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Is anyone watching this? Kristen Bell narrates!

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 01:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Didn't realize it started tonight. Will have to download instead.

milo z, Thursday, 20 September 2007 01:30 (thirteen years ago) link

WHO WANTS THE BOOKS?

Laurel, Thursday, 20 September 2007 01:31 (thirteen years ago) link

FUCK THIS SHOW FOR CUTTING THE TOP MODEL PREMIERE IN HALF.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 20 September 2007 01:32 (thirteen years ago) link

okay I'm totally going to be addicted to this show.

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 02:01 (thirteen years ago) link

i have no idea what this is
don't make me go to the internet, plus it'll be better if people just explain it here with words and maybe pictures

rrrobyn, Thursday, 20 September 2007 02:55 (thirteen years ago) link

okay, well, I don't know anything about the books but it's kind of like Cruel Intentions, but serialized? (didn't they already make a show like that?)

set at a schmancy Manhattan private school, it's about, you know, high school drama, with the added stress of being very rich and beautiful. the central formal conceit is that what the show is about is being reported on a gossip blog kept by anonymous "gossip girl"=Kristen Bell voiceover.

do you want me to recap the first episode, rrrobyn?

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 02:58 (thirteen years ago) link

this is Serena:

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/gossip-girl/gallery/101/images/c/0002/cw-gossipgirl-genericshow-gl-17_007031-312e41-500x280.jpg

she's the former bad girl who skipped town under mysterious circumstances and has just returned in time for school to start. everyone is apparently in love with her.

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:01 (thirteen years ago) link

oh, wait, here's a full cast photo:

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/gossip-girl/gallery/101/images/c/0002/cw-gossipgirl-genericshow-gl-07_006724-c9248b-500x280.jpg

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:01 (thirteen years ago) link

I swear the show is at least a little better than that picture makes it look!

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:02 (thirteen years ago) link

hmm
i think i will pass on this, as much as i love shows about highschool
is it funny in any way?

they all look like dicks

rrrobyn, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

i miss the o.c.

rrrobyn, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

funny doesn't seem to be its main investment. it's sort of serious and arch at the same time. moments of clever dialogue and the acting is pretty good (except for the date rapist guy who is totally ridiculous.)

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

the ones who don't come off as dicks are former bad girl Serena and slightly less rich dude Dan.

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Serena looks cuet

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

she is the blonde girl from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. shut up.

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 03:07 (thirteen years ago) link

the whole blogging thing about this is kind of stupid and annoying. but kristin bell sounds just like laurie anderson when she says "xo xo"

akm, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Like many shows that are on TV, I'd love to watch this one.

jaymc, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I saw the first half, and I was wondering if Jaymc caught it (it's written by the creator of the O.C.). I like that Serena character a lot, so that's enough to keep me involved.

Eazy, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:23 (thirteen years ago) link

I would watch this, but I can't, because it will be cancelled :(.

svend, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Nah, it's on the CW. That guarantees at least a full season.

milo z, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:28 (thirteen years ago) link

you'd think it'd have a built-in audience, too, because the books are pretty popular, right?

am I ever going to get tired of watching shows set in high school?

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:36 (thirteen years ago) link

i would probably watch this randomly if i came across it, but, like antm, i will never be home to see it :\

tehresa, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:37 (thirteen years ago) link

It was a good one to watch on the treadmill at the gym tonight. With all kinds of racy commercials, too.

Eazy, Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:39 (thirteen years ago) link

xxpost Those books are extremely popular. Esp with late teens/early twentysths.

The guy in the pic, at the bottom, looks extremely familiar.

stevienixed, Thursday, 20 September 2007 06:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I was wondering if Jaymc caught it

Nope, I had band practice. (And actually, twice-a-week band practice makes me forget that TV even exists on nights when I do happen to be home.)

jaymc, Thursday, 20 September 2007 06:18 (thirteen years ago) link

i have band practice twice a week and i don't forget the existence of tv
and i don't even have a tv

rrrobyn, Thursday, 20 September 2007 14:59 (thirteen years ago) link

the guy dan is the new jesse bradford.

mizzell, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:03 (thirteen years ago) link

hoping there will be an encore presentation.

carne asada, Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:05 (thirteen years ago) link

The new CW lineup is... surprisingly... solid-looking. WTF.

Will M., Thursday, 20 September 2007 15:39 (thirteen years ago) link

i miss the o.c.

-- rrrobyn, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:06 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

soulmate <3<3<3

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

actually, ive read these gossip girl books and im quite a fan of blair. i havent seen the premiere yet. recorded it though.
the guys look like idiots in those photos but theyre pretty much idiots in the books too. i hope they dont censor the drugs etc for the tv

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

oh and i hope they keep blairs bulmia as an accepted thing instead of making it an afterschool special type lesson.

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I AM GOING OT A REPRINT MTG TO DECIDE HOW MANY COPIES OF THESE BOOKS TO PRINT. PLS WATCH SHOW AND GO BUY THEM*.

*Or email me.

Laurel, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:55 (thirteen years ago) link

*bulimia

waht does that mean, laurel?

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i hope they dont censor the drugs etc for the tv
so far chuck smokes a lot of weed and serena appears to have a drinking problem.

mizzell, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:57 (thirteen years ago) link

they show date rapist dude smoking weed constantly. but he is a date rapist, so I guess they're saying weed is bad.

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

weed always make me want to rape too

carne asada, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

ha!

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

is chuck gay yet?

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

omg sunny, no!

horseshoe, Thursday, 20 September 2007 17:59 (thirteen years ago) link

oo..spoilerz! SORRY

sunny successor, Thursday, 20 September 2007 18:03 (thirteen years ago) link

ok i watched this

rrrobyn, Saturday, 22 September 2007 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't like the narration but i could get into the show
obv has same structure as the o.c. but sadly is not set in california and is lacking in peter gallagher

rrrobyn, Saturday, 22 September 2007 18:32 (thirteen years ago) link

oh how i long for those eyebrows

tehresa, Saturday, 22 September 2007 18:37 (thirteen years ago) link

The actress who plays Blair was driving me crazy, looking like some hybrid of Rory and Lyla from Friday Night Lights. And then I looked her up and found out she was Debbie, girlfriend of Behrooz "you are not your father's son" on 24, and Carrie Bishop on Veronica Mars. I can finally rest easy now.

Yerac, Saturday, 22 September 2007 18:42 (thirteen years ago) link

i felt like all the characters looked like other people! or like people on the oc! felt dizzy for the first 25 min b/c of it

after watching this i watched the last couple of eps from s6 of degrassi. that show owns

rrrobyn, Saturday, 22 September 2007 18:50 (thirteen years ago) link

how do the books work? i've been searching on amazon.co.uk but it's CONFUSING as idon't know which one is the first. or are they not serialized (???)?

stevienixed, Saturday, 22 September 2007 19:32 (thirteen years ago) link

this is from wiki, nath:

1. Gossip Girl
2. You Know You Love Me
3. All I Want Is Everything
4. Because I'm Worth It
5. I Like It Like That
6. You're the One That I Want
7. Nobody Does It Better
8. Nothing Can Keep Us Together
9. Only In Your Dreams
10. Would I Lie to You?
11. Don't You Forget About Me
12. It Had To Be You (Set to be released October 2, 2007)

somewhere around number 7 or 8 the jenny character branches off into her own series "IT girl" set in some kind of new england prep boarding school.

sunny successor, Sunday, 23 September 2007 13:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh thanks! After I made my post, I realizeds: Just wiki that shit, stupid Nath!
I think I managed to put the compendium (?) in my Amazon basket. Can't resist these books! :-)

stevienixed, Sunday, 23 September 2007 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

can't believe she turned nate down

oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Thursday, 3 December 2009 03:10 (eleven years ago) link

lawl

Lamp, Thursday, 3 December 2009 03:22 (eleven years ago) link

i cant even tell wtf this show is abt n.e. more

Lamp, Thursday, 3 December 2009 03:22 (eleven years ago) link

^^yes!!

coz (webinar), Thursday, 3 December 2009 10:18 (eleven years ago) link

lolcollege

tehresa, Thursday, 3 December 2009 10:33 (eleven years ago) link

uh, nate and serena are the hottest couple on tv, like, ever

Do you love me now? (surm), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 21:02 (eleven years ago) link

But what about the abandonment of "Karen Finley" mentioning gal

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:21 (eleven years ago) link

I've never seen GG and I never watched the OC, but I looked forward to watching the 'L.A. in the 80s' spin-off "Lily," (starring Brittany Snow and tom Cruise-impersonator Miles Fisher). Why on earth was this not picked up by the CW?

Cunga, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 23:08 (eleven years ago) link

Because GG hardly does great in the ratings dept already so a spinoff ended up not making a lot of $en$e to CW

musically, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 03:12 (eleven years ago) link

Ah, i see.

But then why commission a spin-off pilot to start? That's like beginning the human cloning process before remembering that the person being cloned has an IQ of 78.

Cunga, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 04:23 (eleven years ago) link

Gossip Girl started off strong, and I imagine crafting that episode probably had a longer lead time than average. And at the very least it was a buzz-worthy GG ep (I didn't watch the show at that time but was hearing all about it).

musically, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 04:40 (eleven years ago) link

it was fine as an episode, not particularly whatever

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 04:46 (eleven years ago) link

and i think GG is strong at this time, in terms of quality -- it had a definite bullshit phase last season

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 04:46 (eleven years ago) link

Doesn't the exec producer of GG (the same guy who did the OC - Josh Schwartz - thanks, Wikipedia) always do this, where he'll have this buzz-worthy show that is much talked about and occasionally riveting but then it starts a steep decline way too soon? Wasn't that the problem with the OC? Didn't that shows' second season have a bullshitty phase, too?

Cunga, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 04:56 (eleven years ago) link

yes

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:00 (eleven years ago) link

but i don't know if that one ever got better

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:01 (eleven years ago) link

Last season of The OC was the second best of the series.

Mordy, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:26 (eleven years ago) link

fuck u

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:36 (eleven years ago) link

haha just kidding xo

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:36 (eleven years ago) link

imho. The series really improved after they killed Mischa Barton.

Mordy, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:45 (eleven years ago) link

mischa barton's a fuckup with no skillz. sad thing about her recently cancelled "the beautiful life" . . . .

Do you love me now? (surm), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 05:49 (eleven years ago) link

shes so nice to look at though

drinking coke in the kitchen with a kid that doesnt know his n (sunny successor), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 21:21 (eleven years ago) link

the oc went to shit after the novelty of how improbably beautiful mischa barton is wore off

plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:37 (eleven years ago) link

Improbably beautiful? Were her parents hideous monsters?

Cunga, Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:41 (eleven years ago) link

that sandy guy was memorably gross

plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:44 (eleven years ago) link

keeeeerstin was hot though

plaxico (I know, right?), Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:45 (eleven years ago) link

Improbable, but not impossible, it seems.

Cunga, Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:46 (eleven years ago) link

summer kicked everyone's ass though, no question

Do you love me now? (surm), Thursday, 10 December 2009 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

that last season of the oc where mischa barton's pothead sister showed up was pretty good iirc

Lamp, Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:51 (eleven years ago) link

the real problem w/gg btw is that is seems to want to make the old ppl the moral center of the show but is unaware of loathsome and boring and terrible they are

Lamp, Thursday, 10 December 2009 19:53 (eleven years ago) link

wait so was that chuck's mom?

tehresa, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 02:46 (eleven years ago) link

That is what she is gonna say in March when the show comes back.

svend, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 03:46 (eleven years ago) link

The third season of The O.C. was the shitty season. It rebounded a bit for the fourth and final, but it was too late by that point.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 04:04 (eleven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Downloaded the second season of Gossip Girl - so weird how it wanted to be OC East, I think, but missed out on everything that made everyone in The OC likable (or interesting, at the least). Blake Lively and Leighton Meester are v. v. pretty, tho.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 15 November 2010 21:22 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Speaking of The O.C., I never knew anything about this idea:

There were plans to turn the show into something of a reverse spin-off. Schwartz being the creative force behind the television series Gossip Girl planned to release a spin-off entitled Valley Girls, originally to premiere in the fall of 2009. Schwartz wanted to tie in the younger versions of the characters from both The O.C. and the principals from Valley Girls to establish a continuity with Gossip Girl.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 February 2011 20:29 (ten years ago) link

blair and dan!

i like lucy (surm), Monday, 7 February 2011 20:30 (ten years ago) link

LILY - omg the episode of lily's downfall was my fav episode

i like lucy (surm), Monday, 7 February 2011 20:31 (ten years ago) link

(not bc i dislike lily - i think kelly rutherford is aMAYzing on this show - just a great ep)

i like lucy (surm), Monday, 7 February 2011 20:31 (ten years ago) link

schwartz-verse

Mordy, Monday, 7 February 2011 20:58 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

I'm unsure about this new one on three listens yet, but the song where Mark constantly rhymes about Gossip Girl plotlines is pretty LOL.

― Michael F Gill, Friday, November 4, 2011 11:51 PM (1 week ago

New song by the Mark E. Smith and the Fall

curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 November 2011 07:05 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

So that was a painfully bad episode.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:05 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

catching up with the last three episodes - it's not as bad as it was toward the middle of the season.

also, Leighton Meester just gets more amazing looking

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 13 April 2012 02:33 (nine years ago) link

eight months pass...

series finale

anyone else bother watching?

gyac, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 23:28 (eight years ago) link

YES. What did you think, single other ILX viewer?

I know objectively speaking that the show is terrible, but it's me and and my partner's comfort viewing, and we'll both quite miss it.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:37 (eight years ago) link

otm ^^

just1n3, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:19 (eight years ago) link

Yes, it was completely terrible, but I loved the final episode in a ridiculous way.

The ending is incredibly awful (and dark!) though, but if they were going to do the reveal I suppose it made sense in a fucked-up way.

I was reminded of when it was great/watchable (s1, s2) and that was about the most I could expect from the finale.

gyac, Friday, 21 December 2012 17:56 (eight years ago) link

was really happy that lily ended up with scheming jerk ex

mh, Friday, 21 December 2012 19:10 (eight years ago) link

poor pretty Nate, after all that trouble trying to uncover Gossip Girl's identity, he doesn't even get to find out for himself.

I'm gonna miss Georgina the most.

Roz, Friday, 21 December 2012 19:28 (eight years ago) link

Biggest surprise of the six seasons -- Liz Hurley was actually pretty great in this show. I mean, wooden as fuck, but somehow great nonetheless.

My favourite period of this show was the second season, when every episode it was Blair or Chuck doing the "I love you," "We can't do this now" conversation, and even thought they did it every bastard episode, it was somehow ALWAYS HEARTBREAKING.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 23 December 2012 21:58 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

oh wait is this where I post the trailer for the new one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsah5yCzh-U

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 10 June 2021 23:35 (five days ago) link


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