- Starring: Lisa Darr, Kelly Osbourne, Missy Peregrym
- Summary: Based on British author Melvin Burgess' novel "Doing It," this high school drama came from Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (90210, Freaks and Geeks). The Seattle-set series centered on three teen boys: athlete Dino (Sean Faris), clumsy, nervous Jonathan (Chris Lowell), and smart Ben (Jon Foster), who is having an affair with a teacher. Characters would frequently address the audience directly during the show's 13-episode run (two of which never aired on ABC).… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 7, 2004
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 12:00 AM
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Cheeky but likable. [7 Oct 2004]
It's rare to hate a series so thoroughly in the first five minutes and then have your mind changed (and stunned) by the creative comeback it mounts in the remaining hour. ... In fact, there's enormous potential to this series if the storytelling and writing stay strong.
I was resistant to "life as we know it" at first, but it won me over (or wore me down). What seems prurience for prurience's sake turns out to be a good bit richer, kind of like "My So- Called Sex Life." [7 Oct 2004]
The pilot episode for "life" is really interesting; unfortunately two subsequent episodes are not as commendable. ... The direct address to the camera begins to grate, and the whole show is not different enough from teen shows of the past. [3 Oct 2004]
All the actors do well. They can't do good, however, because they're in service of an obnoxious show. The surfaces look inviting in life as we know it, but there isn't a lot of show there.
[A] gimmicked-up adolescent soap opera that's faux sensitive, faux funny and, most of the time, even faux faux. [7 Oct 2004]