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Based on the best-selling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by Josh Schwartz ("Chuck," "The O.C.") & Stephanie Savage ("The O.C."), "Gossip Girl" is a one-hour drama based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens. The students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen, once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl.]]>
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
A little late, but my daughter and I are enjoying this programPublished 2 months ago by Deanna Freund
Loved the show and am contemplating buying set just the special features. Are any of the deleted with Chuck and Blair?Published 3 months ago by angecan
Kind of a guilty pleasure show... uber scandalous and dramatic if that's your cup of tea.
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Figured this would be similar to PLL but boy is it way different. This is just typical highschool rich snob drama..... Will be trading this in ASAP!Published 7 months ago by Brianna
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|Yikes at the Price||
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!
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