen Soaps" out their. There hasn't really been anything like popular before, nor will there be anything like it again... Hopefully with the DVD sales Buena Vista will realize that they need to make a movie to tie up all the loose ends."
INTELLIGENT. HIP. HILARIOUS TELEVISON!!
Chris Kennison | Jefferson City, Mo United States | 09/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I'm a male in my 30s and when this show first hit the air, I just happened to catch the first episode and I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen! The show moved with sharp wit. Fantastic, sharp and hilarious characters that blend into a collage of colorful entertainment.
I actually recorded every episode, commerical free, onto video tapes... and now I can trash them for the real thing!! DVDs!!!!
The shows are each in their own right, kooky and zany and just down right fun as heck! Each episode has a sort of flash and sass to it, it's addictive.
There is absolutely no question, each episode of POPULAR was WRITTEN with care. Picking the absolute right times to make us laugh and the absolute right times to pull our heart strings. Singing, dancing, laughing and crying... all in one show.
Like I said, I'm a male in my thirties, and I'm proof that you don't have to be a teenager to enjoy this show. This show is excellent because it has excellent WRITING!!
If you're looking for a show to pick your spirits up and see some of the best young talents of the future flesh out some wonderful characters, give POPULAR a shot. I can't wait to get the DVDs in the mail!! September 21st!! Hurry up and get here!
Then I'll just cross my fingers that the second season comes available sometime!! I only got to see the first 5 or 6 episodes when it aired...!!"
Wrongfully Canceled - The Best Teen Comedy No One Watched.
Bruno S. | Bronx, New York USA | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was one of the 3 million folks who caught the initial run of "Popular" on the WB network. I never watched the upstart network. I only tuned in for "Buffy". I saw the commercials for "Popular" and did not know what to make of it. It just looked stupid, and the one scene where main characters Sam and Brooke fought and Sam said "Cancel My Subscription, I'm Through With Your Issues" just made me think "Ugh.... Sweet Valley Crap." But then one day my brother was supposed to record something for me on TV, and mistakenly recorded the pilot episode of "Popular". Figuring it couldn't hurt too much, I watched and was immediately hooked by this funny and often times obsurd teen comedy-drama-satire hybrid. Popular was the pure escapism that teenagers needed at that time. When "Dawson's Creek" kids were spitting out 50 SAT words a minute in their hyperbabble filled storylines. "Popular" was the perfect satire of the melodramatic dramas the WB was known for. "Popular" was about 2 girls on opposite sides of the social scene who are forced together by their parent's sudden engagement. While it was supposed to be serious, at it's core it was a comedy. And a funny one at that. And seeing that the comedy worked more than the drama, the producers went more and more in that direction as the show progressed. "Popular" touched on taboo subjects of sex, sexual harrassment, homosexuality, teenager's obsession with body image, and talked about these things with a sense of humor that disarmed it's audience. During the series 2nd season, the show lost a bit of it's focus. I think that network meddling with the storylines and it's timeslot led to it's untimely demise. What makes matter's worst is that the show left it's audience with a dark cliffhanger that would never be resolved. Hopefully if there are strong DVD sales for the First Season, the cast would be able assemble for a reunion to tie up all the loose ends. But the show's brilliant first season is what the fans have been waiting to see on DVD for years now. It was refreshing to see a show that did not have too much continuity, kind of like a live action version of "The Simpsons". The girls would get a mohawk one episode and the next episode had long hair again. It was funny. The show also spawned 2 of TV's most memorable Mean Girls, Mary Cherry and Nicole Julian. Before Lindsay Lohan was tormented on the big screen by Rachel MacAdams, Leslie Grossman and Tammy Lynn Michaels were doing it to Carly Pope, Sara Rue, and Tamara Mello on a weekly basis. You just gotta love a show where the southern belle Mary Cherry responds to a challenge to a fight after school by saying "Bring it on Lilly, I know Tae-Bo". September 21st can't come soon enough.Stand out episodes include;The Phantom Menace
Mo Menace, Mo Problems
Tonights The Night
Two Weddings and a Funeral"
Highschool Highway: satirical dramedy at it's finest
R. Banerji | ny | 06/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In autumn of 1999, The WB network debuted the TV series "Popular," a refreshingly clever dramedy set in high school about two girls from opposite social spheres forced into sisterhood when their parents make a love connection. Saturated with scathing humor, pop culture references and social angst, "Popular" explored e-generation ambition and the teen crusade for popularity, acceptance and clear skin among the two girls and their feuding cliques. In 2001, The WB unceremoniously truncated the show's two-year run after falsely leading the producers and fans to believe the show would be returning for another season. Much to everyone's chagrin, the final image of the series was a disturbing and violent cliffhanger which would never be resolved. However, fans can now relive the first season thanks to Buena Vista Home Entertainment."