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Naturally, Sadie
NaturallySadieCast.jpg
The main cast of Naturally, Sadie, (from left to right), Rain, Margaret, Sadie, Jean, Walter and Hal.
Format Teen drama Sitcom
Created by Barbara Wiechmann
Developed by John May
Suzanne Bolch
Starring Charlotte Arnold
Jasmine Richards
Michael D'Ascenzo
Justin Bradley
Collette Micks
Jacob Kraemer
Richard Clarkin
Opening theme Performed by
Angie Grant
Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 63 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John May
Suzanne Bolch
(Season 1)
Brent Piaskoski
(Seasons 2-3)
Steve DeNure
Neil Court
Beth Stevenson
Producer(s) Kevin May
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Family
Disney Channel (Seasons 1-2)
Nickelodeon UK
MBC 3
Family Room HD
E-Junior
popgirl
Original run June 24, 2005 – August 26, 2007
External links
Official website

Naturally, Sadie was a Canadian teen drama sitcom that ran for three seasons from 2005 to 2007. It was produced in Canada and filmed in Whitby, Ontario. The Shows original name was Going Green, until Joey Brooks changed it to the current name, Naturally, Sadie.

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Plot

The plot centers on 14-year-old Sadie Hawthorne, who lives with her parents and brother Hal in Whitby, Ontario, a high school student and aspiring naturalist who loves to study and observe animal behaviour. Luckily for her, she's got two best friends, Margaret and Rain, to back her up until she figures it all out. The series was originally titled and broadcast as The Complete Freaks of Nature, the name being changed to Naturally, Sadie when Disney Channel picked up the series after its first season of production.

Season 2 deals with Sadie as a sophomore in high school, and sees her acting, feeling, and looking more like a typical teenager. She has a new crush, Benjamin Harrison, and her life is always turned upside down. From season 1 to season 2, the show's format changed greatly.

Season 3 deals with Sadie and Ben's relationship. Margaret is still really into fashion and gives even more advice. Rain's old friend Taylor comes back into his life and they get closer and become a couple.

Cast

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Main

Actor Character Status # Episodes
Charlotte Arnold Sadie Hawthorne 2005 — 2007 63
Jasmine Richards Margaret Browning-Levesque 2005 — 2007 57
Michael D'Ascenzo Rain Papadakis 2005 — 2007 55
Justin Bradley Hal Hawthorne 2005 — 2007 52
Collette Micks Jean Hawthorne 2005 — 2007 44
Jacob Kraemer Ben Harrison 2005 — 2007 27
Richard Clarkin Walter Hawthorne 2005 — 2007 17

Main characters

Sadie Hawthorne

Portrayed by Charlotte Arnold, Sadie Hawthorne is an aspiring naturalist and student at R.B. Bennett High School, which is named after the 14th prime minister of Canada. She is the titular protagonist of the show. Sadie treats every day like one big experiment. She has a crush on Ben Harrison and is quick to try and apply her naturalist knowledge to her homeroom habitat. Sometimes Sadie's stubborn pursuit of knowledge lands her in a bit of trouble. She manages to scrape through somehow with help from her friends.

Margaret Browning-Levesque

Portrayed by Jasmine Richards. She is Sadie's best friend, although sometimes she wants Sadie to behave more like her peers. Together with Rain Papadakis, the 3 are best friends. Margaret sometimes wishes for more average friends, she still supports Sadie's naturalist interests and Rain's crazy schemes. Much of her attention is usually focused on shopping, fashion, dancing, and boys. She dated Sadie's 1st crush Owen Anthony in the series finale.

Rainbow "Rain" Papadakis

Portrayed by Michael D'Ascenzo, Rain is a constant source of comedy. He is always working on one of his master plans-for-success, which usually end in failure. He has a gruelling part-time job at his family's restaurant, and parents who lecture at length in Greek about the virtues of being "more like his cousins". Luckily he has best friends Sadie and Margaret to support and accept him for his craziness. In season 3, he began dating Taylor Dedomanikdantonio. When she moved to Whitby, they hit it off like old times. Rain and Margaret kissed once on the way home from Sadie's house, and were both happy to discover they have no chemistry. In season 1 he was trying to impress Vivian because he liked her.

Ben Harrison

Ben (Jacob Kraemer) is Sadie's crush from season 2 onwards. He's the new kid whom everyone likes. Sadie finds him sweet, charming, smug, and cute. He always says "Chimo" with a little twist with his hand, to greet and says goodbye to people. He calls her "Red" because of her red hair. And she likes him because he has a naturally long nose like an anteater as Sadie would describe it. Ben and Sadie almost kiss on many occasions, but something always happens to get in the way.Yet Ben and Sadie do kiss, in the episode "The Hawthorne Identity" at the end of the episode, Sadie kisses Ben on the lips.

Hal Hawthorne

Hal (Justin Bradley) is Sadie's annoying, although sometimes helpful, older brother, who, unlike Sadie, does not do very well in school. He gets into trouble with the principal a lot, and, in one episode, ends up with Rain in detention as well. In another episode, Hal becomes Sadie's art tutor. Art happens to be Hal's best subject and Sadie's worst. At first, Hal tries to help her. But when he realizes that Sadie could become better than him, Hal makes her do silly things like paint with her butt. In the end, Sadie does become better at art, but turns in one of her worse pieces to make Hal feel better. Hal is also the leader of his own band called "Morning Breath".

Hal does not appear in the episode Quiz Show'

Jean Hawthorne

Jean (Collette Micks) is Sadie's mother and a novelist. When she is not on tour in some other city, she's locked in her office, working or lying on the couch with her eyes closed, thinking about work. Jean has always encouraged Sadie's fascination with animals and is the one who will stick up for her when she chooses digging up beetles over her family movie night. Jean understands focus, determination and fanciful exploration and is happy to see her daughter so full of them all. Jean's a little flighty and sometimes has her head way up in the clouds but Sadie appreciates her mother's artiness and the heartfelt - albeit abbreviated - talks that they have together.

Walter Hawthorne

Sadie's dad, (Richard Clarkin) is an engineer. He's a straight-shooting, exacting doer who can build things with tools and bake complicated cakes that require precise measurements, but who can't throw a meal together without a recipe. Walter is precise in everything he does and is, in many ways, the polar opposite of messy, think-outside-the-box Jean. Sadie ponders this "opposites attracting" thing a lot, wondering at nature's grand design, not because her parents' relationship doesn't work, but rather because somehow, miraculously, it does.

Recurring characters

  • Ron Yuma (played by Alex Hood) - An egotistical nerd at school who likes to annoy Sadie, but at times does have a good heart. He starts dating Mallory in "The Jacqueline Princess Bride".
  • Mallory Randall (Mallory Margel) - Mallory is a student at Sadie's school who has a major crush on Hal and is very fond of his band "Morning Breath". She starts dating Ron Yuma in "The Jacqueline Princess Bride".
  • Taylor Dedominicantonio (Diana Peressini) - Rain's best friend from camp and becomes his girlfriend in season 3. They are together when the series ends.
  • Vivian Wu (Caroline Park) - A goth girl that Rain had a major crush on up until "The Graduate" in season 3.
  • Chelsea Breuer (Mandy Butcher) - During the 1st season, Chelsea was the most popular girl in school and could be very intimidating, but she did show her soft side occasionally. She also had a small crush on Hal.
  • Dr W.S. Finch (played by Sean McCann) - Dr. Finch is the owner of a wilderness store that Sadie worked part-time in during the first season.
  • Toula Papadakis (played by Maria Srygiannis) - Rain's mother
  • Yiorgos Papadakis (played by Alex Karzis) - Rain's father
  • Tad (played by Will Seatle Bowes) - Tad was one of Rain's best friends, and a student at R.B. Bennett High during the first season. Tad also liked Sadie, as evidenced in the episode "Myth Adventures" Ron Yuma was taunting him about having "the scent of his woman" (Sadie) on his shirt after a rumour spread about Sadie and Ron playing spin the bottle.
  • Arden Alcott (played by Shenae Grimes) - Arden is a self-absorbed popular girl in school and Sadie's prime enemy. She is constantly competing with Sadie for Ben's affections and will do anything to get what she wants. Hal and Rain are very fond of her along with many others guys at school. Arden is the replacement character for Chelsea. She serves as the show's probable antagonist.
  • Owen Anthony (played by Kyle Kass) - On Sadie's scale of survival, Owen is easily the fittest of the species. Kind, smart, athletic and charming, Owen is a guy with a lot of popularity and no perceivable ego, which Sadie used to have a crush on.
  • Chris Danvers (played by Adrian Morningstar) - One of Sadie's crushes in season 2. Chris had a crush on Sadie and Ben got jealous. Chris and Sadie have a lot in common.
  • J.P. (played by Vanessa Thompson) - Margaret's younger stepsister.
  • Fred (played by Tony Munch) - An employee who cooks, helps run, and lives at the Papadakis family restaurant, Acropolis Wow.

Episodes

International release

Naturally, Sadie currently airs in 12 countries:

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