Strangers with Candy
Title: Strangers with Candy
Author: T.V.- MA
Set in suburban Flatpoint USA, follow the misadventures of Jerrie Blank, a 46 year old dropout who has spent the last 32 years in and out of prison. She starts her life back up where she left it – living at home as a freshman in high school. (TV-M)
Set in suburban Flatpoint, USA, Strangers with Candy twisted the conventions of the After-School Special to create a completely original comedy series. Each half hour follows the misadventures of Jerri Blank, a 46 year old high school dropout who has spent the last 32 years in and out of prison – a self described “boozer, user and loser.” Strangers with Candy commences as Jerri decides to pick up her life exactly where she left it: living at home and starting ninth grade. Faced with classic high school dilemmas every week, Jerri’s old habits – as well as the misguided advice of her self-centered teachers – cause her to resolve each crisis by learning the wrong lesson from every scenario.