I happen to watch the first episode of Life Unexpected and I must admit that I wasn’t looking forward to it but when the story progressed, it does seem interesting enough to watch the whole show. I particularly like the storyline. Imagine two high school sweethearts, Shiri Appleby (Cate Cassidy) and Kristoffer Polaha (Nate Bazile), made out and as a result Cate got pregnant and decided to give up her daughter for adoption.
Fifteen years later, Lux Cassidy (Brittany Robertson) shows up in their town, looking for her biological parents to sign an emancipation contract so she can move on with her life. Though she was able to have them sign the document, it was not enough for the court to allow her freedom since she is unemployed and have no source of income. But the twist is the judge decided to give back the guardianship back to the biological parents. That’s where the twist begins, feelings of regret and pay back time seems evident.
These are types of plots that I enjoy watching. The awkwardness between the three lead roles. A simple plot but complicated as it slowly unfolds itself and show they discover not only each other but themselves as well.
The actors are nothing close to spectacular but seemed committed to the role they’re portraying. One of the things I don’t get is Ryan’s attitude towards his long-lost daughter. He is very carefree and irresponsible then all of the sudden, with the presence of Lux, he becomes driven and totally the opposite – in the first episode. It would have been better as this is a development in progress as the story progress. The supporting actors are somewhat insignificant but nonetheless, adds a bit of flavor to the story. It goes to show that if you have a very good storyline, no need to get those very popular actors. The ensemble is sufficient and able to give justice to their roles.