I found a way to watch this and… I was a little disappointed? Firstly, the teacher’s being Gossip Girl subplot feels like a major misstep. I sort of understand they wanted something more believable perhaps but Gossip Girl work as an omnipresent narrator; hence why the reveal (and attempts to put logic behind it) ruined it in the original series. In terms of the characters, I still don’t really understand why the two half-sisters wouldn’t be allowed to go to school together, did I miss something with that plot? It felt like things moved too quickly, Julien inviting Zoya to the fashion show, Zoya going back to Obie’s etc. I felt like they were rushing the setup and it took me out of the episode a little. I’ll continue to watch as I think it might settle into itself (and hopefully the teachers subplot is quickly sidelined). Aki and Max flirting from the outset is enough to hold my attention for now.