The One Show You Must Watch This Week
October 19, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Privileged, Tues. at 9 p.m. on the CW
This is a show we can all relate to. Ivy League grad Megan Smith (JoAnna Garcia, so adorable, she's like a talking puppy) has trouble making strides in the literary world, so she takes a job that has nothing to do with her career plans in hopes of making connections. In this case, that job is working as a live-in tutor in Palm Beach, FL, for the granddaughters of a cosmetics giant (the take-no-prisoners Anne Archer).
Of course, Megan's Dudley-Do-Right-meets-Rory-Gilmore disposition clashes with the teenage twins' sensibilities, which makes for lots of scrappy conflict and snappy one-liners. Privileged is a bouncy comedy that deftly slips in little life lessons about family and friendship and all that good stuff without ever detracting from the humor. Plus Allan Louis, as Marco, is the chef we all wish we had... if we could ever afford one: