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[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ] [ archive | journal archive ] SVH TV Series Episode 1.14: Poetic Injustice[Jul. 22nd, 2009|04:37 pm]Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you. 1bruce1[hellobrisvegas][Tags|makeovers, recapper: hellobrisvegas, saint elizabeth of sweet valley, scheming jessica, tv show, tv show recap][Current Music |"I Wish I Was A Punkrocker" by Sandi Thom]Yeah, I'm back again. Turns out I just couldn't stay away from the absurdity and guilty pleasure that is Sweet Valley television. This episode is fraught with some of the worst acting I've ever seen, and I'm a soap opera addict. It involves Jessica falling in love with her poetry teacher, and changing her entire personality for him. (Something we rarely see in Sweet Valley!)
Our episode begins in a classroom. Yes, an actual, real life school classroom. Learning has just taken place there, or so we're led to believe. It seems Sweet Valley High is not all dances and applying make-up in the bathroom. The kids are all amped because their teacher Adam (he's too cool to have a last name) is doing some poetry reading at a coffeehouse called the Blue Iguana, and they're all going. Todd doesn't want to, because poetry's boring. Enid says he has to come with them because Elizabeth goes to all of his basketball games. We're fourteen episodes in, and I have not seen any evidence of this, but okay. If Enid said it, it must be true. Then she says that Adam's work is 'stimulating'. Dirrty, Enid! Jessica agrees with Todd, which is as disturbing for her as it is for me. She doesn't want to go watch some teacher do poetry. Why? Not sure; it sounds like an absolute riot to me. Lila explains that Jess wouldn't be interested because all the guys there would be fully clothed, which is a bit sexually-explicit for Sweet Valley. Plus, as Lila points out, it takes a certain sort of sophistication to enjoy poetry, and let's face it, Jessica hasn't even fully evolved yet. The reverse psychology works, and Jessica agrees to go.
The next day, Jessica decides she's furiously into poetry. She's even roaming the halls deeply engrossed in a book of Walt Whitman's finest. Sort of like Belle in the opening of Beauty and the Beast, except if memory serves, Belle wasn't wearing a cheerleading uniform. Lila pays her out about it (because that's what Lila does), telling her she's not really serious, and Jessica proves her wrong by joining the poetry club. This whole episode is making less and less sense as we go on, but whatever. Because we've gone three whole minutes without seeing Elizabeth at all, we get a Liz scene. She's talking poetry with Adam, and he asks her to have a read of his new poem, entitled 'Final Insight'. Then he adds, "It was either that or 'Dog Hair In My Omelette'." What? Why in the name of all that is, or ever was, holy would it be between 'Final Insight' and 'Dog Hair In My Omelette'? Why is there dog hair in his omelette anyway? Just because he's a liberal poet type, it means he's got twelve dogs running around on the breakfast table? I hate this episode.
That afternoon, Jessica goes along to the poetry club meeting, with the entire gang. Except Bruce. He hasn't been seen in this episode yet. Must be one of those days where he's the gang's mortal enemy instead of their BFF. Yes folks, this is an SVH episode without the Patman, and it's boring as hell. Anyhoo, Winston rocks up with a pathetic excuse for a goatee, and everyone laughs at him. Enid calls his goatee "that dirt on your chin." Oh, come on! That is your best trash talk? Bring Bruce back immediately. Adam rocks up to this poetry club meeting, and asks anyone if they have a poem to share. None of them do. Um, hello? This is a poetry club meeting. No one thought to actually write anything? No? Adam is as baffled at this as I am, and he orders everyone to write a poem for next week's class. He reads a poem of his own about his love for a girl with black hair. Jessica thinks it must be her, because as if anyone in Sweet Valley is in love with anyone other than a Wakefield, even if he expressly states that the object of his affections looks nothing like her. Jessica is deluded, and not in a cute, quirky way. In a this-will-all-end-in-bloodshed way.
Hippie Jessica goes up to Enid, Lila and Patty, who are talking about her transformation into what Lila quite accurately describes as "Elvira at a Pearl Jam concert." Jess starts babbling about poetry and whatnot, and Enid finally has enough and tells her that it was Adam's poem she stole, and everyone knows it. Jessica is horrified, and says, "How could he do this to me?" WHAT?! You stole his poem, you psycho! Are you seriously turning this on him? If we're talking legs here, Jessica, you don't have one to stand on. Apparently Jessica thinks otherwise, and rushes to Adam's class to confront him, saying things like, "You made a complete fool out of me!" Actually, Wakefield, I think you did a bang-up job of that yourself, you fruitcake. Adam starts up the "blah-blah-blah feelings, blah-blah-blah emotions" portion of the episode by telling Jessica that all he wanted to do was encourage an appreciation for poetry, and then his girlfriend (who Jessica used as a model for her makeover) walks in to the classroom and tells Adam that they should get going. He walks off and leaves Jessica to stew in her own rage for a while longer.
At the Moon Beach again, Jessica's sitting at the counter by herself, pondering what could have been. (She's covered up her black hair with a hat so hideous she must've borrowed it from Elizabeth.) Behind her, Lila, Patty and Enid are sitting together talking about Walt Whitman again. How diverse; why don't they just call it the bloody Walt Whitman club? The three of them are trying to find a certain poem that Adam was talking about last meeting. I don't feel I need to point out the fact that none of them showed any interest in poetry at any time in the last thirteen episodes, nor would they have been caught dead having a poetry discussion at the Moon Beach. I'm sure you've worked that out for yourself. Anyway, Jessica turns around on her stool and starts reciting that poem, and everyone's impressed. So impressed that Elizabeth actually says, "Welcome back, Jess." Um, yeah. Because that's the Jessica Wakefield we know and love? Right, okay. I miss Bruce.
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