Boo Bitch Review: Generation Z Teenage Ghost Mystery Starring Lana Condor
Boo, Bitch, a new comedy starring Lana Condor, will be available on Netflix on Friday, July 8th. Aparna Brielle, Zoe Colletti, and Mason Versaw star in the series about a teenager who dies and returns to school as a ghost.
According to Netflix’s official synopsis, “throughout one night, a high school senior who’s lived her life safely under the radar seizes the opportunity to change her narrative and start living an epic life, only to discover the next morning… “She’s a spirit!”
Erika is trapped as a ghost until she completes her unfinished business – as is typical of ghostly happenings – but she soon discovers another twist. If she’s more famous in death than in life, that becomes her primary state, and she’ll be able to stay for an indefinite period.
Who Plays the Lead in Boo, Bitch?
Erika, a teen who dies unexpectedly but returns as a ghost, is played by Lana Condor. Condor is best known for her roles in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, but she also made a brief appearance as the X-Men character Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. She was most recently seen with Cole Sprouse in the sci-fi rom-com Moonshot.
Gia, Erika’s best friend, is played by Zoe Colletti. Colletti is best known for her lead role in the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, but she has also appeared in Skin, Fear the Walking Dead, and A Boy Called Christmas.
Riley, a villainous mean girl, is played by Aparna Brielle. (I always thought she was hilarious in that way.) Brielle has appeared in Kevin Smith’s films Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and Twilight of the Mallrats, but she is best known for her role in the sitcom AP Bio.
Mason Versaw (Gossip Girl), Tenzing Norgay Trainor (Liv and Maddie), and Jason Genao (On My Block) join them.
Review of Boo, Bitch
When it comes to high school, especially senior year, every decision feels like life or death. Nothing is low-key, from being paired with a capable lab partner to securing the hottest prom date — especially when it’s senior year, and you only have one chance to leave a lasting legacy.
But what if your final days as a senior in high school were indeed life or death? In Netflix’s Boo, Bitch, starring Lana Condor and Zoe Margaret Colletti, a high school old decides to finally take charge of her story and say yes to the epic life she’s been missing out on, only to wake up the following day as a motherf*% king ghost.
She’s now racing against the clock to complete her unfinished business before being trapped in the mortal realm for good. What kind of legacy would you leave if you were under such duress?
Reminiscent of a Disney Channel classic from the 1990s Boo, Bitch is a delightful limited series that explores young love, frenemy rivalry, and true friendship in the style of Susie Q meets Booksmart meets Mean Girls.
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Erika Vu (Condor) and her best friend Gia (Colletti) have spent their entire high school careers leading up to the pilot episode, remaining largely anonymous.
Erika has concerted effort to stay out of the spotlight since she accidentally injured mean girl Riley (Aparna Brielle) at first-year orientation. Riley branded Erika with the nickname Helen Who. This moniker has haunted Erika for the past four years.
Erika realizes she’s let one fleeting bullying moment define her entire high school career when her name appears in the yearbook mockup as Helen Who.
She realizes she can’t graduate from high school without reclaiming her narrative and reclaiming her own identity.
She and her prom-loving BFF, Gia, make a deal to finally participate in the high school experiences they’ve been avoiding for so long, and that’s when the real fun begins.
Who is the Writer and Director of Boo, Bitch?
Several people are credited as the creators of Boo, Bitch. The concept for Boo, Bitch was developed by Tim Schauer, Kuba Soltysiak, Erin Ehrlich, and Lauren Iungerich.
Erhlich and Iungerich are the primary showrunners, with Lana Condor also serving as an executive producer.