Friday, 9 May 2008
What a week,
illegally downloading and watching the three episodes but what I didn’t know was that Gossip Girl would become my new addiction, highly distracting me from my academic ambitions. Fast forward 4 days and I have marathoned(just made the word up) through 16 intriguing episodes.
The initial impression is that Gossip Girl is the east side version of the O.C, you know, cooked using the famous recipe consisting of an insecure lower middle class boy stepping into the upper class and stir things up by falling in love with a troubled brat who’s already in love with an hunk who has an enharmonic relationship with his father. If consuming that type of media makes you feel nauseous hold on to your bucket and don’t puke just yet.
Unlike the god given O.C which was about the dreamy life in Newport Coast, house parties in Malibu and CLK convertibles as Bar mitzvah gifts Gossip Girl has more substance. Behind the facade of the lavish life on the upper east side in NY lies a story about……….people! Relations are the center point of TV-series with conflicts, back stabbings, secrets and feuds many people can relate to regarding relationships with partners, friends, family and best friends of the opposite sex which might twist things up with your girlfriend. If Gossip Girl was a cake the base would be 7th Heaven, the berries would me Sunset Beach and the glazing on top would be the O.C. Surprisingly the produce of the TV-Series is josh Schwartz who happens to be the brain behind the O.C.
Since NY is the fashion capital of the