Our show, Back to School, is about a grandmother who is spurred by a third-quarter life crisis of sorts to enroll in college. Her husband is gone, her kids have their own lives, and she wants to take charge of her own. Our show chronicles the grandmother’s journey through college, depicting her struggle to keep up with the work, as well as with the fast and foreign ways of the college-aged generation. Our show envisions the grandmother befriending certain students and sets up the possibility of romantic interest between the grandmother and a male professor.
The show’s theme of strength is exemplified through Granny’s desire and determination to go to college and get the experience/degree that she’d never had the chance to achieve. Granny is already taking on a considerable task (pursuing higher education),  and is doing so several decades after the last time she’d been in school, now amongst kids whose pop culture, frames of reference, and internet-age influences are unfamiliar and, at times, overwhelming.
Our story is relatable/feasible because it depicts a completely believable story. Whether it’s a matter of necessity or a personal goal, going back to college at an older age has become an increasingly realistic phenomenon. Furthermore, our story is a desirable one in that it not only tells an inspirational story of a grandmother going to college, but it also portrays scenarios that would be found funny across generations–younger audiences could relate to the representations of their generation, while older audiences could identify with the disconnect in pop culture, slang, etc. between their generations and today’s millennials. 

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