The CW has done it again. Last season our group of 30- and 40-somethings surprised even ourselves by giving high ratings to both of the CW’s new offerings — “Aliens in America,” which lasted just one strike-shortened season and “Reaper,” which will return for a second season on the netlet.
This year two of our three highest rated shows are the overly hyped “90210” and the lesser known but far more charming “Privileged” — both, again, on the kid-skewing CW.
“Privileged” is the superior drama of the pair, with a lead in JoAnna Garcia who exudes an Amy Adams-like charm, young stars who actually look like teens and the ever-classy Anne Archer as the resident grown-up.
Co-stars Michael Cassidy and Brian Hallisay, as Garcia’s potential love interests, and Allan Louis as the family’s chef, all add their own appeal.
So, while I may tune into “90210” occasionally, I have set a season pass for “Privileged” and am in for the long haul.
Let’s just hope that more folks outside the Clearsil demo start realizing the lure of the CW.
— Kathy Lyford