Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.
The most fun part of the show is the planning n plotting which can give a run to most scripted reality shows. Its fun to see the plots upturned at the flick of a finger. It doesn't end till it actually ends. Common plotter in all the corners is Blair. Sometimes she is pitting against Jenny, sometimes Vanessa, and even her close ones Chuck and Serena. But many times the tide turns against her. Although Blair is the most pretentious one its Serena who takes the trophy for being most rebellious one. She always does her own thing without any consideration of others most of the times. Jenny is no less than her. Both of them might not be the most likeable characters.
Edit: After watching the full series I think less highly of the show now. Still addictive but with convoluted story lines it does lose its sheen. There was lot of competition in who goes to which university. But then later on we dont even see anyone going to any classes. Did they ever even pass? Then there were some twists only for shock effect. Unnecessary affairs between Rufus and Ivy and even more contrived to have it overridden by the one between William and Ivy. And then half hearted plot of hooking Dan and Blair together. They like to discuss intellectual things but she doesn't show any affection to him. For her he is powerless being only suited to do her errands like her minions. Almost sounds like she is a dog who needs someone to lead her n exert authority over her for her to like them. People who treat her with respect or are poor don't deserve her affection. In comparison Serena sounds much more down to earth. After a time I stopped counting how many step siblings Serena had. First Scott, then Charlie which also made Dan her step brother too in that they had a common sibling. Then just for a moment though Diana claims to be Chuck's mother and had been moving in his apartment in her lingerie hooking up with Nate. Not only that she still wants to have an affair with Nate. I wonder after so much history and jealousy and backstabbing how can these people still be friends with each other forget about loving each other. None of them had to pay actually for anything they did. Dan despite his humble background is no better in the end. He shows disdain towards Nelly who comes to speak to her. His role is not so different than his role in You, a psychotic guy. My most unlikeable character is that of Blair's by the shows end. She is utterly disdainful of poor people and has no respect for anyone. Show her some money and she is all yours. Grossly ostentatious and selfish. One hand she talks about being a strong woman and on the other easily gets played down by Chuck all the time.
But all in all its a fun show n highly entertaining to watch.
- Dec 7, 2020