Huge is a new series on ABC Family based on a novel by the same name. I tuned in because it was created by the same folks who originated My So Called Life. I was not disappointed.
Huge takes place at a fat camp. The first episode sets up all the good teen angst:
- popular girls,
- boys lusting after the popular girls,
- outcasts lusting after the boys lusting after the popular girls and
- a hot sensitive male counselor.
Add in the tough on the outside, but soft on the inside camp director and we have all the fixin's for a good teen drama. The dialogue is sharp. Hilarious one-liners keep the dramatic moments from crossing over into over the top and make for a fun ride.
Fat camp as a setting just means a few more conversations centered on food, a more honest approach to self-image and a lot more vegetables and exercise. I really enjoyed the first couple episodes. I like how each episode hints at the back story on each of the main characters. Definitely keeps me watching! We'll have to see how the plot develops, but this show is definitely off to a good start.