Being a fan of film and TV shows, I'm always on the lookout for good stuff to watch (and follow). Regular readers know I'm a "Gossip Girl" fan. Every now and again a television program comes along that attracts a following but has a particular nature or quality that
Last night's episode was perfect from an artistic standpoint. Filmed a few weeks back during the New York City "snowstorm," it advances the series as the main characters live out the last few months left in their Senior year at High School. I'm not sure how many new eps are in the can, but if you are a fan, enjoy them now!
If you have to catch up, Season 1 is available on DVD, and true to the innovative tone the show has set, there was a commercial for a new Verizon "videophone" which also made a guest appearance within the context of the evening's episode! (When GG began, as a book, the author's vision of the Gossip Girl website and twitter-like cellphone network connecting the site to the characters hadn't yet actually happened in "real time" on the real internet!)
Each week, New York Magazine's website carries a synopsis of the current episode, which gets enhanced by the hour as more and more readers check in and leave comments. It's fun to read, and it's happening right now.
From NYMag's analysis:
Jenny struggled to remain true to her Humphrey-ness in the face of peer and adult pressure, and Blair continued to be torn between the happy-go-lucky golden retriever that is Nate and her animal attraction to Chuck, the fun but dangerous pit bull. "He would almost be scary if he wasn't wearing plaid," Dan remarks, of the latter.I agree with the L.A. Times Blog observation that the ep's "last 15 minutes were a doozy."
Previously: WHY GOSSIP GIRL?
Two or three or ten years you'll look back and fondly remember. Funny thing is, when the next show like Gossip Girl arrives, it'll be just the same: it will have gone on for awhile before people stop and say "hey, this is cool, I like it!" And just as quickly, it will be gone.
I liked the soundtrack in this week's episode, so of course, either I missed it or they didn't show the slide where they identify the artists and tracks which are usually found on the GG website...
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So, you're into blogging, microblogging, 15 minutes of fame... perhaps it is time to crank out your own glossy, baby! XOXO!