Undergrads

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Undergrads

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Four high school friends face a new life and new experiences as they start their freshman year of college. Fraternities, campus traditions, girls and grades are just some of the challenges facing Nitz, Gimpy, Cal and Rocko.
Jene Yeo

Jene Yeo

Jessie

Pete Williams (III)

Pete Williams (III)

Parker "Nitz" Walsh /Justin "Gimpy" Taylan / Cal Evans / Rocko Gambiani

Richie Favalaro

Richie Favalaro

Mark the Drama Guy

Katie Griffin

Katie Griffin

Charity

Yannick Bisson

Yannick Bisson

Kruger

James Kee

James Kee

Craig the fraternity leader

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • It may be animated, but it's a much more realistic take on collge than anything the CW or MTV offers now.

    10
    Ah, Undergrads. One of my all time favorite shows. Centering on Parker "Nitz" Walsh and his high-school "clique" as they live thier freshmen year at college.



    I relate to this show as much as any on television. This show plays out alot like my early college days, and it makes me reminisant everytime I watch (Just graduated 2 years ago). I was alot likeNitz...my best friends...well, they were Rocko and Gimpy to a tee. I had my Jessie, Kimmy, Kruger, Brody, ect....but I digress. Most people whom are in or ever went to college are bound to find a situation, or a character in this show familiar at some point. The bad cafe food, the pressures, the confusion, bad campus activities, fratz, nerd games, girls following the stupid guy every other guy hates, how noone ever seems to go to class....yep, they're all here in a nice little 13 episode leaves you on a cliffhanger package.



    This show has quite a cult following, but was destined to fail on US television..originally on MTV, this show airing toward the end of thier animation days as they started to focus on more stupidity themed reality shows... "Jackass", "Punked", 'Pimp My Whatever" I'm looking your direction...then moved to Comedy Central where it only aired Sunday nights/Monday mornings at various times...usually 12, 12:30, or 1. Since then, it has faded away, only to be remembered in dvd form. I still believe that given a decent chance, this show could have ran much much longer (I'm partial to 5 years...as more 4 year college efforts turn out to be 5 in real life). It's a pity Adult Swim or another channel never picked this up and gave it a chance.moreless
  • The story of 4 friends adaptating to college life. Lovable characters and great storylines make this one of my favorites.

    9.5
    I wish they could have done all four years, but still I'm glad they made this show at all. The characters are somewhat stereotypical, but they are still interesting. Nitz is relatable because at times he feels out of place, and because he is just an average guy. He chases the girl of his dreams while she has different feelings towards him. (We've all been there) Rocko and Gimpy are caricatured Frat Boy and Nerd, respectively. Cal is just an idiot, but women seem to love him. Undergrads isn't the greatest show, but it has a certain charm to it, and has some truths about college life. Fun show that ended prematurely, and one of my personal favorites.moreless
  • MTV STRIKES AGAIN.

    9.5
    It went the way of Clone High. Another great show that should still be on the air. There are so many bad shows on the air these days because to many of the good ones have been canceled. Sadly all us Clone High or Undergrads fans can do is type about how good it is and request that it be put back on the air. Whether this will happen or not, we'll see. It happend for Futurama and Family Guy, anythings possible. This show is a great additin to the animated comedy world. It should be play every night. Bring it back.moreless
  • Good Show. The idea was already done, but still good.

    7.9
    Si, me gusta el show, no es para nada uno de mis favoritos ni menos, pero está logrado, tiene sus momentos cómicos, buenos dibujos, pero tiene una idea ya usada en la genial "Secundaria de Clones", pero aun menos original que esta. (y es como ver una version animada de American Pie con el típico soundtrack punk-rock de fondo). Mi personaje favorito creo es el protagonista, Nitz, es con quien mas me identifico, Rocko es un idiota, pero sigue siendo gracioso, seria genial tener el levante de Cal y bueno, un personaje gracioso pero desagradable es el inadaptado Gimpy.



    El show está bien, si buscas una comedia colegial que si bien tiene sus momentos cae en los lugares mas comunes de este tipo de comedia.moreless
  • good show they need to make some more seasons tho or at least 1 more season

    7.1
    The episodes center around four high school friends who have moved on to college and are undergoing their freshman trials and tribulations. Rather than focus on academia, the show chooses to focus it's attention on dorm and social life, which, to some, is far more interesting anyway. Nitz is the central character, and he's also the most likeable, down-to-earth of the bunch. He spends his time attempting to win the heart of a girl who loves another. Rocko is the stereotypical jock/burnout/frat boy of the group, who spends too much time staring at the bottom of a bottle and communicating with the hallucinogenic manifestations such a pastime brings. Cal is Nitz's roommate and quite the ladies man, though one must wonder why. Gimpy is by far my favorite character, being the hermitic shut-in with the band of followers and an impressive infatuation with Star Wars (not to be confused with Star Trek). Then there's Kimmy, Nitz's star-crossed love interest, and Jesse, the girl who's always there to pick up the broken pieces.



    Together this group sets out in search of themselves amidst all the wonders of college life including parties, fake ID's, bars, prank week, the naked run, and a huge spring break bash, and in the end they'll discover that life still presents many lessons to be learned.



    With so many of the animated cartoon shows aired today geared towards younger age groups, it's rather refreshing to see a show that the college age group can identify with. Unfortunately, it seems as though many great television shows are cancelled far too early on, and therefore never get the chances they deserve. This show will be sorely missed. Luckily, though, the first and only season is available on DVD for our viewing pleasure. If you a enjoy Daria, Beavis and Butthead, or even South Park (though there is slightly less bathroom humor present in this show than in those later two mentioned), then give Undergrads a try as well. The thirteen episodes presented herein are well worth the money.moreless
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