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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Magic of Television

Back to Gossip Girl. I forgot to mention a few things in my previous post.

The first thing that I find amusing on the show is that everyone lives on the Upper East Side except for Dan and his family, who live in a loft in Williamsburg. Ok, I think it's funny that they keep referring to it as a "loft", probably to emphasize the "hip-ness" of their location or whatever. But more importantly, I love how the characters on the show treat it like it's just around the corner.

Serena's always popping in like it's down the block. Her mom is randomly coming over to flirt with Dan's dad. Meanwhile, everytime I watch the show and one of them mentions coming over, I cringe. It's a LEAST a good hour on the subway and probably at least a half hour car ride. I've never taken a car to Williamsburg, but I assume it's not all that quick. I live 5 stops from Williamsburg and I don't treat it like it's around the corner. It's a fuckin TREK!

The other thing I noticed is that the only two minorities on the whole damn show are those two bitches that follow Blair around wherever she goes. And they barely have names! Plus, they're always wearing matching outfits as if to imply that anyone who's not white is just all the same anyway. Hopefully it's done on purpose as some sort of social commentary rather than being some sort of horrible KKK'ish statement. I"m going to stay hopeful and believe in the former. But I do think it's fucked up that the only non-white kids on the show essential have no personality and are just plain vanilla.

And my final thought -- I realize Chuck is trying to cultivate a "look" with that stupid scarf of his, but he needs to put it away, because it's not cute. It's actually quite ugly and dowdy. It looks like he's wearing a quilted comforter. And while they're busy switchin' it up for him, he needs a new cell phone. The Motorola Q is so OVER. Plus, it's a horrible phone. Couldn't the show have gotten Nokia or Sony Ericsson to toss them a phone instead? Come on!! At least he doesn't have a sidekick ... although he is supposed to be in high school :)


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