The show celebrates a teen's self-discovery as she steps outside of her comfort zone and finds she has talent she never expected and connections with people she thought were nothing like her. The show gives a mostly sanitized view of teen life, however, and characters are fairly stereotypical (the mean girl, the hunk, and nice guy, the geek, etc.).
Teen couples kiss in school halls and during class time.
Frequent use of "Oh, my God."
The show's companion social networking website TheSlap.com, is heavily promoted throughout each episode. Characters post daily updates that often serve as segues between scenes, and the show ends with a direct appeal from the show's cast to log onto the site and post comments, play games, and learn more about the show. Merchandise related to the show is available.