My Generation premieres this Thursday @8/7c on ABC.
Back in May when the promo for ABC's My Generation was released to the press, I felt a wave of nostalgia wash over me in an instant, as if the show was speaking to me personally about my life post high school graduation. In short, I was already won over. With my first high school class reunion coming up next year, I felt that My Generation was a perfect mirror for me to reflect on the ten years that had passed by revisiting the times through the eyes of these nine characters. Well, I was wrong (but not in a bad way), because My Generation follows the Class of 2000, I graduated in 2001. Oops.
That date mixup didn't deter my enjoyment, however, of the pilot for the ABC dramedy/mockumentary, which centers around nine high school archetypes (the jock, the beauty queen, the nerd, the wallflower, etc) as their lives are documented their senior year by a film crew who revisits them ten years later. Needless to say, the moniker the more things change, the more they stay the sameÃÂ applies, but this, unfortunately, is where the challenge lies.
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