I have gleefully and shamelessly followed this show for all five seasons (even when it failed mercilessly on The WB back in the day). I like to think of it as the seedy underside of a John Hughes epilogue. Like, if they went back to school on Monday after Saturday detention, and then we fast-forwarded twenty years... this is what we would get out of what was once our beloved Breakfast Club. Molly Ringwald's Princess is a twice-divorced "milf" selling real-estate in Scottsdale; The Brain owns an office supply empire; and maybe The Basketcase wears tropical print dresses in her happy life as a soccer mom.
Yes, I often wondered what happened next if any of my favorite teen movies had a Where Are They Now follow-up. Would Jake Ryan have gone back to that bitch Caroline with the screwed-up hair, and on Samantha Baker's 17th birthday she herself landed a new-style American girlfriend? Who knows.
And that is exactly what High School Reunion is. It's not your high school reunion. I don't even know if I would go as far as to say it's a "real" high school reunion. But the BEST part about this show, it never pretends that it's not a reality show. It damn well knows it, and it's freaking proud.
Here's highlights from the upcoming season...
WHOOOOOOOO!!! So excited for this ...
I kid you not, this is the thing I may actually love more than shoes, chocolate, and that other thing.
Yes, it's that good!