Ashley Leggat Gets Totally Amp'd!
Written by April May
Famous Canadian actress, Ashley Leggat, was born in Hamilton, Ontario on September 26, 1986. It didn't take her long to make her mark in the world, starting off with dance at the early age of two, becoming a competitive dancer before moving on to the acting world. She made her first television appearance on Real Kids, Real Adventures in 1991 with a guest spot. Then, in 2004, Ashley made her big screen debut along side Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
By now she's appeared in several television shows and movies such as; Ace Lightning, The Latest Buzz, Cadet Kelly, The Perfect Boss, Criminal Minds, three installments of The Good Witch series, and most famously Life With Derek as lead Casey McDonald from 2005-2009. With all of this and more under her belt, like Dirty Dancing on broadway, Ashley isn't stopping any time soon! In 2011 Ashley helped make history along with costars; Cristine Prosperi, Demetrius Joyette, Amanda Thompson, Camden Angelis, and Brock Morgan, in the first ever APP Series titled Totally Amp'd.
Totally Amp'd was released to Apple devices as the first fan interactive show complete with ten "appisodes". It really packs a punch having everything that people want all wrapped up in one app. It's a show that you can involve yourself in by using the app to create outfits for the cast, posters, and more. It also has the one very common thing that we all like to use our devices for, music! Totally Amp'd is the story of five musical teenagers who come together with the help of their manager Zoe (Leggat's character) and create amazing music together. You can use the app to create your own music videos, remix original songs from the series, or even make your own songs.
Starting the show, you're quickly introduced to all of the main characters and learn that Zoe is a receptionist for XMP!, a music production company. There is a contest being held to find the next big star(s) to be the opening act of music sensation Charlie Fever. After her boss dismisses some local teens as "rejects" Zoe decides to take matters in her own hands by bringing the teenagers together to become the next big thing. They don't exactly all get along well but if they can put their differences aside, they have the potential at making great music and a song that will go 'round and 'round like a favorite song in your head. Thus, as the first episode title suggests, they become "rejects reborn".
Totally Amp'd is different from other shows with the information already mentioned, but it also looks different as well. It has a young and fresh feel to it and while you watch it you know that you're watching something different from other television. Since the show was designed to be an app, it was mostly filmed with green screens for sets that are more interactive and better for viewing on devices such as iPods and iPads. This along with the vivid colors makes the cast really pop off the screen.
With all of this rolled into one; the catchy tunes, dancing, special app features, good casting, and comedy, Totally Amp'd is a great watch for all ages and sees Ashley shine. Gaining viewers from Degrassi thanks to Prosperi and Life With Derek thanks to Leggat, this is sure to be a popular series. Don't just take it from me, feel free to check out the show yourself. If you don't have an Apple device of your own to check out the App, you're in luck! Screenhits has recently teamed up with the producers of the hit show and is now offering all of the episodes for you to watch on their website. Enjoy everyone because Totally Amp'd is totally free!
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