Is This Gossip Girl's Gilded Age or Great Depression? - Featured

So, what's the sitch with Gossip Girl? The ratings are flat (or, uh, falling, if you happen to believe in "numbers" and "facts"), and the fan caterwauling about storylines is getting louder and louder with each passing episode. Could TV's most glamorous show be succumbing to the country's larger woes and falling on hard times?


Most importantly, are the powers that be getting worried? What does the network think of the recent episodes? Are they feeling your pain?


Despite wildly negative fan responses to last week's "Age of Dissonance" and tepid reaction to this week's Nate-centric "The Grandfather," sources at the CW whisper that there is no serious concern about Gossip Girl.


"The storylines are so good," says an insider. "It was gone for so long they were expecting something amazing."


Well--unpopular opinion warning--you were paying attention, you would have seen that "Age of Dissonance" was a bleeding masterpiece. Blair's massive failure and histrionic meltdown? Edith Wharton's fictionalized Upper East Side meets Gossip Girl's blog-crazy Upper East Side? Dan going totally off the rails and therefore being as hilarious as he's ever been in his schlubby, sweet life? This is good stuff, people!


What exactly flopped for you about the last two eps? What do you demand to see before the season's end? Post in the comments. Your articulate arguments for and against certain romances or characters can only help the producers know how to better tantalize you in the future. Go!


Source: Watch with Kristin: Is This Gossip Girl's Gilded Age or Great Depression?

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Mar 24, 2009 6:33PM EDT

I dont agree with other people comments, ive quite enjoyed all the episode this season, admitedly the 'scandal' has been slightly more understated (for GG at least) but there is only so much scandal you can throw at a programme without it being rediculous! The only thing i do miss is Blair and Chucks interaction but that picked up a bit in the most recent episode.

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Mar 24, 2009 7:02PM EDT

i love all the episodes this season and i dunno why the ratings could be bad!!!i thought the last 2 eps were brill!i agree with the comment above though cos i miss C & B together aswell!what i wanna see is nate decide to go with vanessa, i wanna see chuck and blair kiss and make up and i want somethin dramatic to happen to serena...not that i dont like her but just so that itll add a bit more scandal!but not too much!:D

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Mar 24, 2009 7:07PM EDT

During their little break I decided that I didn't miss gossip girl. I've thought about watching the last 2 episodes but the comments out there and general negative attitude towards them aren't really pulling me back in. the cw is rapidly losing my interest...

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Mar 24, 2009 9:18PM EDT

To me it just seems they're not letting their characters 'grow'
It's as if they're determine the outcast 'stays' as the outcast, the It-Girl 'stays' as the It-Girl, The Drama Queen 'stays' as the Drama Queen, etc. etc. When really it's obvious at time they're not, that there is actually more to them then their given labels but for some reason the show is not using it.

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Mar 25, 2009 7:41AM EDT

it's just those annoying breaks inbetween... but I like the episodes

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Mar 25, 2009 11:12AM EDT

I didn't like how they finished it with Dan & Rachel so quickly, I was looking forward to some sneaking around or something. Other than that the episodes were good.

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Mar 25, 2009 1:22PM EDT

I dunno... Maybe the ratings will go more up now that Chair fans know that they will end up together at the end. I think the last two episodes were great!! And this season overall been awesome.There is too much Chair fans thats not watching because they dont have their favorite couple together, I think thats so childish.I also think there was a lot more viewers last year because of Darena, that we had a stabil couple... And had to watch everything else too.

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Mar 26, 2009 4:59PM EDT

I want to see Chuck and Blair together!

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Mar 26, 2009 5:32PM EDT

i have liked the episodes but i wish there where more chuck and blair scenes and they would get together ! they are the best characters on the show and they are so good together i love chair !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mar 27, 2009 6:22PM EDT

I thought the Chuck/mystery-girl-whose-name-I-can't-be-bothered-to-recall storyline was cheesy and ridiculous. Sometimes I feel the writers reduce people to stereotypes. But I still think the show is fine.

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Jun 7, 2016 4:57PM EDT

I agree...The story's FINE people!!!!
They can't just let Blair and Chuck be together immediately...coz if they do...it will all end up boring like Dan and Serena, and now Rufus and Lily. Without the probs...everything goes cheesy... everything gets boring... they have to give u that thrill in order that u would stick watching... Pls be patient... If u tryuly love Gossip girl, like I do... I'll be more appreciative of whatever it is that they give...that's love...it's patience, kindness, unselfishness... and trust. Trust them...it will all work out in the end...

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Mar 30, 2009 11:22AM EDT

i agree with viraldyn..chuck and blair need to be together, but they are too stubborn to just let it happen. they will get so fed up with being alone, that they will get together again but it will be endless fighting and pent up sexual frustration till then. Chuck may be an asshole but when he's with blair he's so sweet.

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Mar 30, 2009 1:44PM EDT

it doesn't matter what the last two did you us, because the one for tonight, which aired in Canada last night, was amazing in my books, and redeeming to say the least.
overall, this has been a weak season, after starting with tons of potential. I would rather watch season one again then all of season two.

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Mar 30, 2009 4:26PM EDT

Why would the ratings starting to drop? I'm still loving Gossip girl, But I'm so glad we got rid of the stupid dan/teacher thing. Now what I'm really waiting for is some Blaire/Chuck action. And a little more drama. Something I'm secretly wanting is Jenny comming back in the picture with Nate and Vanessa or something like that, we need some drama. Can't wait for Nate to interfere in Chuck/Blair, cause then is Gossip Girl at its best!!

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Mar 31, 2009 10:25AM EDT

I've never watched gg but it sounds alot like what is happening to heroes ppl are being far too critical and moaning about great episodes for the sake of it creating a impossibly high standard that they expect each episode of heroes to achieve and if not they moan and demand it gets cancelled, how do they expect any gud show to survive by doing this, god only no's but eventually all we're gonna be left with is the shit lost that for whatever reason no on has a bad word to say about despite it not explaining and ignoring plot threads that they aren't arsed or don't no how to explain and have the island travelling through time..........and reality oh so boring tv shows. people need to stop bulls*#ting and give decent shows the chance cos if they haven't noticed shows are dropping like flies this yr

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Mar 31, 2009 11:39AM EDT

i think people are sick of having to wait so long in between each episode lately

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Apr 7, 2009 7:58PM EDT

Chuck & Blair, for crying out loud!

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Apr 11, 2009 2:08AM EDT

I thought the last 3 episodes have been great - it was dragging for a little bit before that but its definately back on track. The only problem is that every few episodes theres a break. That more than anything will be the downfall (unless it picks up), coz to remain hooked you've got to have that weekly installment.

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