Wildfire, an ABC Family series. I have to say, I really enjoyed it! It's not great, and I'll probably forget about it soon enough, but it was good. It also fit perfectly into my "chick-flick-watching-something-without-my-hubby" need. Of course, the series ended in 2008, so no one probably talks about this show anymore!
So, here are a few of my thoughts! If you've seen the show, I'd especially love to hear your comments, and since I love comments, I'd love to hear what you have to say even if you haven't seen the show!
There were a few cons:
I think that the audience (me) was supposed to really empathize with Matt Ritter. I found his character annoying. I *think* he was supposed to be the good-cowboy-all-American-boy-next-door, but for me he was just a moody dude who was too easily led which-ever way. Basically, I just saw him as weak.
The series as a whole certainly suffered from a little too much "soap operaness". Relationships rarely lasted more than a few weeks, and they were on-again-off-again to the point of ridiculousness. I like seeing relationships come together early and last (seriously, Hollywood writers, a little more Chandler & Monica and a little less Ross & Rachel, please!).
Also, super cliche insofar as the two main guys are fighting over the main girl.
Even though it was an ABC Family show I would say it is more on the adult side. No graphic sex, but certainly some sexual innuendo and heavy making out that we know where it ends up, even if we don't see it. There are a few instances of mild language, fighting, drinking, and gambling.
I said I enjoyed it though, so dear reader, you might be asking where are the pros?
Nana Visitor. 'Nuff said.
Beautiful horses. Again, 'nuff said.
The stories are griping and engaging. Whenever I finished an episode I wanted to see another one.
Even though it is a teen drama and somewhat of a guilty pleasure, it is enjoyable.
While I found Matt's character to be lacking, I did think that Junior's character was awesome. He had very believable development from the beginning to the end. Ok, so it was somewhat cliched as the rich -kid-who-needs-to-find-himself; however, it was pulled off in a likable manner.
Finally, (SPOILER ALERT!) the right girl and guy end up married in the end. I just love having a show end in marriage--not just getting together or hooking up--but honest to goodness MARRIAGE.
I think that this is finally what did it for me, I just loved the happy ending for the two people that I was rooting for from (almost) the first episode. I am still basking in the simple joy of a happy ending.
Anyways, I liked the show. Maybe you will too!
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