The Best Years

The Best Years

  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (1,047)

The television show The Best Years is all about Samantha Best and her college experience. Samantha has been a foster kid for years, and her only escape from her harsh reality was school. She worked hard and earned a scholarship to college to get away. Once at Charles University, Samantha learns what friendship means, falls in love for the first time, and deals with more drama and heartache than she'd like. Right off the bat, Samantha, played by Charity Shea, and her roommate Kat do not get along in the least. However, as time goes by they become less like enemies and more like friends. She becomes close with a guy named Noah who likes her, but she doesn't like him back. Samantha has another guy in her sights, the athlete who lives down the hall in her dorm named Devon. Dealing with friends, boyfriends, and others during school prove to be tough. She wants to live the full college life, but being on scholarship means her grades have to be top-notch, and it is hard to keep up. Not to mention she has to get a job to pay for her meal plan and anything else the scholarship money doesn't cover. School and friends aren't the only things on Samantha's mind. The search for her birth mother takes up a good portion of her time. After being in foster care for more than 10 years, Samantha thought it was time to start looking now that she was able to do so. The Best Years shows that just because you go from high school to college, doesn't mean you're any more ready to be a grown up than before. You're still trying to figure out what you want out of life, and who you want to be, just like Samantha quickly finds out.

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Seasons
Delirious
8. Delirious
May 22, 2009
Sam makes a pact with her friends that they'll all do something they're afraid of and make a leap into happiness.
Debtor's Prison
7. Debtor's Prison
May 16, 2009
When Dorothy opens up about her romantic history, Sam considers giving Rich another chance.
Duluth, Minnesota
6. Duluth, Minnesota
May 8, 2009
Sam helps Poppi hand out condoms to the student body, and shares an unexpected connection with Jake, Alicia's ex.
Destiny
5. Destiny
May 1, 2009
Sam organizes a Canadian Thanksgiving for Noah, which brings the dorm family together, but drives her and Rich apart.
Different Hearts
4. Different Hearts
April 25, 2009
Relationships crumble during a campus-wide prank war.
Dermabrasion
3. Dermabrasion
April 17, 2009
When Sam casts a play about her innermost feelings, Robyn seizes the chance to rebel. Del and Kat psychoanalyze their friends.
Documentary
2. Documentary
April 10, 2009
Sam's literature professor makes her life hell; Noah shoots his first documentary.
Dangerous Liaisons
1. Dangerous Liaisons
April 3, 2009
After an eight-month detour to South America capped by a disastrous romantic fling, Sam returns to Charles University to rebuild her life.
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The television show The Best Years is all about Samantha Best and her college experience. Samantha has been a foster kid for years, and her only escape from her harsh reality was school. She worked hard and earned a scholarship to college to get away. Once at Charles University, Samantha learns what friendship means, falls in love for the first time, and deals with more drama and heartache than she'd like.

Right off the bat, Samantha, played by Charity Shea, and her roommate Kat do not get along in the least. However, as time goes by they become less like enemies and more like friends. She becomes close with a guy named Noah who likes her, but she doesn't like him back. Samantha has another guy in her sights, the athlete who lives down the hall in her dorm named Devon.

Dealing with friends, boyfriends, and others during school prove to be tough. She wants to live the full college life, but being on scholarship means her grades have to be top-notch, and it is hard to keep up. Not to mention she has to get a job to pay for her meal plan and anything else the scholarship money doesn't cover.

School and friends aren't the only things on Samantha's mind. The search for her birth mother takes up a good portion of her time. After being in foster care for more than 10 years, Samantha thought it was time to start looking now that she was able to do so.

The Best Years shows that just because you go from high school to college, doesn't mean you're any more ready to be a grown up than before. You're still trying to figure out what you want out of life, and who you want to be, just like Samantha quickly finds out.

  • Premiere Date
    May 22, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (1,047)