The Wanted Life

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (206)

The Wanted Life was a reality television series that premiered on E! in 2013. The show followed the lives of boyband members Tom Parker, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Nathan Sykes as they tried to make it big in the music industry in the United States.

The series followed the group as they moved into a plush Hollywood Hills mansion, where they had to adjust to living in close quarters while also trying to maintain their busy schedules. The show offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of their music, their rehearsals and their performances, while also showcasing the band's personalities and relationships.

The band members were a mix of personalities, with Parker being the de facto leader of the group, Kaneswaran as the calm and collected member, McGuiness as the joker of the group, George as the heartthrob and Sykes as the youngest member. The show highlighted their differences and their friendships, and their willingness to put aside their differences to focus on achieving their goals of making it big in America.

Throughout the series, viewers got to see the ups and downs of the band's journey, from their ecstatic reaction to hearing their song on the radio for the first time, to their struggles with homesickness and the pressures of fame. The show also touched on the band's relationships with their families back in the UK, as well as their romantic entanglements including Parker's relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Kelsey Hardwick.

The series also introduced viewers to the band's management team, including Scooter Braun, who discovered Justin Bieber, and Patrick Moxey, founder of Ultra Music. These industry insiders offered advice and guidance to the band, and their insights into the music industry added depth to the show.

One of the most memorable episodes was when the band performed at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, in front of the First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters. The experience was a milestone for the band, and the show allowed viewers to experience the excitement and nerves leading up to the performance.

The Wanted Life was a well-produced reality show that provided a glimpse into the lives of one of the most popular boybands of the era. It offered viewers a more human perspective on the band, beyond their catchy pop hits, and explored the highs and lows of life in the music industry. Fans of the band would have appreciated the access they had to their idols, while newcomers would have been drawn in by the drama and excitement of the series.

The Wanted Life is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2013.

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Comeback Like a Popstar
7. Comeback Like a Popstar
July 14, 2013
In the first season finale, the band is forced to perform without Nathan after his surgery. Meanwhile, Tom and Jay are concerned about the band's future.
Bahamas Like a Popstar
6. Bahamas Like a Popstar
July 7, 2013
Nathan's vocal issues worsen as the boys head to the Bahamas to celebrate his birthday and to give a special performance.
Crazy Like A Pop Star
5. Crazy Like A Pop Star
June 30, 2013
Max's unexpected late-night guests stir up trouble; and not everyone in the band is happy with the music video for their latest single.
Obama Like a Pop Star
4. Obama Like a Pop Star
June 23, 2013
The band is invited to perform at the White House.
Fight Like a Pop Star
3. Fight Like a Pop Star
June 16, 2013
With an upcoming fan event drawing near, the guys cannot agree about what they are going to do. They also discover the effects Nathan's medical condition will have on the band.
Vegas Like A Pop Star
2. Vegas Like A Pop Star
June 9, 2013
Siva is concerned about leaving girlfriend Nareesha behind when the band's management team arranges a "boys only" bonding trip to Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Nathan is delivered unexpected news about his health.
Party Like A Pop Star (Pilot)
1. Party Like A Pop Star (Pilot)
June 2, 2013
In the series premiere, the Wanted, a group of male British pop stars, move into their new home in Los Angeles and begin their journey of recording another album and going on tour.
Where to Watch The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life is available for streaming on the E! website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Wanted Life on demand at Amazon and hayu.
  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (206)