My Generation

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  • TV-14
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 6.0  (661)

My Generation is a drama television series that premiered on ABC in 2010 and ran for one season with twelve episodes. The show was created by Noah Hawley and executive produced by Hawley and Warren Littlefield. The series was centered around a group of high school students who were filmed for a documentary in the year 2000 and then revisited after ten years to see how their lives had changed.

The main character of the show is Steven Foster, played by Julian Morris. Steven was the popular kid in high school and the captain of the football team. He was also in a relationship with his high school girlfriend, Jackie Vachs, played by Jaime King. We see Steven ten years later finding it hard to move on from his high school days, as he is still trying to live in the past. Jackie, on the other hand, has moved on and is now successful and married.

The other characters in the show are Kenneth Finley, played by Keir O'Donnell, who was the class clown in high school and is now a struggling journalist. He is trying to prove himself in the industry while dealing with personal issues. Dawn Barbuso, played by Daniella Alonso, was the wallflower in high school who had a crush on one of her classmates. She is now successful and working as a bond trader, but is still haunted by her high school past. Brenda Serrano, played by Ana VillafaƱe, was the overachiever in high school and is now a successful lawyer. She is constantly battling with her personal and professional life. Anders Holt, played by Michael Stahl-David, was the loner in high school who later became successful and wealthy due to his tech company. He is still somewhat of an outsider and has trouble connecting with people.

The show is unique in its filming style, as it incorporates actual footage from the year 2000 documentary that was filmed. The show starts off with Steven narrating the events of the year 2000 as the viewer sees footage of the students from that time. The story then jumps to ten years later and we see how the students have changed. The characters constantly refer back to the footage, which adds an interesting layer to the show.

The show deals with themes such as nostalgia, regret, unfulfilled dreams, and the pressure of living up to the expectations set in high school. Steven's character is a prime example of this as he struggles to let go of his high school days and move on. Brenda's character also deals with the pressure of being successful and the high expectations she has set for herself.

My Generation was met with mixed reviews and was ultimately canceled after one season due to low ratings. However, the show did have a small but dedicated cult following. The show was praised for its unique format and interesting characters, but criticized for its uneven tone and plotlines.

Daniella Alonso's portrayal of Dawn Barbuso was a standout in the series. Her character had a fascinating arc as she went from being a wallflower in high school to a successful bond trader in the present day. Alonso portrayed the character's inner turmoil and struggles with authenticity and nuance.

In conclusion, My Generation was a short-lived but interesting series that tackled themes of nostalgia, regret, and unfulfilled dreams. The show's unique format incorporating actual footage from the year 2000 documentary added an interesting layer to the show. Despite being canceled after one season, the show did have a small but dedicated cult following. Daniella Alonso's portrayal of Dawn Barbuso was a standout in the series.

My Generation is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2010.

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What Comes Next
8. What Comes Next
November 15, 2010
In the aftermath of Jackie's affair going public, Jackie and Anders separate and consider their options. Anders' feelings for Brenda complicate the idea of continuing the marriage, but pressure from his parents makes it hard not to reconcile.
7. Homecoming
November 15, 2010
Jackie and Anders throw Rolly a welcome home party that ends in disaster when Jackie's affair with Steven is revealed. Meanwhile, Falcon introduces Bree to his old friends and Kenneth finds unexpected romance with the catering director of the event.
On the Road
6. On the Road
November 12, 2010
We learn the backstory of how Anders and Jackie reconnected.
The Bed In
5. The Bed In
November 12, 2010
We follow both Jackie and Caroline in their high school and present day.
4. Birth/Rebirth
November 12, 2010
Dawn gives birth to a baby girl. Kenneth has been keeping a secret.
Truth and Reconciliation
3. Truth and Reconciliation
November 12, 2010
Brenda and Anders see each other for the first time in ten years.
Home Movies
2. Home Movies
September 30, 2010
The filmmaker takes a closer look at Steven as he faces his demons back home in Austin and finds his footing as a new father to his 9-year-old son. Meanwhile, Dawn finally opens up about her family,.
1. Pilot
September 23, 2010
Series Premiere. In 2000, a documentary crew followed a disparate group of high school seniors from Austin, TX. This same group of high school students is being visited 10 years later.
Shows Cips and Previews
0. Shows Cips and Previews
A documentary style drama about 9 people who graduated high school in 2000. Where are they now?
Where to Watch My Generation
My Generation is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Generation on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (661)