Gossip Girl: Season 3, Episode 14 'The Lady Vanished' Review

Gossip girl has adopted a cloned feature of single streamed story-lines, without any real development or substance. Characters develop overnight personalities and the actual 'Gossip Girl' is now used to relay simple jokes, that we could actually do without, as her story is unexplained. It leaves me wondering whether or not the writers personally chose these stories to insult fan intelligence, or if they are carrying this series down a road where inspiration has lost it's taste.

I used this episode as the final decision maker behind this conclusive realization. This would possibly be my final Gossip Girl review, as I can no longer tolerate this insult to true viewer quality. It feels as though this series managed to stick pieces of glue and scotch tape to these poor actors and actresses, and the show is surviving on a thin thread not far off the edge.

I would say that the Chuck-Mother themed probably bore some interest, but had they taken the time last season to develop this plot, as opposed to dropping it in from no where, maybe his mother would not have been so cliched, not to mention Serena's 'Daddy "I'm not looking for you anymore" theme'. Jenny is unbelievably spoiled, but the absence of Rufus and Dan from her life just doesn't make sense . It is almost as if she carries on her own world exterior from everything else and Jenny has played the 'runaway' card already, so nothing is a surprise along that avenue.

They just ruined Rufus and Lily, the only hope of a real relationship, and over what? The revelation of a kiss from a character we haven't met? I don't care about Rufus' affair or his horrible parenting skills and well everything else screened this hour. Vanessa and Dan well, I guess we wouldn't know.

I am tired of the same-old as there are far better series I could dedicate my time and appreciation to. I don't want to stare at a screen blankly and hope that things change for the better. It's only best that reality is faced and frankly I need to move on.



One Star

Grade E



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Mar 19, 2010 8:07PM EDT

I'm thinking maybe they need to introduce some new characters I mean I love the current cast but I remember those bygone days when I watched an episode and just wanted to fast forward to next week monday to watch the nest episode. But now its such a drag I am so tired of the Chuck and Blair thing, I love them and their cute but CUTE doesnt always equal INTERESTING.There are only so many times I can watch the whole 'Chuck gets all sulky and quiet routine.' and 'Blair tries to find out whats wrong with Chuck and tries to fix it in her unusual manner'. I am already bored with the 2 new relatioships as well Nate & Serena, Dan & Vanessa.
I still like the general idea of the show even though they have kinda veered off a bit and I'm still going to watch it but methinks it needs some sprucing up as well.

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