Cartoon Network's second hour long Live Action show.Tower Prep is the story of Ian Archer, a teenager who has an ability known as Preflex, which allows him to see things before they happen. He has a tendency to get into trouble at school and one day, after a fight with a bully which sees him suspended, he finds himself in a mysterious preparatory school that no one knows the whereabouts of and is surrounded by many secrets such as the creatures that guard the school's off limits areas in the night. He befriends CJ Ward, Gabe Forrest, and Suki Sato. Together, they try to escape the school while also trying to discover the secrets of Tower Prep.
Brown Note: The one thing in common with every student's story of how they came to Tower Prep is hearing a peculiar noise followed by waking up at the school. In "Dreams", the source of the sound is revealed, as is the fact that the sound itself is what wipes their memory.
The Game Plays You: Whisper23 has Ian play a game which involves guiding a man through a pacman-like maze. For every life lost by the skulls acting as ghosts in the maze, Whisper 23 would shock one of his friends.
Mind Screw: The episode "Dreams" where people slip from dreams to reality frequently and nothing is as it seems.
Missing Time: None of the students have any idea of how they got to Tower Prep. Taken Up to Eleven for CJ, who remembers literally nothing of her life before Tower. Possibly justified for CJ. It turns out she is Headmaster's daughter and hasn't seen her mom in years. This means she has probably been at Tower for the majority of her childhood.
This could also be a technological issue: either she's a lab rat for the mind-wipes, and an early version knocked out her memory, or she's just the victim of a technological glitch at some point (perhaps a trip to West Campus?).
Non-Action Guy: Gabe does not fair so well in a comabt situation.Mostly he tries to use his ability to talk his way out or someone else defends him. The closest he's come is jumping on an opponent's back and holding him as someone else hits him. Ironic, given his actor is trained in martial arts.
Neither CJ nor Suki ever really shows any real fighting skill aside from the occasional blindside after Ian does most of the work.
Shout-Out: In episode 6, CJ describes the plot of the first Twilight novel when going on about vampires, followed by Suki referencing the second with werewolves. And, later in the episode, CJ reads something called Vampire's Last Gleaming.
In the season finale, Ian has the last Gnome in the group beaten into a daze. He then proceeds to FINISH HIM!!
Show Some Leg: The "sirens" in "Book Report" are three very hot chicks who can make men do whatever they want. This may be their actual power. Lampshaded when Ian calls on them to deal with a stubborn guard who Gabe can't hypersuade into obedience.
Gabe: How come their hypersuasion works and mine doesn't? Ian: I don't think they're using hypersuasion. [continues staring at them until snapped out of it]
Slave Mooks: The Gnomes are implied to be this, since they are former students, though some students, such as Cal Rice, choose to become Gnomes.
Useless Superpowers: Gabe's hypersuasion. In theory it would be a very useful power to have... except almost everyone is somehow immune or resistant to it. It's likely that it doesn't work as long as the target is focused on ignoring it.
Vagueness Is Coming: In the last episode, the Headmaster reveals to the kids are being trained for something. As the kids make their escape, Ian tell the Headmaster they will deal with whatever is coming, on their own terms.