9.23.2007

XOXO Gossip Girl

Neither of us had ever heard of the "Gossip Girl" books before this show. Probably because we're not exactly in the target market. But you don't have to be a sixteen to be entertained by this Josh Schwartz-produced show.

The mastermind behind "The O.C." brings us yet another guilty pleasure about super-rich, super-spoiled teens. This time around, things are a tad bit darker.

What we liked:

  • Serena - Blake Lively makes S a likable character, a former bad-girl trying to change her ways

  • Dan Humphrey - the always reliable Penn Badgley works the knight-in-shining armor angle

  • Plenty of boozing, partying, smoking, and occasional date rape-attempting to go around

  • And of course, the lovely Kristen Bell serves as narrator - the titular Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf is played to bitchy, Mean Girl perfection by Leighton Meester. Her calm demeanor after witnessing Serena's exit with the Humphrey sibs from the "Kiss on the Lips" party was a bit too calm. You keep waiting for her to completely lose control and flip out. Well, this was only the first episode. Plenty of time for meltdowns later. Or just a whole lotta scheming and backstabbing, which is guaranteed.

We're upping our original rating to a 4 -- definitely tune in and give it a try (if you haven't already), this is a prime replacement for those still mourning "The O.C." [season one-level O.C., not season three]

1 comment:

RQ said...

Good Show!!!!!!