"A winning docuseries."Entertainment Weekly
Dream School
A SundanceTV Original Series
Produced by Jamie Oliver and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

Bring That Moment

It’s Graduation! Or at least the run-up to it. I watched this episode with mixed emotions. I was frustrated that Kyle and Tyla weren’t there – especially when Kyle admitted he wished he’d stayed.

I was sad because over the past five episodes, I feel like I’ve become invested in these kids – and don’t want to see them go. I have so many questions. Did Mary go to college, pre-law? What about Lucca? Is she back in school or still running off to Coachella? Is Sam enrolled in business school? What the heck happened to Tyla – and where the heck is she living?

But most of all, I was excited – for the kids, for the teachers, and oddly, for me.

In a way, we’ve all been there. When Ellie was told she’d graduated and started crying, I cried with her. This show gave me a sense of optimism I don’t get from most “reality” TV. And it showed me things about myself and gave me the opportunity to meet the teachers and gain my own words of wisdom that I will take with me going forward.

I leave you with two messages, from Doriana and Swizz, to the kids – because I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Doriana’s final message to the kids:

Not sure what this player is used for, but we’re now using it for the Mammas e-Card. — mikecags, 5/1/13 16:41


And Swizz:

Not sure what this player is used for, but we’re now using it for the Mammas e-Card. — mikecags, 5/1/13 16:41


Paula FroelichPaula Froelich (@PFRO) – journalist, novelist, NATJA award-winning travel writer, queen of random, fun facts, and social anthropologist.