The early 2000s brought to us “Life as We Know It” based on the novel “Doing It”. According to some, it was the best TV show no one ever watched. It had great potential but someone aligned it with “The OC” and scheduled the shows at the same time. How can any show compete with “The OC”?
The story covered the ups and downs in the lives of three Seattle students, with nothing more than him-and-her issues on their minds. Those few who loved the show made sure to purchase the DVD set that came out the following Christmas, knowing that “Life as we know it” wouldn’t last very long.
Silver Spoons Lived in a Completely Different House
Ricky Schroder played the role of Ricky in the 1982 teen sitcom "Silver Spoons". This was after he starred in "The Champ" (1979) and became one of Hollywood's most promising child actors. The show introduced us to Edward Stratton III, a wealthy gentleman who learns of his son's existence and takes him in. It ran for five seasons.
In the opening of the show, an astonishing mansion is shown which is not the real location of where the story takes place. It was filmed in a mansion set in the English countryside. Now we're not saying the Stratton family wasn't wealthy, it for sure was, but there's a wide gap between where they lived and the estate shown on the credits.
Rags to Riches Had a Specialized Playlist
Imagine taking a 1960s music classic, altering the lyrics slightly, and integrating the song into a TV show episode. This is what was done in "Rags to Riches" which told the story of a millionaire (Joseph Bologna) who adopted five orphans. The songs that supported the storyline in each episode differed the show from all others.
"Rags to Riches" ran for just two seasons and although it had a short appearance on the screen, it manages to grasp some awards. It was s true gem on the television with a great story that could easily be reproduced today.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Had Different Plans for SMG
All we can think about when we come across "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is Sarah Michelle Gellar. We are still unsure which was greater. The show or Gellar. The show succeeded as it brought a fictional storyline, unlike all the standard I-love-him-and-he-loves-her shows. The success of Buffy led to the production of comic books, and video games and shed light on the 1992 full-length movie which held the same title.
Did you know that Sarah Michelle Gellar was initially cast to play Cordelia Chase? Apparently, the production saw Gellar as a down-to-earth kind of girl believing the role of Buffy wouldn't suit her. They were in for a surprise.
Small Wonder and the Wondergirl
In 1985, the future was predicted with the amazing robot girl named Vickey. She was fantastic, made of plastic, and was the secret adoptive girl of the family. Although it was popular mostly among the younger teens, it was aired all over the world and when you think of it, it was kind of weird although it still enjoyed some reruns during the 1990s and 2000s.
Tiffany Brissette played the role of Vickey and for that, she should be applauded. She had to memorize her lines and paint them all with a robotic accent. Talk about wonders.