The Hurt Locket - It almost pains me that the title of this week's episode resembles this year's Best Picture.
I feel like I drop several IQ points each time I watch Gossip Girl - which is probably why I keep watching it. I don't know any better!
Either way, this was a terrible episode from every aspect, but I'll focus on just one:
Yes, this is a show about rich, spoiled kids who have everything handed to them on a silver platter. But can we at least make it a TAD realistic?
First of all, Jenny has never given ANY hints about being interested in drugs, and then, out of the blue, she becomes a drug dealer's personal assistant? Simply because she was thrown into giving him a tour of the city? Yeah right! The writers briefly alluded to her being in a phase of "rebellion." If this is a rebellion, why isn't she taking the drugs herself?
Next point on the agenda: Rufus. Rufus who has "always" been in love with Lilly since they were friends as kids. Remember that Rufus? Well, out of the blue, he's changed and visits other women simply because Lilly "kissed" her ex-husband. But not before he spends weeks moping around about it, REFUSING to talk to Lilly. C'MON! Yes, interesting plot lines are needed but don't sacrifice the character because you can't come up with something better!
And don't even get me started on the fact that Chuck - who is so promiscuous - is free of STDs. Oh, and at 20, he can invest in entire hotels. Whoa, dose of reality there as well.
And the whole Nate and Serena not being able to keep their hands off each other. By all means, writers and producers of Gossip Girl - perpetuate the lie that a relationship cannot start without sex and that it's sex that makes the relationship "work." I mean, can ANYBODY on Gossip Girl keep it in their pants? I'm surprised Jenny is a virgin!
Anyway, before you bash me on the fact that this is just a TV show. Yes, I realize that, thank you Capt'n Obvious. But I also know that in order to tell a meaningful story, you have to incorporate some truth in it. The whole story can be fictional but it has to make the reader (or viewer in this case) feel like they can relate to some aspect of it. Not all - but some.
Since few of us are filthy rich brats, what else does Gossip Girl provide for us that we can relate to? Oh yes, that's right. Nothing.
Do you agree?