Posts Tagged ‘Teen Angst’

New Season of Gossip Girl: The Best Way to Relive the High School Experience You Never Had

September 3, 2008

Oh Gossip Girl, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. CW’s flagship show is back and more shallow than ever. And no, I don’t mean those ruthless teenage Shakespeares professing their deepest, darkest desires on camera aided by expository voice-over. I’m talking about the shallow waters surrounding the Hamptons: setting for the second season premiere of America’s favorite OC replacement! Yes! While the first season left me craving more expensive Ext. Night shot Manhattan soirees and 10 million dollar Central Park loft Guitar Hero parties, I found myself quite content settling on a Vitamin Water sponsored, sooooooo appropriate White (on, not after) Labor Day mixer. The gang was all there, even Little J’s won’t-hit-puberty-for-at-least-5 years ex, Eric (played by first time actor Connor Paolo). This show’s got it all. But the question remains: why do we watch?