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Pilot View: ABC's new drama, 'My Generation'

July 2, 2010 |  9:00 am


Editor's note: We offer you our first impressions of the original pilots for fall shows. Keep in mind that these are not reviews, and that the networks may make significant changes to these shows before they air. We reserve the right to love them or hate them more later.

"My Generation" is about a group of Austin, Texas, high school seniors followed by a documentary crew in 2000 as they prepare to graduate. The crew revisits them 10 years later to see how their lives are turning out.

Who's in it: Michael Stahl David ("Cloverfield") as Steven;  Keir O'Donnell ("Wedding Crashers") as Kenneth; Kelli Garner ("The Aviator") as Dawn; Daniella Alonso ("One Tree Hill") as Brenda; Julian Morris ("24") as Anders; Anne Son as Caroline; Jaime King ("Gary Unmarried") as Jacqueline; Mehcad Brooks ("True Blood") as Rolly; and Sebastian Sozzi as Falcon.

Who made it:
Noah Hawley ("Bones" and "The Unusuals") created it and is producing it with Warren Littlefield.

Thumbs up: The idea that no one's life ends up how he or she thought it would is not novel, but exploring it through the eyes of nine kids setting out during a decade when the world changed so much could be interesting.

Thumbs down:
The documentary nature of it gets in the way. It's hard to care about the characters because we don't stay with any of them for very long and there are so many of them.

Verdict: We don't feel compelled to see more.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez
twitter.com/writerchica

Video credit: ABC

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