All in all I didn’t really tell you anything about this show. They really did sexualize her a lot later on in the series.
Disney Channel shows like this had two formulas, laugh tracks or silly sound effects to replace the laugh tracks. Considering this show basically gave Community the Jeff Winger character, had its stars in an off-screen non-blood related incestuous relationship before Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C.
The 'opposites attract, so different and yet so perfect' couple. When they were 15, Derek's dad married Casey's mom.
The stars of the show are characters named Casey and Derek.
Casey is an uppity, good marks getting, can-do-no-wrong high school student. He looks like he should be promoting cheese doodles) Casey also has an ugly younger sister with a very boring face.
I don’t like perfect happy families with “game night” or “swear jars.” Normal families drop F-bombs when they tell their mothers they don’t feel like playing Monopoly. Unfortunately for the reader my only memory of this show was thinking how unattractive Casey was. Cathouse Grand Opening Event Cathouse Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV 12/29/07 " data-medium-file="https://kidzshowz.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/ashley-leggat7_1.jpg?
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Their first spouses are either dead now or were bad partners so they get married and move in together.
The opening credits pretty much explain this whole situation. Arthur show Maude where they let us know Maude is as great as all these famous women and then there’s her, only not as good.
Life was perfect until her mom remarried and now she has to deal with the title character, Derek. Derek has a younger brother who has homosexual tendencies. He also has an even younger sister who is a terrible actress. The parents are your typical Disney Channel parents.
Derek is basically a young Jeff Winger from Community if that means anything to you. They’re young, attractive, and always there for moral support.
They also show a protective"She's a good girl, a perfectionist and people pleaser. She's looking for love, he's looking for his next bimbo.
He's a bad boy who does whatever he wants, when he wants, then charms his way out of trouble. She works hard at school, he works hard at having a good time. The only time they stop fighting is when they're doing incredibly sweet things for each other.
This probably sounds like the set up for every antagonistic couple in every teen movie you've ever seen, and on the surface, Derek and Casey are very much that couple.