Back to school! Congratulations, Cultivated, Greek And The sex life of college girls are just a few of the TV dramas that have captivated audiences — and brought great college nostalgia — over the years.
Keri RussellFelicity Porter from 1998 to 2002 attracted viewers to the series of the same name. More than two decades after its premiere, fans are still debating who it should have ended up with: Ben Covington (Scott Speedman) or Christmas Crane (Scott Foley).
Others, however, can’t help but talk about Felicity’s own journey and how she managed to sum up what it’s like to find yourself in a whole new world and have no idea what it’s like. you are doing.
“The beauty of the show, as always, this very simple idea that I feel is very relevant. This romantic idea…that often when you’re young, this chance to completely change your life,” Russell said in the summer of 2018 then that she was reuniting with her castmates at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas. “Everyone can look back on that moment: I wish I had cast it or had taken that chance. It was the sweetness, the beauty and the truth of the show. And that’s what we have to experience through Felicity. She did it, she took risks. She jumped. It was the strength and the central story of the series.
In the years that followed, the college experience became more prevalent on television with Greek emphasizing the life of fraternity and sorority and boy meets the world transition from high school to higher education.
When Cultivated first premiered in 2018, fans got to watch as Blackish character of Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) grew from teenager to adult while dealing with sex, drugs, and drama in college.
That vulnerability — and the raw sense of finding yourself — is a big part of HBO Max’s hit drama, The sex life of college girls. Mindy Kaling co-created the show in 2021 with Justin Noble and has since gushed about how well season 1 went.
“In this first season… there’s obviously so many fun things that happen to them, but it’s really a lot that they have to go through, each one of them. We wanted them to go through serious and traumatic situations, and let them see how they deal with it,” said the Desk alum said Collider in November 2021. “By putting these characters through the ringtone like that, it helped us make them rely on each other a little bit more.”
Kimberly Finkel (Pauline Chalamet), Bela Malhotra (Amrit Kaur), Leighton Murray (Rene Rapp) and Whitney Chase (Alya Chanelle Scott) portrayed the roommates at the center of the show, and they embodied the differences that college campuses bring together.
“They’re random roommates, and some of them say, ‘I don’t want to live with you,'” Kaling explained. “Life can be really tough on campus for young women and we wanted to show all of that, and not just the fun and sexy part, but the parts that were a little uglier, to be honest.”
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