I know you hear people telling you that you need to grow up and stop watching shows that make no sense. But, I disagree. I think shows help us grow up in different ways and Gossip Girl is definitely no different.
Before I start listing my reasons for obsession you must know that I have watched Gossip Girl more than 6 times, I literally know the show inside-out, and have read basically every article on the internet about it. So basically, I know what I am talking about.
Without further ado, this is why Gossip Girl is the best show ever.
Okay honestly, Blair is my muse.
Whenever I need inspiration, she is there to give it to me. Being rich never affected her hard work and the effort she put into getting what she wanted, she always thrived for the best. Furthermore, the reason she lives in the dorms (Which is questioned by some critical audience) at NYU is that she wants to make new connections and find the people to “reign” over.
Blair is the epitome of achievement. Throughout all the seasons she makes us believe in never giving up on anything- your dreams, your career, your friends and your true love!
2. The Basses
I would have just mentioned Chuck but I am undeniably a lover of Jack Bass, I think his recurrence on the show is extremely funny and his hate-love relationship is a demonstration of most real-life rich families (Trust me I have seen people want to take each other down due to money).
But at the same time, Jack is always there for Chuck in his really crooked way, he makes the wedding happen, right? Okay, now to the man of our dreams- Chuck Bass is literally the best male figure on Television. People mention how it’s unrealistic he doesn’t go to college, actually- it is very realistic. He has to take care of his father’s business, he has to build a name for himself and he has a lot of money. We see him struggling through business decisions and making immature choices but over time he becomes a better businessman.
3. Serena Van Der Woodsen
I will agree, I loved Serena so much initially but it certainly went down as I grew up. But there is honestly nothing unrealistic about her. She is drop-dead gorgeous.
People who say you can’t go out to events every week really need to up their social game. The thing is, if a normal high school student has parties every weekend- these are top-notch, super-rich family kids. Also, cotillion/ debutante ball is a real thing and so is the Met Gala. And if that is real I assume so are the pretty parties and fashion shows. Serena is gorgeous and although things come easy to her, one thing I love is that at least she tries to work hard.
One commonly questioned fact is that she enters an Ivy League, so here is an answer to that. She is a socialite, she interns for some great people even if for a short-term and she knows people like Anna Wintour. OF COURSE, she would end up in an Ivy League.
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4. Daniel Humphrey (A.K.A Gossip Girl)
CAN WE JUST? Okay, people who think it was not real the whole Dan being Gossip Girl thing, you just watched the show once you are not allowed to give your opinion.
He is a writer, he is obsessive with Serena as we see from day 1, he is literally always on his laptop and he really wants to be in. Why would someone write badly about his own sister, the girl he loves and himself? “You are no one until you are talked about”
The thing is, Dan makes Serena’s career- it’s thanks to Gossip Girl that she constantly pushes herself to do better. Moreover, Dan always tells people to ask Gossip Girl for help, and when he writes his book he posts a lot more on himself (Way to go on the promotion strategy). Trust me, after the third watch, you can see Dan is Gossip Girl! Give it time.
Also, he and Blair made sense- over the seasons they are seen bonding and being there for each other although they claim to have mutual hate, their connection is very visible throughout the seasons. It was just a confused friendship-relationship and definitely off limits on Blair’s part, but they recognize it and move on.
5. Jenny Humphrey.
They shoot Humphreys, don’t they? Haha, I loved the movie- inspired episode titles, it was so creative on the part of the show-makers.
Anyway, let us get started with the one character I hated yet loved. Jenny was inspiring, she was a pain in this ass, but she was inspiring. She went head-to-head with Blair Waldorf, she had the hottest debutante escort, she has sex with Chuck Bass and she manages to get a fashion career.
You see Jenny going from sewing like a rookie to perfect dresses, but throughout the show, she is seen with her gorgeous designs. I still take inspiration from her clothing- it’s chic and very sexy. You go girl!
It’s beautiful that she ends up working for Waldorf in the last episode- If you don’t know this go watch the show again. But yes, Jenny was perfect in what she did, and she showed that if you work for it you will get it- obviously, her mentor was the one and only Blair Waldorf.
6. Nathaniel Archibald
Finally, who can miss out on the golden boy? Nate has been my crush for years, he is the hottest and cutest man in not only the Upper East Side but the world, like with those eyes and that hair and that personality you ought to get laid with anyone.
Anyway, a lot of people mention how Nate’s character is too “unrealistic” ah this word is so funny, isn’t it? Well- so is that statement. Nate is a very genuine character, he falls in and out of love, has sex for money when his parents have none, he is seen constantly visiting his dad in jail and trying to keep up his relationship with his grandfather.
Lastly, he works endlessly on The Spectator and OF COURSE, his grandfather owns Spectator and gives the responsibility to Nate, we see him going through ups and downs in the paper since he is new to the whole “taking over” thing. Like literally Nate’s story might be one of the most real ones.
I know this is all for today, but honestly, there are so many more pointers. I know this seemed more of a Gossip Girl is a real thing but that comes hand-in-hand with why it is the best show ever. It is the show that teaches you about high school, drama, family, friendship, love, hope, and career. Go binge it now!