Gossip Girl Season One

January 19, 2012


New York Magazine called Gossip Girl “The most awesomely awesome show ever”.

Gossip Girl season one is filled with secrets, lies, money, sex and gossip girl. Nobody knows who gossip girl is. All they know is that she keeps tabs on Manhattan’s elite teens and spreads gossip. In the first episode you meet Serena, a beautiful blonde returning from boarding school with huge secrets, one of them being that she slept with her best friend’s boyfriend. Blair was Serena’s best friend, until Serena left for boarding school with no explanation, leaving Blair heartbroken. Nate is Blair’s boyfriend, but slept with Serena, and is best friends with this guy Chuck. Chuck is a spoiled, inappropriate guy who is all about parties, money, drugs and sex. Then you meet Dan and Jenny, a brother and sister living in Brooklyn with their dad, just trying to get through life at their preppy high school.

Season one is filled with almost everything you can think of. There’s a budding romance between Serena and Dan. Serena and Blair have an explosive, on and off friendship after Blair learns that Serena slept with Nate. Blair tries to make everyone believe that her relationship with Nate is like a fairy tale, but is that a lie? Chuck sleeps around, causes fights, and enjoys non-stop parties. Jenny is introduced to the glamorous life of Serena and Blair, but can she take everything that comes along with it?

If you think that isn’t enough, there is pregnancy scares, break ups, lies and more. Gossip Girl is filled with suspense, happiness, anger and tears. Even though most of us are not lucky enough to have gone to an expensive preppy high school or have parents who own hotels and have more money than anyone needs, you can still relate to the show. Many of the characters are very well off and live very overly dramatic lives, but they deal with a lot of the same struggles as normal teenagers and young adults.

Season one started September 19, 2007 to May 19, 2008, and consists of 18 episodes. The show stars Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Blake Lively (Serena Van Der Woodsen), Penn Badgley (Dan Humphrey), Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass), Kelly Rutherford (Lily Van Der Woodsen), Matthew Settle (Rufus Humphrey), and Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey). The show is based on of the Gossip Girl books written by Cecily von Ziegesar. I had tried reading the first book of the series back in high school, and I had trouble getting into it. Now that I’ve been watching the show for years (the show is now in season 5), I wouldn’t mind trying to read the first book again to see if I would like it now.

Gossip Girl is one of those shows that is best to watch each week, because there is always a lot happening in each episode. It is similar to Desperate Housewives and One Tree Hill in the way that the show has a lot of drama which will make you want to watch every single week. If you haven’t watched Gossip Girl before, try renting or watching the first season online. It’s a great show, I’d rate it a 9 out of 10.

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