It's Time to Close Up Shop, Gossip Girl

Dear Gossip Girl,
I’m going to put this bluntly: it’s time to call it quits.
I say this not because I hate you but because I used to love you. Once upon a time you were the highlight of my Monday night, rivaling even The Bachelor for the most sacred spot in my heart. You were funny and entertaining and Upper East Side style scandalous without being ridiculous. (For future reference, here’s a barometer: Blair sleeping with Chuck in the back of his limo? Okay. Chuck trading Blair and her services to his Uncle in exchange for is hotel? Not okay. Thinly veiled drug references? Okay. Chuck openly talking about his coke habit in last week’s episode? Not okay.) Your characters were fresh and unique, and not completely overpowered by guest stars, and everybody had a plot. I mean, really, all Nate does now is make out with guest stars.
Maybe if you stuck to your original formula you wouldn’t have to drop both Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr, two regulars that have been there from the beginning. Now, I can understand Taylor Momsen; that girl went off the slutty deep end. But Vanessa? Jessica Szohr is a gorgeous girl and an amazing role model. What did she ever do to you? Except turn into an evil, annoying character. Which is all your fault.
I think these latest developments signal only one thing. This show has run it’s course. It’s time to call it a day, Gossip Girl.  Close up your doors and end the series, before you become just another One Tree Hill.
A concerned former  fan.

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