HEY MY BUZZNET PARTY PEOPLES! I am back from the beautiful city of Chicago! And may I just say, I miss it already :( We had a blast!
ANYWAYS because we took a road trip to Chicago, I made a point of stocking up my iPhone with movies and new music and junk. When I was loading it up, I found an old file full of My Life As Liz episodes on my computer! It was like Christmas morning for me.
Now I'm not gonna lie....I really wasn't an MTV kid growing up. I'm sorry! But Jersey Shore and all the teen pregnancy shows never really struck my fancy, I was more into Doctor Who and Mythbusters at that point in my life (still am actually) But when I stumbled upon these episodes I freaked out and remembered just how much I loved the show!
My Life As Liz was a show on MTV that documented the life of Liz Lee and her friends in their small Texas town (and eventually New York City in the second season) The show was said to be like a reality show, I would say it was more scripted concepts but whatever, it was still a great show! They cancelled it after the second season though which sucked so much! I loved the storyline and its characters so much! It involved so many nerdy references and hilarious one liners. Plus Liz was a very relatable character for me. I myself am a girl who discusses the comparisons between Stephanie Brown and Barbara Gordon and how Luke Skywalker and Fire Lord Ozai are related for fun. So seeing a character on TV that had so many interests close to my own really inspired me!
Now, for the ones who don't know about Liz Lee and her "nerd herd" and are staring at the screen in blank confusion, lemme break it down for ya.
For starters, we have our main character, Liz Lee. (above)
She's awkward, loves comics and Star Wars and used to be popular and hung around the "cool kids" until she got sick of the drama. She ended up abandoning them and finds her "nerd herd" A.K.A Sully, Miles and Troy (as pictured below)
She also had a crush on a guy named Bryson Gilreath, a music junkie, cool dude in her english class. Now I'm just gonna say for a second that I had a MASSIVE thing for this guy. Not only did he have great quotes and advice to help Liz through her troubles, he also had a rockin' sense of music and a cute smile. (Which is always a bonus)
Music was a really huge part of this show as well! Every episode featured a plethera of amazing tunes most which you can still find on MTV here and here.
(A lot of bands and music featured in each episode I still listen to today actually! Such good music)
I must say, Season 2 was probably my favourite out of the 2 seasons aired on MTV, when they ended it I was really sad...To this day I miss following the semi-scripted lives of these guys and iften wondered where most of them ended up. I know for one that Bryson was arrested and Liz moved to L.A and that everyone hates eachother now....but despite that awkward ball of awkward, I still wish they would have continued the series. (Partially cause it left off with a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER)
Anyways, its hard to explain the show in some ways but you (yes you) should totally, totally, totally check out My Life As Liz! Even though the series ended, MTV still has the seasons up on their site! SO click and watch the really awesome, witty, awkward adventures of Liz Lee and her crew. Yeah it's kinda like attack of the hipsters and a bit predictable, but very adorable and awesome. No lie.
Did you ever watch MLAL? or have another show you really related to growing up? Let me know!