I thought this was a fantasy sequence?
December 10, 2010 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Ten years after it was canceled, cult teen drama TV show The Opposite Sex is on youtube in its entirety.

Pilot_Pt.1 2 3 4 5
Ep2. The Virgin Episode 2 3 4 5
Ep 3 The Drug Episode 2 3 4 5
Ep 4. The Homosexual Episode 2 3 4 5
Ep5: The Dance Episode 2 3 4 5
Ep6: The Field Trip 2 3 4 5
Ep7: The Fantasy Episode 2 3 4
Ep8: The Car 2 3 4 5

Theme and music selected by Anna Waronker of That Dog. Starring the pointy bangs of Milo Ventimiglia, better known for being the brooding love interest on a more successful dramedy.

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posted by Potomac Avenue (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Potomac Avenue: Milo Ventimiglia, better known for being the brooding love interest on a more successful dramedy. the tool (literally and metaphorically) on Heroes.
posted by mkultra at 12:54 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ha, I remember watching some of this when I was on an Allison Mack kick a few years back. Decent, but not great. I don't think I actually finished it. (And I would argue Milo Ventimiglia is at least as well known for Heroes as for GG.)

On the topic of somewhat obscure sitcoms though... if somebody can find Thanks!, as described so vividly by Sarah Vowell, I'll love you forever.
posted by kmz at 12:56 PM on December 10, 2010


Also, this is total copyright infringement.
posted by mkultra at 12:56 PM on December 10, 2010


Also featuring non-tool Kyle Howard*. Thanks!

100% unbiased view based on his being my baby cousin
posted by FelliniBlank at 1:19 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


If I'd seen this pilot when it aired, and inside of two and a half minutes saw a character singing "hawthorne," I'd have been hooked for life. Anna Waronker, put a new album out!
posted by aaronetc at 1:22 PM on December 10, 2010


I am a huge fan of cult/obscure teen TV (Degrassi! The Tribe! Mission Genesis!), but I have never heard of this. So, thanks! Can't wait to watch.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:26 PM on December 10, 2010


Oh man, I loved The Tribe, aka Saved by the Thunderdome
posted by FelliniBlank at 1:30 PM on December 10, 2010


Yah it'''s pretty gloriously in that middle ground between grunge-cool Elliot Smith themed Claire Danes lookalike feminist-aware emotionalrock show and cutesy dawsons creek pursed-lips and breast jokes. Im sure I would have utterly despised it in 2000, but today tis like bad frenchfries--Yum.

it-has been a productive Friday.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:33 PM on December 10, 2010


Oh man, of course I'd stumble across a fellow Zootist on metafilter. I've tried to talk to children's lit peeps I know about it ("It's a NZ soap opera about kids who live in a mall after the apocalypse and who wear wacky make-up all over their faces and there's this cult where the leader looks just like Dwight Schrute!") and tend to get a ton of blank stares.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:35 PM on December 10, 2010


It's a NZ soap opera about kids who live in a mall after the apocalypse and who wear wacky make-up all over their faces and there's this cult where the leader looks just like Dwight Schrute!

how is this real
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:36 PM on December 10, 2010


Seriously, FelliniBlank? Kyle Howard was awesome on Grosse Pointe. That show's cancellation made me start hoping for better things for him and Lindsay Sloane.
posted by zix at 1:36 PM on December 10, 2010


Might have something to do with the way I describe it, come to think of it.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:36 PM on December 10, 2010


Oh, I've seen some eps of The Tribe and it is at least as cracktastic as your description.
posted by kmz at 1:43 PM on December 10, 2010


how is this real

It's the kind of thing that could never exist in America. Visual aid.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:44 PM on December 10, 2010


FelliniBlank: Oh man, I loved The Tribe, aka Saved by the Thunderdome
The Tribe is a post-apocalyptic TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a hypothetical near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving the children of the world to fend for themselves. The show's focus is on an unnamed city inhabited by tribes of children and teenagers. It was primarily filmed in and around Wellington, New Zealand.
Wow, I never realized New Zealand was already a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:11 PM on December 10, 2010


Finally got a chance to watch the first ep. It's really odd, isn't it? I mean, I'm the same age as the fictional Jed (class of 02! Woo!), and I can kind of "feel" how I would have reacted to this in high school. It's got an awesome soundtrack, and Milo is sweetly emo, but something feels really off about the female characters so far. They're done in a male gazey way, which is maybe somewhat intentional, but I can imagine what a problem this would have been for this show when it was on the WB, with its primarily female audience. Unlike, say, Freaks and Geeks, which was contemporaneous and had both male and female characters who were well-realized and easy to relate to (I was such a Lindsey). No one's clothes look quite right, which is problematic, and there's really no edge at all. I mean, this should hit a bunch of my y2k nostalgia buttons, with the soundtrack, the emo boy, the boys dressing in drag, the feminism. But for whatever reason, the pilot just feels a little limp.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:58 PM on December 11, 2010


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