Gossip Girl: The Unexpected Muse

Partially, I would be embarrassed to admit that I watch Gossip Girl, the American TV series that ran between 2007 and 2012. I used to watch it when I was in college and the TV series which aimed at the high school crowd at the time appealed to me mostly because of its fashion statements. But fast forward a decade, it is kind of shocking that the show remains amusing.

Let’s face it, which self-respecting and moderate woman who takes herself seriously can take pride in admiring a show that at first glance is full of self-obsessed characters of few morals and completely unrealistic personal relationships? But the matter of fact is that I do. And it’s certainly not because everyone has slept with everyone else at some point in the show.

While Gossip Girl is a materialistic, villainous show of sexual immorality, and unrealistic plot twists from one angle, it is exuberant of attitude, style, intelligence, humor, sarcasm and wit from another. Gossip Girl combines beauty and extremely good taste in clothing with surprisingly diverse vocabulary, and amusing comebacks that hit you when you least expect it. Here are some examples to prove my case in point: