I just got done watching the second season of Gossip Girl on dvd. I LOVE Gossip Girl. The clothes, the feuding, the backstabbing, Ed Westwick, the love triangles, Ed Westwick.... This week I also caught the first episode of The Vampire Diaries (which was a little lackluster, and copied stories from about every other vampire story ever).
After watching both of these in short order, there was one thing that I had to wonder about: exactly how old are these characters?
They're supposed to be in high school, but apparently they all go to "I talk, dress, and carry myself like I'm 30" high school. It's really no wonder that adults watch these shows because none of the characters act the age they're supposed to be.
The only show I've seen where people act like high schoolers is The Hills, which is weird, because those girls actually are adults.
I sort of feel like Dawson's "Everyone's a Philosopher" Creek did this to teenage programming, but maybe I'm imagining things. This isn't really a complaint, I'm just saying....