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''PointPleasant'' was a fairly standard TeenDrama in the vein of ''TheOC'' and ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', with one fairly small difference: the central character?

She's ''[[TheAntiChrist the Antichrist]]''.

Having given her dad the slip, a teenage girl named Christina Nickson washes up in the QuirkyTown of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, a place with a dark and mysterious history resulting from the various demonic influences. Unfortunately, her dad is the ultimate {{Meddling Parent|s}}, {{Satan}}, and he's sent his various representatives to ensure that her life circumstances inevitably direct her toward growing up to be [[DaddysLittleVillain an Antichrist that Daddy would be proud of]].

Created by former ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' writer Marti Noxon, this supernatural teen drama initially drew in much of that show's fandom and enjoyed a popular premiere. However, ''Point Pleasant'''s {{soap|Opera}}y, ''[[TheOmen Omen]]''-[[XMeetsY meets]]-''[[TheOC OC]]'' vibe was drastically different from that of ''Buffy'', turning off much of the show's built-in audience. The show only made it halfway through its first and only season before [[{{Cancellation}} falling off the face of the Earth]].

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!!This show provides examples of:

* TheAntichrist: Christina, a rare female example.
** AntiAntiChrist: And she's got a foster family and a Catholic priest trying to keep her from turning evil.
* CaliforniaDoubling: For New Jersey... and it shows. Point Pleasant is a family-oriented beach resort, has no piers, and about the only thing it shares with Orange County, California is its political conservatism. As a matter of fact, nothing about this show seems to represent any understanding of either the town or the Jersey Shore in general. Local residents -- and the entire state for that matter -- were not pleased, to say the least.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Although Sarah mentions that the town was founded by Puritans, the only church ever mentioned in the show (and one that is very central to the plot) is Catholic.
* CosmicDeadline: This arguably worked out for the best. When it became evident that the show was going to be cancelled, the writers started rushing to resolve things, and the results were actually kind of thrilling. Prior to this, the show had featured a demon-sponsored dance-off with the characters facing the horror of... a disco ball coming unscrewed.
* JesusTaboo: Despite being specifically about the AntiChrist, there is no mention whatsoever of Jesus or of the SecondComing.
* {{Joisey}}: It was a big deal in New Jersey that this show was set on the Shore. Then we found out that Hollywood's idea of the Jersey Shore was basically "[[SoCalization Southern California]], but with lighthouses and boardwalks instead of palm trees."
** It could have been worse. This could have come out '''after''' {{MTV}}'s ''JerseyShore'' and gone with the "hair gel and fist pumping" image of the state. Then again, come to think of it... [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Antichrist vs. guidoes...]] and in an age where [[Literature/{{Twilight}} supernatural]] [[TheVampireDiaries teen dramas]] are more popular... this show ''needs'' a remake.
* MeaningfulName: ''Christ''ina. And her last name, Nickson, literally means "[[{{Satan}} Nick's]] [[TheAntichrist son]]" (or daughter, as is the case here).
* MeddlingParents: Perhaps [[{{Satan}} the ultimate meddling parent]].
* NumberOfTheBeast: The strange birthmark on Christina's eye is three sixes merged together into a ring-like shape.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: They gave it 13 episodes, then killed it. Fair enough given its less-than-spectacular {{ratings}}, but certainly fitting given that ''TruCalling'', which had most of the same cast and director, was sacked similarly.
* SexyPriest: Father Thomas
* SignOfTheApocalypse: It's a joke...I think...
* SupernaturalSoapOpera
* VillainProtagonist: Christina at the end of the series.
* WalkingWasteland: Happens briefly to the potted plants in one scene where Christina is walking out of a hospital.
* XMeetsY: Early ads for this show advertised it as "''TheOmen'' meets ''TheOC''," a comparison also used on this very page.
* YouCantFightFate
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