About a Girl (TV series)

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About a Girl
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Genre Comedy
Created by Adam Tobin
Starring Chiara Zanni
Jesse Hutch
Sandy Robson
Braden Williams
Marshall Porter
Kristie Marsden
Opening theme "Blue Kitchen" by Combine the Victorious
Composer(s) Hal Beckett
Daniel Ingram
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Tim O'Donnell
Shawn Williamson
Stephen Heyges
Producer(s) Cynthia Chapman
Editor(s) Luis Lam
Roger Mattiussi
Cinematography Philip Linzey
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Brightlight Pictures
Student Body II Productions
Distributor Global Television Network
Broadcast
Original channel E! (Canada)
The N (United States)
Original run October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05) – February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)

About a Girl is a Canadian comedy series which premiered on October 5, 2007 on The N in the U.S. and Global in Canada. It was the first scripted comedy for The N.[1] The series ended with 13 episodes in its only season.

Plot[edit]

About a Girl centers around Amy Ryan, a college student who moves into a house off-campus when her dorm room turns out to be unacceptable. However, her new roommates are four guys. Things are not always smooth as she tries to either adjust to or change their habits and wrestles with her unrequited attraction to one of them.

Characters[edit]

The roommates[edit]

  • Amy Ryan (Chiara Zanni) - A sophomore girl in college that believed would be not as difficult, "a walk in the park."[2] The she had to move in with four guys (Jason, Dude, McRitchie, and Benny), rather than living in the college dorm rooms.
  • Jason (Jesse Hutch) - One of the roommates that Amy lives with and who Amy has a crush on. The problem is he has a commitment issue in relationships. [3]
  • Dude' (Sandy Robson) - He is usually eccentric and relaxed and gives his roommates some helpful insight. He is also the landlord for the house that he, Jason, McRitchie, Benny, and Amy live in. [4]
  • McRitchie (Braden Williams) - He does not think before he acts, disregarding the consequences that could happen with his actions. Also, he acts like Amy's bodyguard since he is protective of her.[5]
  • Benny (Marshall Porter) - He is the youngest of the roommates and also the cleanest, but does not pay attention to what his messy roommates do to the house. He also has a crush on Amy, but does not think he will get anything, but Amy is the one person that Benny seems comfortable talking to. [6]

Other characters[edit]

  • Erin (Kristie Marsden) - Amy's best friend that is all about boys and about having fun. She is straight forward and blunt when it comes to the truth, even if it may be considered harsh. [7]
  • Stacy - aka 'Laguna Bitch' (Chelan Simmons) - One of Amy's peer that is there to make fun of her in front of classmates. [8]
  • Mrs. Ryan (Lynda Boyd) - Amy's mother and also refers to her as "Crazy Lady"[9]
  • Felicia (Amber Borycki) -Jason's girlfriend but are always breaking up and making up.
  • Stan- aka "Stan the Man" [10] (Dustin Milligan) - Stan was the 5th roommate until he left to go on tour with a band called State of Shock.[11]

Episodes[edit]

# Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1 "About a Pilot" Neal Israel Adam Tobin October 5, 2007 101
Amy Ryan is starting her sophomore year of college and moves in with Jason, McRitchie, Benny, and Dude.
2 "About the Rules" Mina Shum Mike Langworthy October 12, 2007 102
Tired of the house being a constant mess, Amy starts to enforce new rules around the house, but the guys don't like them.
3 "About a Job" James Genn Maisha Closson October 19, 2007 103
Amy gets a job on campus but her employer is giving her some unwanted attention.
4 "About a Flood" Brian K. Roberts Adam Tobin October 26, 2007 104
The Alpha sorority house floods and Stacy stays at the guy's house.
5 "About a Break-Up" Mina Shum Laurie Parres November 2, 2007 105
Amy's boyfriend breaks up with her and she's having a hard time dealing with it.
6 "About a Visit" Mark Sawers Maisha Closson November 9, 2007 106
Amy's mother visits her but doesn't know that she is living with four guys.
7 "About a Dream" Brain K. Roberts Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg November 16, 2007 107
Amy has a romantic dream about Jason and Benny has a romantic dream about Amy.
8 "About a Prank" Neal Israel Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg January 19, 2008 108
Amy and the guys prank each other.
9 "About an F-Word" Brain K. Roberts Amy Engelberg & Wendy Engelberg January 26, 2008 109
Amy drops out of her major after she fails a test.
10 "About an All-Niter" Pat Williams Laurie Parres February 9, 2008 110
Amy teaches the guys how to properly study by taking them to the library, but the guys find other things to "study" while there.
11 "About a Boot" Pat Williams Maisha Closson & Laurie Parres February 16, 2008 111
Amy gets pulled over for speeding and her car gets booted when the officer informs her of 171 unpaid parking tickets.
12 "About a Tent" Brain K. Roberts Adam Tobin February 22, 2008 112
Amy, Erin, and the guys go camping. McRitchie and Benny come across a nudist gathering.
13 "About a Homecoming" Brain K. Roberts Story by: Tim O'Donnell
Teleplay by: Mike Langworthy
Tim O'Donnell
February 29, 2008 113
Stan "The Man" comes home for a band gig. Erin tells Amy the real reason why Stan returned. Stan tells Jason that he should prioritize Amy because Stan won't be on tour forever. Then Jason asks Amy to go out on a date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viacom press release
  2. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  3. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  4. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  5. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  6. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  7. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  8. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  9. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  10. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.
  11. ^ "About a Girl (TV Series)." Rediff Pages. India Abroad, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. <http://pages.rediff.com/about-a-girl--tv-series-/1617289>.

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