What happens when a 15-year-old walks into your life and claims she is your daughter?
Contributed By Amanda Jayne Lee
We all know that mother-daughter relationships can get a little complicated at times. But when adoption and long-lost ties come into the picture, “complicated” becomes an understatement. Such is the drama 15-year-old Lux finds herself in with her “instant” mother, Cate Cassidy.
Combine the familial comedy of Parenthood with the wit and charm of Gilmore Girls and you get Life Unexpected. After having shuttled herself from foster home to foster home her whole life, Lux (Britt Robertson) decides to become an emancipated minor. She finds her father, 30-something Nate “Baze” Bazile (Mad Men’s Kristoffer Polaha) who is shocked to discover that that he has a teenage daughter. He leads her to her mother, radio star Cate Cassidy (Roswell’s Shiri Appleby) who had given her up for adoption.
Having heard Cate’s voice on the radio from young, Lux feels an immediate connection to her mother and hopes for a perfect family reunion. Things aren’t so simple; Baze owns a bar but is more aging fratboy than responsible father material, and Cate is engaged to her colleague Ryan Thomas and in no way prepared for a teenage daughter.
Watch the drama unfold as Cate struggles to get to know Lux better, who in turn finds it easier to connect with her father. Lux also has to learn to balance between keeping her old friends from her life in foster care, and her life with her new family and a whole new school. Be guaranteed of some big laughs, touching moments and amazing life lessons from Lux and her “instant” parents Cate and Baze.
Season 2 of Life Unexpected is currently airing every Tuesday at 9 p.m. on DIVA Universal on Starhub TV Channel 522.