- Gossip Girl (TV series)
] Though the pilot was the recipient of positive reviews from publications such as "Variety", "
Washington Post", " San Francisco Chronicle" and the " Boston Globe", other reviewers described it as a guilty pleasure rather than an hour's worth of must-watch television. [cite news|title = Season Pass|url = http://weblogs.variety.com/season_pass/chart.html|publisher = Variety] [cite news|last = Maynard|first = John|title = On the CW, 'Gossip Girl' and the Vicious Circle|url = http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/18/AR2007091802117.html|date = 2007-09-19|accessdate = 2007-09-20|publisher = Washington Post] [cite news|last = Goodman|first = Tim|title = Review: Rumors shape upper-class teens' lives in 'Gossip Girl'|url = http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/19/DDPRS8IEU.DTL|publisher = San Francisco Chronicle|date = 2007-09-19|accessdate = 2007-09-20] [cite news|last = Gilbert|first = Matthew|title = Snarky rich kids make for fun 'Gossip'|url = http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2007/09/19/snarky_rich_kids_make_for_fun_gossip/|publisher = Boston Globe|date = 2007-09-19|accessdate = 2007-09-20] Metacriticgave it a score of 54, based on the reviews of 26 different publications. [cite news|title = Metacritic -- Gossip Girl|url = http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/gossipgirl?q=Gossip%20Girl|publisher = Metacritic] However, author Cecily von Ziegesarhas expressed support for the show, noting that all of her major plot points were present in the pilot. [cite news|title = 'Gossip Girl' Triumphs Over 'O.C.,' Say New York Preppies|url = http://www.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Story?id=3628866&page=2|publisher = ABC News|date = 2007-09-20] The Parents Television Councilhas shown particular criticism of the series, especially with its "" ad campaign from April 2008. [cite news|last=Consoli|first=Jon|title=PTC Takes Issue With CW 'Gossip' Campaign|url=http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003793151|work=Mediaweek|date=2008-04-23|accessdate=2008-05-06] It also named the episode "Victor/Victrola" the worst television program of the week in which the episode originally was broadcast. [cite web|last=Schulenberg|first=Caroline|title="Gossip Girl" on CW|url=http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/bw/2007/1119worst.asp|work=Worst TV Show of the Week|publisher=Parents Television Council|date=2007-11-19|accessdate=2008-05-06] These critical reviews are now on new Season 2 advertisements, featuring the " San Diego Union-Tribune", " Parents Television Council", " New York Post" and the " Boston Herald".
The Hartford "Courant" chronicled a variety of negative responses to the ads. [ [http://blogs.courant.com/roger_catlin_tv_eye/2008/08/bad-reviews-make-good-ads-for.html Bad Reviews Make Good Ads] , The Courant. Retrieved September 1, 2008.]
As the show continued its first season, the response become considerably more positive - and by the second season critical acclaim was favorable.
Metacriticgave the new season an improved score of 71. "Summer's been good to this girl," claimed " Entertainment Weekly", who awarded the series its highest grade of "A." [ [http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/gossipgirlseason2?q=gossip%20girl] " The New York Daily News" claimed the show had found its footing by stating "It knows exactly what it wants and needs its new hybrid product to be. The hockey fights video of teen romance drama." " The Boston Globe" called the new season "dishy, farcical and funny."
*In the first season of the TV Series Privileged, episode 4, the character Will Phlips (portrayed by
Brian Hallisay) referred to the Baker's family chef Marco (portrayed by Allan Louis) as Gossip Girlwhen he is having a conversation with Megan Smith (portrayed by Joanna Garcia)The scene plays as follows: "*phone rings* Will: thats probably the new boyfriend - Megan: who told you that I.. aah.. Marco - Will: The original Gossip Girl"
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* [http://www.cwtv.com/shows/gossip-girl Official Site]
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* [http://www.watchgossipgirl.com/ Gossip Girl Episodes]
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