Maybe it's just me but reading the books now I don't picture Sam as hot lol. I mean he's in math club and band is a stereotypical look at a nerd now but I don't know. I don't see Sam as particularly that attractive myself.
Maybe I just pictured him that way because he was sooooo much older? I think I remember him sounding cute when Kristy described the meeting between Stacey and Sam - although Stacey sounds like she LOOKED 12 - with a matching skirt and sweatshirt with the number 8 or something all over it and some silly hair accessory, if I am remembering correctly. I think it mentioned Sam having some ripped jeans and sort of curly, dark hair? IDK, he just sounded cute to me. Of course, I was like 8, so any 15 year old hunk was dreamy in my eyes. 😂😂😂
The advertising boards scene was a highlight, the meeting with parents tried too hard with parents acting paranoid and then one by one talking of how they loved Stacey and the others. I did dislike a little in the book that the older sitters were so badly portrayed, kind of to make the club look better in comparison, and the episode did that more so.