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GOSSIP GIRL – Are Manhattan’s Elite Losing Their Spark?

What’s Happened To The Upper-East Side?

Admit it, we’ve all watch it at least a couple of times. Gossip Girl, that ridiculous teenage drama based on the bestselling trashy books by Cecily von Ziegesar, follows the “scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite” – ie beautiful rich kids with New York as their playground. What more could you want?

Only loosely following the plot of the novels, Gossip Girl attracted a huge teenage following, both in the US and beyond. Stars like Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, and Chace Crawford all contribute to make the show the amazing guilty pleasure fest that it is.

But what’s been going on lately? I know that I’m not the only one feeling that maybe GG is losing her touch. I’ve had a lot of people commenting that this third season seems to be off a little.

Maybe it’s their exit from Constance. Something about this college setting (a college none of them ever seem to attend) just doesn’t do it for me. I miss those pleated uniforms, headbands, and yogurt on the Met steps. Remember that epic field hockey fight between Blair and Serena? Or Dan’s affair with Miss Carr? That was compelling television.

Or maybe it was Blair and Chuck’s final union in the season 2 finale. My sister told me that she’d never been happier about a TV show than when Chuck finally told Blair he loved her. But, as much as it may pain me to say – a happy couple is dull to watch. Admit it to yourself. Chuck and Blair have ZERO spark now. And wtf is up with him and his mother? Seriously, how bored are you of this storyline? I miss the old Chuck Bass – the one who didn’t dress/act like a 50 year old and said stuff like: “Because I’m – Chuck Bass.”

What this show needs is to have its life injected back in it. Everything always seems to be about relationships, relationships, and relationships – two of them get together, go out, have sex, break up. Then they move on. I think it’s high time some of them were single for a little while, and the writers could think of some stories from there, before they actually run out of pairings. Because now that they’re done with school, Gossip Girl has nothing to keep it grounded – which is not good news for inspiring storylines.

The only solution I can see is a Blair/Dan hookup.

But I guess I’ll keep my reasons for that for another article…

  1. jules
    March 22, 2010 at 12:29 am

    totally agree… apparently the writers had some big sit-down thing where they discussed it all and maybs now it’ll get a bit better

  2. kattty
    March 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    looool totally

  3. zoe
    March 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm


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