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Pilot Review of ABC's My Generation

Pilot Scoop: My Generation

Tomorrow is September 1, which means we're just a couple of weeks away from all the new TV shows I've been telling you about. Today I'm shedding the spotlight on ABC's new drama My Generation.

What it's about: A group of high school seniors (including Jaime King and True Blood's Mechad Brooks) participate in a documentary project that shadows them in their senior year as the class of 2000. It's a typically Breakfast Club-esque crew: we've got the cheerleader, the jock, the rich kid, the brain, etc. Ten years later, the camera crew is back to check in on the former adolescents to see how far they've come. The viewer gets an inside peek at the juxtaposition of their past and present lives, and how their connections to each other have changed.

Where it works: Though the mockumentary has been done before with shows like The Office and Modern Family, the new series definitely provides a fresh spin. An ensemble cast keeps you on your toes, and cutting between time periods keeps the episode moving while slowly unfolding the many storylines.

Where it doesn't: Though we've got characters to spare here, I didn't fall in love with any of them — and that's a problem. It's hard to get a viewer attached to everyone, but it's a bad sign that there was no connection with this many opportunities. I was also expecting the show to be a lot lighter and it's actually kind of heavy.

Am I hooked? Let's just say I've got high hopes for this one. Though the pilot didn't wow me, the premise did — and since this is typically the kind of show I love, I'll give it time to lock me in.

When is it on? My Generation premieres on Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m.


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pss pss 5 years
I'm really excited about this, the promo looks great enough to give it a chance.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
Me too, bengal! hard to believe it's been 10 years!
redchick152 redchick152 5 years
i love the previews they keep showing. its definitely got a good time slot right before Grey's, so hopefully it fairs better than Flash Forward. Wasn't Mechad Brook's in Abc's brand new lawyer show? it also got cancelled last year....
bengalspice bengalspice 5 years
lmao ... i was in the class of 2000 ... this should be interesting to watch.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Shouldn't it be either "shining the spotlight" or "shedding light"? Anyway, that is really not relevant, I suppose. I am excited for this show! I got to see the pilot early and none of the characters really grabbed me either, but I think there's potential.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Shouldn't it be either "shining the spotlight" or "shedding light"?Anyway, that is really not relevant, I suppose. I am excited for this show! I got to see the pilot early and none of the characters really grabbed me either, but I think there's potential.
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