Spoiler alert: in this blog put up i will try to recreate from memory the plot of the first episode of the primary season of “exceptional. show. Ever” (new york mag’s words, now not mine) Gossip woman, which aired ten years ago to the day on September 19, 2007 at the CW. So in case you do now not need to recognize what (may have?) took place in that episode, please discover a weblog greater suitable in your interests. xoxoxo
We open with Kristen Bell’s voice and in all likelihood the words “wakey wakey, higher East side,” or a few variant, and song from an early aughts indie band gently whistling, gambling an acoustic guitar delicately, wailing suddenly in ecstasy, or all 3.
we are added to the middle cast of characters through their obsession with one specific person, Serena van der Woodsen, who has just lower back from boarding faculty underneath mysterious, and consequently suspect, circumstances. there may be a dramatic scene wherein fellow classmate Dan Humphrey sees Serena getting off the train from boarding college at Grand primary (he and his sister Jenny were travelling their these days divorced mother and are returning domestic to their lately divorced dad). he’s passionate about Serena too, however in a more smooth manner than the others. At his upper East aspect prep school Dan is thought most effective as “Lonely Boy” because the display asks us to actually receive that a exquisite and humorous young man with first rate bone structure whose family lives in a Brooklyn loft that may be even more attractive than he is could be ostracized from a scholar frame captivated with actual property and physical beauty.
We also meet Blair Waldorf, the high-quality person, who’s jealous of Serena, her supposed first-class friend, because her boyfriend, Nate Archibald, has a weigh down on her. Serena indicates up all at once at a party Blair’s mother is throwing—I overlook if there’s a cause, I think it’s just motive she’s a fashion dressmaker?—and the two take part in a strained hug. The anxiety intimated by that hug will never definitely be resolved. Serena and Nate trade furtive, flirty glances. Nate’s exceptional pal Chuck Bass, an unfairly hot and really reformable sexual predator, is likewise at that celebration, in all likelihood sporting an unpleasant headband, and casually stroking more than one female classmates, and smoking weed.
I is probably skipping stuff and conflating episodes, however for the sake of powering through…. We subsequent locate Serena at a bar in a lodge owned by way of Chuck’s dad. She is consuming closely. Chuck kisses and touches Serena against her will inside the lodge bar’s kitchen beneath the pretense of offering her a grilled cheese sandwich with muffins in it. The scene ends when Serena kicks him inside the balls and runs away.
Now i am knowing this was a piece of a fool’s errand cause loads about this episode is coming back to me within the route of scripting this—without a doubt, it become pretty an complex and properly-notion-out most beneficial!—and i’ve possibly best made it via, like, the primary fifteen mins. And now I want to go to sleep, sorry. I didn’t even get to the crazy layering of seemingly random circumstances that caused Dan and Serena’s first date, or Chuck’s second sexual predation, and without a doubt now not to the wedding intercourse either. but it’s extremely good, take my word for it. Like on foot round Soho on a beautiful night listening to indie rock, handiest the entirety referred to in those songs is without a doubt taking place to you that very second too.
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