This is just good t.v., and a good story. What I could possibly relate to, (being a 57 year old woman,) and having a completely different upbringing from her (the main, strong, female lead,) I have no idea. But, I noticed the director has done other t.v. series I like, like Fringe, Alias, etc. This is not sci fi, of course, but it is soapy.
We all route for her, this beautiful, naive, innocent, strong willed and strong minded intelligent newly becoming woman....She is codependent, meddlesome, overtly neurotic at times, and makes it seem normal. Well, it is at her age....I don't want to give any spoilers. If this was a book, I'd not be able to put it down. One of those things where you stay up late when you need to get to bed, watching episode after episode. Besides that it's fun and relaxing, and nothing is ever so serious that you can't let go. I mean they allow you to be keenly aware that it's idealized fiction, a bit like a romance novel, but with more content, and focus is on growing up.