Post by Tommy West on Aug 17, 2013 17:10:35 GMT -6
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Airdate: August 18, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Scott Porter (Bear), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared), Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell) The VPN's Official Description: Drew (Irvine) recovers from a shocking revelation that puts him in an awkward position and Mr Bell (Pace) struggles to help him without knowing the full story. Brandon (Hemsworth) finds himself being pushed to the edge as his relationship with Alice (GUEST STAR Aly Michalka) continues to suffer as a result of his actions and Kian's (Zylka) conquest to be the hero leads him to become violent in his defense of Isaac (O'Pry). Chess (Watson) is determined to score an invite to the biggest party of the year.
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 Aly Michalka) regains her confidence and Viv (GUEST STAR Charisma Carpenter) bonds with Mr Bell (Pace) over some choice topics.
Air Date: September 22nd 2013
Guest Stars: Aly Michalka (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), Scott Porter (Bear), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared)
1x11: "Winter Informal" Official Description Released
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 Aly Michalka) 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.
Air Date: September 15th 2013
Guest Stars: Aly Michalka (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)
Airdate: August 11, 2013 Writer: RJ Alden Lackie Guest Star(s): Steven R. McQueen (Jake Kinnaman), Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewall), Scott Porter (Bear) The VPN's Official Description: The school holds its annual Career Fair for the students and Drew (Irvine) finds himself questioning his own talents and opportunities - until he's introduced to the mysterious Jake (GUEST STAR Steven R. McQueen), that is. Kian (Zylka) steps up to play the hero without realizing how his actions might affect others - specifically Brandon (Hemsworth) and Chess (Watson). Meanwhile, Mr Bell (Pace) is troubled by an unwanted guest at the Career Fair who threatens to open old wounds. Sean O'Pry also stars.
Airdate: August 4, 2013 Writer: Steve Goodman Guest Star(s): Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham), Kevin McKidd (Coach Bradford) The VPN's Official Description: Drew (Irvine) is confused about where he stands with Isaac (O'Pry) when he discovers some distressing news about his friend. Mr Bell (Pace) struggles to relate to Drew when the younger boy decides to conceal some elements in his story. Chess (Watson) gets close with Brandon (Hemsworth) and Drew worries that she'll start picking up his bad habits. Kian (Zylka) decides that it's finally time to admit the truth but fate leads him to do it at totally the wrong minute, potentially ruining everything.
Post by Tommy West on Jul 18, 2013 15:10:25 GMT -6
Just took a quick glimpse at this pitch and I have to see, this sounds like something I would read so this definitely gets my stamp of approval. I'd love to read a pilot! Great casting by the way, the idea of McAulliffe and Morris' characters being brothers actually works because they look very similar! I hadn't noticed before...
Post by Tommy West on Jul 14, 2013 15:19:56 GMT -6
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Airdate: July 14, 2013 Writer: Steve Goodman Guest Star(s): Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham) The VPN's Official Description: Mr Bell (Pace) suspects that Chess (Watson) is back with her jock ex-boyfriend who previously cheated on her and broke her heart so he asks Drew (Irvine) to look out for her. Drew uses the opportunity to get close with Kian (Zylka), who's at near breaking point when he can no longer deny what his heart is telling him. Chess finds herself growing desperate for love and acceptance, something that leads her to make a disastrous mistake.
I'm sorry this has taken so long to reply to but I just wanna say thank you for reading!
I deliberately made sure the show was very self-aware because anything else in the modern day makes a teen drama seem very clichéd and silly but at least this gives it a breath of fresh air and sets it apart a bit. I tried to be as realistic as possible, even if the show is set in a heightened-reality where a lot of dramatic stuff happens. I hadn't noticed the thing with Drew's consecutive VOs but thats for pointing it out!
Originally the show was going to be more comedy than drama which is why it has the two-act formula but honestly, I think it works. I took a lot of influence from Awkward (MTV) which is also a half-hour dramedy and I think for this type of show, you can get away with it. Plus it's quicker for the audience to read and for us writers to write, meaning we can get more out there quicker!
I'm glad you like all the characters, you'll find out a lot more about them as weeks go on!
Believe me, I get your hesitation with the show's synopsis - its very hard to stand out from a small summary but I'm glad you decided to give it a read, I very much appreciate it! I hope you enjoy the rest of the episodes too.
Post by Tommy West on Jun 29, 2013 15:43:16 GMT -6
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I've been a huge supporter of "Easy" from the days that Tom first pitched the show way back when, and I still have a copy of the original pilot on my hard drive, I loved it that much...
Tom, you're doing a fantastic job, "Easy" has met and surpassed all my expectations of the show, and I look forward to seeing just how far you'll take it!
Hey Alex, thank you for the in-depth review! I'm really glad you've been enjoying the show so far.
On Drew being annoying - trust me, there will be moments you'll get frustrated with him and it's intentional. Nobody's perfect and I wanted to show that in all the characters. Just because Drew is the main character doesn't mean he's flawless and we deliberately took steps to make him into a bit of a selfish prick throughout the season.
I'm glad you've been enjoying Chess, she gets some great stuff in 1x05 and then later on in the season. This certainly isn't her first run in with Alice either, they're going to butt heads several times this season and it's not always going to go in Chess' favor either! You'll see a lot more of her relationships with everyone - her father, Kian and even Brandon. She's a very fun character to write!
Yay for being on Team Kian! He's a nice guy and he gets some really cute interactions with Drew and Chess throughout the rest of season, plus you get to find out a bit more about his past in 1x10. Brandon gets a lot of his story revealed later on too so look forward to that. Isaac is my personal favourite, he's so much fun to write and yep, he definitely is Brandon's favourite punching bag and that's not gonna stop either - especially now Drew has let Isaac into his bed!
The adults do get a lot more to do as the season goes on, don't worry. Sometimes it's hard to fit Mr Bell into stories and we don't want to force characters into episodes but you'll get a sneak peek at his past in 1x06! Drew's parents have a lot more scenes later on too and their relationship is a big plot point in the show.
I'm glad you hate Alice. She's there to be hated.
Anyway, I'm really happy you've enjoyed the show so far and hopefully you like the next four episodes just as much too!
This is my first review, ever, so bear with me as I try to sound reflective. It probably actually sounds like word vomit. -- I was not active on theVPN whenever Easy was pitched, so I went into this series knowing very little able to the series. I knew it involved a gay male character, but that was about it. Before reading the pilot I finally checked out the character biographies and instantly wanted to know more.
THOUGHTS My initial thought after reading this episode was, "This show is a cross between 90210 and Queer as Folk." I hope that this series continues to evoke what high school students are going through very realistically. But I also hope it does not turn into a provocative orgy of who's sleeping with who?! Great start to a potentially great series; looking forward to episode 02.
(This review can be found on my new virtual series review website, found here.)
I'm sorry this is such a late response but thank you for reading, Adam! First of all, I'm really glad you liked the pilot and the comparisons to 90210 and Queer As Folk are probably right, I've just never watched either! I'm not gonna lie, there will be a lot of emphasis on sex but the focus is on the characters more than who is sleeping with who!
I'm really glad you thought the dialogue worked, I've always struggled with it but if you got a clear idea of the characters through their dialogue then I guess everything worked out!
You're right, Liam Hemsworth doesn't exactly look high school aged but shush, we won't mention that.
Anyway, I know this is a short response but thank you for reading and I hope you liked the rest of the episodes too!
Airdate: June 23, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Alex Pettyfer (Preston Wyndham), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Scott Porter (Bear) The VPN's Official Description: Chess (Watson) convinces Drew (Irvine) and his mom (GUEST STAR Charisma Carpenter) to co-host a party with her after she convinces her father (Pace) to attend a teachers resort for the weekend. Drew’s determined to remain sober this time but other people have no such qualms and a fight breaks out when Brandon (Hemsworth) has one drink too many. Kian (Zylka) struggles with his feelings whilst Isaac (O'Pry) finds himself some joy whilst playing the role of the victim.