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 major overachiever, Amy thought college would be a walk in the park. But when she's forced to live with four guys—instead of that mess they called a dorm room—things started getting a little bit more complicated. In "About an F-Word" Amy gained the nickname "The I-Hate-This-Class-Chick" but this nickname was used only in this episode.
  • Jason (Jesse Hutch) - The hottie that Amy has a thing for, Jason is a lovable commitment-phobe. If he does not like the way a relationship is going, he tries to "fizzle" things out. At the end of "About a Homecoming" he asks Amy out.
  • Dude (Sandy Robson) - Flaky and easy-going. What more could a dude ask for? Dude has many words to live by. He's full of advice for his roommates, even though he might not always know what he's talking about. He has a fear of pelicans, because of their "big flappy beaks" and does not like chihuahuas "'cause they shake". It turns out that he is in fact the landlord. Dude is actually his nickname. It stands for: Dilbert Ultimately Decides Everything. It was given by his anti-drug counselor. This was discovered in the episode 'About a Break-Up'.
  • McRitchie (Braden Williams) - Ever so stereotypical, McRitchie is a manly stud. He's adventurous and does not think about the consequences of his actions. He is adorably overprotective of his new roommate, Amy. In "About an F-Word" McRitchie announces that he wants to be a psychologist.
  • Benny (Marshall Porter) - As the youngest, smartest, and neatest roommate in his house, Benny kind of ignores the pigsty that he lives in. He figures his little crush on Amy will never work out. Although, it seems that Amy and Benny understand each other the most, and Benny is the one that Amy can really talk to.

Other characters[edit]

  • Erin (Kristie Marsden) - As Amy's best friend, Erin is always there to give Amy the other point of view—usually the boy crazy, fun point of view. She's not afraid to speak the truth around Amy, even when Amy may find it a little harsh. In "About a Prank" Erin kissed Benny, which made it seem like these two were together, but in "About a Tent" Erin starts falling for Dude, with whom she had a much more intimate relationship with. But in "About a Boot" the relationship between Erin and Benny failed.
  • Stacy (Chelan Simmons) - As Amy's rival, she tries to humiliate Amy at every turn (as does Amy). Amy calls her a "Laguna Bitch".
  • Mrs. Ryan (Lynda Boyd) - Amy's extremely overprotective mother. Amy often calls her "Crazy Lady" behind her back. Amy's cell phone has her listed as Crazy Lady as well. In "About a Visit" Mrs. Ryan accepted the fact that Amy lives with four male roommates, but she does not completely accept it. Also in "About a Visit" it is revealed that Mrs. Ryan has been separated from Amy's dad, and he now is filing for a divorce.
  • Felicia (Amber Borycki) - Felicia is Jason's on-and-off lover/girlfriend. In "About a Pilot" Felicia sleeps over in Jason's bedroom, which bothered Amy so very much. In "About a Homecoming" McRitchie has become Felicia's boyfriend but by the end of the day Jason is back with her.
  • Stan (Dustin Milligan) - Stan, whose nickname is "Stan-the-Man", is the guys' former roommate. He left college and the apartment to tour with a band, State of Shock. It is his room that Amy took over, though the two do not meet until the end of the first season. In "About a Homecoming" Stan tells Jason that he will not be on the road forever and that if Jason does not go for Amy, he will.

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.

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