Gossip Girl 2021
Start writing a post

Gossip Girl 2021

I am in no way saying I could have created a better Gossip Girl... Actually, I am.

Gossip Girl 2021

When I first heard of the Gossip Girl remake, I was excited, very excited. We all had a tough year and what could be better than a revival of one of our favorite shows. Gossip Girl did its job as a teen television drama: distract you from your own life and made you far too interested in the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite. (see what I did there ;) The new Gossip Girl does the opposite of that. There are storylines so boring that make me want to fill out my Study Abroad application that I've been neglecting since June. In reality, not that boring but you get the idea.

The casting is all over the place. Some actors embody their character extremely well, see Jordan Alexander as Julien Calloway, Thomas Doherty as Max Wolfe, or Zion Moreno as Luna La. While others such as Jonathan Fernandez as Zoya's dad (I have no idea what his character is named), Tavi Gevinson as Kate Keller, and Evan Mock as Aki completely butcher every scene. I will say that I am rather impressed with the ages of some of the actors as Whitney Peak who plays Zoya is only 18 and the Emily Alyn Lind, the actress who plays Audrey is only 19. But the performances some of these actors are giving are horrendous. With an HBO Budget and Carla Hall (that still confuses me) I am very disappointed. Zoya's dad speaks like a robot, Aki puts as much energy into a scene as I put in clearing out my inbox, and Kate Keller's voice makes me physically upset. Also, I understand the significance of having Tavi Gevinson play the role of Gossip Girl, however, she is still awful. The other actors are fine but not one actor in the entire show is genuinely good.

I would like this show better if it was not titled Gossip Girl and was not affiliated with Gossip Girl. There is genuinely no point for Gossip Girl, except maybe in the first episode. The number of plot holes within the storyline of "Gossip Girl" itself is horrendous. Also, the entire point is for "Gossip Girl" to be this ruthless truth sayer who ruins lives, and this Instagram account focuses on kindness and social justice. I get where they were trying to go with this but it was executed completely wrong. The teachers make themselves insufferable leaving you to want them all to be fired.

Gossip Girl has always had a way to make you hate the "good guys" and love the villains. If you liked the Humphreys and Vanessa more than Chuck and Blair then you are the problem. The show, both times, tries to create these "relatable" lower economic class characters which just became crybabies and make you side more with the power-hungry villains. The show is supposed to center around greed, wealth and now it's centered on infographics. The only characters I genuinely like are somehow the villains: Aubrey, Max, Monique, and Luna. Julien's dad is sexy so he gets a free pass on his horrible acting.

We don't want to see this influencer-activist nonsense. We want to see affairs, extreme drug use, and daddy issues. If it were up to me? A 2021 Gossip Girl would involve the better girls wearing Staud and Laligne at Lola Taverna judging the ones at Baby Brasa wearing Zara.

xoxo, Gossip Girl.

Report this Content
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments