The flick is set to premier this September and follows George and Serena Pemberton through the Depression era in North Carolina.
Wanna know what happened on this week's creation of Gossip Girl? Why don't you look up the word 'lamesauce' in the dictionary and get back at me. Didn't find anything? Well, it's time to petition Merriam-Webster, because that's the only word I can think of to describe the disappointment I feel for this show on a weekly basis. A girl can only be distracted with lace blazers and Nate smirks for so long before she totally gives up
I feel like a broken record (or more like my iPod with "Grenade" on repeat) for saying this again but yesterday's Gossip Girl was.....oh sorry, fell asleep there for a second. Yeah, it was blah. And I was bored.
When Monday rolls around, I'm usually gathering all of the snacks I can find, burrowing into my couch, pulling a blanket to my chin, having a mini freak-out, and anticipating the glory that is Gossip Girl. Seriously, that television production has rendered me completely useless every Monday for nearly three years now. But, it's been a good run...Until now.
OK, let's get the best part of the show out of the way early, shall we? Blair pushed Rachel Zoe down, a fondue chocolate bowl fell on her head, and she said, "I die" in that deranged elf voice. And I trembled with glee. It was BANANAS. Not to mention, that was probably enough calories for Zoe for the week!
For some reason, I was under the impression that last night's Gossip Girl was the season finale. Imagine my horror, then, when the show ended and I thought I'd have to wait a whole 4 months to find out if Blair met Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building, if Nate and Jenny got. it. onnnnnn., and if Jenny then decided to pack up her extensions and haul ass out of New York.
Before I get into the real meat of last night's Gossip Girl episode, I have one thing to say: WHO TELLS A 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL THAT HER STEP-DAD IS CHEATING ON HER MOM WHO IS SICK WITH CANCER (or at least thinks she is) WHILE GRABBING HER COAT FROM THE COAT CHECK GUY???
I'd like to take this opportunity to give a big "welcome back!" to Gossip Girl's former glory. Maybe it's because last night's episode was going up against the NCAA National Championship game, but those writers pulled out all the stops and it was good. No, it was really effing good. It had more ups and downs than the game and it even brought me to tears at one point.
If I had to choose who I'd want to win in a boxing match between Jenny Humphrey and Jack Bass, I honestly don't think I'd be able to it. That would be like asking me to choose between rolling around naked with Joel McHale for an hour or getting 24 hours to eat as much Costco cake as I want without having to count the calories.
Everyone knows Gossip Girl is not real. Unlike "The Hills" and "The City," who try to play themselves off as reality, Gossip Girl is simply a scripted indulgence with a little over-the-top drama peppered in...every 5 seconds. Still, though, sometimes I'd like to think that this show, my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, maintains some semblance of what life is really like on the UES of NYC.
Holy hell. What. An. Episode! I laughed (while Dan was forced to watch porn... that was a lot of moaning), I cried (Sigh. Chuck.) and I got very, very angry. Gah! They fit so much into that teeny, little hour and I just had to pause the show to take it all in.... and get a snack.
It was like any Monday night around here. I came back from the gym, had a little dinner, did a little reading and gathered with the roomies to watch some Gossip Girl. There was the usual Jenny drama (homegirl is such a bitch!), some witty banter, a funny ploy by Chuck to get Serena and Blair to make up...and makeout, and ho-humness over at NYU.
Call me a sap all you want, but there were tears this week. Real ones. First they were tears of frustration and anger - crying because the scene that I have been anticipating for weeks, when Rufus and Lily finally discover that Scott is their son, was squished into some 15 second clip where Georgina walks by and breezily mentions it.