Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER

candall

Edge of Eighteen (PBS)

Recommended Posts

This sat on my DVR for a long time, but after I started watching, I set down my coffee cup and closed my solitaire game.  Wow, heartbreaker.  THANK YOU, God, for not letting me be 18 right now.

 

For the show, a bunch of high school seniors were given high-end video cams and they made diaries.  Really good editing condensed the goofy moments into a montage and devotes most of the time to larger issues:

 

--An inner city kid with an absent father (who can't be bothered to come to graduation) seeks advice from a recent prison parolee.

 

--A brilliant girl who overcame bullying got herself on track for a science degree but finds herself pregnant.

 

--A kid desperate to get away from the family (alligator) farm opens a rejection letter from his college of choice and has no support at all to help him pick up the pieces.

 

I can't wait for the next episode.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

One of the episodes featured a senior from my daughter's high school (she is a Sophomore).  He is so very talented, has won all kinds of film awards, an honor student...but it just goes to show you that sometimes there is no rhyme or reason with college acceptances.  Not looking forward to the next 2 years going down this road with my kid. 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size