Last night, GOSSIP GIRL hit the big time. And by ‘big time,’ I of course am referring to the fact that this TV Addict is officially ready to proclaim GOSSIP GIRL his favorite new show of the season.
The Thanksgiving themed episode was actually Thanksgiving squared. Offering up a tasty look at this year’s uber awkward Thanksgiving dinner at the Humphrey loft [Rufus and Lily's past comes back to haunt them], the Waldorf Estate [Blair's dad's run off to Europe with a Man] and the Archibald Mansion [Nate's Dad has issues]. Complete with flashbacks to Thanksgiving pasts — featuring a very drunk Serena and very hungry Blair.
So why did the episode rock? For lack of a better word, something finally clicked. This TV Addict stopped passively watching the show and genuinely started to care about these characters. No really, the TV Addict tips his hat [or is it remote?] to the GOSSIP GIRL writers [Go WGA!]. Who over the course of a season have truly transformed ‘S’ and ‘B’ from rich and snobby caricatures to fully realized characters with real problems. Apparently, having endless amounts of money, power and good looks may really not be all that it’s cracked up to be.
Don’t believe me, find out for yourself tonight at 9PM on the new [still new?] CW.