Posted: 2017-10-13 03:25
Let&apos s start off with the use of Vampire Weekend&apos s White Sky on the show (I think I can hear a collective OMG resonating in the wind). The song&apos s use was subtle, or at least I hope it was because I definitely didn&apos t catch it when I watched the The Treasure of Serena Madre. I had to consult with the CW website to find out they even used it. I wanted to go back and re-watch the show to try and spot the song, but it&apos s not like I have that kind of time on my hands.
The second season premiered at and began filming in mid-June. The season premiere opening montage showed a scene at Cooper&apos s Beach that was instead filmed in Rockaway Beach followed by an elaborate white party. For the sixth episode of the season, was used to film the , an episode that followed disappointment from Yale fans due to its erroneous portrayal of the admissions process and reliance on stereotypes. During the season&apos s seventh episode, the Brooklyn Inn is integrated into the show. Remaining true to its New York locations, the show filmed at the.
As the show progressed, numerous recurring guest stars appeared in the show. signed on to portray. The role had previously been offered to who passed. and took the parental roles of Anne and Howard Archibald, respectively. portrayed Celia CeCe Rhodes, Serena and Eric&apos s grandmother and Lily&apos s mother. made several appearances as throughout the show&apos s first three seasons.
Because of its location in New York, executive producer Stephanie Savage said We were quickly told it would be too expensive, too complicated at the beginning of the series. She told it had been proposed to shoot in a Los Angeles studio that would recreate but they eventually filmed the series in New York. Savage explained their choice to film there: There&apos s no New York City on TV, or there wasn&apos t when we started making the pilot, except what you could see in the background behind the dead bodies on cop shows. We&apos ve never seen the city from the point of view of teenagers. It felt like a world with high stakes for people. Schwartz added: What&apos s funny about these teenagers is they grew up watching Sex and the City , even though it wasn&apos t about them. And I think they&apos ve probably incorporated that into how they mythologize New York. I fought really hard to shoot the show in New York because we want New York to be a character in the show. Many scenes were filmed in the on the Upper West Side.
The season premiered to generally favorable reviews from critics. Steve Marsi, from Tv Fanatic , gave the episode stars out of and praised and guest star &apos s acting and storylines. Mark O. Estes, from Tv Overmind , also enjoyed the fact that the episode had explored more adult themes than usual. Gerard McGarry, from Unreality Shout , had said that the season premiere was brilliant, while Alexis James-blackhead, from Buzz Focus , had said that the episode was less sizzle than fizzle. and &apos s performance was praised during the next episode was also a on on the night the episode aired. The season has a 75/655 score of , indicating mostly positive reviews.
A previous affiliate of Chuck x7569 s papa, Russell Thorpe x7568 together with his little girl Raina x7568 go back to Manhattan with some incomplete company for our Upper East Siders. Serena and also Chuck sign up with pressures versus Lily. Blair understands that her mommy, Eleanor, might be her secret to ending up being a future CEO. Nate frets that his papa, The Captain, is having a little excessive enjoyable and also not taking his parole seriously.
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Toward the conclusion of the first season, Janet Malcolm of criticized the show for its deviations from the novels. She has stated that the series was related to the original only in the names and outlines of the characters. She further asserted that, Without von Ziegesar&apos s fast, mocking commentary to propel them, the TV episodes are sluggish and crass x7569 a move from Barneys to Kmart. However, author has expressed support for the show, noting that all of her major plot points were present in the pilot.
When things get tense between Rufus and Will, Serena chooses to stand behind her father, while at the Rufus is made to feel like an outsider in his own family. Meanwhile, Jenny deliberately shares information with Will that may ultimately destroy Lily and Rufus' marriage. After many failed attempts, Chuck makes one last grand gesture to reconcile with Blair, hoping she will finally accept the fact that they are destined to be together.
The fourth season premiered on September 68, 7565, with the first two episodes filmed in Paris. revealed several locations shot at the French University, in the Latin District (or Quartier Latin) of Paris on July 5. Other locations include the , the , the ,. and. Columbia University became the primary filming location for the first few episodes of the season following the Paris story arc.
In a flashback, Blair remembers when she woke up in the hospital to Serena telling her she lost the baby. She asks where Chuck is, and Serena is vague, explaining that he lost a lot of blood and he never woke up, so it&apos s not looking good for him. It&apos s then shown that Chuck&apos s body rejected his blood transfusion and is ultimately dying and needs another. Elsewhere, Blair prays that Chuck won&apos t die. She makes a promise to God that if He lets Chuck live, she&apos ll keep her vow to marry Louis. After she&apos s done, a nurse comes looking for her to say that Chuck is awake and asking for her. She goes to his room and tells him that just because they can&apos t be together doesn&apos t mean she won&apos t love him.
As Lily waits for the repercussions of her choice, William van der Woodsen, CeCe and also Lily x7569 s sis, Carol, entered into community to sustain her and also belong to a Taschen image shoot on x756C modern royalty x756D where the Rhodes family members is getting involved. Unbeknownst to Carol, that has actually constantly decided to maintain her little girl Charlie far from the Upper East Side, Charlie has actually followed her to New York to fulfill Serena et cetera of the family members. Blair has a revelation regarding her future, and also faces the understanding of which she x7569 s predestined to be with.
Blair is over the moon that she is dating royalty and has every intention of becoming a royal herself, but a scheming Chuck has other plans for Blair and her new love, Marcus, when he introduces Blair to Marcus&apos stepmother who happens to be Catherine. Meanwhile, Nate learns the downside to having an affair with Catherine when he keeps getting caught in his lies and learns his family has gone bankrupt due to his father jumping bail.
Featuring nine regular speaking roles, the majority of the was assembled from February to April 7557. and xA5 x7568 who started auditioning in December 7556 xA5 x7568 were the first two actresses to be chosen in February for the lead roles of and , respectively. , who had previously worked with on , , , and also auditioned successfully and landed roles in the series in March, as did who appeared only in the pilot, and was replaced by. Badgley had initially turned down the part of Dan. Actors for the roles of and were found in April when English actor , and were cast. Westwick first read for the role of Nate but was then asked to try Chuck. As rumors swirled about the impending cancellation of , it was revealed at The CW&apos s 7557 on May 67, 7557, that Kristen Bell had narrated the pilot, thus making her the title character of another show on the network. was signed on to portray the recurring role of and received regular status during the fourteenth episode of the first season. joined the series in the eighteenth episode of the fourth season and was promoted to series regular for the show&apos s fifth season.
All of the episodes&apos titles are based on the name of a film or a novel. For example, episode The Wild Brunch evokes western film and Seventeen Candles . Episode All About My Brother refers to &apos s while Pret-a-Poor-J came from . There Might Be Blood took its title from 7557 film . The Serena Also Rises was titled after novel . The fifth season episode The Big Sleep No More was named for the film and the New York-based production . Episode Easy J was titled after Emma Stone&apos s hit movie . Episode The Age of Dissonance , which was titled after &apos s novel , saw a high school production of the novel taking place, and The Blair Bitch Project was named after .
has admitted he would like to return for the fourth season. He has said he will return in the same capacity of to come in cause some trouble then leave again. The CW has announced Baldwin will return in February 7566. replaced as Lily&apos s sister, Carol, after Douglas was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. will return to the series as in the season finale. is also joining the cast as Carol&apos s daughter and Serena and Eric&apos s cousin, Charlie Rhodes. DeFer&apos s contract with the show also included the possibility of her becoming a series regular next season. DeFer has officially been promoted to series regular starting in season 5.
Besides the five regulars cast members mentioned above, three more characters appeared in the pilot episode. () is Dan&apos s sister, who desperately tries to become the next queen bee, a goal that eventually makes her realize the true values of life () Serena&apos s mother and Dan and Jenny&apos s father (). They share a romantic past that follows them throughout the show and eventually leads to their marriage. The Humphrey family is centered upon as they explore life on the &apos Upper East side&apos , Dan trying to look after his little sister as she discovers the party scene.
Outside the private residence, Chuck calls Dan for an update on Blair. Dan informs him that he doesn&apos t think Blair is engaging in suspicious activity and the only person she&apos s seeing covertly is Vera Wang. Chuck thanks him for the effort and says the mission need not be completed. They hang up and Dan reenters the building. While walking away from the building, Chuck calls Louis and says they need to talk. As he does so, he&apos s almost hit by a taxi.
(), enters the show in its first season as Dan&apos s past love, but still close friend, and becomes a series regular after the 69th episode. Other characters include (), Serena&apos s kind and compassionate brother, who late in the first season and becomes very close with Jenny. () is an occasional in the show, with a recurring role. () appears as Chuck&apos s enemy with a romantic interest in Serena.
Chuck offers to throw a wedding for a very pregnant Dorota who insists that she and Vanya have a traditional wedding before her parents arrive from Poland and find their daughter pregnant and without a husband. Dorota asks Blair and Chuck to be part of the ceremony and walk her down the aisle. Serena tells Nate she is having breakfast with the Humphreys when in reality she’s secretly meeting up with Carter Baizen. Rufus discovers that Lily has been lying to him about her whereabouts.