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1.0 out of 5 stars By far, the worst season of Gossip Girl, August 2, 2012
This review is from: Gossip Girl: Season 5 (DVD)
As a longtime avid fan of what can only be described as a "guilty pleasure", Season 5 has left me disappointed and angry. What was once an interesting, dramatic story of over privileged teenagers tangled up in games, schemes, money, fashion and sex, is now an exhausting ride to "please end it already with some dignity". Season 5 was plagued from the beginning with bad writing filled with plot holes and mind numbing inconsistencies.

Blair Waldorf character has become a mere shadow of her former self: getting married and pregnant at 20 without career or school aspects, distancing herself from her best friend Serena (their tumulus friendship IS the heart of Gossip Girl) so she can live out a childish Disney princess fantasy that ended the same way it began, unremarkably. I can't even talk about the failed marriage or miscarried baby, and the complete LACK OF EMPATHY on both subjects without bursting in anger. The out of character romance with Dan Humphrey was the final nail in the Blair Waldorf Destruction coffin. What used to be an interesting frenemy dynamic between the two, has become the poison that affected this entire season. What was it about Dan and Blair's misguided romance that turned off the casual viewer off, sinking the ratings for the first time below million? Was it the fact she jumped in the sack with him (in a dirty outdoor alley) mere weeks after her wedding day to Louis on which she expressed an undying love for Chuck Bass? Or the fact she did NOT consider or care for her best friend feelings when it came to Dan? Hmm. Maybe it was the blatant stealing of famous Chuck and Blair lines and scenes to feed the Dan/Blair machine? How about making up fake, off-screen history to further justify the pairing? I personally gave up when Dan and Blair decided to host a coming-out-as-couple party IN BROOKLYN, discussing pretentious topics with NYC's hipsters without a SINGLE actual friend being invited. Dan and Blair listen to Radiohead and drink out of mason jars. REALLY BLAIR? REALLY? Or should I call her Claire, an object of desire in Dan's smutty fan fiction of Blair Waldorf? At one point they go TOGETHER to get ice for drinks, (because you need two pretentious hipsters to carry a bag of ice, apparently) with working staff all over the place, just to avoid Serena, Nate and Chuck and whatever unimportant issues they were dealing with. Writers did EVERYTHING possible to isolate Blair, excuse me, CLAIRE and Dan into their own world, lame sex life and all, apart from their friends and former lovers with brand new personalities and habits, and audience was supposed to buy this romance as REAL AND ORGANIC? Are you kidding me Safran? You assumed your audience was stupid and the end result was a disastrous season 5 that ALMOST cancelled the show.

I won't even attempt to discuss Serena, Chuck and Nate - the guest stars of Season 5. Serena has lost every purpose, Chuck and his NEVERENDING, BORING family issues and Nate just being Natefused all the time, again without any real storyline. Non Judging Breakfast is no more.

Season 6 will be the FINAL season of Gossip Girl. I will tune in because...I just have to, ok? I can't quit you Gossip Girl. You ALMOST lost me completely, but I'm too weak. Is it October yet?
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Initial post: Aug 6, 2012 1:27:53 PM PDT
La Esmerelda says:
Perfect review. I couldn't agree more with everything you said!

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 12:29:59 PM PST
WOW I totally disagree with your review here. GG best season IS Season 5- with more juicy secrets, and even more events happening in the 6th season. I think that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but GG is still the BEST show ever created. Better than the books anyway...
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