The show followed nine students who are graduating Greenbelt High School (although as is commonplace in TV, they appear to be much older than high school age.) Upon graduating, they are filmed for a documentary in 2000, and then are filmed again a decade later. The cameras are back to look at the progress that they have made, the dreams that they have been able to reach and the lessons that they have learned.
The coming of age show follows the students as they attempt to find their way in the world. Some of them will change their lifestyle completely and almost look like a new person, while others will be relatively the same, just in a new setting.
The pilot does feel a bit manufactured at times, but is well intentioned. Sometimes the heart felt moments feel like they have been setup or are not genuine, but that can mostly be attributed to the cliché background music that is used throughout the show. Overall, it is a good watch and shows you what driven individuals can accomplish in only ten years.
"My Generation" cast includes Michael Stahl-David as Steven Foster, Jaime King as Jacqueline Fox, Keir O'Donnell as Kenneth Finley, Kelli Garner as Dawn Barbuso, Mehcad Brooks as Rolly Marks, Daniella Alonso as Brenda Serrano, Julian Morris as Anders Holt, Sebastian Sozzi as The Falcon, Anne Son as Caroline Chung, and Elizabeth Kenner in a recurring role.
"My Generation" is produced by ABC Studios. "My Generation" (ABC) was created by Noah Hawley ("The Unusuals," "Bones"), who executive produces along with Warren Littlefield. The pilot for ABC's "My Generation" TV show is directed by Craig Gillespie.