Great Television Shows

Television Shows from past to the present. Learn from the valuable lessons given by each episodes on each television series.



Thursday, February 22, 2007

Boston Public

Boston Public : Television Series

"Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity."

Boston Public was premiered on the 23rd of October 2000 and lasted on the 1st March 2005. The series was created by David E. Kelley. It follows the personal and professional lives of the teachers, the students, and the administrators of the Winslow High School, a public high school in Boston, Massachusetts.

Being a teacher in secondary school wasn't easy. After graduating you'll be in a classroom with rebellious, active kids not your own with low salary and will sometimes criticize your way of teaching by parents, students, colleagues, and administrators.

Teachers doing their job heroically. They do complain as they are only humans but still when their infront of their students they still do what they have to do and think that the students needs them. They are their guide, their second parents that will not let them down.

Steven Harper portrayed by Chi McBride was the tough but with a heart of gold principal of Winslow High School. He usually struggle with the problems of his staff and students and as a leader of the school he handles all of it. Scott Guber portrayed by Anthony Heald, the strict vice principal who was forced to play as a disciplinary guy on the school to both the students and faculty members and as a result of his experience growing up being bullied by his peers who thought that he was a gay, he sees bullying as a serious offense just like cutting classes and cheating on the exams. Scott wants to be a principal but he has given by Steven unfavorable recommendation as the latter thought that he's not ready yet. As a result they sometimes fight between their two jobs but still deep friendship was key to both of them.

The faculty member of Boston's Winslow High School are rounded of Lauren Davis portrayed by Jessalyn Gilsig, one of the social studies teachers with a nickname “nun” because of her straightlaced way but later it her personality changed and she was later called as the prima donna perfectionist. Harvey Lipschultz portrayed by Fyvush Finkel, an elderly Jewish man and a history teacher. Harry Senate portrayed by Nicky Katt, geology professor assigned in the “Dungeon” classroom and known for his unusual tactics for teaching. Ronni Cooke portrayed by Jeri Ryan, a corporate lawyer who decides to teach. Marla Hendricks portrayed by Loretta Devine, another social studies professor who has a bipolar disorder and had to take pills to make it through a stressful day. Danny Hanson portrayed by Michael Rapaport, a humanities professor. And Marilyn Sudor portrayed by Sharon Leal, the music instructor and English professor.

They handle different subjects but still received almost the same stress on their day to day work on a secondary school. They handle their job well even they sometimes encountered problems from their teaching, students, parents, co-professors, and the administrators. After a long day they'll go home and create another lesson plan for the next day and received again another stressful day.



Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Even Stevens : Television Series

Even Stevens was premiered on the 17th of June 2000 and lasted on the 2nd of June 2003. Even Stevens was a comedy program aired on Disney Channel and it is about an upper-middle class family living in Sacramento California. The story of Even Stevens was focused on the misadventures of the family in particular are the siblings Louis, the youngest and his sister Ren.

Louis Anthony Stevens portrayed by Shia LaBeouf was the youngest of the family. But unlike the other members of the family he seems to not find his place as he has perfect siblings and parents. Louis often involved on practical jokes and that usually disturb his sister Ren.

Renee Stevens portrayed by Christy Carlson Romano was the intelligent and perfectionist sister of Louis. She was the over achiever being the Class President, Hall Monitor, head newscaster, and assistant to Principal Wexler.

They were joined by their parents Eileen Stevens portrayed by Donna Pescow, as their mother and California state senator and Steve Stevens portrayed by Tom Virtue as their lawyer father; their older brother Donald Stevens portrayed by Nick Spano, which is concerned with his appearance and excels in sports; and Louis friends Alan Twitty portrayed by A.J. Trauth as his best friend and Tawny Dean portrayed by Margo Harshman who usually dresses in gothic clothing.

The two siblings are always on a fight but they still care and love each other which was seen on some episodes. One of those episode was entitled “Sibling Rivalry”. Even Stevens – Sibling Rivalry tackles about Louis and Ren are fighting (no surprise) and their brother Donald shows them a tape of a television series which tackles the differences of siblings. The two agrees to appear on the said show and after they audition the host of the said television show wants them to put on air right away and so they did. But the shows way had change and it became a sibling war where they battle each other and the final round will be to humiliate each other. Louis caught his sister's boyfriend kissing another girl and so he video taped it having in mind that he'll surely win and have the tickets to Magic Mountain as the price but when they on air Louis realize that he can't do it even if it'll meant that he'll lose. At home he shows the tape to Ren and she thanked him for not showing the tape on air and not humiliate her on TV. Family will always be your family. Fight will just be a fight and it'll not matter when things like this happened. Still you'll realize she's my family and she's important to me and even if i lose no one can change and can level up what we have as siblings.