• SLiDE Wrap-Up: Episodes 1 and 2

    Posted on 08/21/2012 by Lisa

    So, SLiDE is pretty good, right? If you haven't seen the show yet, watch Episodes 1 and 2 before you read any further.

    The SLiDE gang

    I like how the first episode starts with everyone in trouble, because even though we KNOW how the night's going to end, I really wanted to know how they all got there.

    I felt kind of bad for Ed from the start, because I think birthdays often come with expectations. It's like, it's OK if a normal day kind of sucks, but nobody wants their birthday to suck.

    When Ed put the hair dye down his pants, I was like "Noooooooooooooo!" That was the most disturbing part of episode one in my opinion (though the scene where he pours milk down his pants to counteract the hairdye chemicals was a close second.)

    As I discussed in my last Degrassi post, I'm not a fan of surprise parties, and this is yet another reason why. Ed had plans for an amazing birthday night, and thanks to his parents' lame surprise party, he missed out on the party Scarlett threw for him. I think between Clare's party on Degrassi, and Ed's party on SLiDE, TeenNick is making a point that surprise parties end in fights or misery, so DON'T THROW THEM. Haha.

    Happy birthday, Ed!

    It was too bad that Scarlett threw Ed the party of his dreams and he missed out on the whole thing, but I'm glad he ended up having a memorable night anyway. Dancing in sprinklers at night with friends is the kind of thing he'll remember forever. (I'm sure he'll remember getting busted, too, but at least he had a little fun first.)

    Cleaning the pool.

    Episode 2

    My favorite quote from this episode is Tammy's line "I just caught them having hugs of the pants-down variety," after she walked in on Luke and Tammy messing around.

    I get that Scarlett's dad wants everyone to clean the hotel after the party, but why-why-why would he let someone who's only had his driver's license for a day drive his limo? Even if Ed does "drive like a grandma," that's just a bad idea.

    If I found a phone somewhere, the *only* thing I would use it for would be to find the owner and give it back. But I guess that wouldn't make for very good TV. Spending the day extorting money from strangers so Scarlett can repay her dad? That's much more adventurous than returning the phone right away. Isn't it fun watching TV characters make bad choices? :)

    That little scene with the clown totally creeped me out. I'm just as freaked out by clowns as Ed is. I think Ed and I would totally be friends.

    Luke and Tammy.

    I thought the scenes between Luke and Tammy were really cute and romantic. I like Luke better with Tammy than with Scarlett.

    OK, I know all sorts of crazy stuff happened between Grace and Ed (I'm just glad he made it out of her apartment in one piece) but I need to jump ahead and talk about that last scene. When I saw it, I was like "Whoa, Phillipa!!! WHAT are you doing?!!" One second she's hanging out with Ed in his backyard shed, and the next second, she's on top of him. I get that Ed really wanted to lose his virginity -- and apparently Phillipa did, too -- but IN A SHED? With a girl who seems to get on his nerves? And did she seriously record the whole thing on her phone?!! This show just gets crazier and crazier.

    What do you think of SLiDE so far?
    My overall comments: I love that each episode takes place in one day. I like all five of the main characters, and I like that they're each flawed in different ways, because that makes them feel more real. My favorite character so far is Ed, because he's so awkward, and because we both hate clowns.

    Tell me what you think in the comments! And don't miss Episode 3, Friday at 10:30pm et on TeenNick.

  • SLiDE: Get your iTunes season pass!

    Posted on 08/17/2012 by Lisa

    Don't miss an episode of TeenNick's new show SLiDE! Get your season pass on iTunes now.

    SLiDE

  • SLiDE: Meet Ed.

    Posted on 08/16/2012 by Lisa

    "Guys, can we just do this without all the sarcastic bickering and sexual tension?" - Ed Newman, SLiDE.

    What's Ed's deal? He's sort of the center of this odd group of friends, but somehow, he's still not all that popular. Here's how Ed acts when he's around a girl he likes:

    For more about Ed, check out his character page, or read about Ben Schumann, the actor who plays him.

    Ed from SLiDE
    Ed seems kind of silly. I bet we'd get along.

    Ed from SLiDE
    Hangin' out in a pile of balls.

    Episode 1 of SLiDe airs on TeenNick tonight, but you can also watch it online now. Episode 2 airs Friday night at 10:30pm et!

  • SLiDE: Meet Scarlett

    Posted on 08/16/2012 by Lisa

    "Your first time sleeping with someone, it's not meant to be sexy. It's just meant to be... done." - Scarlett Carlyle, SLiDE.

    What's Scarlett all about? Well, she just moved in with her dad. Here's a peek at how that's going:

    For more about Scarlett, check out her character page, or read about Emily Iris Robins, the actress who plays her.

    Scarlett from SLiDE
    I have a feeling Scarlett spends more money on her clothes than I do.

    Scarlett from SLiDE
    Ooh, I like those fingernails, Scarlett!

    Episode 1 of SLiDe airs on TeenNick tonight, but you can also watch it online now. Episode 2 airs Friday night at 10:30pm et!

  • SLiDE: Meet Eva.

    Posted on 08/15/2012 by Lisa

    "The truth is always better, even if it itches." - Eva Lee, SLiDE.

    Eva is rebellious and arty, but she also seems like kind of a loner, so I'm curious to see how she fits in with the rest of the SLiDE gang. Here's a clip of Eva in action:

    For more about Eva, check out her character page, or read about Adele Perovic, the actress who plays her. (SLiDe is her first professional acting role!)

    Eva from SLiDE
    Nice helmet, Eva! I hope that didn't sound sarcastic. I really think it's cool, as helmet's go.)

    Eva from SLiDE
    I want Eva's shirt. The sleeves look removable!

    If you haven't seen it yet, Episode 1 of SLiDE is online now -- and watch Episode 2 Friday night at 10:30pm et on TeenNick!

  • SLiDE: Meet Tammy.

    Posted on 08/14/2012 by Lisa

    "You hold onto that. And your tragic notion of masculinity." - Tammy Lane, SLiDE.

    What's Tammy like? Well, here's a peek at how she acts at an important job interview:

    Oh, Tammy. I get JUST as awkward and babbly when I'm nervous. *Sigh* For more about Tammy, check out her character page, or read about Gracie Gilbert, the actress who plays her.

    Tammy from SLiDE
    I have this theory that everyone looks better when they're NOT wearing a visor.

    Tammy from SLiDE
    I wonder if her curls are sproingy. I bet they are.

    Tammy's pretty funny in the first episode of SLiDE. If you haven't seen it yet, watch Episode 1 online now -- and watch Episode 2 Friday night at 10:30pm et on TeenNick!

  • SLiDE: Meet Luke.

    Posted on 08/14/2012 by Lisa

    "With great party comes great cleaning responsibilities." - Luke Gallagher, SLiDE.

    Let's get to know this guy. Here's a clip of him in action:

    It looks like he's pretty popular with the ladies, and it's easy to see why. (He seems really nice! Oh, fine, he's cute, too.) Find out more about Luke on his character page, or read about Brenton Thwaites, the guy who plays him.

    Luke from SLiDE
    Which pic is cuter -- casual Luke, or formal Luke? It's hard to resist a boy in a tuxedo.

    Luke from SLiDE
    It's also hard to resist a cute boy on a boat, especially when he's making a serious face like that.

    Looking forward to watching Luke on SLiDE? Watch the first full episode online now -- and watch Episode 2 Friday night at 10:30pm et on TeenNick!

  • SLiDE is here!

    Posted on 08/09/2012 by Lisa

    Have you seen the first episode of SLiDE yet? You can watch the premiere online right here:

    Two episodes of SLiDE will air on TeenNick next week. This one airs Thursday, 8/16, after the Degrassi finale, and the second episode airs on Friday, 8/17.

    Check out our new SLiDE showpage for more about the show and its characters.

    What do you think of the show so far? (I like it A LOT, and no -- nobody's paying me to say so.)

  • Watch the first scene of SLiDE!

    Posted on 08/07/2012 by Lisa

    SLiDE is coming to TeenNick on 8/16 (right after Degrassi), but the first episode premieres online this Thursday! Watch the opening scene right here:

    I won't compare this show to Degrassi, because I feel like Degrassi is in a league of its own, but I will say: I like SLiDE a lot. It's about a group of friends trying to squish as much awesomeness as possible into their last year of high school.

    I saw the first episode early (one of the perks of working for TeenNick) and it won me over right away. I love that the episode starts with everyone getting busted. Seeing how people react under pressure -- before we even know what they did wrong -- reveals so much about their personalities.

    Here's a closer look at those mug shots:
    SLiDE: Eva's mugshot
    Eva's hair is pink hair like mine, so I liked her right away. :)

    SLiDE: Luke's mugshot
    I already like Luke from SLiDE more than I like Luke from Degrassi.

    SLiDE: Tammy's mugshot
    In this picture, doesn't Tammy look like she stepped out of an '80s movie?

    SLiDE: Scarlett's mugshot
    Who fixes their hair before a mug shot? This girl, Scarlett.

    SLiDE: Ed's mugshot
    And lastly, the guy I just want to hug: Ed.

    Anybody else out there psyched for SLiDE?