The new CW show Gossip Girl (based on a series of novels of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar) is set to become the new OC, following the lives of some very privileged teens, but instead of Newport Orange County...the setting is now Manhattans Upper East Side. With its pretty looking cast, expensive clothes...throw in some sex, lies...expensive liquor and haha...rock and roll ;)...I'm sure this will be many viewer's guilty pleasure just as the OC had been.
The story: Well it follows a couple of privileged prep school teens, mainly Blair and Serena and their group of friends. With Serena's sudden departure to boarding school about a year ago, Blair is now the most popular girl in school plus she's also the girlfriend of the hottest boy in school, Nate...her perfect plans are set. But Serena suddenly comes back and enrolls back in school just as sudden as she had left and Blair's plans start to fall apart as Nate starts to eye Serena. There's also that lingering question of what had happened between Serena and Nate just before she left. And now that she's back...we can be sure that things will unravel and drama will ensue.
Now the way the whole story is told to us is through a blog...yes a blog...and the author...an anonymous that goes by the name Gossip Girl...narrated by Kirsten Bell(Veronica Mars) in a very gossip queen tone. And hey you can even check out the blog here. Ingenious isn't it...in a day where almost everyone is into blogging...I'm sure this novelty will appeal to many and will contribute to some its success...but was it successful in reeling in viewers?...check out the ratings for its pilot episode here. I've actually seen a few previews posted online and I think the pilot looks good...sure there's some similarities with the OC...some outcasts there, a father who doesn't fit into the rich privileged world, the rich popular girl going out with the outcast...still I am interested and want to see the face off between Serena and Blair....oohh...Drama...Actually I think the series is going to be rather fun, nothing serious with its over the top characters,plenty of eye candy, fabulously expensive fashion...and just plain juicy gossip...I do hope it reaches here soon.
For now check out the links below to satisfy your Gossip Girl fix.
Gossip Girl CW website
Gossip Girl Central
Gossip Girl Report
Gossip Girl Online
Gossip Girl Online.Net
Gossip Girl Insider