Based on books by Cecily Von Ziegesar and produced for TV by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (who also produced The OC), each season of the show represents a new school year of the privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York City. Because of this you feel like you really grow with the characters and you can relate to them, well, kind of. Even though they are super rich and have loads of designer clothes, bags and heels, they do go through some normal teen problems such as being in love, falling out with friends, failing school, and family feuds.
The show is narrated by ‘Gossip Girl’, a New York blogger who spreads secrets and rumours around the city via her website. Imagine your biggest secret being revealed to everyone… it would be your worst nightmare! But thankfully this isn’t real life. Beautiful blonde Blake Lively plays the character of Serena Van Der Woodson accompanied by her brunette best friend Blair Waldorf played by Leighton Meester. (You can tell just by their names how posh they are!) Also, the stunning bad boy Chuck Bass is played by English actor Ed Westwick.
An interesting fact about Gossip Girl that I bet you didn’t know is that all of the episode titles are based on the name of a novel or film; for example, the episode ‘Easy J’ from season four is named after Emma Stone’s film Easy A. Clever.
If you’ve never watchedGossip Girl but you enjoy teen drama that’s easy viewing yet still keeps you on the edge of your seat, I would recommend it.