101 Ways To Survive High School (w/ Pilot) Dec 18, 2014 13:46:50 GMT -6
Post by Brian Melanson on Dec 18, 2014 13:46:50 GMT -6
Hayley Parker never intended for her High School life to involve talking in front of a camera, but after one accidental click, her entire life changed. After one million views, and an increase in Twitter followers, Hayley’s Diary has become an Internet Sensation. With the aid of her friends Danny (Dylan O’Brien), the film buff with a knack for setting up a shot, Fiona (Rebel Wilson), an exchange student from Australia who keeps Hayley in check, and Tatum (Alfie Enoch), the jock who loves comics and men, she tries to keep her second year at Serenity High, normal. But with complications from the Barbie Dolls, Teachers, trying to bring Drama Club back to the top, and get to Senior, she finds it even harder to survive high school. From the creator of ‘The Path not Taken’ comes a story about trying to make it in the world, while trying to make it in High School. Anna Kendrick is Hayley Parker and this is 101 Ways to Survive High School.
Anna Kendrick as Hayley Parker (the YouTube Girl)
After her Video Diary went viral, Hayley wasted her summer hiding away from all types of social media and all of her friends. But on her first day back at school, hoping everyone would just forget it, it becomes her worst nightmare. She tries to get through it but with her constant feeling of not knowing where she belongs, could it ruin the rest of her High School Career. Or will a new opportunity give her a chance to redeem herself?
Tyler Posey as Danny Ford (the Best Friend)
Since day one, Hayley and Danny have been best friends. He’s supported her through everything and was there in her time of need. But he has one slight problem, he’s not the smartest cookie in the bunch. He tries to get through it but his need to be sarcastic and make his friends laugh sometimes gets him in trouble.
Rebel Wilson as Fiona Westley (the Aussie)
After transferring from the great continent on Australia, Fiona has been trying to adapt to her new life at Serenity High and making sense of the weird ways of American Customs. Her mysterious past causes confusion but her loyalty to her friends makes her strong and always ready to stand up for herself and those she cares about.
Alfie Enoch as Tatum Lyons (the Geeky Jock)
Newest linebacker on the Serenity High SeaHawks and newly out of the closet, Tatum is trying to make it through High School like everyone else. He gets straight A’s and enjoys all the latest comic books. But the one problem is, conmintement issues. He’s always looking for the next hookup, but when he meets a nice boy in Drama Club, could that all change?
Emma Watson as Katerina Cove (the Queen Bee)
If you thought Regina George was bad, you don’t know Katerina Cove. Katerina practically runs Serenity High. Attached at her hips are her two clones Nellie and Izzy, and her perfect boyfriend, Will. But when the Drama Club starts up, she feels her popularity being threatened by her old friend, now rival Hayley. At what lengths will Katerina go to stay on top?
Grant Gustin as Will Hamilton (the Jock Star)
One Half of the Hamilton Twins, Will has everything he’s ever wanted. Perfect Girlfriend, Jock Star, and popularity. But the one thing he feels he doesn’t have is a purpose. As he tries to stay good with his grades, he starts to notice that his perfect life, may not be so perfect and that he needs to find his place. But how?
Liz Gillies as Riley Hamilton (the Drama Star)
Unlike her brother, Riley is not popular. While she might be talented at the arts and trying to pursue her dreams, her overbearing Mother puts her dreams down. But when the Serenity High Drama Club starts up, Riley takes a chance to finally reach her goals, become a star, and prove her mother wrong.
Chris Pratt as Charlie Clarke (the Hot Teacher)
Once the Star Quarterback at Serenity, Charlie has returned to be the Bio teacher. He still struggles everyday, trying to relieve the glory days of High School. And after a failed marriage, he feels he can never find love again. But when he meets Maureen, all of that could change.
Mamrie Hart as Maureen Lynwood (the Drama Teacher)
Maureen has never been taken seriously by her fellow teachers and has been treated as just another sub. And after the failed Drama Class, she believes that she’ll never get to bring Drama back to Serenity High. But when she takes a chance, she finds that it will be hard to bring the Drama Club back to the top. Hopefully, with her sparkling personality and goals to win, she will finally get her chance to shine again.
Viola Davis as Rose Johnson (the Principal)
Grace Helbig as Carrie Jenkins (the English Teacher)
Hannah Hart as Vicki Moore (the Art Teacher)
Grey Damon as Vincent Rock (the Player)
Arden Cho as Nellie Yang (the Queen Bee Clone)
Diane Guerrero as Izzy Cortez (the Dumb One)
Burnie Burns as Fred Allen (the History Teacher)
Zoella as Christy Sparks (the Peppy Brit)
Conner Franta as Cal Quincy (the Tech Hand)
Justine Ezarik as Jennifer Parker (the Sister)
Sarah Hyland as Misty Cobb (the Know It All)
Kelly Clarkson as Veronica Wellington (the Preston Director)
Chester See as Darren Millstone (the New Teacher)
Collen Ballinger as Sophia Hallaway (the Choir Director)
Lilly Singh as Liv Underwood (the Transfer)
Holland Roden as Ivy Lynwood (the New Student)
Elizabeth Mitchell as Cady Parker (the Cool Mom)
Colin Ferguson as Aaron Parker (the Sheriff)
Glozell Green as Ophelia Banks (the Guidance Consular)
1.01: It’s Not The End of the World, It’s High School [X]
THE SERIES PREMIERE OF #101W2SHS -- Hayley Parker (Anna Kendrick) is a Sophomore at Serenity High. For a School project she has to reenact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and upload it online. But it’s when she makes an accidental click, she uploads her video diary, trashing her high school, and a lot of the people in it. After her viral video dies down. She tries to keep her Sophomore Year of High School normal, but no one lets her forget that she made a viral video. With the support of her friends, Fiona (Rebel Wilson) , Danny (Dylan O’Brien) and Tatum (Alfie Enoch), she tries to keep a sense of normalcy in her School life.
1.02: Make Sure to Find Your Place [X]
ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN SERENITY -- Maureen is trying to recruit new members for the newly founded Drama Club after it has been disbanded for ten years. As lovers of Drama join, and some join for something to do, Hayley struggles with her choice. Meanwhile, when all the teachers accidentally assign a test on the same day, the Students of Serenity High scramble to not lose their minds.
1.03: Never Underestimate Regina George
HOLY S@%T -- It’s the day of the Fall Festival and the Drama Kids are “volunteering” to help with planning. But after a freak out from Katerina over her boyfriend, Will, and his somewhat flirtations with Hayley, The Fall Festival is without its planner. Hayley steps forward to help, but Katerina, in a jealous rage tries to make the Festival fail without question. Meanwhile, Riley and Hayley make an unexpected connection.
1.04: Don’t Bring you Study Date Home
Just as the Drama Club gets together for their first meeting, Maureen gets word from the Drama Guild that for the first time since she was in High School, they will be able to compete in the Annual Drama Festival. Maureen decides to have the students perform the infamous play “Into the Woods”. Meanwhile Will tries to get his grades up with the help of Hayley and meeting her family.
1.05: Sometimes You Gotta Rewrite the Story
When the students finally start rehearsals for the play, bumps are hit in the road when a new face joins the Drama club. Riley and Hayley have to convince more students to help out with the tech side of things. Maureen and Charlie discuss what’s next for them as Carrie is surprised by an old High School flame that puts Vicki in an unexpected Situation. While trying to recruit more Drama Club Members, Riley tries to convince Hayley to Audition for a role.
1.06: We’re All In this Together. Not Really.
As rehearsals continue for the Drama Fest show, after a PTA meeting, the Drama Club can no longer do “Into the Woods” for the dark themes. So as a substitute, the students get together and try to write their own show over the weekend. Hayley and Fiona try to think of cool ideas as everyone pitches idea. Meanwhile Katerina throws a party and invites everyone in the school. Hayley and Will make a confession to each other, Tatum and Cal try dating, and Maureen and Charlie come up with a plan that can save the Drama Club.
1.07: You Screwed Up, Now Fix It.
After the Drama kids finally come up with a play to do, Hayley and her friends have to deal the repercussions of their actions from Katerina’s Party. Hayley and Will avoid each other, Tatum and Cal try to keep their affections a secret and Maureen tries to get Charlie alone. Meanwhile, Riley takes over Drama Club for the day and tries to finish the play, while bossing Danny around to do her dirty work.
1.08: Don’t Be Scared to Try New Things
The Drama club hosts a fundraiser at the school and sets up a Haunted House throughout the entire school. Principal Johnson tells Maureen that she must recruit more members for the Drama Club or she’ll lose her funding. In a desperate attempt, Riley and Danny talk about their relationship what it means for their future, Fiona tries to use her “Australian Charm” to lure more men into the Drama Club. And Riley brings a personal touch to the Haunted House.
1.09: Keep Your Enemies Closer
When rival Drama Director, Veronica Wellington from Preston High Academy for the Arts comes to mock her old Drama Rival Maureen, it causes a blow out between the schools and starts a not so friendly competition between SHS and PHAftA. Riley and Hayley team up to figure out a way to get back PHftA, and Fiona tries to get Intel on Will and his big secret.
1.10: Test the Waters
ITS TIME TO TEST THE PLAY – When the Students believe they are ready to perform “Faithfully” for their parents. But it doesn’t go over well when an unscripted moment between Hayley and Will, causes an uproar. When Maureen tries to pave over the worries of the parents, Riley confronts her overprotective, suburban Mother, Winifred Hamilton to put a stop to the parent’s protests.
1.11: Parents Don’t Always Understand
After the PTA has its annual meeting, it has been decided that the Play the students wrote is not appropriate for teenagers to perform. Fed up with the decision, Riley goes after her parents who run the PTA and try to get the change the revoked. Another consequence of the PTA’s ruling, the Drama Club can no longer use the Auditorium to rehearse and must use the Cafeteria.
1.12: When In Doubt, Let it Go (SEASON FINALE + Christmas Special)
When the Drama cuts could possibly cause the students to not even perform at Drama Fest. The students begins to plan a Holiday show to prove to the Parents, Teachers, and Students, that the Drama club is important. Meanwhile a mistletoe breaks the ice for what could be the new Drama club power couple. Riley pleads with her parents. Fiona tries to help Tatum get Cal back. And a surprising event at the end of the night will change everything and the face of the Drama Club, forever.
NOTES: Basically this series is going to be a Comedy which will mainly be a better version of Glee meets Parks and Rec. The show will be a Mockumentary with Interviews and Voice overs during the episodes to get into the heads of the characters. I think this will be a great way to get to know the characters.