Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Boarding School

This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves is a cultural difference that I will never be able to wrap my head around: boarding school. I can't image sending my kid away for school and seeing them at the end of each day. I know it's normal, I just couldn't do it. When it comes to this theme, absolutely NOTHING came to my mind. Several movies did, but not TV shows. It took me a while, but I managed to string something together.


1) The Facts of Life -
This was a show that was occasionally on Nick and Nite that I'd watch. I remember liking it, but at this point I think I remember the theme song more than I do the actual episodes. 


2) Umbrella Academy -
I gave up watching this after a few episodes, but if I recall the kids were at a boarding school/home school type situation a la X-Men. 


3) Wolfboy and the Everything Factory -
This is a cute show on Apple TV. Wolfboy gets sent to a boarding school before he finds himself in the Everything Factory. 

Comments

  1. We match with the dreadful Facts of Life. I can’t stand that show...lol. I don’t know the other 2

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    1. I can't remember it well enough to form an opinion lol

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  2. I've had The Umbrella Academy recommended to me, but now I have a little pause, or at least a reason to wait on it.

    I'm old enough to remember The Facts of Life when it was new. In fact, I'm old enough to remember the first season, which featured about a dozen girls and included Molly Ringwald in the cast. I can also remember my mom, non-politically correct at the time, calling the show "The Fats of Life" when it appeared that most of the cast was putting on weight.

    I don't endorse that--I'm just reporting the news.

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    1. Oh no! That sounds like something my mom would've said too.

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  3. Of course I'm aware of The Facts of Life but I don't think I've ever seen a complete episode, I don't consider that a great whole in my viewing history. I'm familiar enough with it though social osmosis to know who all four of the lead characters were and which actress played which girl from jokes about it on other shows and that Charlotte Rae and then Cloris Leachman played the house mother but that's about the extent...oh and that a very young George Clooney and his enormous head of hair was a semi regular early in his career!

    I'm completely unfamiliar with the other two.

    Yikes this is a tough one! Really the only one that I am even remotely aware of is Facts of Life. As with you several films came to mine-M├Ądchen in Uniform for the girl perspective and School Ties for the guys-that would work for another week but this one I have bupkis.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one having a tough time with this.

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  4. I need to watch Umbrella Academy as I've heard great things about the show. Plus, I need to show support for my Bullet Club brethren in Elliot. Just because he became a dude, he's still Bullet Club with Scar-Jo 3:16, PO'TMAN MOTHAFUCKA, Jena aka THE BEST IN THE WORLD, Queen Anne, ERW, and Evil Liv. Elliot is my TINY CANADIAN DESTROYER *cackles*

    I'm really liking She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. I hate all of these salty dudes who are hating this. They must have sand in their vaginas.

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    1. lmao I love your nicknames. Episode 2 of She-Hulk was way too short! I'm liking it too.

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  5. When I came up with the theme, I thought there were plenty of boarding school TV series I had seen. However, when I had to pick something, I found out I hardly saw any.

    Umbrella Academy is the only one I've seen of your picks. It's an okay series...a little goth + quirky.

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    1. I wish it would've stuck with me more. I was just kind of meh with it.

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