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Do You Remember: Glory Days

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From January to March of 2002 a short-lived TV show on The WB (which eventually became The CW when the network merged with UPN) called Glory Days aired all of its episode – 9 in total.

The series came from the creative mind of Kevin Williamson; originally being conceived as a drama similar to his hit series Dawson’s Creek, but after a pilot (that went unaired) was produced and picked up as a series, the network asked Williamson to “retool” the show, turning it into a mystery series instead.

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Glory Days focused wunderkind author Mike Dolan (played by a then relative unknown Eddie Cahill, best known for his long-standing role on CSI: NY), who achieved literary fame at the age of 21 with a steamy expose on his seemingly idyllic Maine town: Glory

Six years later, he hasn’t written another word and reluctantly returns home to Glory in search of an antidote, but instead he finds his hometown has become a place where “weird has gone on overtime” thanks to a disturbing rash of pranks, break-ins, and bizarre murders.

Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery

Eager to find the truth behind his dad’s “accidental” death, Mike teams with former friend, now comely coroner, Ellie Sparks (Poppy Montgomery, who went on to star in Without a Trace and the unbeatable drama Unforgettable) and his alienated former friend, and inexperienced sheriff, Rudy Dunlop (Jay R. Ferguson from The Lucky One and Mad Men) to solve the many mysteries of his eerie island – and, the WB hopes, to create a franchise that young men will actually watch.

Jay R. Ferguson

Jay R. Ferguson

Mike’s friends weren’t the only ones angry with him over the book. His mother Mitzi (veteran actress Frances Fisher from Titanic, Eureka and Resurrection) is none-too-happy with her soon for making her out as bipolar in his book. Then there is his older sister Sara (Amy Stewart, most recently seen in Dig and Code Black), who reluctantly hires him as a reporter on the local paper, which she inherited from her father. And there is his strongest ally, his little sister Sam (Emily VanCamp from Everwood and Revenge).

Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp

The cast also featured Theresa Russell (Black Widow and Wild Things), as sultry diner owner Hazel Walker and Ben Crowley as Zane Walker, a high school friend of Sam. The show also boasted guest stars Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Krista Allen (Days of Our Lives and Significant Mother), Samantha Ferris (Supernatural) and Erin Karpluk (Being Erica).

The series aired for a very short time so do you remember Glory Days?

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.