Who remembers Popular? It was that awfully awesome WB dramedy that lasted two seasons while I was in middle school and high school. The one that I had to “reserve” the best tv in the house to watch each week. Yeah, that show. I loved that show. I loved it so much that I somehow ended up with season one on dvd, and I am going to rewatch, AND you’re going to rewatch with me.
That’s right. This blog will be devoted to my rewatching of Popular and any other classic WB shows I deem worthy of mockery. Why not? There are blogs devoted to Sweet Valley High and the Baby-Sitters Club. If we can relive our childhood through books, why not relive some of those so-bad-they’re-so-good WB teenage series?
You may be asking: why am I qualified to share my thoughts on this topic with the world like some type of authority figure? Because I am an expert. I was a huge Popular dork, which now that I think about it may be why I was never popular. I didn’t like Buffy, I watched Seventh Heaven because everyone else did, and I never really got Dawson’s Creek, but I LOVED Popular. I never missed an episode. Even when it moved to Fridays. Even when it sucked, I was a Popular fanatic. In 8th grade writing class when we had to rewrite a movie/tv show ending, I chose to tackle the McQueen/McPherson nuptuals.
I’m really excited to start watching again. If you did watch the show when it was on, I hope you enjoy remembering the ridiculous plots and characters. If you never watched, head over to Amazon and order the first season. I promise you’ll love it.