Gossip Girl might be over, but don’t fret. It lives forever on the interwebs. And while my interest has dithered, in the last week I’ve fallen for it all over again. No, it’s not SVU (because that is an impossible comparison (that isn’t fair)) or Parenthood (again, not fair); it’s really just delicious, aspiring eye candy. I’ve been hopping around Netflix, and I find myself going, “Oh, B!” and “No, Serena, not again!”
So here we go: 5 reasons why I’m all over Gossip Girl, all over again.
Every episode has so much going on. And by “so much” I mean a ridiculously unbelievable web of ridiculously unbelievable events that snowball in to ridiculously unbelievable series of outcomes. I can never keep track of who is fighting, who is mending and when Jenny will be baby Jenny again? I love this thickening web of nonsense. It is better than sodoku! Now I know gossip is evil and you shouldn’t be talking about anyone, which is where Gossip Girl comes in; they do all the talking for you!
S and B
They are both not the nicest of girls, that’s a given. I love how they capitalize on opportunities to screw each other over. But Serena and Blaire (when they aren’t attacking each other) are so cute. They’re so comfortable with each other when they’re in their ”on” phases. I love their fashion talk woven in with topical insults. No other pair can blend blazer puns with New York City landmarks. It reminds me of the Dawson’s Creek kids and their SAT vernacular. It just flows so nicely.
Nate and Chuck
Not only are their plot lines awesomely ridiculous (who gives a teenager a hotel?), but the guys are so dashing. I mean, their looks just top it off. Chuck is a great diva and Nate… oh, poor Nate. He just wants to love. And yet he can’t seem to get out of his own way. He is not right for Blaire but he doesn’t seem to go for the right girl (oh my god, I hate Vanessa. That was so stupid I want to Men in Black mind erase it from my life). Remember when he was squatting in his parents foreclosed townhouse? That was silly. (I do feel bad for almost everyone in this show though. Their home lives don’t seem very pleasant. All of their parents’ faces are weird.)
Dan is so stupid, he deserves his own reason why I love GG. My relationship with Dan is complicated. I like that he’s down-to-earth, and a writer. But he kind of just annoys me sometimes because he’s a pushover. And so confused all the time! I have never seen someone be so unsure of everything. Same with Serena. It’s like, S, Dan is perfect for you! When will you realize this and stop screwing things up every few episodes?! Ugh. But, it’s okay. Dan’s looks make up for it all. Damn, this cast is just full of good looking people.
Lilly and Rufus
Parents? I’m listing parents? Well, yeah. Rufus is pretty cool. He was in a band, he is raising his kids in Brooklyn, and he wears a sweet choker necklace. So cool. And Lily? When she’s not busy pursuing her lips or planning some social gathering, I like her. I like that her and Rufus have history. It makes things interesting. UES Lilly and BKYN Rufus… so romanical.