I’m in love with being queen.
Who makes a better CW queen: Blair Waldorf or Mary Queen of Scots?
9. The Carrie Diaries Not Filling the Gossip Girl Void
We’re curious about this Sex and the City prequel, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to live up to the juicy drama of Chuck/Blair/Serena timeslot that it is filling. It looks… “cute,” and we fear that we’re going to spend our days pointing out all of the inaccuracies in the Carrie Bradshaw timeline.
Shipper pandemonium, probably, but from a sane standpoint it’s so much better — farther, bigger, stronger, wiser, more loving — than I think any of us could have expected. They turned the mother out, with twists I certainly never saw coming and with a compassion and wisdom of spirit that — Everybody Gets Out Alive, my number one rule for life — I honestly find a little inspiring. I’m impressed, and I am grateful. To them, for what seems like a lifetime of service, and of course, to you.
You know I love you, right? XOXO.
-Jacob Clifton, Gossip Girl 6-10 “New York, I Love You XOXO” Recaplet
You know what it is, it’s that the first three years of this show it was kids metaphorically acting like adults. A fantasy parallel world where Blair wasn’t really the Queen of New York and she didn’t really “banish” Princess Jenny, we just pretended those things were true; where Serena’s social climbing was about being on the arm of similarly diaphanous It Boys, not marrying actual pharmaceutical CEOs. You could then look at the second half of this show as being a concentrated effort to play out those exact same stories, but in real life: Basically, taking the entire cool part out and just watching children actually act like adults, in a boring adult world.
Like okay: If Jenny were still on the show now, she would actually be married to an actual gay guy who would actually be having an affair with Eric. You know? Totally different dynamic. (That is a bad example because that sounds fucking fantastic, but you see what I mean. Make a fake Queen into a real Princess, and there’s no place for anything but what you’re looking at.)
- Jacob Clifton, Gossip Girl 6-5 “Monstrous Ball” Recap
So it’s been four months and suddenly everybody on the show realizes that Serena is missing. Like they actually, I’m not exaggerating, they actually have conversations about, “Did she really just slip our minds for four entire months? That is so Serena.” Which, to be fair.
- Jacob Clifton, Gossip Girl 6-1 “Gone Maybe Gone”
The mysterious blogger tired of her Upper East Side beat after the old gang scattered and realized she needed to find a new location in order to freshen up her site. Gossip Girl moved to a small town outside of Philadelphia and quickly found the perfect new group of girls to harass — only to discover that they might not be the easily manipulated pushovers she was used to.