Post by Tommy West on Jun 16, 2013 16:30:53 GMT -6
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Airdate: June 16, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared) The VPN's Official Description: Chess (Watson) does her best to make sure that Drew's (Irvine) fifteen minutes of infamy don't run out by taking advantage of a promiscuous photoshoot for an art project. However, the photographer in charge happens to be her former best friend and old drama comes back to haunt her. Drew finds himself in the middle of a feud between Brandon (Hemsworth) and Isaac (O'Pry) that leaves him confused about their feelings. Kian's (Zylka) twin sister Alice (GUEST STAR Aly Michalka) quizzes him on his feelings for Drew. Lee Pace also stars.
Airdate: June 09, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared Howell) The VPN's Official Description: Drew (Irvine) is confused by the cold shoulder he gets from two of his new friends after a photo from the party leaks. Chess (Watson) attempts to keep people talking about Drew by spreading rumors about his ex in the sex tape, leaving him feeling a little confused about their friendship and where the boundaries lie. Mr Bell (Pace) talks Drew into helping out in an extra lunch session where he starts to get close to Kian (Zylka). Liam Hemsworth & Sean O'Pry also star.
Thanks for the review, Jay! I'm really, really glad you liked it!
Now that you mention it, I can totally see the Mean Girls comparison! That movie is a classic so the comparisons are well welcomed and i suppose in my subconscious it did influence it. I can see Chess as a mix of all four Plastics actually, with probably more Karen than anyone else. I'm glad you like the voice-overs though, I know they can be very hit and miss so I'm happy you thought it worked here and yeah, it was to give an insight into how Drew thinks and all of the outrageous stuff he can't really say out loud.
Believe me, even by the midpoint in the season, all of the relationships have developed and you may have a very different idea of who's your favorite... I'm not gonna give it away yet! As for Chess, she's straight but I'm sure Drew wouldn't be all that surprised to find out that Chess has gotten with a girl or too in her time. I can say that her dad, Mr Bell, is the only person who is 100% straight and absolutely no diversions from that.
You'll see a lot more of Viv and Alice throughout the season and they really shake things up for the characters in both good and bad ways. You'll meet some more recurring characters too just to populate the world and mess with the main characters' needs and desires! Nothing is gonna come easily for these guys! The gossip site is gonna be a recurring thing, absolutely. It won't be in every episode but it's in a couple and it actually becomes quite important.
I was tempted to show the party but it worked for the plot to have Drew completely forget most of it and reveal it gradually. Don't worry though, 1x04 and 1x08 are big party episodes so you'll get your fair share of parties throughout the season! This party is gonna haunt Drew for a while though, mark my words...
Once again, I'm really glad you enjoyed the pilot and I can't wait to hear what you think of the rest of the series as it airs!
Glad to hear you liked the pilot, Adam, I can't wait to read your review and cheers Andrew, I hope you like the pilot!
Thanks for the read, Chris! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
Don't worry about the love interests, they each get their turn to shine. Alden really likes Brandon so rest assured, the episodes he wrote have plenty of moments that flesh him out more. If anything, I'd say Kian is the one who gets sidelined a bit!
The relationship between Drew's parents is a big plot point this season and you're gonna be meeting his father soon enough. I really like playing with the family relations and both families get their fair share of angst. Being a parent to Chess can't be easy, she's a bit off the handle at times!
Trust me, I do have a fair few tricks up my sleeve for the future!
Airdate: June 02, 2013 Writer: Tommy West Guest Star(s): Charisma Carpenter (Vivienne Cunningham), Maddie Hasson (Alice Daley), Scott Porter (Bear) The VPN's Official Description: Drew (Irvine) starts his new school with a bang when a tape of him sucking his ex-boyfriend off is posted by the school’s devious news blog and immediately puts him on everybody’s radar. Struggling to make any friends, Drew receives sage advice from his teacher, Mr Bell (Pace), who does his best to relate to him and meets Mr Bell’s teenage daughter, Chess (Watson), and finds himself with a new best friend. Chess takes him to his first Sunset Valley party where he is introduced to three eligible bachelors – Isaac (O'Pry), the school flirt; Brandon (Hemsworth), the school bad boy and Kian (Zylka), the school jock. After a wild night he can't remember, Drew finds he's got a lot of explaining to do considering he made out with all three boys...
I just updated the guest cast list for several episodes and posted up some new episode descriptions in the Spoilers & Speculation thread, as well as updated the Recurring Cast in the Cast List! Plenty of new stuff to check out before the premiere this Sunday!
1x10: "The Bitch Hunt" Official Description Released
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 Aly Michalka) angry.
Air Date: Summer 2013
Guest Stars: Aly Michalka (Alice Daley), Crystal Reed (Olivia Masters), Jeremy Renner (Chris Cunningham), Niall Horan (Jensen & Jared), Holland Roden (Shannon Littlewell), Scott Porter (Bear), Naya Rivera (Carmen), TBA (Ben)
1x09: "Dead Man Walking" Official Description Released
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.
Looks like a good start to me! My only advice would be maybe a different title as there's already a VS project called Perfect (my MZPtv movie) so things could get confusing for both of us? Just something to consider. Other than that, good luck with this!