This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training ...
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Harold Smith (Sir Tom Courtenay), a quiet middle-aged Englishman becomes an instant celebrity when he suddenly starts exhibiting psychic and telekinetic powers. After he is arrested for ... See full summary »
Based on Daniel Wright's award-winning play "Colored Eggs", is a drama/comedy about life, loss and love among an eccentric group of characters whose lives intersect under less than ideal circumstances.
Initially the plotline concerned the problems of a brother and sister whose parents have separated, but by the second season both parents had new married partners and the show concentrated ... See full summary »
Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.
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Robert J. Emery
This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training on the lake. It's mainly told from the viewpoint of Will Krudski, a gifted, genuinely inquisitive student and future writer, who feels guilty having cheated at the entry exams. His roommate, Scout Calhoun, is a school legacy who makes an effort to become friendly with some underprivileged local kids and falls in love with the daughter of a garage owner who turns out to be family. Most of his classmates are golden spoon boys, but still have their problems, among each-other, at home and sometimes with the locals. Actually Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt is a girl pretending to be a boy as the only way to get in, causing great confusion for Hamilton, the school dean's son, who begins to fall for her.Written by
What a great TV show. Thank God this is not "Beverly Hills 90210" and not "Dawsons Creek". It is more serious, romantic, warm-hearted, told with humor and without any stereotypes. Good actors like Ed Quinn who plays a great teacher called Mr. Finn and good stories make "Young Americans" a lot better than usual Teenie-Soaps. The first three episodes have the sensitive songs of Nick Drake in the background. Unfortunately this great show ended after 8 episodes. A TV series that talks about Thoreau, Emerson and Whitman seems a bit too intellectual for a Teenie-show. I wish that one day the producers and the audience will find out how good it was and will continue with the stories.
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