The truth is we are forever looking at ourselves in comparison to those around us, creating our own internal A and B lists of who is successful in marriage, in career, financially, as parents, and then putting ourselves in one or the other category.
Oh March. This month is about Easter and it being almost spring. It's about discovering new songs and listening to old ones too, right?
Peck joined the CW's Gossip Girl in its fifth season as Serena's (real) cousin Lola Rhodes. Now she's returned to the city of scandalous Upper East Siders as the youngest daughter of the dysfunctional Bowers family at the heart of NBC's Deception.
The girls of The Carrie Diaries are loyalists to each other even as they struggle with their own sense of burgeoning identity and the choices (and consequences) that arise as they grapple with the awareness of their feminine power.
We have entered a new era of relationships in which the rules and practices that have guided the development, maintenance and termination of relationships for eons are being rewritten.
Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf have started dating, this according to Us Weekly. What's that you say? Seth and Blair are fictional characters and only the actors who played them, Adam Brody and Leighton Meester, are holding hands and making plans? Shut up with that noise!
As a native New Yorker, and having lived in three out of the five boroughs, shows about New York City hold a very special place in my heart.
So while I found the entire final season of Gossip Girl boring at best, the series finale delivered the goods. And is it just me, or can you not wait for a Georgina Sparks/Jack Bass spin off series?
While I'm disappointed in how the series ended, I'm still appreciative of the writers for taking a chance on the most unlikely couple.
Ultimately, "Gossip Girl's" legacy will be determined by its finale tonight -- will it fizzle out with a whimper, only a shell of its once witty, if frivolous, former self? Or will the long-awaited unmasking of its titular character cement it as the ultimate self-aware series?
On December 17, The CW's "Gossip Girl" reaches its conclusion, capping off six seasons of metatextual self-awareness, shameless fourth wall breakage and unabashed self-absorption. It will also be the end of a colorful era in TV recapping.
The TV ecosystem is large and diverse. There are lazy soaps and 'roided jocks, wino mothers and Syfy nerds. So, in the tradition of Sir David Attenborough, I've decided to take a deeper look at nine of the most common species of TV Viewer.
I'm not sure whether the nostalgia is getting to me or whether this episode sucked a little less than we've come to expect, but despite "The Revengers" having one of the most ridiculous scenes in "GG" history, I found that I didn't constantly want to gouge my eyes out while watching it. Progress!
I will say one thing for this season of "Gossip Girl": It's a ballsy move for a TV show to turn our POV character into the series' true villain.
When The CW's teen drama Gossip Girl leapt onto television screens in 2007, it served the purpose indicated by its title. Simply put, it made millions of girls gossip. Now in its sixth and final season, it has, most would admit, fallen from grace.
It appears that I spoke too soon when dubbing "Portrait of a Lady Alexander" the ickiest episode of "Gossip Girl" to date -- that was before we'd witnessed Ivy trying to screw her way through every father on the Upper East Side.