Dead at 21

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Dead at 21
Format Science fiction
Starring Jack Noseworthy
Lisa Dean Ryan
Whip Hubley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Roderick Taylor
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run June 15 – September 7, 1994 (1994-09-07)

Dead at 21 is a television series broadcast by MTV in 1994. The series ran for eleven thirty-minute episodes with a two-part final episode. The series was created by Jon Sherman (Frasier, All-American Girl, Bill Nye The Science Guy), and written by Sherman, P.K. Simonds (Party of Five, Ghost Whisperer) and Manny Coto (Dr. Giggles, Enterprise, 24).

Premise[edit]

The premise of the show was that Ed Bellamy (Jack Noseworthy) discovered on his 20th birthday that he was an unknowing subject of a childhood medical experiment. Microchips had been implanted in his brain, which make him a genius but will also kill him by his 21st birthday. Ed, accompanied by Maria Cavalos (Lisa Dean Ryan), tries to find a way to prevent his death. The research center then gave the order to terminate the project and eliminate anyone involved. The center frames Ed for a murder and sends Agent Winston (Whip Hubley) to capture him.

Episodes[edit]

Episode list (original broadcast date)

  1. Dead at 21 (June 15, 1994)
  2. Brain Salad (June 22, 1994)
  3. Love Minus Zero (June 29, 1994)
  4. Shock the Monkey (July 6, 1994)
  5. Gone Daddy Gone (July 13, 1994)
  6. Use Your Illusion (July 20, 1994)
  7. Live for Today (July 27, 1994)
  8. Tie Your Mother Down (August 3, 1994)
  9. Cry Baby Cry (August 10, 1994)
  10. Life During Wartime (August 17, 1994)
  11. Hotel California (August 24, 1994)
  12. In Through the Out Door (Part 1) (August 31, 1994)
  13. In Through the Out Door (Part 2) (September 7, 1994)

Reception[edit]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly rated the series as "B+." He described the dialog as "lame" but praised Noseworthy as a "lissome hunk," adding that the subtext "plays brilliantly" to the adolescent self-absorption of the MTV audience.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tucker, Ken. "Turn the beat around". Issue 227. 40. 2 p, 5c. Entertainment Weekly. June 17, 1994. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 

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