Archive for the The Paper Category

High-school drama = the best kind of drama [Friday Night Fights – The Paper]

Posted in North Americana, The Paper on April 30, 2008 by jetsamjr

If you’re not already watching The Paper, go watch it here. Seriously, if you’re reading this right now bored out of your mind searching for something to do, go watch it. No other reality show has so successfully captured the essence of high school.

So in this week’s episode the managing editor of the school paper, this charmingly irritating Tracy Flick-type called Amanda, worried about her deteriorating friendship with the co-editor Alex – not realising he bitches about her behind her back all the time. Ha!

So as Amanda is desperate to patch things up with Alex, on whom she harbours this completely obvious monster crush, he’s off asking out this other girl via text message. So fabulously embarrassing. I seriously can’t wait till next week, when Amanda finds out Alex is dating someone else. Dramas!



Bitch, bitch, bitch [The Paper – The New School Year Begins]

Posted in Australiana, internet TV, reality TV, The Paper on April 23, 2008 by jetsamjr

If I’d gone to high school with Amanda, the heroine of my new favourite reality show The Paper, I would’ve haaaaated her. She’s goofy, indefatigably confident, and completely oblivious to how she comes off to her classmates. She’s the kind of gal who plans an entire week’s outfits on a Sunday, for frak’s sake. But… you know, she’s really kind of adorable.

But her classmates. OH MY GOD. Can they please get over the fact that Amanda is editor-in-chief of the school paper and quit bitching about every little thing she says and does? The best part of episode’s two constant stream of petty bitching was when Amanda’s 2IC Alex promised her they’d stay pals, and in the very next scene he went behind her back and slagged her off to his other friends. Ha! I miss high school.

Anyway, go watch the second episode online and tell me the paper’s business editor Adam isn’t a total flamer.


My new favourite show [The Paper – Race for Editor-in-Chief]

Posted in North Americana, reality TV, The Paper on April 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

Oh my god, you guys: I have a new favourite show ever.

I’ve been reading a lot about a new MTV reality series called The Paper, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about. Best decision ever: this show is fantastic, showcasing the passion that a gaggle of smart , articulate high-schoolers have for their amazing school newspaper. (Do all American schools have papers like this?)

Episode one follows the young journos as they battle for the coveted job of editor-in-chief, a position eventually awarded to the vibrant, socially goofy, Tracy Flick-ish Amanda (who I adore, partly because she knew that “cross-dresser” is hyphenated without having to look it up). Pissed off, the other writers immediately start plotting against her. It’s sooo high school, and sooo addictive.

You can watch the series online via its official site. Do so now – it’s like Laguna Beach, but about kids who actually have brains.

[Image The Paper official]