Critic Consensus: Though Life Unexpected occasionally overdoses on schmaltz, it's a well-acted and insightful look at a bright but unsettled teenager.
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as Lux Cassidy
as Nate 'Baze' Bazile
as Cate Cassidy
as Ryan Thomas
as Matthew 'Math' Rogers
as Baze's Father
as Principal Dugan
as Baze's Mother
as Trina Campbell
as Cate's Mother
Life Unexpected overall is just too dumb to take into your homes.
Sometimes it's like she's [Lux] the parent and they're the kids! The CW succumbs to that old cliche, but it makes up for it with an attractive, likable cast who draw you into the characters' emotional lives.
Finally there is a rare breed, the self-aware young thinkers, glimpsed in occasional intelligent hours that give voice to teen angst beyond lust. Life Unexpected offers intelligent family drama while the glitzier Gossip Girl is on hiatus.
The cast has major potential, but Life Unexpected still needs to find an original and compelling voice.
As someone who spent a lot of time in the last decade watching the adventures of Buffy and Lorelai and Angel and Rory and the rest, I couldn't help but smile at the introduction of Lux.
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