I am a Gossip Girl fanatic. I faithfully watched every episode and loved every moment of it (well almost every moment.)I admit the show had lost its spark somewhere in the midst of Season 4 when for some reason the writers decided to take away college and career prospects for these VERY young, wealthy and ambitious people and turn them into a cycle of never ending backstabbing & bed hopping cycle without any real purpose or character development. It became impossible to root for anyone or any couple at that point.
With that said, Season 6 had its questionable and downright hilarious moments such as never ending Chuck Bass family drama and Serena & Dan attempts to salvage the disaster that was their friendship and romantic relationship. But of course, it had its winning moments such as anything involving its main stars Chuck and Blair, zingers by Georgina and return of the one and only Uncle Jack.
Season 6 is laughable in parts, but its conclusion and five year flash forward was for lack of the better word, satisfying. I was genuinely happy to see a TV show conclude with lose ends tied up and conflict resolved because Gossip Girl was never meant to teach life lessons, provide moral scale or attempt to actually relate to average people. Everything about Gossip Girl always functioned on hyper reality for entertainment and fashion envy purpose.
The ending could have been much worse when you look at the last few seasons that descended into pure disaster. Season 6 somewhat cleaned up the mess and it concluded this crazy show I was obsessed with for years. My Monday nights will not be the same anymore.