5 questions about Gossip Girl’s new reboot
Name dropped by former US President Barack Obama in the midst of his presidential speech at the height of the show’s popularity in 2009, Gossip GirlThe cultural impact of is undeniable. But calling the original, critically acclaimed Social Watch TV show just “iconic” wouldn’t only do it a huge disservice, it would be a colossal understatement, too.
As well as being an irrefutable zeitgeist who defined an entire generation, the original Gossip Girl has also helped redefine whistleblowing for millennials and left an indelible mark on fashion and pop culture. Informing the way we dress, speak, and sign our text messages, the series that made headbands, bow ties, and even fashionable enemies, also made instant household names of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester.
And since his return to the small screen in July, Gossip Girl 2.0 promises to introduce new offspring of prominent offspring for us. But before we fell madly in love with them and rekindled our passion for one of the Big Apple’s most famous neighborhoods, the new reboot drew its fair share of criticism from die-hard fans of the franchise and new viewers. .
From its weak premise to the glaring shortcomings, it is our civic duty to Tatler Singapore to hold the mirror up to the highest echelons of high society – fictitious and the like – and to ask Gossip Girl hard-hitting questions. Here are some things we desperately need answers to.
Wait? Is that the premise? As we recover from yet the worst twist in TV history – lest we forget how Penn Badgley’s Dan Humphrey (read: Lonely Boy) was the true identity of the original Gossip Girl, this reboot spares no expense. no expense to reveal the identity of the current author to viewers. Revealed as one of the teachers at the infamous fictional private school for girls Constance Billard, the character of former fashion sweetheart Tavi Gevinson, Kate Keller, is the new mastermind behind Gossip Girl. In the hope of “taking back the power” from their unruly and spoiled students, the tutors banded together to bend the will of their students through blackmail with an anonymous Instagram account. What? Is the suspense suddenly dead?