Cry count: 0
Okay ... so this show was not on my "Fall line-up", but I didn't know any thing about this coming on until about four days ago. I ended up reading the series (or some of it) Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, it held my attention for a bit, I really like the actress Blake Lively who plays the lead good girl/bad girl(??) Serena Van de Woodsen, and it's written or directed or produced or something by the guy that did the O.C. (which I loved pre Marisa death)
It seems like the premise of the show is like any high school meets rich people show. Private school students ... doing way more stuff than I ever did in high school ... and getting away with everything. Just another one of those "oh poor me ... I'm rich but I still have problems" type affairs. However, it held my attention for the hour long broadcast ... and I plan on coming back for more next Wednesday. ((This means that my Wednesday schedule is going to be even MORE packed))
Serena (Or S as we will refer to her in true Gossip Girl form) is back from boarding school, much to the surprise of her old friends ... and everyone else in the town. S left in a hurry, telling no one where she was going or why (including her best friend Blair) and came back in the same fashion. She was the typical bad girl ... underage drinking, affairs with her friend B's boyfriend, and other dirt that hasn't quite been dug up yet. Surprise Surprise ... she comes back completely different, trying not to get wasted drunk, trying to re-patch the damage that her leaving caused her friends, and even making new (cuter) friends in the process.
One big mistake ... she never told B that she slept with her boyfriend (Nathan, or N).
B is shocked, and not very excited about seeing S come back into their lives ... she had always had a huge suspicion that S & N had a thing for each other and after N denies her sex attempt and spills the beans ... it's a war path.
As for the cute new friends ... there's Jenny & Dan (J & D) who seem to be something like the out casts that get a second chance. J did the invitations for B's party, therefore got invited ... and D just happened to be in the right place at the right time and ended up with a date with the coveted S. (The girl that he has crushed on since probably kindergarten)
There wouldn't be a show by the creator's of the O.C. without a sex scandal ... and besides N cheating on B with S ... N's friend Chuck (C) is the ultimate snake ... and tries to get with J during the Kiss on the Lips Party. Bad move, C.
J & D have a very close relationship for brothers and sisters that are that close in age ... and D comes to her rescue just as soon as his phone dings from the emergency text. Cutting the date short, S & D rush off to the party to save J from the evil C. Finding J & C on the roof, with C ignoring the poor J's protests ... D punches the guy in the face and S, D, & J head off in a cab.
But not before the ominous plot by C & B ... with a saddened N looking on.
I sure hope that they don't end up having two characters with the same first letter ... or this might get even more confusing!!
Like I mentioned, this seems like it's going to be a good show. The cast seems good, the story line is decently solid, and the plot line is just sinful enough to keep my attention.
Check it out if you haven't already ... and if you have ... well, you know what to do.
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