life as we know it - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Told from the perspective of three hormonally charged high school boys, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (from the Gabe Sachs/Jeff Judah production team behind UNDECLARED and FREAKS AND GEEKS) presents a male spin on the traditional teen drama. Filled with confessional freeze-frame monologues reminiscent of Zach Morris's on SAVED BY THE BELL, the series explores the romantic, family, and school-related dilemmas of best buds Dino (Sean Faris), Jonathan (Chis Lowell), and Ben (Jon Foster, A DOOR IN THE FLOOR). Dino's picture-perfect life as the star of his school's hockey team and ladies man is turned upside down when he realizes that his mother is having an affair with none other than his hockey coach. Troubled by what's going on at home, Dino becomes distant from his high school sweetheart Jackie, and the two reluctantly call it quits. Meanwhile, artsy Jonathan must sort out his feelings for outspoken Deborah (Kelly Osborne in her first major acting role) while overcoming his insecurities about being sexually inexperienced. Last but not least, Ben's life takes a dramatic turn as an attractive young teacher (Marguerite Moreau) takes a more-than-academic interest in him. While for the most part focused on its male protagonists, the series also provides an outlet into the female adolescent experience, featuring several strong female characters and an original viewpoint. This set contains all thirteen episodes of the series' one and only season, including two episodes that remained unaired after the show was cancelled in 2005.