Episodes: 10 (hour)
TV show dates: January 25, 2016 — March 29, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Jessica Sula, Sebastian de Souza, Alexis Carra, Daniel Franzese, Kyla Pratt, David Witts, Caroline Sunshine, and Sharon Leal.
TV show description:
A teen drama, this TV show is based on the young adult novel by Blake Nelson.
The series focuses on Maddie Graham (Jessica Sula), a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem — until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor, Cynthia Molina (Alexis Carra). Maddie’s then forced to choose between expulsion and going to rehab for 90 days.
With help from her mother Charlotte (Sharon Leal), Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life at school.
Those she lives with include: mysterious bad boy Wes Stewart (Sebastian de Souza); Vern Testaverde (Daniel Franzese), a former go-go boy who gained a lot of weight when he got off cocaine; Maddie’s manic roommate, single mother Trish Tomlinson (Kyla Pratt); and counsellor Craig Weiner.
Episode #10 — (Be)Coming Clean
Maddie completes 30 days at Springtime Meadows, but she’s preoccupied with uncovering the reason someone else left the house. Maddie is hit with painful revelations about Charlotte and Nyla, leaving her world in a tailspin, made even worse by a devastating discovery. Wes tries to fix the sins of his brother, but ends up making a terrible situation worse. Cynthia is distraught after a recent confession does not have its intended effect, and leads to major life changes. Maddie and Wes come clean about their feelings for each other. And in a shocking development, someone suffers a relapse in their fight against addiction. Flashbacks highlight Cynthia’s decision to start a new sober life in California.
First aired: March 29, 2016.
What do you think? Do you like the Recovery Road TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?