Famous in Love Pilot Season 1 Episode 1 Recap- This bubbly new rom-com TV show is set in Hollywood and follows the adventures of Paige Townson.
Famous in Love Pilot Season 1 Episode 1 Recap
It starts with her on a private airplane before it lands and she’s taken through a throng of paparazzi and into her car, before flashing back to one year earlier when she’s rooming with two friends Cassandra and Jake.
Paige goes with Cassandra to an open audition for the lead female part in the newest film based on a hit book series, Locked.
Rainer is the star of the new movie. He has had alcohol problems in the past and his mother Nina is a big wig in Hollywood and needs to make Locked a hit. Rainer is also currently on the outs with his best friend Jordan after Jordan had an affair with his girlfriend. A slew of negative press is being leveled at him.
Since Rainer ‘s name is no longer enough to sell the movie alone, his mother is forced to offer Jordan a part as well. Rainer tries to convince his friend Alexis, who is up for the part that Paige auditioned for, if she can talk Jordon out of accepting the part but she doesn’t succeed. In fact, we find out that Alexis is secretly dating Dakota, the other famous actress up for the part.
Paige gets a callback on her audition, and she and Jake share a kiss before she heads off for it. The audition is with Rainer, and he is very charmed by her, talking her down from her nerves and encouraging her. The reading goes fantastically and she’s given more scenes to read, after which Reiner asks Paige for coffee, which causes her to miss a play that Jake and Cassandra are in. Already you can see the love triangles forming. It’s a pity the character of Jake isn’t a little more interesting.
Nina and the director had never intended to cast an unknown in the movie, it had been a publicity stunt, but they are so wowed by Paige’s performance that they decide to offer her the part. Reiner calls Paige to tell her personally and takes her and her friends out to a party to celebrate.
The episode ends with the revelation that Jordan and Nina are secretly having an affair.
Paige is extremely likable. She’s a little ditzy and klutzy, lots of fun, and is extremely bubbly. The show is based on a book and you can tell it in the character of Paige who feels like she’s stepped right out chick flick book.
At times Famous in Love gets pretty darn sugary and sweet, but that’s its charm. It is extremely light and extremely fluffy. It’s escapist television. It knows it and it embraces it, and the result is something that is a whole lot of fun.
Famous in Love Pilot Season 1 Episode 1 Recap characters and cast include:
Paige – Bella Thorne (Blended, Scream: The TV Series, The DUFF, Big Love, Boo! A Medea Halloween)
Jake – Charlie DePew (The Goldbergs, The Amazing Spider-Man)
Cassandra – Georgie Flores
Raine – Carter Jenkins (Unfabulous, Surface, Aliens in the Attic, The Following)
Alexis – Niki Koss (My Stepdaughter, Red Wing)
Jordan – Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton, Before I Fall)
Tangey – Pepi Sonuga (The Fosters, Ash v Evil Dead)
Nina – Perrey Reeves (Entourage, Covert Affairs, Smoke Signals, Mr. & Mrs. Smith)