Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why can't I break up with "Gossip Girl"?

So can we all agree that "Gossip Girl" kind of bites this season? I mean, is it just me, or has nearly every single storyline been a rehash of something that's happened before. We've had a Serena-Blair falling out, which happens at least once a season. We've had Jenny become so obsessed with being Queen that she loses herself and becomes an insufferable bitch (hello, season one!). We've had Serena in inappropriate hook-ups; Dan struggling with a girlfriend whose social status outpaces his own; the Humphreys struggling with their change in social status. Blah, blah, blah. Snore, snore, snore.
Even last night's "controversial" threesome was a giant snooze, consisting of little more than a few smooches and some morning-after spooning. Yes, the three-way in question did include former teen queen Hilary Duff, so it was probably supposed to be scandalous, but it did nothing for me.
In fact, with the exception of Ed Westwick's still-awesome performance as Chuck Bass, this season has done much for me at all.
And yet...I'm sticking with it. I honestly have no idea why. I can see where the stories are headed ("Vanessa struggles with her feelings for Dan -- again!" "Jenny suffers public humiliation as a result of her haughtiness -- again!" "Serena acts like a skank -- again!) and I don't know if I can sit through it.
Yet I just can't delete it from my DVR. I don't know what it is. I feel like I have to see where this is going, even though I kind of know where it's going. It's this masochistic thing where I feel like I can't possibly give the show up until every single glimmer of enjoyment is gone. I'm close, but I'm not there yet.
There are still moments where "Gossip Girl" manages not to stink, like when Vanessa admitted she'd never been in a threesome before -- even though no one actually ASKED whether she'd been in a threesome before. Or Serena and Blair's admittedly sweet reconciliation in the elevator. But the show is losing me.
And if it keeps up the repetitive stories, I could be gone for good.


author said...

I am going through the same thing...but maybe finding it a little easier. I didn't watch last week and just earlier tonight but this week's on as I was opening mail. Maybe I'll fast forward to the threesome. And Jenny is the new Serena with the way she dresses. Eric is a bore!

Robert said...

Never watched Gossip Girl. Is it actually good? Certainly can't compare to Mad Men...

MsRaeNYC said...

Well, I have to agree with you mostly, but for some reason, I refuse to not watch GG. Lil J has grown to be one of those characters I can't even stand, but I actually like Dan much more now than I did before...

Nate is still great eye candy but as far as his story lines go--meh.

I still detest Vanessa (somebody kill her off already, and bring back Bart Bass), Blair I can take or leave, and Chuck is growing on me. Even little Van der Woodsen is getting into the game!

The threesome was disappointing...but what did I really expect?