The Bedford Diaries

Season 1 Episode 1

I'm Gonna Love College (Pilot)

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 29, 2006 on The WB
8.6
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I'm Gonna Love College (Pilot)
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At Bedford University, Professor Macklin presides over a “sex and the human condition” seminar and asks the students to videotape their feelings. It is soon revealed however that President Sarah had an affair with a professor, the fact is about to be made public by the school newspaper's editor, Richard, who happens to be a recovering alcoholic. Meanwhile, Sarah is upset over the fact that her younger brother, Owen, is also a part of the sex seminar, which means he will hear all about her sex life.moreless

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  • Hmmmmmmm . . .

    7.8
    Not exactly as good as I thought it would be. I am however still watching because for some reason I think that this just might be one of those that you have to give a chance to grow on you. It is watchable but seriously . . nothing jumps out at me. If anything I am just following Curly because "The Mountain" got cancelled - - which was a shame because that show was awesome from the get go.



    Nevertheless, I am going to hang around for a while and see what happens. I believe in Penn Badgley and I want to see more of him.moreless
  • ok, but nothing really speacil...

    7.5
    I watched the pilot because Milo Ventmiglia is in this show, and I like him. It was an averge pilot, nothing really speacil about it, but it seems like an OK show. Theres a few funny parts involving the guy who i think is owen and some funny parts between sara and richard, but i think they should try and make a few of the characters less dramatic (the main characters are a girl who was having an affair with her teacher, a suicide survoir, a very serisous anyoying person whos name i cant remeber but he doesnt seem to have that much problems hes just sad and annoying, a recovering alchoholic, a virgin-lier who is obsssed with annoying guy for some starnge reason, and the average party guy/sex-addict). so...they better serisous-down their characters, or it may become a little to dawsons creak-y for my taste.moreless
  • What caused the scandal? I don’t see anything.

    7.5
    So I watched this pilot, well a few days after the premiere, but I recorded it. I just heard that it wasn’t that successful after the big news the show had just a few days ago.

    So how is it? It’s everything a pilot has, but no scandalous material (well that might be cut by the FCC), almost no “dirty” talk. I mean I have seen much more explicit language in other programs that didn’t produce a scandal and got a normal TV14 rating. I hope the show gets better, but after the pilot I might think it gets quite boring. We see a few students and teachers. All have trouble with their personal problems and from time to time well see 30 seconds where someone talks about sex. About sex s/he had. Well for that I don’t have to turn on my TV - I’ll just meet with some friends.

    So not the best pilot and I don’t think the show gets more exciting. You don’t miss anything. I watched it because I had time and for that it was ok.moreless
  • Why should I keep watching?

    6.4
    Owkay, so here's the hook: sex.



    Most of the characters in this series are steaming hot, the girls are sex-machines and sex sex sex sex sex, young young young young.



    This is what the show's about. Teens exploring sex. Okay, so we can see that the characters talk way out of their league. They talk as if they studied english for 50 years, and everything is pre-thought. Some of the plot doesnt even make sense. Why would the smart guy go after the cute girl if he likes her? This is not my type of show for sure, I was waiting much more from this. Plus that chineese dood that came into the dorm? Didn't say his name, no introduction? What the heck were the writers thinking about. That riot had like 10 people and 3 police officers, plus what was the president doing there watching the riot doesnt he have a campus to run.



    There's a story to it alright, but not a catching one, a story should I say that you would expect to happen. That break up between the blondie and the black dood was so dumb. I was like why are you breaking up , we all know your going to be back togheter in the next episode!!



    Oh well. I dont know if it's just me, but this show has a load of problems in the pilot. Alot of the characters just dont make sense.



    The positive side of this pilot is that the language was smart, theres a nice mix of mentality, and twists. But what show lacks that? I'm expecting better from the next episode..moreless
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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Richard, played by Milo Ventimiglia is the school's editor of the daily newspaper. His real life girlfriend, Alexis Bledel who plays Rory on the show Gilmore Girls (which Milo had a reaccuring guest spot as Jess) also is the editor of the daily newspaper at the school she attends (Yale)

    • Towards the end of the pilot episode, the streaker is completely naked. You can see his personal goods shown on screen, especially when he is thrown to the ground, by the officers.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Natalie: It's a bargain you make with yourself, okay, an escape hatch. Maybe today I'll try drinking, see if it makes me feel better. Then drugs, more drugs, cutting yourself. You're scared, you make a deal with yourself: If it doesn't stop next week, next month, you're gonna do something to make it stop. You know, and then the next month comes and the thought of waking up another day, and feeling as badly as you did before is worse than the unknown. So you decide to jump, seems so simple, clean, eloquent.

    • Owen (in his video): Suicidal, dangerous, mentally unbalanced. These are not words that would normally describe the girls I've hooked up with in the past. But, I don't know, there's something about Natalie... She's warm, she's sweet, she's potentially schizo or at least she used to be. But I'm thinking maybe that's what I would change about my history, you know, not play it so safe. Maybe go for a girl with a little bit of history herself. A history of mental illness? Why not? I mean this is college, right? That's what we are supposed to be doing. Experimenting. A girl who would jump of off a roof. There's something very hot about that kind of crazy.

    • Professor Macklin (speaking to the class): Sex. Think back to your last sexual encounter. A month ago? This morning? Were you with a lover? A stranger? Were you by yourself? How did it make you feel? Excited? Guilty? Insatiable? Blissful? Disconnected? Welcome to Sexual Behavior in the Human Condition!

    • (Her video is revealed to the class because their teacher thought it was very well done)
      Sarah: What would I change about my sexual past? I'd change my own head. I'd admit that I'm angry, that I'm wounded, that my heart was broken. Seems like we're so busy hooking up, sexually networking, making connections. Does sex even mean anything anymore? I guess I thought if I didn't take sex seriously, I could some how avoid being affected by it. If sex doesn't have anything to do with intimacy and I don't feel anything... somehow I'll be stronger. But that's not true. Opening yourself up, even if it means your heart and soul are crushed. That's what makes you stronger. That's what gives you the power to move on, put the past behind you. To get out there, and get your heart stomped on all over again.

    • Richard: When did it hit you that what you were feeling was love?
      Sarah: When did it? (pauses to think) That's a pretty serious question.
      Richard: I'm a journalist. It's what we do.

    • Sarah: You are a son of a bitch!
      Richard: That's not fair, you've never met my mother. She's quite lovely.

    • Richard: I never said, I wouldn't print the article.
      Sarah: You said "not to worry".
      Richard: What I meant was "I wasn't going to publish your name".
      Sarah: What!? In your twisted mind, you think that makes you a gentlemen?!
      Richard (mumbles): You are completely bipolar. Last night, you siddled up to me, and said I can print anything I want.
      Sarah: Did you do this to bait me?
      Richard: What?! You think I stay up night, thinking of ways to get you into my office?! (he thinks, and looks at her) Wait a minute, maybe I do!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The crew for The Bedford Diaries consists of 75-80 production and technical assistants. The WB was cool enough to hire a couple production assistants that were students from Columbia University.

    • Barnard College (part of Columbia University) serves as the fictional Bedford College. At least part of the pilot was filmed there. It is unknown at this point if it will continually be filmed there.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: I'm Gonna Love College (Pilot)

      This is a reference to what Owen says, just before the opening credits. He sees a naked woman, and says "Ummm, I'm gonna love college".

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