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On the 16th of June 2006, a [=YouTube=] user with the screenname [[http://www.youtube.com/user/lonelygirl15 lonelygirl15]] uploaded a video entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-goXKtd6cPo "First Blog / Dorkiness Prevails"]]. In this video, she introduced herself as Bree, a sixteen-year-old self-confessed [[{{nerd}} dork]]. More video blogs followed, many also featuring her best friend, Daniel, perhaps better known as Danielbeast.

It wasn't long before viewers began to suspect that the blogs were not genuine, and it was eventually discovered that ''lonelygirl15'' was actually an online TV series created by Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg Goodfried and Amanda Goodfried.

The early episodes are all set in and around Bree and Daniel's houses, and mainly deal with relationships between characters. Over time, it is revealed that Bree is a member of a religious {{cult}}, the Hymn of One, and that they want her to take part in a strange ceremony. [[GenreShift Everything changed]] after episode 65, "Life's Not Fair", when the series took a decidedly [[MoodWhiplash dark turn]].

Along with various friends, such as [[LonelyRichKid rich]] [[ParentalAbandonment orphan]] Jonas and sarcastic "{{emo}}" sexpot Sarah, Bree and Daniel go on the run from the Order of Dederah, an [[AncientConspiracy evil secret society]], and discover the sinister truth behind the ceremony.

While the series tends to stay within the grounds of what is [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness technically possible]], the plot is often very [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief implausible]], to say the least. Fortunately, the people behind the show seem to be [[GenreSavvy aware of this]], and the show is certainly not above the occasional LampshadeHanging and self-parody. The show's greatest strength is possibly the high level of CharacterDevelopment it features, which is usually portrayed realistically. The show also describes itself as "interactive", with fans sometimes being named or even making cameos in the series. However, it is probably best known for being one of the earliest VlogSeries.

The show may be watched at its [[http://www.lg15.com/ official website]], although this episode listing omits some early episodes (including the first episode) and includes videos from the old OPAPHID AlternateRealityGame, behind the scenes videos, and some [[FanFiction fan videos]]. A complete list of episodes, with the original numbering, may be found [[http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php?title=List_of_Lonelygirl15_videos/Season_1 here]]. A [[Characters/{{Lonelygirl15}} character sheet]] has been created

The show is sequelled by ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'', a SpinOff featuring Jonas and Sarah.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AbandonedWarehouse: Where the Season 1 finale is largely set.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a normal day, Bree acts pretty awkward in a cute sort of way.
%%* AdultsAreUseless
%%* TheAlcoholic: Daniel.
%%* AllGirlsLikePonies: Sarah.
%%* AlternateRealityGame: Has inspired several, one of which was made official.
* AmbiguousGender: Bree doesn't really specify whether whether P. Monkey is a boy or a girl.
%%* AncientConspiracy: The Order of Denderah.
* AnyoneCanDie: So much so that [[spoiler:Bree, the main character, dies.]]
* AreWeThereYet: Said by Bree in "Swimming!".
* TheArtifact: P. Monkey and the other stuffed animals don't really fit with the tone once Bree and Daniel have been on the run for a while.
* ArtifactTitle: Particularly after [[spoiler:Bree's death, seeing as "Lonelygirl" refers to her]].
* AscendedMeme: "Jennie is a plantcake!", among others.
%%* AvengingTheVillain: Bill Porter's Shadow.
%%* BadassInANiceSuit: Virgil.
%%* BeachEpisode: "At the Beach".
%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Aleister Crowley.
%%* BetterAsFriends
%%* TheBigBoard: Frequently used by both TAAG and the old Resistance.
* BlackHelicopter: Used by the Order.
%%* BlackSheep: [[spoiler:Jonas]].
%%* BlessedWithSuck: Trait positive girls.
%%* BreakingTheBonds: Subverted, as it is later revealed that they had been loosened beforehand.
* BreatherEpisode: "Backyard Bikini Patrol" is an obvious example, a {{fanservice}}y character-based episode following numerous {{Wham Episode}}s.
%%* CallBack
* CatchPhrase:
** Bree: "Proving science wrong!" (usually with the same low, sing-song tone)
** La Rezisto: "Fight the Order!"
** Edward Salinas: "We will build a stronger community."
** The Hymn of One: "The Hymn of One is fun!"
* CharacterBlog: It's the entire premise.
%%* ChessMotifs: "Cold War Revisited".
%%* ChristmasEpisode: "Christmas Surprise".
* {{Claymation}}: Several of Taylor's blogs.
%%* CommutingOnABus
* CompanionCube: Bree frequently talks to P. Monkey and the other stuffed animals as if they were real people. The others tend to either play along or get really pissed that she's not taking thing seriously.
%%* {{Cowboy}}: The Cowboy.
%%* {{Crossover}}: [=OpAphid=] in season 1, ''KateModern'' in season 3.
%%* {{Cult}}: The Hymn of One.
%%* CurseCutShort: Several times, PlayedForLaughs.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Sarah's threat to breathe on the nonplussed Jonas.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sarah.
%%* DisorganizedOutlineSpeech: Spencer in "What Up Blogosphere!".
* DoingInTheScientist: The revelation at the end of the third season that [[spoiler:trait positivity derives from the line of the Goddess Hathor]].
%%* DontThinkFeel: Parodied in "Mission Alpha".
%%* DoubleEntendre: Courtesy of Sarah, more often than not.
%%* DownerEnding: Both season 1 and the GrandFinale.
%%* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Gina]].
%%* DrowningMySorrows: Daniel and Jonas, on separate occasions.
* DumbBlonde: {{Averted}}. Daniel mentions early on that [[InformedAttribute]] Bree was one of the smartest kids in her class.
** Sarah is a {{Subversion}} of sorts. While she can be pretty ditzy (e.g., holding maps the wrong way up), she also repeatedly shows herself to be competent, manipulative, and prone to being a DeadpanSnarker. She also frequently [[ObfuscatingStupidity plays up the "dumb blonde" stereotype to her advantage.]]
%%* EccentricMentor: Spencer, although considerably younger than most examples, behaves in this manner.
%%* EliteMooks: Shadows.
%%* EmoTeen: Sarah.
%%* EnemyCivilWar: In season 2, [[spoiler:[=LaRezisto=], first against the rest of Order, then against one another]].
%%* EntendreFailure
%%* EsotericMotifs: The Order loves these.
* EverybodyKnowsThat: Anyone starting an ArchiveBinge today already knows that this is a scripted web series. Early on, lots of people thought Bree was a real girl.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: P. Monkey, despite being a stuffed animal, definitely qualifies.
%%* EvilBrit: Lord Carruthers, and others.
%%* EvilGloating: Edward Salinas.
%%* ExpospeakGag: Spencer's nociception.
%%* FaceDoodling: Jonas does this to Daniel.
%%* TheFaceless: Drew Avery.
%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Bringing down the Order.
%%* {{Fanservice}}: Frequent from season 2 onwards.
%%* {{Flashback}}: In "Comfort Food" and "I Miss Her".
* FourthWallMailSlot: In the early days of the ''lonelygirl15'' series, "Bree" would respond to the users' comments at Website/YouTube.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: You have to be a girl to be trait-positive.
* GenreShift: Takes a sharp turn away from straight realism and comedy towards increased action, conspiracy and drama.
%%* TheGhost: The [=OpAphid=] characters.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Daniel's "English flag" - actually Union flag - underwear.
%%* GrandFinale: "The Ascension".
* GratuitousSpanish: While the gang are in Mexico.
%%* GrowingUpSucks
* HaveAGayOldTime: "He thinks she should try a fish taco...".
%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sonia and Dr. Hart]].
%%* HelloBoys: "Backyard Bikini Patrol".
%%* HeyThatsMyLine
%%* HighlyVisibleNinja: Parodied.
%%* HollywoodHacking
%%* HollywoodNerd: Most of the characters.
%%* HollywoodToneDeaf: Sarah.
* HumanResources: [[spoiler:The Order's blood-draining antics]].
%%* IJustWantToBeNormal: Emma.
%%* IKnowMortalKombat: Taylor.
%%* INever: With [=M&Ms!=].
%%* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: "He Said, She Said".
%%* IUhYouToo: "l'care".
%%* IfIWantedYouDead: Inverted and subverted in "Prom: It's To Die For".
%%* ImmortalityImmorality
%%* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Elizabeth Avery.
* InSeriesNickname: Daniel is frequently called "Danielbeast" after the name of his [=YouTube=] channel.
%%* TheInsomniac: Shadows.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Several episode titles sound like something a teenager would write for their YouTube videos. This goes as far back as Episode 1: "First Blog / Dorkiness Prevails."
%%* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:"It's not that easy."]].
%%* ItsWhatIDo
%%* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* JitterCam: {{Justified}} since, InUniverse, these are kids recording their experiences with camcorders.
* JumpCut: Frequent, fast, deliberate jump cuts are one of the defining characteristics of the series. It also influenced how vlogs are edited today.
%%* LampshadeHanging
%%* LaserHallway: In "Mission Possible", in what was at the time an uncharacteristic departure from plausibility.
%%* LeFilmArtistique: Professor [=DelMundo's=] film.
* LieDetector: Bree produces a very low-tech and unconvincing example using Daniel's hand during the initial on-the-run road trip.
* LivingInAFurnitureStore: In one episode, Daniel investigates Bree's house. It's surprisingly clean for a family who is either kidnapped or on-the-run.
* LonelyRichKid: Jonas. His parents "went missing" years ago and he's been alone in their huge house ever since.
%%* LookBothWays: [[spoiler:Bill Porter's Shadow]].
* MaleGaze: Sometimes the camera veers in this direction, especially when handled by a guy.
%%* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Pretty much any of them, but mostly Bree, and later Sarah.
%%* TheMasquerade
%%* {{Metaphorgotten}}
%%* MindScrew: Certain Order videos.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Gemma]] never actually joins Bree or Daniel, but she helps from a distance. In "Tough Cookie" it's revealed that [[spoiler:she works for the Order and isn't even British.]]
* MrFanservice: Jonas appears shirtless regularly with little provocation.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In the episode "Foosball Battle", a game of table football is portrayed through epic close-ups and accompanied by the William Tell Overture.
%%* MrsRobinson: Sarah & Taylor's mom.
%%* MsFanservice: Sarah.
%%* MyGodYouAreSerious
* MysteriousWatcher: The Watchers follow Bree and observe her for the Hymn of One.
%%* NecessaryDrawback: The side-effects of Shadow drugs.
%%* {{Nerd}}: Spencer.
%%* NeverSayThatAgain: Bree says this to herself in "Training Hard".
%%* {{Ninja}}
* NoThemeTune: There's no title sequence, likely in the name of realism. Most of the music is in-scene or regular pop music.
%%* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sarah, at least some of the time.
%%* OddlySmallOrganization: The Order.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Occasionally you can hear Bree's accent slip into Jessica Rose's native New Zealander. {{Justified}} since Bree was partly raised in New Zealand and the US.
%%* OpenHeartDentistry: Jonas in "Flesh Wound".
%%* OpenSesame
%%* OrderReborn: The Resistance.
* PacManFever: The classic VideoGames in "Mission Gamma".
%%* ParentalAbandonment
%%* ParentalBetrayal
%%* PathOfInspiration: The Hymn of One.
%%* PhlebotinumMuncher: The Elders.
%%* PistolWhipping
%%* {{Plothole}}: One of the main complaints from the fans was the multitude of plotholes the series gained as it continued.
* POVSequel: Only with episodes instead of sequels.
%%* ThePowerOfBlood
%%* PrecisionFStrike: Season one only - from season 2 onwards the swearing is much more frequent.
%%* ProductPlacement
%%* PunchClockVillain: Hymn of Oners.
%%* RecapEpisode
%%* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Subverted in season 2.
* ScrapbookStory: Lots of videos are on channels other than Lonelygirl15 to show perspectives other than Bree's. Characters with channels include Daniel, Gemma, and Jonas.
%%* SeasonFinale
%%* SequelHook
%%* ShirtlessScene: Jonas, repeatedly.
%%* ShowSomeLeg: Sarah.
%%* SinisterShades: Watchers and many members of the Order.
%%* SleepingDummy
%%* SmugSnake: Edward Salinas.
%%* SoapBoxSadie: Jennie, especially in series 3.
%%* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
%%* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring: Bree and Daniel, in "On The Run".
* SpinOff: EQAL seems determined to have a spinoff in as many countries as they could. ''KateModern'' for the UK, ''{{n1ckola}}'' for Poland, and ones being currently developed in Italy and Japan.
* SpoilerTitle: Happened lots of times. "Bree's Dad Is Dead" is kind of a giveaway.
%%* SternChase
%%* StickEmUp
%%* StormingTheCastle: Averted: referenced in an episode title, then mentioned in the episode itself, but never followed through with.
%%* StrappedToAnOperatingTable
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: Lampshaded.
* {{Subject101}}: There is an episode titled "Interrogation 101".
* SunglassesAtNight: Lucy, who wears sunglasses, even in the dark or while fighting.
%%* TheTease: Sarah.
%%* TechnicolorScience
%%* TemptingFate
%%* ThereIsOnlyOneBed
* TonightSomeoneDies: Done in the ads for "Bloodlines" and "Prom: It's To Die For".
%%* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Emma]].
* ToneShift: After "Life's Not Fair," the series turns away from "sitting in front of a camera and talking" and shifts toward an "on-the-run" adventure story.
%%* TotalEclipseOfThePlot
%%* TouchOfDeath: [[spoiler:But not really]].
* TropeMaker: Usually regarded as the first "Website/YouTube celebrity". Also the first VlogSeries.
%%* TurtlePower: Owen.
%%* UnwantedRescue
%%* TheVerse: Called the Breeniverse.
%%* VillainEpisode
%%* VirginSacrifice: Subverted.
%%* TheVoiceless: Lucy, at least until "Prom: It's To Die For".
%%* TheWatcher: Virgil.
%%* WaxOnWaxOff
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Daniel's "English flag underwear" in "Crazy Emo Chick".
%%* WeNeedADistraction
%%* WhamEpisode: "On The Run" and numerous others.
%%* WiperStart
* YawnAndReach: [[{{Conversed}} Demonstrated]] by Bree in an early episode.
%%* YouAreNumberSix: Patient #11 from season 2.
%%* YouAreTooLate
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