ABC Family, you are one fickle network. You bring us great repeats of Gilmore Girls, Whose Line, brought us the wonderfully original Kyle XY, the funny 10 Thinks I Hate About You, the newly obsessive Pretty Little Liars, but then you give us the unspeakably horrendous Secret Life of the American Teenager and now Huge.
Huge, premiering tonight at 9/8c on the network is certainly a welcomed effort and not nearly as unwatchable as its lead-in but not likes of Gina Torres can bring the fat camp-based drama back. Starring Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky as an overweight girl sent to a camp that tries to whip her into shape and turns out just to be another high school-esque popularity contest is nothing to write-home about. Clichéd writing and acting just adds to the weirdly shot pilot that includes as I said before the can-do-no-wrong Gina Torres. I expect better ABC Family (P.S. Still upset over Kyle XY but Pretty Little Liars makes up for it almost). Check out a preview below if you are still interested and if you want to just see the pilot it airs tonight at 9/8c…. (more…)