Miss Guided

Season 1 Episode 1

Homecoming

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 2008 on ABC
7.5
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Now that Becky has finally put all her high school insecurities behind, she returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor. However, she soon finds that her high school nemesis, Lisa, is a teacher in the school as well. Soon, Becky finds herself competing with Lisa for the eye of Tim, the attractive Spanish teacher, among other things.moreless

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  • Awesome...a REAL persons opinion.

    10
    I actually set up an account just incase the "BigWigs" at ABC care to see what it's rated as!



    Show is perfect!



    If this show was cancelled I would be very ticked off, as I've grown attached to these characters... much like the Office in it's first season and the uncertainty surrounding the show. Let's hope for a successful outcome, much like they've experienced!



    Also, this 100 word count to post a review is crazy, sometimes you can sum up an episode a lot quicker than that... especially if it's BAD! Final thing on Miss Guided... Watch it, you will love it in 100 words!moreless
  • Maybe the absolute WORST pilot I have ever seen.

    1.0
    The pilot episode of Miss Guided was truly painful. Everything about it was bad -- the acting, the writing, the directing, the editing, etc. I honestly don't understand how a pilot script like this gets in front of an executive producer, let alone that said producer thinks it's a good idea, let alone that producer gets a network to back it. Oh, wait! Ashton Kutcher is the executive producer? I guess that's how it happens. But seriously, I felt embarrassed for the actors here, especially Judy Greer who was very funny on "Arrested Development". I will be honest, I didn't watch the entire episode. It was that bad. I just couldn't take it. I had to turn it off. Truly, truly awful. Bad. Really bad. Just terrible. Mind-bogglingly horrible.moreless
  • Didn't know what to expect on this, but was pleasantly surprised. It looks like the producers (and network?) did their homework on the demographics for this one. Becky Freeley (Judy Greer - most recently 2-parter on 2.5 Men) is a guidance counselor at...moreless

    8.6
    Glen Ellen High (which presumably is located in Glen Ellen, CA in Sonoma County), a sleepy, small-town high school, where apparently there is more going on than meets the eye, serves as the backdrop.



    Becky is a wide-eyed, naive staff member who has her eyes on the new teacher, Tim O'Malley (Kristoffer Polaha) who is also being stalked by Becky's former rival from her high school days, Lisa Germain (the scrumptious, Brooke Burns).

    Despite her bubbly, school-spirited exterior, Becky (again, Judy Greer who was totally disarming as a love interest for Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men, but left him 'at the altar' so-to-speak) is secretly a horny little devil when it comes to Tim.



    This episode comes to a climax at the Homecoming dance, which is being chaperoned by the love-triangle, where we find that Becky has more of a chance with Tim than she thought. Throw in SNL's Chris Parnell as the officious vice principal and some of the hijinks that you might expect at a high school homecoming dance, and you have a very nice, entertaining little episode.



    We like these characters (and the actors/actresses that play them) - always a big plus for me - and the writing is more 'college level' than high schoolish. I think we could use a show of this genre on the TV landscape, but we're wondering about the 10:30 pm, Tuesday premiere time-slot. It returns to a more viable (but more competitve) time slot Thursday, March 20th, with back-to-backs at 8 and 8:30 pm on ABC. I have already set my DVR.moreless
  • So this was the pilot episode....

    7.0
    Okay I can't really determine right now if this will be a good series or not. This plot seems not really originally though they strived to make it as original as possible. But this was the first episode and thus it is very hard to determine if it will be a good series or not. I see some potential in this and also considering that we need to learn more about the characters in the upcoming episodes could spin off to be a good plot if there is a really good storyboard. Like the girl who dresses just like the teacher, it would be nice to see more of her in the upcoming episodes and watch her character slowly develop. So considering this was the pilot just learning about the characters I would say it is okay for a premier. Just will see if episode two will be much better than this one.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Push It
      When Becky tries to show Shane how to dance, the music played in the background is Push It by Salt-N-Pepa first released on the trio's 1986 album, Hot, Cool & Vicious.

    • 1965 Mustang
      Lisa (Brooke Burns) drives a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible with a 289ci engine and 4-barrel carburetor. The first Ford Mustang was the '1964 1/2' - debuted in April of 1964 (seven months after most 1964 models came out). The 1965 Mustang was the first full production year for that car.

    • Glen Ellen High
      Glen Ellen is located In Sonoma County, CA. It is home to American author Jack London's 'Wolf House' and was the temporary home of Rolling Stone 'Gonzo' writer, Hunter S. Thompson.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Becky: ...or, maybe it means standing on the sidelines - one last time.
      Russell: Thanks Ms. Freeley (pauses) ...can I touch your boob?
      Becky: (demurely) No, sweety.

    • Principal Huffy: (standing outside of the homecoming dance, in a droning voice) No Groping, no grinding. No Groping, no grinding. No Groping, no grinding.

    • Vice Principal Terry: I've noticed some disturbing behavior.
      Becky: Like What?
      Vice Principal Terry: I walked past some students decorating the gym, and now my suit smells like bong water.
      Becky: Or... that's your cologne.
      Vice Principal Terry: (sniffing his lapel) You are right. The point is... you need my security detail.

    • Becky: (looking off-camera at Homecoming sign) Tina... homecoming is spelled c-O-m.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Two and a Half Men
      Actress Judy Greer (Becky Freeley - a NorCal school teacher) appeared in two episodes of Two and a Half Men - 'Aunt Myra Doesn't Pee a Lot' and 'Smooth as a Ken Doll' (both 2007) as Aunt Myra, in which she alluded to being a school teacher from Northern California.

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