#TBT to Ghetto Nerd Girl

You guys are the worst. Seriously. Credit: YouTube

You guys are the worst. Seriously.
Credit: YouTube

Since the fifth grade, Susan (Melissa Damas) has had the same group of friends but since the start of high school they've morphed into the stereotypical wannabe popular chicks. It's Junior year and if anyone remembers how hard it was back then to make friends, well this series will refresh your memory! I'd like you all to meet, Ghetto Nerd Girl.

Dear Diary...Today I said, 'Bye Felicia' to those idiots. Credit: YouTube

Dear Diary...Today I said, 'Bye Felicia' to those idiots.
Credit: YouTube

I need a group of friends I can hang with and let off some steam.
— Susan

Susan isn't like her friends, she's not as rich, she's Hispanic and her friends, well they're definitely upper class and not the minority. After years of mistreatment and constantly being the butt of their jokes, Susan takes it upon herself to break free and seek out friends that are more akin to who she is as a person. Susan frequently writes in her journal which is how most of the season is narrated adding another layer to the show as a whole.

While she knows knows it'll be hard to find new friends it doesn't dissuade her from trying. Her solution comes to her sooner than she probably ever expected and in a pretty unconventional way as well. There's a murder in her neighborhood and Susan's curiosity gets the best of her as she goes over to figure out what's happened. She meets Seth (Zachary Seekins), another kid in her neighborhood and he seems to give her hope that maybe making new friends won't be as hard as she thought it would be.

Nothing says BFF bonding like folding flannels. Credit: YouTube

Nothing says BFF bonding like folding flannels.
Credit: YouTube

The series is created by Sally Hassan, who so wonderfully captures the truth and struggles of finding new friends, breaking out of a stereotype and high school romance. The first episode alone is informative and quick to hook anyone who watches the first few minutes. One of the best things about the series is Susan's relationship with her best friend Chase (Roland Keller) and their fun chemistry they play on-screen. Another fun story line in the series is focused on the clique themselves as they struggle to find who they are as a group without Susan.

The first season is only six-episodes with the majority of episodes being upwards of six minutes, and a stellar 13-minute season finale episode! A second season is already in the works so be sure to catch up on the first one!

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