Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Chloe King is an ordinary high school girl. Until one day she falls off a tower, dies...

and comes back to live.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the claws, superhearing, agility, speedy reactions and night vision.

Sound familiar? Yes, folks, Chloe is one of the Mai, ancient Egyptian guardians of the human race who manifest many cat-like abilities (they are supposedly descended from the Egyptian Goddess Bastet). The downside? Chloe's coming-back-to-life abilities are not normal for Mai, and mark her as the prophesied 'Uniter.' This makes her a target for the Mai's enemies, the mysterious 'Order.'

The Nine Lives of Chloe King utilizes familiar elements of beloved stories like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. However it is not as dark as the former, nor as tetesterone driven as the latter.

It is, in short, a show about a teenaged girl, for teenaged girls. However, unlike similar offerings on TV today, Chloe's problems go far more then what guy to go on a date with. She struggles with the meaning of her powers and just what her responsibility towards human and Mai entails.

It's an ABC family show so places a strong emphesis on family. Chloe and her mother have a strong, healthy relationship. Even though Chloe can't tell her mother the truth about her Mai abilities, she still works to having good communication in all other areas.

There is making out and some innuendo, but Chloe is prevented from even so much as kissing humans, due to the deadly results of intimate contact between human and Mai.

That's not to say the show is perfect, but it's a far healthier and more positive viewing option than, say, Glee. Plus it's just plain fun and the cast is filled with plenty of likable characters (even if some of the acting occasionally rings a little false).

So girls, if you're looking for a TV show that's not filled to the brim with garbage and bad morals, you may find a more acceptable option here.

I certainly love the premise and intend to keep tabs as it progresses!

(Don't have cable? You can find episodes for free on Hulu!)

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