Gossip Girl Recap: TV’s New Guilty Pleasure
09/20/2007 AT 06:00 AM EDT
As the two queen bees Serena and Blair struggle for power, the guys buzz around—all against a backdrop of parties, cocktails and furious text messaging. Remind you of The O.C., at least the first season of The O.C.? It should, it’s written by Josh Schwartz, the creator of the Fox teen drama. The premiere episode hints at much more gritty, maybe downright nasty drama. After all, can a one-time bad girl go good—for long? And what’s behind her self-imposed exile?
Maybe Blair’s mom captures the heart of the show best when she tells Blair: “You will never be more beautiful or thin or happy as you are right now. I just want you to make the most of it.” And from last night’s episode, Gossip Girl is living up to all its catty teen glory. –Aaron Parsley