-- but the fact that it takes place in a world where many characters are exceptionally privileged gives it a little of iffiness. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.
In ZOEY101, Zoey Brooks (Jamie Lynn Spears) and her younger brother, Dustin (Paul Butcher), are new students at Pacific Coast Academy, which was formerly an all-boys' boarding school -- and is still a place where most students live privileged lives and get everything they want. Spears (Britney's younger sister), is no stranger to the small screen.
This is admitted by a kid wearing full makeup and a miniskirt. Let's hope that kids viewing this show go a little deeper for answers than these characters.
Nick has kept Zoey101's plot pretty shallow for a reason: Without adult supervision, kids in the circumstances that they appear in this program would get into a lot of trouble. Families can talk about whether these kids are growing up too quickly in certain ways.
They're expected to problem-solve like adults and even to work on top of dealing with homework and normal hormonal challenges. Teen's overnight success is unrealistic -- but fun for kids.
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Regarding what you say about the characters being privileged, we need to remember that that is the background of those kids at home. While you could argue for more adult supervision, nevertheless the kids show that they can be trusted.
What makes this one stand out is that the title character, despite her popularity, is nice to everyone she meets. On many shows, by contrast, the most popular kids tend to be stuck up.
Indeed, casual viewers would never know that this had been an all-boys school until Zoey's class started. Lastly, although classes are rarely shown, as most episodes take place in the after school hours, the few times we do see classes we get the idea that they're reasonably challenging, thereby discrediting the notion that life is easy there.
The show is even made better by the terrific acting by Jamie Lynn Spears. The show encourages teens to be independent rather than relying on mother and father to be there all the time to fight your battles.
However, when they have an issue they can't handle themselves there are plenty of adults, teachers and staff, who will help them. Like when Logan set up that webcam spying on the girls' dorm.
They got KAZ to help expose him and get Logan to tell on himself to Dean Rivers. Not everyone is privileged, in fact the only one who is, is Logan, and he is cut off in season 3 when he buys a $300,000 car, then he only gets $15,000 a month.
They are no different from the average teen, they have teen problems like trouble in school, dating, but they have to be more responsible because they don't have mother and father around all the time to bail them out, so it's great for teaching kids how to manage being on their own. By the way Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy had nothing to do with the show in fact she there were no signs that she was even pregnant during the production of it.
I don't think the girls are using lots of makeup or wearing really inappropriate clothing. They're really well grounded for kids who are by themselves with only the teachers and guidance counselors at the school.
Zoey may be popular, but she's also nice, and she's a leader, and she has good grades, and she's tutored other kids. Usually they aren't this smart and I love that as a popular girl, Zoey stands out.
It's sad people don't see the character in a good light but think about it. I know schools shouldn't have to look a certain way to be good, but I think the setting creates a comfortable environment for the students.
As for the other characters, I know people might not like Logan because of how much of a ladies man he is and how obnoxious can he be, and I know Quinn's inventions can be a bit dangerous (but still awesome) and she can be quite weird. But I think it's cute to see that Logan and Quinn of all boys and girls, eventually fall for each other.
Like other shows marketed for a tween audience, keep in mind that the characters date and have kissing and touching as a problem focus. For example, in one episode a girl (stereotypically, the “nerdy” one) has the problem of never having kissed her boyfriend, and her friends are astonished to the point of pity for her.
I GAVE THE SEXUAL CONNECT LEVEL AN IFFY BECAUSE THIS SHOW HAS A GUY NAMED LOGAN. THE SOCIAL BEHAVIORS IS UP THERE IN THE FIRST SEASON THE GUYS BUT A CAMERA IN THE GIRLS LOUNGE TO SPY ON THAT AND THAT GOES TO FAR.
LocationCamera setupRunning reproduction company Schneider's Bakery Apollo ProMovieNickelodeon Productions Picture formatStatus Zoey101 is an American live-action situation comedy-drama television series starring Jamie Lynn Spears.
The series was originally run as a TEE Nick show on Nickelodeon, beginning on January 9, 2005. Zoey101 follows the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks along with several of her friends that attend the boarding school Pacific Coast Academy.
The future of the show came into question after Jamie Lynn Spears announced her pregnancy at the age of 16, however, filming of the series had already wrapped up by that time. Nickelodeon continued to air the series with its fourth and final season, which began on January 27, 2008, and ended on May 2, 2008.
Throughout the show's four-season run, Nicole, Dana, Dustin and James are the only main characters to not end up with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Jessica Chaffing (Coco), Jack Salvatore Jr. (Mark), Christopher Murray (Dean Rivers) and Brian Tee (KAZ) are the only four recurring characters to appear in all 4 Seasons in the show.
Austin Butler is the only actor on the show to have played more than one role: Danger, and James Garrett. It would be a year before the series finale aired (this is a common mistake made by many, as they assume filming ended in 2008).
It should be noted that Spears gave birth to her baby after the final episode aired. In a 2012 interview, Victoria Justice confirmed that she, and no one else, had even heard about Jamie's pregnancy until after production had wrapped up, joking that it was good timing.
A predecessor to Zoey 101 is “Moody's Point” a recurring sketch that aired on The Amanda Show. “Moody's Point” parodied “Dawson's Creek,” as well as other cheesy teen dramas of the time.
Dan Schneider attempted to create a full TV show based on this sketch, but was unable to convince Nickelodeon, thus he considers Zoey 101 the successor series. He has noted that if Moody's Point became a TV show it would have been in the same vein as Zoey 101 but with more absurd dialogue and characters.
Two actors who would later go on to star in the hit TV show: Glee, appeared on Zoey 101, Harry Shut, Jr. played Roy in Trading Places, and Kevin Male had a recurring role as the nerd Dooley. The working title of the series was Totally Zoey, but it was changed due to Dan Schneider finding it too cheesy.
Originally, Dana was to become Logan's girlfriend, but when Kristin Herrera left the series, Quinn took over this role. Amusingly, this means that there are three Victoria Justices (Lola, Shelby Marx, and Tori Vega) in the same universe.
Carly Shay and Paige Howard are both intellectuals and well-behaved, while Sam Puckett and Trisha Kirby are both uneducated and obnoxious. A week later, Victoria Justice, Erin Sanders, Abby Wilde, Matthew Underwood, Sean Flynn, Jack Salvatore, Jr., Paul Butcher, Christopher Massey, and Dan Schneider had an impromptu reunion dinner.