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Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Robbietoxic, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. I've also never heard of the original. The first episode is great hangover viewing. My only wish it that the teachers were real characters rather than these odd satires.
     
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  2. Uno

    Uno

    I was a big fan of the original series, and I already love this new one - they set everything up pretty perfectly in just one episode. The teacher characters are a bit cringe, especially the Carly Rae Jepsen knock-off, but I really like that we know who Gossip Girl is from the jump. Monet is great.
     
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  3. I’m actually loving the teachers’ storyline. It’s so camp and ridiculous and they seem to be having genuine fun with it. Sure the tone struggled a bit for the first half of the episode, but by the end it seemed to find its feet.
     
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  4. So I rewatched the new pilot, and I also rewatched the OG pilot. And it's crazy how lifeless the new one felt compared to the original which is one of the best TV episodes maybe ever.

    I do think it has a lot of potential to improve but, I'm sorry, those scenes with the teachers are seriously cringe and really brought it down in terms of overall quality. Tonally those scenes felt like they were trying to emulate The Social Network movie. I think they need to eventually do away with that a bit and focus solely on the kids. The Julien/Zoya dynamic was the best part of the show for me. I found the side characters a bit bland in this one, especially Audrey and Luna. It does seem like they've sort of slotted the characters into the old characters roles a tiny bit -

    Julien - Blair
    Zoya - Jenny
    Max - Chuck
    Obie - Dan
    Aki - Nate
     
  5. I watched this over the weekend and not sure I'll be going back to it, which is ok because we have so much tv available. The acting was very very bad, especially Julien and the teachers, the writing was clumsy but that's ok for this style of tv.

    I definitely also saw the Elite inspiration on this episode, as someone else pointed out. At least they did their homework
     
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  6. Blair sweetie…
     
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  7. Really enjoyed the second episode and it left me wanting more. Can't wait for next week.
     
  8. I'm only ten minutes in and I think that I ship Zobie.

    Also, I love how they've continued the tradition of extras taking photos for Gossip Girl in the least natural way possible.
     
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  9. Sorry but I can't not see Carly Rae Jepsen everytime Gossip Girl is on screen.
     
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  10. I really liked that episode, this is a total slow burner but the characters are interesting enough to keep me onboard.

    This might be an Audrey stan account soon.
     
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  11. Saaaame I love Emily Alyn Lind.
    Honestly this will be an Audrey/Max/Aki stan account soon dddd I'm extremely here for them.

    Also,
    I'm really happy Julien was able to recognize Zoya makes Obie happy and her and him don't work anymore. I was going to get bored of that drama very soon, so I'm glad they're moving past it.
     
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  12. I was surprised by how much development Audrey got in a single episode. I found her a bit nothingy in the pilot, but they really fleshed her out in the second episode and I'm really enjoying her character more.

    They're really setting her up to be a Blair-esque character though, aren't they?
     
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  13. Loved the second episode, but I will say one thing..
    if my boyfriend broke up with me and then immediately went after my 14 year old sister, I puked not just accept that she makes him happy and I’d send gossip girl after him full throttle.
     
  14. Um, the gay scenes? I'm in.

    Casting Tavi was the biggest mistake though, she's the weak point of the show for me.
     
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  15. She's not exactly the best actor, is she? She is probably the show's biggest name though. I find Evan Mock's acting a bit weak as well, but somehow I think that it works for his character.
     
  16. Tavi's acting like she's on an entirely different show from the rest of the main cast. She and Jordan Alexander are like...almost distractingly bad.
     
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  17. Spotlight and Jaguar already ya this soundtrack is giving
     
  18. Monet and Luna find a 2nd and 3rd dimension challenge. They’re hot, but can they come up with something else.
    Yeah the idea of the teachers being Gossip Girl to flesh out the class and generational conflict between them and the students is super entertaining. Even though it’s been awkwardly executed, I think they were on the right track with that idea.
     
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