S03E02 "The Freshman" deserves a rant not a review.

Cause I cannot keep silent anymore.

This episode was not only a total disappointment, it was an offence to any human being who has got at least half a brain.


Let us start with our +party girl+.


Serena - she was sooo +blonde+ and bitchy this episode it is even hard to comment on that. I do not mind +blonde+ (if I did, I would not have started to watch this show in the first place) but I seriously mind stupidity and bitchiness Inc.

First, ditching college. Is she for real? What is she going to do all the next year besides annoying viewers with her childish issues and boring relationship with that Carter guy? And I am already hating the moment when Lily will find out about colledge and give Serena a looong boring lecture.

Second, the way she +revenged+ on poor Chuck was so kindergarden style - +if you thell nanny that I didn'th eath my poghidge, I will thell her thath you sthole Johnny s cghayons.+

I am asking myself - what is wrong with Serena? She was not like that during season 1. Or did the writers forget to mention that she had a lobotomy in summer?


Blair - one more kindergaden princess. She totally made a fool of herself.Twice at least.

First of all, getting Dorota to bring presents (bribes?) for girls in her dorm. Seriously???

That just proves that Blair needs a looot of psychotherapy, if you ask me. And that for once would be an interesting twist.

I thought she was smart enough to get that colledge is not school and you do not get popular by giving people gifts ( they will just think you are coockoo)

Blair ( who claims to have written a book or two on +how to be popular+) should have known better.

And then that stupid stunt at Georginas party. As if she has not done something simmilar before..Yawn.. It would be okay for school..but in colledge... That is just not cute anymore.


Chuck - he is like 18, right? He has ditched school like..i don t know..forever? He even had to pay someone else to do his S.A.T.s. And now we are supposed to believe that this little genious is writing business plans (summing up the budget costs, calculating risk factors etc.) practically without ANY education. Who are the writers kidding?

Then again, if we assume that Chuck indeed is a genious and he is getting all his knowledge on business from cosmic powers, why the hell is he doing such an idiotic thing as deceiving his business partners?

And his phrase: +For people like us education is just an accessory?+ What? I mean, WHAT???????!!!! I am no expert, but from what I have heard children of rich people always get a good education and not just because it will come in handy for their future C.E.O. or even higher positions but also because during their studies in some priviledged colledge they make useful connections with sons and daughters of other rich and influential people. And Chuck should know that.


Nate - NOT another Romeo and Juliet story line!!! Please. It's getting old. And boring.

What was Nate by the way doing except making out with Bree and talking about family?

Everyone blames Vanessa on being dull - but, honestly, Nate's dullness surpasses everything. And even pretty face is not helping.


Dan- hooking up with Georgina. Been there- done that. Don t the writers have any original ideas?

Dan fitting in with colledge crowd. We knew he would..

Writers, I beg for something exciting ..please,please,please!


Vanessa- nothing interesting as always.


Creepy step-brother - he is already getting on my nerves. How many more episodes is he going to walk around with strange face expressions?


Season 1 was fresh, juicy, filled with what you can call real gossip. A sinful indulgence - no better word.

Season 2 was already going down the hill. Now it has turned completely limp and lifeless. And this episode was a sad, sad R.I.P. to all Gossip Girl once was and I hope (silly me) maybe some day will be again.


It is really curious how this Monday I (21) found myself much more interested in problems of a 50-year old crippled drug-addict doctor rather than in problems of colledge freshmen.

And that is just sad.

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Sep 23, 2009 1:06PM EDT

this was one BAD review.... you're obviously not grasping much of the show..

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Sep 23, 2009 1:54PM EDT

Explaining once again for mentally challenged. First, this was not a review but a rant. Second, it's way off topic whether it's good, bad or BAD. Third, I expressed my point of view knowing, of course, there'll be people who'd disagree but I really hoped for an argumented discussion. And not something that unconstructive like "your opinion sucks because you don't understand this show".Guess, that's too much to ask from person who thinks that "Gossip girl" is a show which needs serious grasping. :)

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Sep 23, 2009 9:46PM EDT

i agree with most of this, but the Chuck part, i dunno but I'm assuming that being around businesses like he has all of his life and watching his father in action, he would probably be able to deal with all of the business plans. as for the other stuff, you're right. =)

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Sep 24, 2009 2:11AM EDT

tru_mamacita, that prabably could be true (I mean, that Chuck learned something from his father) but it was not like he had a lot of time to learn. If I remember correctly after buying Victrola (which needed more money than brains) Chuck didn't show any interest in business until late in 2nd season. But then again Bart died, I think, long before he had time to teach a lot to his son.But you're right, we can assume that Chuck was much more around business than we were shown. In that case it starts at least making some sense.

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Sep 26, 2009 7:03PM EDT

I think you missed the point they were trying to make of Serena and Blair....I feel that with Serena she has no idea what she wants to do. I'm about to go to Uni and I have friends that are the same way. They don't know what they're aiming for, what interests them or what they want to be. Its a terrifying thought, and for their parents who spent lots of money on their high school education, (Serena especially, all those cover ups) don't want to hear about it. Its not stupid to take a year off to find yourself or even just an interest, especially if it stops you wasting 4 on something that really doesn't interest you. And with Chuck, I think that was purely the writers suggesting the growing up she needs to do. Since Chuck and Blair got together after the death of his father he's changed quite a bit, but Serena hasn't which is probably also resultant of her lack of direction. The fact is she felt that he messed things up with her and Rufus to get back at her for ruining his business meeting that is taking things way too far, and which at the time he did nothing to make her feel otherwise. Of course she was going to go back to how things used to work, constant revenge if that’s what she thought Chuck was initiating. What used to be is comfortable.And that’s the same for Blair. She knows how she ruled Constance and wants NYU to be exactly the same for her. So no she wouldn't be too smart to buy gifts for the girls, because she believes that deep down all the girls are exactly the same as at Constance, just looking for a leader. All this may I point out directly comes from the episode, so I'm sorry if its what you already know, I just thought it needed highlighting considering the distaste you have for the episode, I was just giving my opinion. I'm sorry you don't enjoy it as much as you used to, and I hope that this season better meets your expectations in the future.

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