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TV Preview: True Jackson, VP – “Back to School”

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In his interview with Blogcritics way back in October, actor Matt Shively, in talking about his current show, said that it "is amazing. And I’m not just saying that, because I’m in the show." After previewing the newest episode, "Back to School," I have to agree — True Jackson, VP really is amazing.

True Jackson is a show about a girl named True,” Ashley Argota, who stars as Lulu, said in her October interview.  Ashley told us that True (Keke Palmer) is "fifteen years old and she gets her dream job at a fashion company as vice president to youth apparel."   True ends up hiring her two best friends, Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matt Shively). "We try to navigate our way around the office like it’s high school. There’s cliques and homework. We just plow right through it like fifteen-year-olds would.”

A new episode, "Back To School" centers around the fact, as indicated in the title, that the time has come for True and friends to return to school. She has to juggle school and work, which proves to be difficult when her boss Max (Greg Proops) asks her to design a window display. True's troubles get so bad that her father ends up telling her that if she can't focus enough on school, she'll have to quit Mad Style. Max, upset about possibly losing his best employee, has bigger problems — his ex-fiancée wants to get back together, even though he's now married to someone else. Other stories in the episode follow Amanda (Danielle Bisutti), True's mean co-worker, gets a visit from her twin sister, who's the nicest person around and Lulu and Ryan dealing with romance issues.

Also appearing in this episode is Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Willow guest stars as young True.

The show is very funny — non-stop laughs. All the actors and actresses have perfect timing with their jokes and the physical comedy work nicely.  True, Lulu, and Ryan would definitely be people I'd hang out with.

I think all the actors and actresses have amazing talent, they really make me believe in their characters. There aren't many shows where everyone is a good actor, but this show is definitely an exception.  As for Willow's appearance, she did a great job approximating a young True, she sounded like the character and had the same mannerisms. It was pretty impressive, especially since she's so young.

The chemistry among the cast is very impressive as well. In her interview, Keke said about the chemistry, “We always joke [about with] each other, but the chemistry’s so great, so it’s back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I guess I couldn’t ask for a better cast. We all get along. We’re all like best friends actually.”

The newest episode premieres Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm ET/PT and out of all the episodes thus far, this one is my favorite.

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