life as we know itfrom abc.comFrom the producers of the critically-acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and the former co-chairman of the ABC Entertainment Television Group, Stuart Bloomberg, comes a one-hour drama series based on British author Melvin Burgess’ breakthrough novel, Doing It. life as we know it defines the spirit of life through the eyes of Dino Whitman, Jonathan Fields and Ben Connor, three hormone-charged teenage boys on the brink of becoming young men. This coming-of-age story is not just about sex – which dominates their every thought – girlfriends and sports, but about how the pressures of growing up affect their attitudes toward the things and people they love, and how these experiences with their families, friends, coaches and teachers shape them into men.
Dino (Sean Faris) is a rising hockey star with athletic good looks and charisma that make him the envy of his classmates. Fascinated by his beautiful girlfriend, Jackie (Missy Peregrym), he can barely control his teenage sexual impulses. His confidence is wildly shaken when he makes a devastating discovery about the relationship of his parents, Annie (Lisa Darr) and Michael Whitman (D.B. Sweeney). Meanwhile, Jackie quietly struggles with her own sexual boundaries with Dino and relies heavily on her friends, Sue (Jessica Lucas) and Deborah (Kelly Osbourne), to maintain her willpower.
Bright, sarcastic and utterly consumed by thoughts of girls, Ben Connor (Jon Foster) is under constant pressure from his parents to achieve unattainable perfection. Ben is mesmerized by his English teacher, Ms. Monica Young (Marguerite Moreau), and is simultaneously thrilled and panicked at the thought of having a physical relationship with her.
Jonathan Fields (Chris Lowell), the least confident but most creative and grounded of the three friends, finds secret comfort in his relationship with the eccentric, full-bodied Deborah (Kelly Osbourne), because she shares his world view. Unbeknownst to each other, Deborah and Jonathan both entertain thoughts of taking their relationship to the next level, though Jonathan also worries that making things more “formal” will bring ridicule from others.
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