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

  1. Basically I’m here for Max getting his back blown out by the teacher and him and Aki going at it.

    Julien is a bit of a weak point for me, she’s front and centre but I find the whole sisters storyline a little dull and nonsensical.

    I’m looking forward to more of Audrey and hoping we get some more substance to Monet and Luna.
     
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  2. I thought episode 2 was a step up from the pilot. It felt less like it had something to prove and was weighed down by handling so much introductions and setup, and gave us a good Audrey backstory which I never expected was going to happen at all (haven’t been keeping up with any spoilers).

    This plot was the only low point for me. It was somewhat creepy when it was one sided, though the way they left it with the teacher basically made it much worse. Given the speed at which it went through the motions, hopefully they’ll be done with it in whatever next episode it comes up. Genera+ion handled this kind of storyline much better.
     
  3. To me the weakest part of episode one was the party scene. Gossip Girl's whole thing was having the characters show up at some completely random and useless event looking gorgeous in formal wear and having all sorts of drama go down. Instead they wasted that first party on Julien droning on and on about Upper East Side do's and don'ts to Zoya while her friends looked as dead eyed as an Instagram model doing sponcon for flat tummy tea. Episode two improved on that, the party scenes were great and Serena would've been proud of Audrey for wearing a dress that low-cut at a school event.

    Shame the show isn't any fun besides that. The writers are holding Julien back by pulling back every single time she's on the verge of acting like a real person.
     
  4. Credit where its due: I kind of lived for this episode.
    The cruising teacher story was a delicious (if inappropriate) way of starting the throuple plot, and the tone was better handled. The acting is still atrocious (specially Tavi and Jordan), but at least everybody is really pretty to look at.
     
  5. IMDB shows a bunch of actors turning up later in the series, I'm here for Elizabeth Lail (Beck from "You") turning up.

    The character of Julien is so wooden - is it the script, the actor or a bit of both? I can't tell. It's all together less lively - well, less EVERYTHING - than the original.
     
  6. Monet is a lesbian, according to this promo video and Savannah Smith's tweets.






    Apparently, they'll further explore the character and her motivations later in the season.
     
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  7. I finally convinced the boyfriend to watch the first two episodes with me and color me surprised that y'all are singling out Julien/Jordan as the weak link when I felt like she's the only one really bringing the melodrama necessary to make this the frothy fun reboot it should be.

    The second episode was far stronger for me and I'm relieved they haven't wasted time with moving characters in different directions but damn is the Zoya/Obie storyline basically the equivalent of the original Serena/Aaron romance in how fucking boring it is compared to everything else. I'm also really hoping in 2021 we're not about to watch Obie get off the hook for dumping his girlfriend and immediately getting with her younger sister.
     
  8. Episode 3 is kind of a serve? Loving the original Gossip Girl vibes. The scheming, the way all the subplots came together during that event, the messy love triangles... Max's dad is serving Twilight villain and I'm here for it.
     
  9. I've felt the same, tbh. I thought that Jordan has been good to great. Tavi and the rest of the teachers remain the weak links.
     
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  10. Episode 3 definitely picked things up for me. I was already enjoying the show, but they really played up the hi-jinx this time around. I think each individual plot line worked well on their own and then also all together. I thought Julien in particular was pretty funny this episode, whereas she’d been just middle of the road before.

    I also loved getting to see more of Luna and am hoping next week we get more Monet as well. I don’t think we’ll get any real development for those two until maybe the second half of the season, but I’m kind of living for them as just mean girls right now.
     
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  11. I was confused by Monet's reaction to Max's quip. Is a PR Representative a better role than a Publicist?
     
  12. Since I've actually been watching this week by week (something I haven't done in years. The nostalgia really got me), I figured I'd pop in here so I actually had people to talk about it with!

    Episode 3 really stepped things up. I was enjoying it before as well, but something about this episode, especially the second half, really fell into place. The stakes felt higher, the characters had room to breathe without all the awkward dialogue and exposition. Everything was quite engaging. I also really enjoyed getting a more real look at Max as a character behind the way he presents himself. He's easily more likeable than I ever found Chuck.

    I agree with everyone that some of the acting is weak though. Mostly Tavi. I can't tell if I just find her character annoying as fuck or if it's her bad acting or a combination of both things. I also loved seeing Luna have more to do. Her actress is really talented and engaging to watch. I'm excited to get more of her and Monet as we go on, as they're more interesting than Julien or Obie so far. Obie is genuinely the blandest character and I have yet to warm to him. Why is Zoya's father okay with him dating his fourteen year old daughter?

    I'm just genuinely invested no matter how messy it is.
     
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  13. Obie and the rest of the older teens would be around sixteen or so, wouldn't they? That's a reasonable age gap.
     
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  14. It's still with someone whose under age though and one person who isn't.
     
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  15. I saw someone say he was around seventeen. Seventeen seems a little too far from fourteen for me to feel comfy, you know? Especially if they start getting more sexual down the line. The only characters whose ages we actually know are Zoya (who has confirmed to be fourteen multiple times) and Max (who confirmed that he is of age, 18, in episode two). So it's safe to assume that the rest of them are between sixteen-seventeen?

    It's just a little uncomfy. Not a deal breaker or something that I'm really angry about but still a thought.
     
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  16. I assumed that this was confirming that he was sixteen, which I assume is the age of consent in New York, though I could be wrong.
     
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  17. After episode 3 I’ve come to the conclusion that, in true Jenny fashion, Zoya is the insufferable character in this version
     
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  18. That dinner scene with Max's dads was serving late season American Horror Story.
     
  19. Whitney Peak is just really likeable, so I don't think I'll despise Zoya anytime soon.
     
  20. Loved episode 3! I have to echo what others said about how it felt like everything fell into place by the end, and I think this might be the episode where everything in the show hits its stride. Excited to see where it goes.
    I think my favorite part of this is getting more depth for Max's character? I think he's my favorite so far, and I'm glad they went deeper into who he is with his storyline.
    The Zoya/Obie thing is a little...eh. I hope we get a confirmed age for him soon though. I'm assuming he's a junior (since in episode one I believe Luna mentioned Julien/they all were starting their junior year) which would mean he's probably 16 or 17. And since it was brought up, the age of consent is 17 in New York, but if a minor is 15 or 16, and their partner is no more then 4 years older than them, there is an exception. Since Zoya's birthday is the next episode, she'll be 15 and if Obie is 17 at most then legally they're technically in the clear. Hoping it's just a 2 year age gap though.
    Also, Max is probably 18, mostly because when people say they're "of age" they mean "an adult" which would mean 18, but I guess since he was obviously pursuing sex with the teacher then he could have meant 17, since that would be of legal consent age.
     
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