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Let's 'Gossip'

Gossip Girl debuted on the CW last night, and you know what? I liked it. Gg

If you didn't already know, the show is based on the widely popular book series by Cecily von Ziegesar about rich, Upper East Side high school students who smoke, drink, and party at posh hotels on school nights.

Being a huge fan of The OC (pre-oboe playing Lindsay, of course), I instantly fell in love with the character's adolescent teen drama. Maybe it's just me, but I delight in watching good-looking, bad boys causing trouble with their girlfriends, who are secretly sleeping with their best friend’s boyfriend. Love triangles, backstabbing, and deceit? Give me more!

What I found really interesting about the show was its characters resemblance to ones on The OC. Did anyone notice that Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) had the whole "Seth Cohen" thing going on? His sarcastic reactions and awkward facial expressions were definitely Cohen-esque. And Blake Lively, who plays the somewhat rebellious, Serena van der Woodsen, a rich girl with secrets and a passion for hooking up with friend’s boyfriends, undeniably channeled Marissa Cooper for this role. It wasn’t just the character’s familiarity that had me thinking about The OC, but their situations were sort of OC’ish as well. When the fight scene between Humphrey and Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) went down on a NYC roof top, I was totally waiting for someone to say “Welcome to the UES, bitch!”

Being compared to The OC isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in actuality it’s very good. Us OC fans were left in limbo when the show was canceled, but with Gossip Girls, we get a fresh new take on a plot we are familiar with. Let’s just hope Josh Schwartz doesn’t go and do something stupid (again) like kill off a main character or something.

--Diana DiSilvestro

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yeah so Mallory Diaz in Orlando, Fl had an abortion because she slept with three guys on the same night and did not know who the father was.

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