Gossip Girl Now More Important Than the Economy
No crap, guys. Sometime last year Amrit asked me if I watched Gossip Girl. He looked really sad when I said I did not, so I thought I’d get into it this season. I love this show, and I’m not sure why. I watched 90210 and Melrose Place when they were on but I’ve since moved on to better TV (Six Feet Under, Frasier, MSNBC, the Pick-Up Artist), not more soap operas. But I care, very deeply about what happens to Chuck Bass. Also, although I disliked Juno’s and Garden State’s alt-kid pandering, I really don’t mind when Gossip Girl is all like “GAWKER!” “RIZ-DEE!” “NEW YORK MAGAZINE DOESN’T USUALLY PUBLISH FICTION.” I’m usually like “This show gets me.” It’s like the aspirational-ness of 90210 found my Google Reader account. It’s like Chuck Bass is both Steve Sanders and Dylan McKay. Does “The Economy” has an effete badboy? Alan Greenspan doesn’t count.