XOXO, you need to watch ‘Gossip Girl’

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“Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here…and I have the biggest news ever!”

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

The show “Gossip Girl” ended after six seasons in 2012, but that doesn’t stop people from watching the great series.  Some people watched “Gossip Girl” when it began in 2007 until the very end in 2012.

Unfortunately, I was not one of those people, because I was occupied with “90210,” “America’s Next Top Model” and a bedtime, because I was in middle school.  But that’s besides the point.

I initially heard about “Gossip Girl” through social media, primarily through Twitter.  I was intrigued by the tweets and the opinions of friends.  They would say, “How was Bart Bass alive this whole time?  They all saw his body in the casket.”  “So Serena’s boyfriend just might end up being her stepbrother if her mom marries his dad.”  Such scandalous statements made me wonder what the show was all about.

So I had to watch it for myself and see what all the hype was about.

I watched it on my cousin’s Netflix account and binged daily.  I probably watched 5 episodes per day, if not more.  I’m actually guilty of binge-watching the series more than once… it’s really just that good a series.  Every time I watch it, I realize something that I didn’t notice before.

For those of you who haven’t watched the series, it stars Blake Lively, Penn Badgely and Leighton Meester, just to name a few.

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Just to give you guys a brief synopsis so you will also be intrigued, the show is about a group of high school kids who live the upscale life in the Upper East Side of New York.  Their families have a lot of money, so you can only imagine the students’ mindsets where spending and splurging is concerned.

The main character, Serena “S” Van der Woodsen, has just returned to the Upper East Side from boarding school, where she left her friends without saying goodbye, and everyone wants to know why!

What they don’t know is that Serena slept with her best friend’s (Blair “B” Waldorf’s) boyfriend, Nathaniel “Nate” Archibald.  Fancy names, right?

But leave it to the unknown blogger “Gossip Girl,” who somehow knows everyone’s dirtiest little secrets.  Such secrets include S vaguely remembering being an accessory to murder, two best friends with “strong feelings” having a threesome with a non-stranger, a couple getting married so the wife doesn’t have to testify against her husband for murder, and so much more.

When she finds out the dirt, she posts it on her websites, which makes everyone in the clique try to figure out who “Gossip Girl” is and stop her from telling their secrets.  Once the series is over, everyone is shocked to find out who the REAL “Gossip Girl” is within the clique.  Once you start the series, I promise you won’t be able to stop.

“You know you love me, XOXO Gossip Girl.”

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