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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 20, 1989
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Lark Voorhies, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen
  • Summary: Saved By the Bell focused on Zack Morris and his friends: Samuel "Screech" Powers, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater and Lisa Turtle. They had adventures and funny moments at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. They often tried to fool the gullible principal, Mr. Richard Belding, but also sometimes got advice from him. They regularly hung out at a burger joint called "The Max," which was owned in the first season by a magician named Max.As the years went by, they had adventures and relationships that lasted a long time. In the third season, the gang spent the summer at Malibu Sands, an exclusive beach club owned by Mr. Carosi, and his daughter Stacey Carosi, whom Zack fell in love with.The final season saw the arrival of a new cast member, Tori Scott, who took the place of Kelly and Jessie when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley left the show in mid-season. The show ended with the gang graduating and heading off to college in the spin-off series Saved by the Bell: the College Years. There was also another spin-off to this show called Saved by the Bell: TNC.Saved By the Bell began as a short-lived comedy/drama series named Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which focused on teacher Miss Bliss and her students at John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the show was cancelled by the Disney Channel, NBC picked up 4 of the characters (Zack, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding) and turned it into a new Saturday morning series called Saved by the Bell, which became more of a comedy concentrating on the antics of the students and was re-located to Bayside High School in Pacific Palisades, California. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Jul 31, 2011
    Unbelievably Cheezy? Of course, but that just makes Saved By The Bell all the more enjoyable. It's a show for young people, so if you aren't young or were young like myself when it was on, don't watch it, you will probably hate it. For anyone alive at the time, Saved By The Bell was a terrific show for people our age. It presented every problem that being a teenager could honestly have (besides anything with sex, because apparently the folks at NBC don't have sex), and wrapped it up with a great dose of humour, some loveable characters and warm, feel good kind of effect. Looking back on it today, it's unbelievably dated. Not only the fashion, slang, and pop culture references, but just the overall presence is has. Is that bad? Of course not, if you're watching Saved By The Bell now you're almost certainly somehow just looking for some nostalgic memories, and Saved By The Bell sure brings them back. Some of the dated references are actually hilarious now aswell, like girls fantasizing over Michael Jackson, or two guys going to a George Michael concert together. Saved By The Bell may seem silly now, but it's gotten funnier with age and I think that helps it. It may seem more important for us now to watch all our favourite HBO dramas and highclass television, but if you want to go back to a time when life was simpler, clothes were brighter, and every guy had a crush on Kelly Kapowski, put in Saved By The Bell, it won't fail. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    Saved by the Bell is, to be honest, a fairly bad show. However, it's the kind of bad you can really enjoy. The jokes are corny, the drama is over-exaggerated yet flat, and the characters are pretty annoying, but, if you've got a good sense of humor, it can be pretty easy to make it into a comedy gold festival if you start watching it expecting it to be terrible in the first place. Expand