Fall Frenzy: The Groove Tube – Gossip Girl

The Pitch: “S” (Serena), the most popular girl at a very prestigious Upper East-side private school, goes M.I.A. for a year. Her unannounced return complicates the lives of everyone around her, including BFF “B” (Blair)…

Sounds like: Cruel Intentions meets The O.C.

What I Liked: They’ve got the New York vibe down pretty good. And most of
the young cast shows promise: especially Penn Badgely (Dan) and Taylor Momsen (Jenny), as the underdog Humphrey kids.

What I Didn’t Like: Certain characters and storylines feel like reruns…

The Verdict: While the pilot has its moments, it seems like a “wait-and-see” show. Kristen Bell’s Carrie Bradshaw, Jr. voice-over as Gossip Girl is grating at times, and some of the characters are more like caricatures. But I’m willing to give Gossip Girl some time to find itself…

Sir Linksalot: Gossip Girl

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