I’m excited because the Hub network will be airing episodes. They’ll be doing a marathon on Saturday (6 episodes!)
I have such fond memories of this show. I started watching it in 7th grade (not during its original run). I’d rush in and watch my two episodes and be so happy. Despite my love of the show, I kept it secret. The summer before I entered 7th grade, I stopped playing with Barbie’s. I knew that since I was doing that in secret, I should definitely stop before I entered middle school. I was already weird enough. I didn’t need to be the girl who still played with dolls. I remember the day my mom came in and saw me packing them up. She looked like she was going to cry. As if it was the end of my innocence.
I kept my love of Jem and Holograms secret because they were based on dolls. The show felt like a soap geared towards my age group. I sang all of those songs, wondered if Jem/Jerrica thing would ever be discovered. Why didn’t her sister and her other band mates understand how hard it was to be Jem/Jerrica?
While visiting one of my friends several years ago, her brother purchased the DVD set of seasons 1 and 2 for her sister. I almost died. From jealously. I was sitting there with their neighbor playing out every episode. Imitating her awkward dance moves (spins with the leg outstretched). Her sister obliged us and let us watch a few episodes, everyone died when they realized my recall was dead on.
Jem is truly outrageous!