“Gossip Girl here. Your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite”
Following the lives of group of privileged teenagers on the upper East Side as they try to deal with their dramatic lives. With these teenagers hiding secrets from family and so called ‘friends’; a ruthless and mysterious blogger comes along revealing all their deepest darkest secrets for all to read about the upper east siders.
The upper east side, “adults acting like teenagers, teenagers acting like adults; spreading rumours, guarding secrets. All with the trapping of opulent wealth”. It shows how you can’t just buy your way into the upper east side. It is shown as this elite group that you had to be born into in order to be accepted. An ordinary Brooklyn boy, Dan Humphrey, found this out as he attended a private school where all the privileged teens attended.
‘Gossip Girl’ is a show that really targets all social issues that teens go through. Self harm, eating disorders, drug use, alcohol abuse, bullying and heartaches are just some of the issues that are covered. This show shows you how these teenagers got into the situation, and how they were one to resolve these issues and the consequences that comes with it. By discussing such realistic and relatable topics allows audiences such as myself to really engage with the characters on a more emotional level and develop a sense of identity with these characters.
Aside from the social issues, you will sit there going through all the emotions from “OMG” and “YES” to “Aww” and “Nooo”. These aren’t ordinary kids with ordinary families. The scandals that happen are well thought out and there is always something happening in each episode so you will never get bored!
Creator: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz
Cast: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley…
Year: 2007 – 2012