Senior year! Along this comes with the stresses of prom, graduation and applying for college along with the usual scandals, secrets, drama, romances, shifting alliances, and money issues. Gossip Girl comes at you a mile a minute. It is in no way realistic, but always enterataining.
Most of us cannot relate to most aspects of the lives of the characters depicted here. But they are sure fun to watch. Realism is not what they are going for. Rather it is glitz, glamour, fashion, wealth, and romance. The Upper East Siders here like Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester), Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively), Nate Archibald (played by Chace Crawford), and Chuck Bass (played by Ed Westwick) rub elbows with Brooklynites Dan (played by Penn Badgley) and Jenny Humphrey (played by Taylor Momsen) along with their friend Vanessa (played by Jessica Szhor) . The clashing cultures/economic situations make for some rather artificial in nature drama. Besides debating between Yale and Brown or settling for NYC, you get Fashion Week, summer in the Hamptons and a student production of a Edith Wharton play. Never a dull moment for this group of seniors.
Season two continues with the on again, off again relationships of Chuck and Blair and Dan and Serena. Subplots include Lily (played by Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (played by Matthew Settle) reexploring love, Jenny trying to strike out on her own in the fashion industry, Nate dealing with his family’s financial ruin, Blair trying her darndest to get into Yale, Eleanor Waldorf (played by Margaret Colin) finding love again, and the return of Georgina (played by Michelle Trachtenberg). Plus there is also Blair’s lovable maid, Dorota (played by Zuzanna Szadkowski).
You can turn your brain off and enjoy the escapism! Strangely addictive.
-Jenny’s Fashion Music Video
-5th Ave. Meets Gossip Girl
-Faces Behind the Design
-Gossip Girl: Chasing Dorota