If you haven't seen the last few episodes of Gossip Girl (and care!), you might want to skip past this post!
I'll start out by saying that I do like Gossip Girl. And the first two seasons I watched on dvd, and watched in about two days.
This season, eh, it's okay. Some of the story lines seem like throwaway ideas, and I've written before about some of the very unrealistic aspects of GG, but this season seems to be pushing it even further. For instance,
1. Jenny - 16-year-old-high-schooler-still-living-with-her-parents-Jenny - continues to be dressed like a 40-year old prostitute who hangs out in the seedier parts of Miami.
Now that she's hooked up with a Euro Trash drug dealer (GG's words, not mine!), it's only a matter of time before she's doing lines off the toilet seat in some posh restaurant.
2. And speaking of wardrobe issues, Serena (who has, without the benefit of education or experience, somehow wrangled a PR job at a US Congressional office) is even more frequently being dressed like a high-class call girl. This is what she wore for a day at the office:
... granted, I have never worked for a congressman, but I suspect that coming into work in a skintight mini dress with bright red fishnets would not be looked on kindly.
Also, did anyone else think it a tad odd that immediately after winning election to office, the (supposed) ultra ethical congressman-elect thought the first and smartest thing he should do was have a martini with an 18-year old in a public bar? Hmmm....
3. Vanessa is going about her....adfafsfdvcxbgsG.
Sorry, I fell asleep at the computer. I don't know what real function Vanessa has on the show and she gets the most boring story lines ever.
4. Dan and Nate have sort of turned into the same character, but since neither C.C. or P.B. could act much to begin with, it doesn't really matter, does it?
5. Blair and Chuck. Ah, a bit of relief, at last. These two continue to smolder, plot, and smolder some more. Do little fires start all over the set when they film their scenes?
Perhaps we could all suggest that GG just become the Blair & Chuck show -- I would absolutely still watch that.
The third season is also where The O.C. started to go seriously downhill as well. Perhaps after two seasons, Josh Schwartz should just pass the creative buck onto someone else?