Higher Ground

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ABC Family (ended 2000)

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Higher Ground

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Former Wall Street mogul Peter Scarbrow becomes headmaster of Mount Horizon, a progressive school in the Northwest for teens at risk.
Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Daisy Lipenowski

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen

Scott Barringer

Jim Byrnes (I)

Jim Byrnes (I)

Frank Markasian

Jorge Vargas

Jorge Vargas

Augusto "Auggie" Ciceros

Meghan Ory

Meghan Ory

Juliette "Jules" Waybourne

Joe Lando

Joe Lando

Peter Scarbrow

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  • HIGHER GROUND great show, but didnt like the path it took after EPISODE 4

    7.0
    The premise of Higher Ground was absolutely great (troubled teens going to an isolated from society school to work out their problems with peers and counselors) and like no other, and I really liked the show, but I didn't like the route it took after episode 4.

    The characters were great, and all the actors did a good job (considering that all these kids had deep emotional problems) but the interactions that some characters had with the others sometimes got really annoying (namely Shelby, Auggie and Sophie).

    I thought Scott (Hayden Christensen) and Juliette (Meghan Ory) were an absolutely perfect couple (one of the best in FILM in my opinion). I liked the show right off the bat (mostly because of Hayden), but once Scott and Juliette were together, I loved the show. I can't express how great they were together! I thought it was interesting when they broke up, but I figured that eventually they would get together again, I never suspected that that would be it between them! Anyway, after that, Auggie did not go well with Juliette and Shelby did not go well with Scott.

    I also thought that Hannah was a great counselor and shouldn't have been cut and replaced by Sophie. I didn't like the love triangle between Peter the counselor (Joe Lando), Chloe and Sophie and always thought he should (and eventually would) just dump them both and get with Hannah.

    That being said, the show was very good, but after EP 4 it when downhill in my opinion. If I had known, it should have stopped there at EP 4 (which was an extremely high point and good breaking point). BUT I would have liked a second season if it when back in the Scott and Juliette direction.

    For me, the show up to EP 4 is a perfect 10. Up to the end, its a 7.moreless
  • This show really got me! It's AMAZING

    10
    I started to watch Higher Ground when I was 14 years old, that was back when I had the channel WAM which would have Higher Ground on periodically throughout the week.



    I have recently re-watched the entire series on You Tube even now almost a decade later I'm now 23 the show still affects me. It gets me right in my heart, it made me laugh, cry and feel the characters emotions all over again as if I was seeing the episodes 4 the first time!



    Now if THAT isn't the hallmark of a fantastic show I don't know what is!



    I watched Higher Ground because it was and still is a very dramatic and wonderfully acted show!



    I loved all the characters of Higher Ground.



    I really love the relationship between Scott and Shelby, by helping each other through their pain they connected and fell in love even more. Their relationship was one of my favorite ones on the show! It was amazing to see it evolve over the season. The conclusion of their relationship was extremely satisfying to me!



    I think the work Hayden did in this short lived series as Scott is one of his best performances of his career!



    He captured the pain, anger, and confusion of his character's awful situation so well on screen that every time I watch the show, my focus goes directly to him.



    I loved how each episode focused a specific character's story and how at the end of each episode you not only feel like you've learned a valuable life lesson but you know that the character or characters have learned a lesson as well.



    That is why I love this show so much because it has everything, drama, comedy, romance and valuable life lessons that truly I think captured real teenage problems.



    I really think Fox Family Channel made a dire mistake to take this amazing show off the air!! I think that they should of given it a second chance!!

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  • That song just won't leave my head!!

    10
    I saw this show ages ago when it was on TV. Now I found it again on youtube, and I'm newly addicted. Problem is: I still haven't been able to figure out which song is playing in the backround in Episode 18 during the scene when Shelby says goodbye to Scott. I really hope someone out there knows the answer, because I haven't been able to figure it out...
  • A great show, but only really had one season in it.

    8.0
    Firstly I will say that this is a great show and one of my favourites ever. The drama was fantastic and the characters were quite well written, each with their own twisted past and story. Each with demons they needed to fight.

    Practically episode was thrilling dramatic television and I would recommend this show to anyone.



    However I will say that I believe this show ended at the right time. When you watch it all the way through, it feels like it really had a good ending in the right place.

    To be honest, I'm not sure this show could have gone on for another 22 episodes and kept the quality.

    The majority of storylines were practically resolved and any second season would have seen the writers backtrack the characters progress just to squeeze more drama out of it.



    I love this show and think it's great, but I'm glad it finished when it did and that it had such a great ending.moreless
  • amazing.

    10
    i love this show! it's not like what you see in TV nowadays. who knew that each character either had a crime spree, abused, or disorder, and yet deep inside they are so intrapersonal. when they talk about what they think, it really opens my eyes. they truly do have common sense. they also have really good vocabulary. and my favorite part of the show, is when after the theme song they put a quote. it differs on what episode you're watching. btw i love auggie! he was known for getting into trouble at his hometown. he has dyslexia, but i never knew he could be so caring and understanding. he's a really sweet guy. i like daisy and her comebacks at shelby ^_^



    but it's sad that this show didn't made it for half a year. why did they cancelled it? it was so unique. all the good shows that i like are always gone right before my eyes.moreless
  • Higher Ground episodes online!
    For those of you who don't know (and like me aren't lucky enough to have the dvd copy...)If you have the patience to download all ...
    10/27/12
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  • General Discussion
    I don't care if no one ever sees this... THIS SHOW WAS THE BEST SHOW THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME!!!!!! IT GOT ME MY FIRST BF, because...
    04/12/11
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  • pick the show back up
    is anyone like me and thinks that if someone cared enough, they could TOTALLY pick this show back up and continue, even if they ha...
    11/27/10
    1
  • i can't believe
    i can't believe they only made one season of this show, how is that? this show was so amazing and i related so much to it when i w...
    03/25/09
    1
  • Favorite character/s?
    Who did you, and do you love? Post and discuss!Mine's Shelby..
    03/25/09
    20
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