The Yard, Season 1HD
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Eleven-year-old Nick and his crew: idealistic younger brother J.J. – the brains of the outfit, weird pal Johnny – his lieutenant, big girl Suzi – the muscle, and their six-year-old sidekick Adam, jockey for school yard supremacy with the bully Frankie and his henchmen as a film crew documents the proceedings. Nick stepped in to end their reign of terror and restore the natural order – but it’s tough staying on top – and Frankie will stop at nothing to regain power. The rival gangs make their own rules in a skewed world that reflects and refracts the reality we live in. The Yard is the world in microcosm, run by and for the kids; it is a funny fast paced Goodfellas in a school playground with a Romeo and Juliet twist.
|1||HDVideoThe Economy||The Yard’s economic balance is at risk when Frankie’s (Daniel Lupetina) crew introduces new Ho-Ping-Kong trading cards to the kids threatening to render the current Ju-Ji-Mon cards, and poor Alistair’s (Cameron Mazzei) empire, worthless. Nick (Quintin Colantoni) grows particularly concerned when he learns that even Suzi (Keana Bastidas) has invested in the new cards and sets out to resolve the issue. As the new cards grow in popularity, Nick implements his brother J.J.’s (Alex Cardillo) plan, flooding the market with the new cards resulting in both sets of cards being traded at par. Frankie is far from pleased.||28:02||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoGirls vs. Boys||When Patti (Olivia Scriven) kicks Johnny (Shemar Charles) in the groin, Johnny demands that Nick (Quintin Colantoni) avenge him. Nick soon discovers that all of the girls conspired to attack Johnny and approaches Frankie’s sister—and head of “the girls”—Mary Miladic (Sarah Cranmer) to find out why. She claims that Patti kicked Johnny because he tried to kiss her, but Nick doesn’t buy it until he reviews some of the Documentarian’s footage and realizes Johnny has in fact been something of a pervert. Appreciative of Mary’s subtle power in the Yard, Nick suggests an alliance and they work together to set things right between the boys and the girls, but is he ready for her to hold his hand? Could Nick be falling for Frankie’s sister??||24:38||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoThe Territories||Frankie’s (Daniel Lupetina) crew refuses to let Bud (Kofi Payton), Youssef (Omri Emanuel Brown) and some of the other North African kids play on the soccer field forcing Bud to approach Nick (Quintin Colantoni) for help. Nick agrees but asks for some time. Impatient, the North African kids take matters into their own hands and launch a full-on terrorist attack, involving urine-filled water balloons, guns and a broken arm. Nick, in turn, enlists Mary’s (Sarah Cranmer) help and thanks to the enthusiasm of the girls, the two sides meet on the field in an epic three-day soccer match ultimately won by the North Africans. But as with all territorial battles, it isn’t long before the lines are redrawn and missiles are launched anew.||24:20||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoThe Catcher||Peanuts are strictly forbidden at the school, but that doesn’t stop Frankie and his crew from selling peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the black market. That is, until Pork Chop (Jared Karp) is caught smuggling the PB&J sandwiches into the Yard by the Screws (teachers) and suspended. Demand is high however and Johnny (Shemar Charles), despite Nick’s (Quintin Colantoni) rule about not getting involved in the racket, can’t resist Patti’s (Olivia Scriven) charms when she asks for his help with a drop of PB&Js. It’s a set up that lands Johnny indebted to Frankie and he finds himself replacing Pork Chop as the catcher. Wracked with guilt over disobeying Nick, Johnny too is soon caught by the Screws and suspended. As a result, Nick excommunicates him from the crew, which delights Frankie. Meanwhile, J.J. (Alex Cardillo) suggests to Nick that they take over the operation and do it right: offering fresh bread, fair prices and EpiInjectors so those that are allergic would be safe. But first they would have to find a way take the racket from Frankie—maybe Johnny could make one more catch when he returns to school…||26:33||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDVideoThe Great Compromise||Between his responsibilities at home, his commitment to the kids of the Yard and taking over the peanut racket, Nick (Quintin Colantoni) finds himself suffering from burnout. And, thanks to his policy of providing free EpiInjectors to counter the kids’ allergic reactions to peanuts, teamed with Frankie’s (Daniel Lupetina) crew undermining Nick’s business by selling poor quality PB&J sandwiches for less, Nick is on his way to financial ruin.||23:19||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoBig Business||The boys of the Yard are throwing a variety of stink bombs and it’s grossing out the girls. When Mary (Sarah Cranmer) slips on a homemade stink bomb, she demands that Nick (Quintin Colantoni) do something about the bombs before picture day. Seeing a business opportunity, Nick asks the kids to pitch their ideas for a stink bomb whose smell could be contained to a “stink zone.” The contract is awarded to Frankie (Daniel Lupetina), who has teamed with The Mole (Lauren Miller) to develop a special “stink liquid.” Nick makes it clear that if anything goes wrong, the onus is on Frankie.||23:30||$1.99||View in iTunes|
This show is very funny. Too bad more seasons were not ordered.
Think "The Wire" for kids !