"Boston Public" (2000)
USA / English
"If you thought being a high school student was tough, try being a teacher. "The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.
Went downhill after the first season...
Boston Public started off wonderfully, but after the first season it just
went downhill...as stated before, the first season dealt with the teachers
issues, both at the workplace and at home. While it was EXTREMELY hokey at
times (why would a teacher who shot a gun in class keep his job while
another who knew of an affair and didn't rat out about it gets fired?) the
characters managed to keep the show interesting. Yet in the second season,
Mr. Kelley decided to focus on social issues, and the show became a dull
drivel. Now that Boston Public has lost the focus on the teachers, there
isn't much substance left for the show to run on. I hope that Mr. Kelley
quits being such a fool, and brings the show back to its roots rather than
cliche plots and horrribly written social commentary.
PS - also stated before, this show is NOTHING what real high school is like.
40 year-old writers have no clue as to the real situations going on in
schools around America, they just read a newspaper clip and spice it up
exponentially for a script.