North Shore

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Jun 14, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The show has been axed twice: before it was aired, then given a chance and axed at the end of the first season.

    • Before the airing of this episode, the producers and creator stated that Justin Guarini who is best known for being the runner-up in the first season of American Idol would have a cameo in this episode. But there was no sign of him throughout the episode, nor was he credited as starring in it.

    • When Nicole is talking to Veronica, the camera switches and you can still see Nicole talking. Although, it's seen pretty clearly that in that shot, she isn't saying anything at all.

  • Quotes

    • Jason: Why am I even talking to you? You have bad taste in guys.
      MJ: I had a crush on you when I was five.
      Jason: Yeah? Is that why you were always walking around naked in my yard?

    • Gabriel: Veronica, you're 15.
      Veronica: Haven't you heard? 15 is the new 21.

    • Vincent: Mrs. Farrell, please let the police investigate. And your stay here will of course be comped.
      Mrs. Farrell: By the time I'm through with this, I'll own the hotel.

    • MJ: Let me spell it out for you. Your dad makes surfboards, her dad makes billions.

    • Vincent: (to Jason) Look, I'm sorry, but I can tell you from experience. You don't want to let the personal affect the professional.
      Woman: Hello, Vincent.
      Vincent: Hey. (to Jason) As you can see, I'm still working on it.

    • Nicole: Is that the Mellow Guru? I've seen him on talk shows. He wrote that book, Walk, Don't Run.
      Vincent: Well, when he's here, he walks. Everybody else runs.

  • Notes

    • The song "Time of Our Lives" by Paul Van Dyk is played at the end of this episode.

    • The first view in the pilot episode is of an alarm clock activating. The time is 0545 and the date displayed is 6-14. This coincides with the actual date of the first airing, 14 June 2004.

    • The hotel's name is a play on "Grand Wailea," a five-star hotel on Maui's southwest coastline.

    • Also known as "New Pilot" on some copies of scripts.

    • Premiered on June 18th in Canada; August 3rd in Chile; October 9th in Sweden.

    • Filmed in Hawaii with all the hotel and pool scenes filmed at The Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.

    • The first view in the episode is of an alarm clock activating. The time is 05:45 and the date displayed is 6-14. This coincides with the actual date of the first airing.

    • When Jason is in the Surf Shop, his father states that the especially sturdy surf board he is building is for "Laird". He is referring to Laird Hamilton, one of the premier big wave surfers in the world.

    • Nikki DeLoach ("MJ") and Corey Sevier ("Gabriel") both dyed their hair blonde for the characters they play.

    • In Honolulu, this episode premiered on June 13th. It appeared on a projector screen in Waikiki Beach. Along with the premiere of the episode, the cast was there.

    • The original broadcast of this episode scored a 4.8/8 rating, bringing the total viewers for the episode to 5.9 million.

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      "It Ain't Right" - The Shore
      "Ghetto" - Supreme Beings of Leisure
      "Vacation" - Simple Plan
      "Smiling" - Steve Wilks
      "Everything You Need" - Slightly Stoopid
      "4:35 AM" - Gemma Hayes
      "Funky Kingston" - Toots & The Maytals
      "Megalomaniac" - Incibus
      "We Wear It Well" - Steve Wilks
      "He Lei No Kamaile" - Keali Reichel
      "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" - Nickelback
      "Ka Nohana Pili Kai" - Keali Reichel
      "Signal" - Noiseshaper
      "Under Your Charms" - Josh Rouse
      "Hard Road" - The Shore
      "Officer" - Slightly Stoopid
      "Time of Our Lives" - Paul Van Dyk

    • Justin Guarini is best known for being the runner-up in the first season of American Idol. He was originally set to have a small cameo in this episode, but he never made an appearance.

    • Tessa Lewis who is played by Amanda Righetti does not appear in this episode. Her character is introduced in the next one.

    • Navi Rawat was originally set to star in this show, but was replaced by Amanda Righetti, who starred in The O.C. opposite Navi Rawat.

    • It took $850,000 to build the North Shore hotel set. It's the largest and most expensive set in Hawaii's production history.

    • This is Brooke Burns and Jason Momoa's second show together. They previously starred together in Baywatch.

    • This show was originally titled Oahu during its development.

    • FOX executive VP Craig Erwich: "It felt like a good show that delivers on good characters and relationships, along with a huge dose of wish fulfillment. What Melrose Place was to Beverly Hills 90210, North Shore is intended to be to The O.C."

    • FOX was so impressed with the pilot, they gave the order after seeing a brief 15-minute presentation.

    • Rob Estes was originally set to star as Vincent Boyd, but decided to leave the show before it aired.

    • North Shore is the second show to air in FOX's new summer schedule.

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