Post by Tommy West on Sept 15, 2013 10:36:09 GMT -6
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Airdate: September 15, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Crystal Reed (Olivia Masters), Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham), Greer Grammer (Stacey) The VPN's Official Description: After Drew (Irvine) disagrees with the Student Council's theme choice for their Winter Formal dance, he and Chess (Watson) decide to throw an anti-party and set about inviting only the coolest people in school. Kian (Zylka) tries to get Alice (GUEST STAR Maddie Hasson) to open up to him and Brandon (Hemsworth) makes an important decision involving Olivia (GUEST STAR Crystal Reed). Sean O'Pry and Lee Pace also star.
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Airdate: September 15, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Crystal Reed (Olivia Masters), Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham), Zayn Malik (Ben), Scott Porter (Bear), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared) The VPN's Official Description: Easy's first season ends with a bang as Drew (Irvine) and Chess (Watson) throw the most eagerly anticipated anti-party in the school's history. Brandon (Hemsworth) puts his trust in Olivia (GUEST STAR Crystal Reed), Isaac (O'Pry) proves a point to Drew, Kian (Zylka) wears his heart on his sleeve, Alice (GUEST STAR Maddie Hasson) regains her confidence and Viv (GUEST STAR Charisma Carpenter) bonds with Mr Bell (Pace) over some choice topics.
When is Drew gonna learn? When there's a party going on in Sunset Valley, it might be better to just stay home...
Drew is so blunt he talks to Brandon about not feeling the same way...
I enjoyed the way Kian and Chess were paired up for this episode...
I'm so interested in the Chris/Viv relationship...
Chess is being quite rebellious these days...
Surprisingly, I feel a little bit bad for Alice, when I know shouldn't...
So yes, what I have learned from this episode -- There will never be a party that ends well for anyone in this town.
Edit: I totally forgot to mention it but -- WHO THE HELL is posting all this stuff to SVH Exposed?
Haha, the shit really does hit the fan in this episode, doesn't it? The party episodes are always dramatic which means they're a lot of fun. They're going to be a staple of the show, I tell you now. Drew really should learn though, if he wants to avoid drama then he needs to avoid parties! (Although at the same time, drama just follows him everywhere, so...)
Drew is one of those people who is blunt without realizing. He's a very flawed character and he's actually a rather rude and mean person if you look at his dialogue closely which is what makes him such an interesting lead and really fun to write. He's definitely my favorite character to write, no question about it.
Kian and Chess were pretty fun to pair up. He hadn't seen them really interact before but it worked so well in this episode we're definitely revisitng it in the future. They play off each other really well in a different way that Chess plays off Drew and all the different relationships are what keep the show fresh and interesting so expect some more odd combinations in the future.
That Chess line is such a low blow but I love it. Writing bitches is my favorite thing to do.
You'll see more of Chris and Viv's relationship in the final two episodes of the season and Drew's reactions so don't worry, I've got on my mind! There's a great story to tell there.
Chess does have a rebellious streak, yeah, and you'll see more of it as her campaign to be Queen of the school picks up. She's determined to take Alice's crown and she knows that she'll have to step on some people to get to the top, her dad included. They've got some great stories coming up.
I think feeling bad for Alice in this situation is justified, to be fair. She's been totally played by Brandon for a while now and has no idea. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes at all. It makes her vulnerable for the first time which I think is a really interesting side to that character, though.
As for who's behind SVH Exposed, that's a story we're planning to tell but it's gonna be a long story so don't expect the answer soon.
I mentioned that I was looking forward to see Drew, Viv and Chris in a scene together, and we got that here! It was just as I expected it to be. Very awkward, and intense...
Chess' breakdown was a great example of that. I wondered where were mom was, and I'm assuming she passed away...
Uh oh, it got a little hot between Drew and Isaac in this episode. I'm interested to see what the aftermath of that is. Mostly if Drew will regret it or not. And then we have Alice, the "Professional Bitch," who is of course up to no good...
Easy will become famous for its scandalous party episodes, I warn you! I love writing party episodes, they're always a good source of drama and gossip and those are the ingredients to keep the show going, after all!
The family scenes are horribly awkward and that's why there are gonna be lots more in the future. It's a really dysfunctional family and they're never really going to get any better either. There's a long, rocky road ahead for the Cunninghams!
Chess' mom passed away, yeah. It's not a secret or something that I'm holding back so I don't feel bad about telling you that.
Drew and Isaac are a lot of fun. They're both pretty slutty so it's a fun combination to play with. As for Alice, she's only going to prove herself worthy of the Professional Bitch title over the rest of the season! Poor Brandon doesn't know what's coming to him...
Another cool episode. This one seem a bit "fuller" than the previous two, if that makes any sense...
I liked the stuff we got between Chess and Shannon...
The fact that the twins names are Jared and Jensen was funny to me. HAHA! Just instantly thought of the Supernatural actors, but that's neither here nor there, to be honest. Their roles have been quite in the background...
The scenes between Drew and Chris were very well done. I liked seeing the state of their relationship and then comparing/contrasting it to the relationship between Drew and Mr. Bell....
Can't wait to read what happens next!
There were a lot of things to cover in this episode, perhaps why it seemed a little fuller but I think it works, otherwise there'd just be 25 pages of meandering around and we couldn't have that! No, we need the scandal and the gossip to survive!
I enjoy writing people fighting so Chess & Shannon were a lot of fun. Shannon's really only a secondary character we use as the punchline to jokes for the rest of the season so at least we fleshed her out here first a bit.
I'm glad you picked up the Jensen and Jared thing. Definitely named after the Supernatural actors and the fans' (rather scary) addiction to Wincest. Hence, incestuous twins! They're always gonna be hanging around in the background - I don't see them becoming major characters any time soon - but at least they're a lot of fun and get a few laughs out of the readers!
Drew and Chris are another fun pair to write because Chris so desperately wants a relationship with his son but Drew is just so against it. They get some good stuff this season, especially in the last two episodes so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Another great episode. Sometimes a second episode can be lacking, but you kept up the good, if not better, pacing as in the pilot. We're already beginning to see developments happening in the Drew/Chess friendship...
I really don't know if I'm Team Kian or Team Isaac. It's funny because when I read this episode for the first time, I'm pretty sure I was Team Brandon. Don't know what changed. haha! I have a feeling it will change quite frequently as we begin to learn more about each of the characters, and get more development of their individual relationships with Drew.
So, overall this was another solid episode!
Second episodes are always daunting because that's when you need to get the week-to-week aspect of the show right as series premiers are slightly different but I'm glad you thought it worked well! The characters are all a lot of fun to write, especially Drew and Chess so I'm glad you're particularly enjoying them. As far as the guys go, Isaac and Kian are my two favorites too so I'm glad you're immediately enjoying them but as you've already seen, there are more layers to Brandon that get revealed later on in the season.
Post by Tommy West on Sept 8, 2013 14:50:08 GMT -6
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Airdate: September 8, 2013 Writer: RJ Alden Lackie Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Crystal Reed (Olivia Masters), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Scott Porter (Bear), Naya Rivera (Carmen Sorrento), Zayn Malik (Ben) The VPN's Official Description: Drew (Irvine) and Chess (Watson) are determined to expose the identity of the mysterious blogger in charge of SVH Exposed but find that it's not as easy as expected. Brandon (Hemsworth) makes a new friend in Olivia (GUEST STAR Crystal Reed) which makes Kian (Zylka) and Alice (GUEST STAR Maddie Hasson) angry. Lee Pace also stars.
At the request of Tom, I have been working tirelessly on a little sidebar project - my own attempt at making some opening credits for "Easy", and with Tom's final approval, I am pleased to release the new 'official' opening credits!
Post by Tommy West on Sept 1, 2013 16:13:16 GMT -6
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Airdate: September 1, 2013 Writer: RJ Alden Lackie Guest Star(s): Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Cassi Thompson (Avalon Hope), Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley) The VPN's Official Description: In the aftermath of the biggest and most scandalous party of the year, Brandon (Hemsworth) must come to terms with what he's done and Drew (Irvine) can't help but feel responsible for everything that's happened. Emma Watson, Chris Zylka and Sean O'Pry also star.
Post by Tommy West on Aug 19, 2013 12:08:09 GMT -6
Apparently I haven't read Audition in a while so I thought I should try and catch up...
2x02: "Dialogue" Review
It felt like there were lines missing from this - when Jordan and Angela spot Alex, there's no line of action to indicate it, it's just implied by dialogue. It took me a few seconds to realize what they were talking about which took me out of the moment. Also, Jordan's line there needed a question mark as right now it reads very strangely.
I'm starting to think that Audition would benefit from being longer because right now we only get glimpses into the world and it never really feels like enough to properly develop the story or the characters properly. I still know next to nothing about David other than his Star Wars obsession and it makes him come across as a little bland. Honestly the plot I'm most interested in is Jordan and Angela's as it's the only one that's really moving forward.
Question, why did Jordan stop his agent suing Alex? I'd think he'd want to sue and get Alex out of LA, right?