Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Are you watching "The Paper"?



Meet the cast of "The Paper." They are young'uns who are waaaay to excited the newspaper biz. Poor fools. Photo by MTV.com.

A few weeks ago I happened to be watching MTV and saw the commericial for this show. At first, I thought it was more MTV drivel but it actually was a really good show.

We meet Amanda who's vying to become Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper. She's served as copy editor (YAY!!!) and now she's aiming for the big time.

We also meet some other people but because they are soooo busy spouting hate for Amanda that I blocked them out. I know there's the couple who are soooo much in love they don't care about anything else. There's the Sports Editor who seems OK but is surrounding himself with losers. And then there's the shrill queen who's the business editor. He's like he needs more Xanax than Rite Aid could possibly provide. He's going to melt down before the end of the series.

Luckily, Amanda gets the coveted title and immediately the others start to plot against her. It's sooo high school!

The Paper airs Monday nights at 10:30 p.m. on MTV

Episode grade A+

1 comment:

Jumpthesnark said...

I watched a rerun of this show because you mentioned it on your blog. I guess I was stupid to think they'd make more of a passing reference to the fact that it's supposedly about the school paper... it is MTV after all. So it ended up being an overproduced (that camera-circling-around-Amanda shot at the end made me barf, then think of Brian DePalma, then barf again) drama fest about high schoolers. I guess they already mined the football teams and band and theater clubs and student government types for tv fodder, and this was all that was left. Next up.... home ec, or shop class!