Genre[ edit ] My Life as Liz uses the camera-work and editing typical of reality television. The show hints at Liz living in a small country-like town where her individuality is constantly threatened. The Texas city Liz lives in is a rapidly growing city of over 35, residents. The show targets isolated scenes repeatedly to hide this truth and leaves something to be desired in the lack of diversity.
The Los Angeles Times asserts that the show "is quasi-reality -- real people, in their real environment, leading lives that are being in some way dramatized" and that the show "flirts with documentary but intersperses scenes of high-school hallway conversations".
We weren't going to call it a sitcom, because it's not. When she's alone, that's when we were able to stylize things more. Series overview[ edit ] Season one focused on the life of Liz Lee. Season one shows Liz's journey through her senior year in high school, and her struggles with her enemy Cori Cooper.
Cast[ edit ] Elizabeth "Liz" Lee: The show's main character, is a girl from Burleson, Texas. She is a self-proclaimed individualist and geek. She feels that in her town people are either stuck up or narrow minded. She admits she used to be a typical "preppy girl" until Cori Cooper betrayed her in high school. She enjoys reading comic books and is obsessed with Star Wars. Season 1 covers how she dealt with high-school drama, sometimes with Cori involved.
In "My Secret Valentine", she begins to develop a crush on her friend, Bryson, even though he had a girlfriend at the time. Their friendship gradually gets stronger as he gives Liz support during her high school talent show, even playing guitar alongside Liz to make her less nervous when performing. Despite their friendship, Bryson rejects her offer to go to the prom and makes Liz want to forget. But in the Season 1 finale, Bryson finally confesses his feelings to Liz. After high school, she moves to New York to attend Pratt Institute.
However, she meets very few people and has troubling juggling her long-distance relationship with Bryson. Liz's sidekick and best friend. He takes pride in his comic book collection and is always there for Liz. He is a huge supporter for her, especially when she auditions for her school talent show by making T-shirts in support for Liz.
It's revealed in "The ABC's of Friendship" that he secretly likes Liz but will not take the chance of asking her out; he fears it might jeopardize their great friendship. During high school prom, Liz invites Sully to come with him after being rejected by her love-interest, Bryson. In "A Prom to Remember part 2", Sully shows that he wants to get Liz and Bryson together by distracting Bryson's date in order for them to have alone time.
In season 2, Sully remains loyal to Liz and her relationship with Bryson. He gets extremely protective of Liz when he meets Louis for the first time in "the new morning ". During his visit in New York, he meets a girl named Marlene who shares his love of comics and inevitably develops a crush on her. In the Season 2 finale, Sully returns to New York finally admits his love for Liz in order for him to move on towards Marlene.
However, Sully fails when Marlene "pulls the friend card. Liz's crush during season one, however, Bryson had a girlfriend. They almost kiss at the end of season one, but their friends awkwardly cheer before the kiss. In season two, Bryson surprises Liz in New York and they finally kiss, however, Liz finds out that Bryson supposedly has a girlfriend back home in Austin. He is supposed to love her but it seems like he does since he leaves school for the weekend and spends it with her.
Afterward, Bryson desperately tries to contact her, but Liz continues to ignore him. Once he finds out that she is dating Louis, he gets jealous and due to Sully exposing his feelings about Liz, he admits to Liz that he does in fact love her in the season 2 finale.
A past sidekick for Cori Cooper, known as the "Queen of Mean". At first Liz didn't trust her because of Taylor befriending Liz in the summer but ignoring her while in school. While helping Liz to be with Bryson, Taylor also befriends Sully and the rest of the gang, and is seen during season two frequently hanging out with the group while Liz is in New York.
In Season 2, it was revealed that Taylor has decided to go to college in New York as well. Cori Cooper season 1, guest season 2: Known as the "queen of mean", Cori is very self-absorbed and hates "anyone who has an original thought". She is the most popular girl in school, because she's the prettiest. She is also a member of the "blonde squad" which consists of her, Taylor, and Tori. She will do whatever it takes to get what she wants, and no one can stand in her way. She always looks for ways to get back at Liz, her nemesis.
Cori does suffer a few personal defeats in the series, such as when she verbally attacked Liz at a party being given by Taylor, who stood up for her against Cori's insults. Cori then demanded that she choose between her and Liz. Taylor, finally having had enough of Cori's hateful behavior, chose Liz. Later in the season during the "A Prom to Remember Part 2 " episode, Liz had a mini meltdown right before the school announced the prom queen which was awarded to someone else.
Cori then had a meltdown and went to the bathroom with her other friend, crying about how she feels and how she thinks everyone in the school hates her and now realizes that her shallow, stuck up, and vindictive ways have finally led to her downfall.
It was revealed in season 2 that she had a baby. An aspiring musician in a two-man band who met Liz in the season 2 premiere while she was dumpster diving for art project materials. At first, she considered meeting him as a sign of moving from Bryson until he visits her in New York.
After learning of Bryson's girlfriend in Texas, Louis is the one who cheers her up. He continues to flirt with Liz while she searches for an apartment and even lets her move in with him temporarily.
When Louis finally gets the chance to go out with her, he ends up meeting Sully and the gang, who were skeptical of him at first and make it their priority to make sure he won't hurt Liz. Liz actually offers to sing with Louis at an s gig, where they share their first kiss after their performance. In the Season 2 finale, Liz and Louis decide to put their relationship on hold while he goes on tour with his band Augustine.