Friday, March 27, 2009


Twenty-three-year-old Megan Smith (Joanna García, Reba) has a Yale education, a relentlessly positive attitude, and a plan to conquer the world of journalism, despite the fact that she is slaving away at a tabloid rag. Megan's plan is thrown off course when, in one whirlwind day, she gets fired, meets cosmetics mogul Laurel Limoges (Anne Archer, Ghost Whisperer), and becomes the live-in tutor for Laurel’s twin teen granddaughters in the heady Palm Beach, Florida, a world of wealth and power. The girls, Rose (Lucy Hale, Bionic Woman) and Sage (Ashley Newbrough, The Best Years), are beautiful, rebellious, and less-than-thrilled with their new tutor, but Megan is determined to win them over as she enjoys the perks of her new job: breathtaking private suite, gorgeous convertible, and live-in chef Marco (Allan Louis, Stomp the Yard). Even the neighbors are fabulous in Palm Beach and Megan quickly catches the eye of Will (Brian Hallisay, Bionic Woman), the wealthy and extremely hot dilettante who lives on the estate next door and just happens to be dating Megan’s estranged sister, Lily (Kristina Apgar, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Completing this romantic quadrangle is Megan's best friend, Charlie (Michael Cassidy, Smallville, The O.C.), who is secretly in love with her. Despite her own complicated romantic and family relationships, Megan is committed to making a difference in the lives of her two headstrong charges as she navigates the treacherous waters of high society in Palm Beach.

After watching the first half of this season, I realize where this show stands in my tv list, under the heading Show To Watch When REALLY Bored. Sad but oh so true. I like my movies and TV shows full of adventure, comedy, mystery, and suspense not necessarily in that order or combination. Romance and drama are two variables that I enjoy when the mood strikes me but when any of those previously mentioned variables become part of the mix it makes for a really good or great story. The shiny newest of Privileged has slowly vanished and my attention is being pulled elsewhere. It was fun but I’m bored now and I feel like I’m watching the same thing in repeat every time. So I’m moving on.

1 comment:

Melissa Walker said...

I gave it up too. It started out good, but I agree with you. It's on a repeat loop.