So considering I’ve watched Gossip Girl all the way through around 8 times (not even exaggerating), I decided to dedicate my first blog post to where it all began! Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot. If you have some extra free time on your hands, I recommend going back and re-watching it because there are so many things that foreshadow the rest of the series! (And it’s kind of funny to see how all of the characters started out.)
One of the first things I noticed when re-watching was how different everyone looks in the first season compared to later seasons. Dan has HORRIBLE sideburns, Chuck glowed WAY up in later seasons, Nate was rocking the long hair look, and Jenny straight up looks like she’s about 12 years old. Also can we talk about how long ago the first season was filmed? Dan talking about MySpace pages and everyone using flip phones. What a throwback!!!
Also, the first episode is such a typical pilot. Blair’s mom, Eleanor Waldorf, is a completely different actress in the first episode and Blair’s house isn’t the famous penthouse that becomes such an iconic backdrop in future seasons. And, in my opinion, the biggest screw up throughout this episode is that Chuck mentions having a mom when he is walking in Central Park with Nate. All true Gossip Girl fans know that Chuck didn’t grow up with a mother and the whole topic of who Chuck’s mother is becomes a major plot line throughout the series!!!
Another thing I appreciate is how lit the soundtrack is for the first episode. In the first 4 minutes, they use songs by Rihanna AND Justin Timberlake! There’s also songs by Amy Winehouse, Timbaland, and Akon. (But seriously, start paying more attention to the songs they use throughout the series because there are some GOOD songs featured.)
Throughout all of my watches and rewatches of the first episode, I have noticed a few things in the first episode that predict some juicy future events. In the beginning, you see a certain someone (don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t finished the series) on the Gossip Girl website reading the posts. But considering they turn out to be Gossip Girl, do you think she/he was actually reading the post or was she/he working on the website??? Also in the first episode we watch Chuck making moves on Jenny against her wishes at the Kiss on the Lips party. Considering Dan punched Chuck in the jaw and Serena threatened Chuck, you would think Chuck and Jenny would stay away from each other. But we all know that isn’t the case! (Poor Little J)
I hope y’all liked my first post and stay tuned for more Gossip Girl reviews by me!!!