Netflix is setting its sights on a much lighter teen series, following the release of the high school drama 13 Reasons Why. The series centers around lifelong best friends Alexa Berelc and Katie May , who are eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. The girls try to navigate through all the troubles high school seems to bring while dealing with the cancer. Williger March 23, 2018 2018-03-23 Jack takes a 'stray' cat under his wing, which Dave develops an allergic reaction to. I totally recommend this show. However due to Alexa's chemo her hair begins to fall out, which leaves her distressed.
The show's visuals, too, have a bright and artificial look that may remind some viewers of Disney Channel sitcoms -- fittingly, since creator Heather Wordham worked on. My daughter tried to watch it and she couldn't even finish the season because it bothered her so much. Despite the fact Alexa Paris Berelc is recovering from cancer, she is an enthusiastic, fun, troublemaker. Alexa and Katie is fun show for kids of all ages. This is an important theme in the show, as the girls are about to begin high school and must learn how to face this exciting challenge together.
Paris Bereic and Isabel May are just so perfect as Alexa and Katie and I think the two young actresses are poised for superstardom. So that just kind of came about really naturally. She is saddened by this hair loss, but, being a somewhat proud young woman, Alexa does not tell her best friend. They subject of cancer is always the elephant in the room. And then the flu hits. This show is funny, and has some great things about it, but it doesn't accurately show what it's like for a kid to have cancer.
She decides not to tell Alexa as she's scared it will ruin her Sweet 16. Eventually, the news gets to Ryan, and he says yes before Katie can even ask him. Netflix recently renewed the sitcom for a second season Image via The Wrap Since the excitement at the season renewal has died down, fans have started to wonder what storylines and themes the second season will employ. Apart from Saved By the Bell, Thiessen is also known for playing Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Elizabeth Burke in White Collar. Read More: But is it realistic? The series stars and Isabel May as Alexa and Katie, respectively, with Jolie Jenkins, , , Finn Carr, and also starring. If you have a best friend or a group of friends, how are the show's characters similar to you and friend? Imagine all of these exquisitely coiffed and attired teenagers but with half-concealed faces dancing and presumably smiling, but hey, who can tell? The show stars Paris Berelc as Alexa, a high school freshman battling cancer. Luckily, Season 1 provided a great foundation for intriguing stories.
In April 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season of ten episodes released on December 26, 2018. How, then, can the Coopers afford a very similar two-story house next door to the Mendozas? Some very relatable mom moments for me as well. She continually plays pranks on Gwenny to get her to start being mean to her again, which ultimately works. The first season was just released on Friday, March 23 with 13 episodes that are sure to make you laugh, smile, warm your heart and maybe shed a few tears. The overall story line of the show is pretty good, and the way Katie treats Alexa is very admirable.
Alexa finds out about Katie, so she decides to cancel her Sweet 16 venue and move the party to her house. So she just really carried herself well, and it was something that was pretty obvious once we auditioned her. This theme is not a very original one, and neither are the characters in the show. . Also something that I think would give kids who've known cancer kids a little bit of insight into their world.
I must say the parents do always seem to have a glass of wine in their hands but the kids are in situations appropriate for their ages. But when she saw a news segment about how a teen shaved her hair to support her cancer-stricken best friend, she reflected on her own experience with her mother and sister, who both battled cancer, and was inspired to focus on a character diagnosed with leukemia. They lift each other up because just being there is enough to turn their bad day to good. It may be too optimistic to expect it next March, but it typically takes about a year for Netflix Originals to turn around new seasons. The show deals with heavy topics such as breakups, cancer, and relationship issues. Alexa has a mean-girls rivalry with classmate Gwenny Thompson ; Alexa's brother Lucas is a textbook big-brother hunk who Katie predictably pines over; the girls' parents are more types than people and they don't speak, they quip. She is saddened by this hair loss, but, being a somewhat proud young woman, Alexa does not tell her best friend.
They beg to take naps. After Katie confronts Alexa, Katie helps Alexa by shaving her hair off with Alexa, claiming that Alexa will never have to go through anything alone. This show makes it look easy. We picked a time in the process where she would be coming through it, so that we could still show that character but not scare away an audience that we really thought was an important audience to see this. Alexa has felt left out. On April 9, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season, with Wordham set to take over as showrunner.
The show has many perks such as role models, and great messages about true friendship. So I was able to put some of that into that mom. For example, when Alexa begins losing her hair after chemo treatments, she becomes distraught about what others will think. The show doesn't dwell on the scarier aspects, concentrating instead on problems that are relatable to young viewers, such as Alexa's agony over losing her hair post-chemo. After Jennifer returns Katie's ski cap, which Alexa had borrowed when they teepee'd Trugly's house, Katie finds Alexa's hair in the cap and realizes why Alexa wanted to get in trouble. In only 13 episodes, the writing manages to bring heavy themes to life as Alexa Paris Berele and Katie Isabel Maya take on their freshman year of high school. It's hard enough starting out as a freshman in high school.