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The Best Years

2007-2007 Ended/Cancelled
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The Best Years, the highly anticipated hour-long drama created by Aaron Martin (Degrassi: The Next Generation), follows orphaned and full-ride scholar, Samantha Best (Charity Shea), as she starts her freshman year at the prestigious Charles University in Boston, Massachusetts. Samantha has been shuffled through the foster care system her entire life and is finally looking forward to a future of new opportunities and friendships. She has to contend with the ins and outs of college as she struggles to find her own identity.
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Genres: Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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1x01 - Vertigo:
Thanks to a scholarship, Samantha Best arrives at Charles University for her first year in residence. With years of poverty and foster-homes behind her she jumps into campus life excited about her future only to learn that she’ll be kicked out if she doesn’t come up with money for her meal plan. A night out with her room-mate Kathryn, star basketball player Devon (instant sparks fly when Sam meets Devon…) and his room-mate John, ends with a tragic and fatal accident. Sam is pressured to  [...] (More)
1x02 - Notorious:
Devon is freaked-out at the possible repercussions of Samantha’s confession. Kathryn, also angry, retaliates with a ‘noise war’. When Sam casually mentions her problems to Darryl, the R.A., he makes her life hell by turning her complaint into a dorm wide noise ban and earning her the nickname ‘narc’. Things escalate when Sam is dyed purple in a shower prank. Sam quickly hatches a plan to redeem herself by throwing the party of all parties with the help of floor-mates, the slightly geeky  [...] (More)
1x03 - It Should Happen to You:
Samantha decides in order to be a success she should rush the sorority that Dorothy O’Sullivan belonged to and is horrified to discover Kathryn is rushing the same house - there is only room for one. Samantha is an instant hit with Sloane, the sorority’s president, and membership seems a sure bet. The stakes are high and the competition between she and Kathryn so fierce that Sam goes the extra mile and pawns her mother’s engagement ring to afford a dress to impress the sorority girls. Kathryn  [...] (More)
1x04 - From Here to Eternity:
When Sam’s business Prof. announces a Donald Trump-style “Apprentice” assignment that will see the losing team kicked out of class, she teams up with Noah and they wrack their brains for the ultimate marketing plan. The plan they go with requires Devon’s participation. Although Sam and he are no longer an item, Devon agrees to help, much to the chagrin of his new girlfriend, Shannon. Their assignment has Samantha and Noah working together around the clock and Samantha starts to wonder if  [...] (More)
1x05 - Secrets and Lies:
After Sam pulls a drunken Cynthia off the Colony dance floor, she soon realizes Cynthia is plagued with family problems. Sam is determined to stick by her friend, but suddenly Cynthia starts showing up everywhere she goes. Samantha pleads with her boss Lee to have a night off, hoping Trent (her attractive co-worker) will take her shift. Trent and Dawn (diva child actor – turned student) are trying to talk the boss into kick-starting his dating life, but Lee has his own reasons why he hasn’t  [...] (More)
1x06 - Girl Interrupted:
After visiting Cynthia in the hospital, Samantha tries to discover the cause of Cynthia’s breakdown and suicide attempt. Snooping in Cynthia’s dorm room, Sam uncovers a disturbing clue, which points to a deep, dark and well-kept, Song family secret. Meanwhile, Dorothy is heading out of town and offers her mansion to Samantha as a quiet study haven. While staying there Sam is stunned to meet Alicia, Dorothy’s estranged and rebellious daughter. When Dorothy arrives back in town and finds  [...] (More)
1x07 - Shadow of a Doubt:
Sam’s birthday is around the corner and Devon is trying to find the perfect way to celebrate the day with her. When he and Dawn surprise Sam with the perfect birthday weekend, a ghost out of Sam’s past comes back for a visit. After she takes Devon’s advice to find out why her uncle came back into her life, Sam gets a surprise she wasn’t expecting for, especially after her uncle was telling her some lies about his life. Also, Dawn decides to take her relationship with Trent to the next level  [...] (More)
1x08 - All That Heaven Allows:
Devon surprises Sam when he tells her he loves her. Sam does not say it back, and admits she’s not sure she can. Sam is nothing short of blindsided when her uncle Patrick shows up and tells her he is in desperate need of a kidney transplant and seeking a compatible donor. It seems he had an agenda after all. Devon doesn’t want Sam to help him, it is too dangerous – but the fact that Patrick’s life might depend on her gnaws at Sam. While at work, Trent convinces Samantha to go to the clinic,  [...] (More)
1x09 - Reality Bites:
Sam is confused about her feelings for Trent and she still hasn’t told Devon about their kiss. Uncle Patrick keeps calling with what seem to be questions about his pending kidney transplant, and Sam’s compatibility as a prospective donor, but are actually his attempts to reconcile his discovery about Samantha’s past... Dawn is shocked to find she is cut from the play because of her injuries suffered outside of Colony after the opening night party. Already livid with Sam over the Trent kiss,  [...] (More)
1x10 - Cruising:
Sam is enraged when Professor Fisher makes a case study out of Crazed College Girls (CCG) CEO, Mick Templeton, who happens to be a former business class student. Kathryn and Shannon are all over the CCG competition which offers an all-expenses paid trip to Cabo. Sam finds this raunch culture degrading at first – but when her Uncle Patrick lets her down one final time, Sam tires of being the ‘good girl’, and agrees to join Kathryn in the CCG competition. Letting loose, leading men on, and  [...] (More)
1x11 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner:
Sam and Trent continue to dance around their relationship status – are they a couple, or are they just friends? Trent scores some major points with Sam when he enlists the help of his lawyer father, Avery Hamilton, in Sam’s search for information about her family background. On the surface, Trent seems like perfect boyfriend material, and from a perfect upper class family. But appearances are deceiving. Trent’s family is anything but healthy (as Sam discovers after accepting an invite to  [...] (More)
1x12 - Five Easy Pieces:
It’s Charles U’s Winter semi-formal – which should be a magical time for Samantha. The event is also honoring Dorothy O’Sullivan’s philanthropic work with the school. But everything starts to go wrong. Colony’s liquor license has been revoked for a month after a drug-dealing incident. Sam is suddenly left without a job – or money to pay for her meal plan installments. Just when there seems like no hope, Dorothy offers her a way out: free room and board, living at her mansion. Needless  [...] (More)
1x13 - Mommy Dearest:
As the first term comes to a close and with the holidays quickly approaching, Samantha decides to take the big leap and contact someone from her past. She feels a lot braver taking the risk with Trent by her side. While Sam and Trent haven’t officially declared themselves a couple, it looks like they’re well on their way to getting their relationship off the ground. That is, until Trent messes up and instead of being the supportive shoulder for Sam to lean on, he reverts back to his vice. This  [...] (More)
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