Thursday, September 17, 2009

Theatrical Thursday

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Title: Gossip Girl Season 1
Claim to Fame: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester
Grade: A
Rating: TV-14
Gossip Girl is a delicious not-too-guilty pleasure, a visual feast of couture and perfectly coiffed hair. The elite high-schoolers of New York's Upper East Side throw red-carpet parties, live in five-star hotels, and plot dastardly deeds against each other. Their actions are reported--and often exposed--by an omniscient presence known as Gossip Girl (voiced by Kristen Bell), an anonymous Web master who posts updates via her blog and text messages to the student body. Her primary target is the social circle of Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), best frenemies who lean on each other (save for the occasional throwdown). The show opens as Serena returns from a semester at boarding school, determined to put her hard-partying ways behind her. But she's chock full of secrets, one of which is that before her abrupt transfer she'd slept with Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Blair's boyfriend. In season one, Blair becomes embroiled in her own triangle between Nate and slimy womanizer Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick); the two guys also happen to be best friends. Serena, meanwhile, steps into a romance with studious Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), an aspiring writer on scholarship whose rocker dad (Matthew Settle) once dated Serena's gold-digging mom (Kelly Rutherford, Melrose Place)--got all that?

Title: 5/5
Love that they kept the title the same as the books. It fits perfectly.

Cover: 5/5
The picture on the cover is creative and fits perfectly. The picture really drew me in.

Acting: 5/5
They found the perfect person to play each character. The acting was flawless.

Plot: 5/5
The plot is super unique. I love how it is constantly changing.

1 comment:

Godlybandgeek07 said...

omg gossip girl!!! you know how I feel about this.... I love it!!! I am so excited ot get into the new season