Could This Be The End of Gossip Girl?
Could This be the End of Gossip Girl? Not really—just wishful thinking on my part. When Gossip Girl returns September 26th, I hope it will be for the last season.
I liked Gossip Girl in the first two seasons. It was edgy, original and of course scandalous. It was also an interesting peek into a world that I haven’t visited.
Based on the book series by Alloy Entertainment, Gossip Girl started out about privileged teenagers attending an elite private school in New York City. All of their moves were well documented on a website called, Gossip Girl and anybody who subscribed to the feed would get the latest gossip, or what the show referred to as a “blast” to their cell. The identity of Gossip Girl was (and still is) a complete mystery. So the characters were always wondering who Gossip Girl was.
The school was run by Blair (Leighton Meester) or as some referred to her as, “Queen B.” Serena (Blake Lively) was the ‘it’ girl and the life of the party. The two were completely different and yet they were BFF’s.
Blair was dating her prince charming Nate (Chace Crawford) and thought everything was perfect in their world. She was completely oblivious to the fact that her BFF and boyfriend had hooked up. When that piece of information came out, it led to Blair and Nate breaking up and an epic cat-fight between the former BFF’s. Eventually, they forgave each other and then fell out a few more times. As the seasons rolled by, I wondered how many more times the creators were going to have them fight and become friends again?
After the break-up Nate dated many, many women and by now has probably slept with the entire population of Manhattan.
The bad boy of the show was the ultra-rich and spoiled womanizer, Chuck (Ed Westwick). Eventually Blair and Chuck secretly found their way together and broke up and got back together again. We get it, you love each other but can’t ever be together.
Jenny (Taylor Momsen), who was also called “Little J”, and her brother Dan (Penn Badgley) got sent to the private school and were immediately outcasts because they lived in Brooklyn and weren’t from money. Jenny made it her mission to become part of the ‘in’ crowd. Dumpy Dan’s focus must have been to become increasingly more annoying with each passing season, because he is really good at it! Little J was run out-of-town by Blair and there were a couple of failed attempts at her coming back. Now Taylor Momsen is off the show.
Serena’s younger brother, Eric (Connor Paolo) was a sweet and very troubled teenager when the show started. He was actually in an institution, because he tried to commit suicide. Things really go downhill from there when he starts running scams and mean-girling people later on.
When Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and now husband Rufus (Matthew Settle) were reunited after years apart it was an interesting story. And he used to be very cool. However, the former rocker turned art gallery owner is now a mopey penthouse-husband. His character digressed to a sulky man wearing slippers, who has an unusually large collection of sweater-vests.
In the first couple of seasons, someone (usually Blair and/or Chuck) was always running a scheme and the schemes were fun. Now they just feel so far-fetched. Strangely, the best scheme of Season 4 didn’t even come from the group, but instead from Lily’s estranged sister, Carol (Sheila Kelley). I didn’t even see it coming when they revealed that her daughter, Charlie (Kaylee DeFer) was actually a paid actress that Carol hired to get her hands on the van der Woodsen, family fortune.
I don’t even know if I’ll be able to make it through a fifth season of Gossip Girl and re-capping will likely be entirely too painful. I implore you Gossip Girl creators, please end on a high note this season. Give us something truly shameless to rock our worlds, reveal who Gossip Girl really is or put this show out of its misery!http://pokupo.com/2011/09/23/could-this-be-the-end-of-gossip-girl/TVCW,Gossip Girl