Featured photo credit: TV series finale

A few weeks ago, I was checking out Candymag.com‘s Candy Blog for ideas on a PR Communications plan I was doing for my client when I stumbled upon Marla’s post about Popular. It’s one of the earliest American TV series I remember watching when I was a teenager.

Gosh how I loved that show! It’s about these two teenage girls, Brooke McQueen and Samantha McPherson and their high school cliques and their lives at the opposite ends of the popularity scale.

A lot of things drew me to this show – cute guys (one jock and one geek cute), snappy dialogue especially that of Nicole – the other bitchy popular blonde character – and a good soundtrack to boot!

Check out Popular’s opening song by Kendall Payne

I also love the plot line because it showed that while these teens lived such different lives they were all complex characters – the jock who secretly wanted to be a theater actor, the beauty queen cheerleader who thinks she’s still fat even though she’s already darn sexy…

Popular was actually created by Ryan Murphy – yes the Ryan Murphy, who gave us Glee. Oh and I only realized that Sandra Oh, the actress who plays Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy was also part of the show.

My friends and I loved Popular. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long. It went off the air only after 2 seasons (I never even finished season 2. Was it ever finished???) and I was seriously bummed when that got cancelled! But thanks to Marla, now I know that Popular can be streamed online! Oh the wonders of the Internet! 

So this is how I’m spending the rest of my Friday today since I got off early from work. It takes me back to my own high school days. (“,)