Typically, I’m not much of a fan of Bella Thorne and the Famous In Love promos didn’t really grab my attention. I wasn’t planning on watching. However, it was one of those nights where nothing else was on so I figured what the heck. Well, fast-forward about two days and 10 episodes later, I binged the whole -short- season On Demand, and was left relatively intrigued. I know you’re probably thinking “well, obviously you were since you watched the whole season.” Here’s the thing, once I start binge watching a show, it’s nearly impossible for me to quit unless it’s just cringeworthy to watch. So, with Famous In Love, I got intrigued by the storylines and was surprisingly left wanting more, but that’s probably because it left on multiple cliffhangers. -sigh-
In case you didn’t know, Famous In Love is FreeForm’s newest show based on the novel written by Rebecca Serle. The story follows college student, Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne), after she lands the female lead in Hollywood’s latest Blockbuster film. It doesn’t take long for Paige to become Hollywood’s latest “it” girl, but that doesn’t come without compromise. Paige must learn to balance her hectic career schedule, college demands, and her social life. Her friendships with her best friends/roommates, Jake (Charlie DePew) and Cassie (Georgie Flores), get tested while a new relationship starts to bloom with her costar, Hollywood heartthrob, Rainer (Carter Jenkins). While the story primarily revolves around Paige, the other main characters also have their own storylines that involve love triangles, struggling friendships, family drama, secrets, and troubling pasts.
Famous In Love is your typical YA show, but I can’t really compare it to other shows on FreeForm since I don’t watch them. I can say that it’s a bit average in comparison to other shows I’ve seen before and then they’ve gotten canceled. That’s not to say I don’t like it because I do think it’s good and I want to see where it goes. It just felt a bit rushed and needed more than ten episodes. There was one specific scene at the very beginning of the “Pilot” where Paige is sitting alone on a private jet and she seems sad that I wish had been explained. It seemed to take place a year or so after the rest of the season, but the show never went back to it. Maybe if there were more than ten episodes, it would have been explained? I don’t know.
All that being said, I hope it gets renewed soon just so I can get the answers to the cliffhangers at least. I’ve had too many shows (specifically on FreeForm/ABC Family) get canceled before they should have and left on cliffhangers (*cough* Jane By Design *cough*). Hence, why I haven’t been interested in watching many of their other shows. Don’t do it to me again, FreeForm.