Wow, rich teenagers sure live complicated lives, amirite????
This week on Pilot Party, we're diving into a world of privilege and popped collars as we discuss the pilot episode of Gossip Girl!
The show, based on a book series of the same name, follows the lives and conflicts of a group of high school students living in Manhattan. In this particular episode, the Upper East Side community is shocked by the return of Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively) who left for boarding school the year before under mysterious circumstances. Many are excited by Serena's homecoming, however her best friend (or ex-best friend, I can't super tell), Blair (Leighton Meester) is less than thrilled. Blair is planning a "Kiss On The Lips" party (whatever that is), and does not extend an invite to Serena, a gesture that ignites unspoken hostility between the two girls.
The episode deals with their fallout as well as the lives of, like, ten other teenage characters that I don't feel like naming as well as their incredibly affluent and vapid parents (you can read a more detailed synopsis here). Most importantly, all of the dramatic high points of this private school community are documented (and thus narrated throughout the episode) by an anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell).
AAAAAAANYWAY, this week's episode of Pilot Party is particularly special because it marks a significant milestone for our little podcast. For the first time EVER, we're joined by some very special guests...
Kat and Patrick Nazaroff!
These guys are some of our dearest friends on planet Earth, and they were gracious enough to lend us their comedic talents whenever they were in NYC back in February (that's right, this recording is, like, 3 months old. But I promise, apart from the fact that our voices will sound 3 months younger, you likely won't notice.)
We had a fabulous time (possibly too great of a time) discussing our high school awkwardness as well as divulging our hatred for Chuck, the show's clearly defined antagonist.
Something to note: while myself, Daniel, and Patrick had not previously watched Gossip Girl, Kat is practically a SCHOLAR. She has seen the entire series, and in this recording, we frequently refer to her with questions about future storylines. That said, this episode DOES contain spoilers. So if you are spoiler averse, I recommend catching up on the show before you listen to this episode.
Alright, folks, HAVE AT IT:
If you happen to fall in love with Kat and Patrick in this episode, you're in luck! This summer, they are launching a podcast called Does It Hold Up! It's all about examining the movies and shows we loved as kids to see whether or not they hold up now that we are brilliant, sophisticated adults. It's going to be GOOD and hilarious, I'm sure of it. So if you want to be the first to know when their podcast launches, you can subscribe right HERE!
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On that note, I wanted to give a HUGE heapin' helpin' of love to those of you who have left reviews for us on iTunes! I mean, that is just super cool of you. That said, if you are digging what you are hearing on this podcast and you'd like to join the list of awesome people who have left us reviews, that would be immensely helpful.
That's all I've got for you. Until next time!