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Based on the teen novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the show doesn't present any new ideas (the richer the parent, the worse the parenting, etc.), but the snappy dialogue and pop culture name-checking are perfectly delivered. Most intriguing are the power struggles to be "queen bee," a title Blair relishes, as Dan's freshman sister Jenny (Taylor Momsen, a.k.a. Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch) learns the hard way the price of joining her clique. While the high-school series of the '90s (Beverly Hills, 90210, Saved by the Bell) had the popular gang scolding each other for drug use and embracing nerds and outcasts alike--a well-intentioned but unrealistic premise--Gossip Girl, like The O.C. before it (both shows were created by Josh Schwartz) features grittier storylines with drugs and alcohol flowing freely in the background and the cliques making no apologies for snubbing anyone who doesn't summer in the Hamptons. Meester is the standout of the cast, with strong support from the rest, but if you're looking for teenage role models, these kids ain't it. For everyone else, to quote Gossip Girl's signature line, "You know you love me. XOXO." --Ellen A. Kim
I loved the gossip girl series. Wasnt a fan of the books but give me the show anyday. I ordered this used and let me tell you. It came in excellent condition. Will order againPublished 15 days ago by Charlene Fulton
Gossip Girl season 1 is about 6 teenagers named Serena Van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Chuck Bass (Ed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie Gallen
The product was sent in a timely manner. Open box and everything looked good. It is a X-Mas gift for daughter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Judes
Great teenage drama show that grew with the audience. I really enjoyed the ideas behind the series that you never know who is watching what you are doing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shell6a
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I agree -- the price for this set is ridiculous!
$39.99 is steep for me, but over $50 for 18 episodes is so overly priced!
May 13, 2008 by Onie Wheeler | See all 5 posts
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