I’ve not kept the fact that I love ABC Family’s teen mysteries a secret. Heck, I’ve only blogged about Pretty Little Liars at least five times; I thoroughly enjoyed the recently cancelled The Lying Game; I can’t wait to catch up on the new hit, Twisted (I lost all of the episodes in my latest DVR crash a few weeks ago, but luckily the network aired a marathon and I have them all recorded again… now I need to watch them); and I’m eagerly awaiting the PLL’s spinoff coming this fall, Ravenswood.
It’s because of the allure and success of these teen programs that I plan to watch ABC Family’s latest series starting tonight—The Vineyard.
Now, The Vineyard is not a mystery; nor is it actually a scripted drama. What? I’ve seen the previews and it looks like a “normal” series… but Wikipedia calls it a reality program, while ABC Family refers to it as a docu-series.
At first I thought the new summer program was going to be more like the WB’s Summerland, which I felt wasn’t bad after catching a few episodes here and there. But now I’m afraid it’s going to resemble more of MTV’s Laguna Beach or The Hills. I somehow managed to stay away from these shows back in the day and I don’t regret my decision one bit.
So, how do I feel about The Vineyard? The series promises “summer dreams, summer love, and summer drama.” And knowing me, I’ll at least give it a shot. Heck, if anything, I can use this as writing research… right?
ABC’s new show will follow a group of young adults as they work together and live together in paradise (Martha’s Vineyard). Okay, now it’s sounding a little bit like MTV’s Real World.
As expected, most of the girls have conflicting backgrounds: the girls who grew up in The Vineyard; the girls who want successful careers; the girls who want successful men to take care of them for the rest of their lives; and the girls who just want a fresh start.
And then there are the guys. It seems as though the guys are all looking for love. No, I’m sorry—lust. But the same stands true for them as it does the girls… we have the bad boy, the player, the partier, and the serious one.
Heck, two of the “cast” members even shared a romantic past…
Regardless of who they are or where they come from, all eleven are beautiful. Surprise!
The Vineyard premieres tonight (July 23rd) on ABC Family.
So what do you think? Will you watch The Vineyard? I’d love to hear from you!