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I Dream is a 2004 CBBC show staring pop band S Club 8 (formally S Club Juniors). It features the lives of 13 teenagers during the summer they attend Avalon Heights, a performing arts college in Spain. It also stars Christopher Lloyd as Professor Toone, head teacher of the school.

Provides examples of:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: From the very first episode, Felix is touted as the main romantic prospect of the series (the one consistent plot thread of the show is his Belligerent Sexual Tension with Amy) with Ollie not getting much of a look-in.
  • Alpha Bitch: Natalie is incredibly rude and obnoxious towards most of the other kids for much of the series.
  • As Himself: All the members of S Club 8 play themselves.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Amy and Felix. Although they seem to soften a bit after episode 10.
  • Chewing the Scenery: All over the place, especially Christopher Lloyd.
  • The Chosen One: Or...'The Chosen 13'. The kids are invited to Avalon Heights via an unmarked DVD featuring Prof. Toone personally offering them the opportunity.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Everyone regularly treats Patrick as this.
  • Heel Realization: Both Patrick and Felix have multiple episodes dedicated to this with Patrick needing to learn to loosen up and let the kids do their own thing and Felix needing to learn to stop trying to be a troublemaker who is always the centre of attention.
  • Not Used to Freedom: In one episode, the kids (led by Felix) rebel against the strict timetable and decide to just enjoy the summer. It takes them all of one day to become bored and frustrated at the lack of restrictions to want to go back to classes.
  • Once an Episode: There's at least one song in an episode, although in most there's two.
  • Refusal of the Call: The entire first episode (plus a couple of others) revolves around the kids not feeling up to the challenge of spending their summer at a performing arts school.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Natalie was this, mostly to Amy. Though when they're forced to work together they do end up getting along in the end. If only until the next episode.
  • Shout-Out: In several episodes, there's at least some kind of reference to Fame. In fact, the series can best be summarised as "Fame, but for kids".
  • Skeleton Key Card: Subverted when Amy and Natalie destroy every (fake) credit card they have trying to open a door this way.
  • Status Quo Is God: No matter what lessons the kids (and teachers) learn, you can be sure they'll have forgotten it by the next episode.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Khush and Ollie. If the show had run for the intended four series it probably would have been resolved.