"I love the pilot I was really impressed with everything I mean there's not a dud aspect of the show. All the actors are phenomenal the show looks unbelievable and sound's great. The soundtrack is excellent," Crawford said.
Because Gossip Girl is based on Cecily von Ziegesar's book, many of the show's cast members feel pressure to live up to the expectations of the popular novel series. Fortunately, the guidance of Schwartz has made it easier for the cast to identify with the teen drama.
"He's such a normal cool guy. Josh [Schwartz] is so fun to hangout with. He's so relaxed and down to earth but he's hugely successful… He's the creator of The O.C. and he really knows what he's doing so it's really interesting to watch the dynamic on set and how he runs it because he comes from such a pedigree," Badgley said.
"I think the show is gonna stand out well on its own," Crawford added.