That was basically my reaction to watching this horrendously-boring BET "docudrama."
Wow, so BET is trying to prove that they care about teens' lives-- not just convincing them to drop it like it's hot.
Oh wait, my bad-- they only care about the ones who can AFFORD the lifestyle that they heavily endorse.
First of all: Who was the executive that watched ATL ten times and thought, "you know, if there was a show dedicated to the lives of people like New-New (Erin), the sh*t would be poppin'?" Give that individual a pink slip -- ASAP! No severance check for you, buddy.
Seriously, I couldn't even get into this show. Back in the day, I was able to mess with "Clueless" a bit because it was ORIGINAL at the time, but now shows like "Laguna Beach" and v"The O.C." don't really pique my interest because they're not realistic. Neither is this one-- THE WHOLE THING SOUNDS SCRIPTED. Too forced! I felt like I was watching one of those stupid Arabesque "Fire & Desire" films, but instead of using typical actors like Lisa Raye and Bird's husband from Soul Food, they found these kids and got them to work for new Jordans and Burberry cologne.
Where's the drama? I mean, is there an upcoming episode where we witness one of these chicks taking an EPT? Where's the kid that comes out the closet? Is it going to be that boy who thinks he's the second coming of Barack Obama? I'm SAYING!
Let me stop ranting though...
The only person I was able to get into MILDLY was Roqui. She seems like she's trying to get herself together, but this chick CAN'T drive and has the nerve to ask her parents for a Mercedes. Stupid! Her father's right: no one gets a damn Mercedes for their first car as a teenager. That's just f*cking stupid, because you know this chick's gonna crash it as soon as she peeps a cutie crossing an intersection, or while attempting to reapply her lipgloss DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE LIGHT WILL CHANGE IN 5 SECONDS.
There's really not much I can say about this. I mean, there were 10 minutes left into the show and I started shopping online -- what does that tell you?