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"Gossip Girl" Rundown: Episode 2, "The Wild Brunch"

"Gossip Girl" Rundown: Episode 2, "The Wild Brunch"

Last night was the second episode of (officially) the best guilty pleasure of the season — "Gossip Girl." If loving this show is wrong, I'm not sure I want to be right. It's like The OC on crack — more sex, more booze, more money. Love. It. Here are my thoughts:

  • I really can't decide between whose side I am on between Serena and Blair. It's like my head is saying Blair while my heart is saying Serena. After last week I was outwardly Team Blair, but, well, she's kind of a bitch and Serena is trying to change? Kind of? Sigh, she's totally selfish. Well, to be fair, I'm kind of team neither. Fine, both.
  • My Personal Fogey-Meter was off the charts when Chuck woke up next to two members of the hotel staff and casually offered them off to Nate. I know his dad owns the hotel, but come on now. Best parent being blasé about seeing underage child drinking award goes to Chuck's dad, saying to Chuck, "Lay off the scotch, it's barely noon."

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  • So Lily van der Woodsen is officially evil — and not in the fun Julie Cooper way. She was unnecessarily bitchy to her daughter, telling Nate that Serena has a thing for him, and irrationally nasty to Dan. Then again, it took a few seasons for Julie Cooper to be awesome. So are we gearing up to watch her get her heart broken by faux-Caleb Nicol? And then we'll have to feel all bad for her?
  • Josh Schwartz looooves to throw a kink in fancy elitist parties with yelling and or fights. Unfortunately (and I promise, this is the last "OC" mention) no one in the Upper East Side can throw a punch like Ryan Atwood.
  • I hope Dan's not actually mad at Serena for sleeping with Nate and not telling Blair. It's a horrible thing for her to have done to her supposed best friend, but it so has nothing to do with him. Fingers crossed he doesn't get all broody and moody about it.

  • The language on this show! They can call each other whores on primetime? They can say "fuster cluck"?
  • I'm digging the plotline of Jenny as the new sidekick to Blair, but will she be a sidekick with a conscience? Or will she forever be lured by fancy dresses?
  • Nate is an enormous idiot. WHY, why when you send the girl you cheated on your girlfriend with up to a hotel suite to wait for you, would you EVER allow your girlfriend to bring you up there to seal the deal? Seriously! There were about a million ways for him to deter Blair rather than cause that scene. He must secretly have it in for his relationship. He's dumb and probably despicable, but at least he's pretty.

  • So, I've been won over by Gossip Girl herself — mostly because right before the first commercial break she narrated through a montage of the scenes to come in the episode. It got me so excited for all the impending drama — it was awesome.

Now it's your turn — what did you guys think about "The Wild Brunch"? Still loving "Gossip Girl"? Wishing you had Blair/Serena's hairstylist and wardrobe as much as I am?

Photos courtesy of The CW

k14m k14m 9 years
well i'm more on the blair side..haha i know i love her! she's so GLAMOROUS and i mean with the dresses and all plus she's super pretty..but i can't deny the fact that serena is pretty too.. i love them both! u know wat..i just love GG!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
love the clothes in this episode!
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
did anyone notice that dan and jennys dad is the guy from i still know what you did last summer? that was not too long ago and he's already playing a dad character when in iskwydls he was a college student.
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
first off... i'm crossing my fingers that this show is long lived! i'm already an addict. love LOVVVVE it. so i'm not picking teams as of yet but that was a low blow with blair exposing the past stuff. i mean... i have had my best friend have a secret affair behind my back with my bf so i know where she's coming from with plotting revenge but i always finger karma will come back to bite you in the a**. nate is pretty but def better when he has the shaggy look versus the slicked back [ala shia lebouf]. i honestly have to admit that chuck is hot... i love his sultry voice and his eyes are beautiful. his bad boy side is extremely attractive. he's probably going to have an episode where he contracts an STD tho haha. [seriously] who else loves the fact that an elevator drops you off on blairs floor right in her living room!? i mean creepyish that anyone could get in but still kinda love it. and lastly... dan's an idiot. just b/c he thought she was this perfect girl doesn't mean he should be pissed off at her for doing something that she obviously is ashamed of and also he wasn't even in her life when that happened AND they're not even going out for him to be pissed. frustrating. ugh. LOVE THE SHOW...obviously. haha.
kitty17 kitty17 10 years
I love Blair. she's hilarious. she such a screwed up b*itch. and don't pretend you all don't secretly love her
piesecki piesecki 10 years
I love the clothes, lOve the hair, and I love the hotness of the cast ;) I just wish it had the humour of the OC - Gossip Girl takes itself way too seriously for me. Having said that the Humphries are all adorable, and their family scenes totally remind me of the Cohens!
lisa212 lisa212 10 years
"I am hoping that he left the brunch because he feels that he does not want to be a part of that crowd and not because of what Blair did before he even knew her!" Not going to happen. Dan is going back to the group for Serena & Jenny will be swayed by Blair -- It's going to be brother v. sister because it's a teen DRAMA.
hanako66 hanako66 10 years
I love the show. I too thought that it was ridiculous for Dan to be so offended about Blair sleeping with Nate. I am hoping that he left the brunch because he feels that he does not want to be a part of that crowd and not because of what Blair did before he even knew her!
Tennant_Love Tennant_Love 10 years
I am team Humphries...I love Dan, Jenny & the dad. Love this show & its like the newer, better, prettier OC! I love it :)
yyam084 yyam084 10 years
sad to say but i was hoping the ratings are as good as the o.c. were before killing marissa..but i dropped by in fanforum and the ratings plunked 2.5 million viewers... come' on this show is awesome...hopes cw doesn't cancel it...
ely_vedar ely_vedar 10 years
it's cute but not very close to the books!!!!!! (sorry i'm a die hard for the books - they were so much juicer!)
frostypink frostypink 10 years
Team Serena!! This show is great :]
heart2heart heart2heart 10 years
i can't get enough of this show. it's so good. team Serena all the way!
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 10 years
TEAM SERENA! Love this show. im addicted.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 10 years
I'm on Team Blair, she is gorgeous and delightfully bitchy. Serena is kind of boring. I love Dan Humphrey! Penn Badgley is adorable.
prblms4loki prblms4loki 10 years
I LOVE THIS SHOW. It's nuts. I'm firmly on Team Serena, and I agree that Chuck needs a matching black eye. And maybe some stiletto bashing is needed for Nate. I can't believe Dan walked away...looking back...but still walked away. Boo poor choices Dan.
genvessel genvessel 10 years
our house is firmly on team serena. also, dan needs to not freak out over the things that happened when he was still social vapor.
yyam084 yyam084 10 years
this a great show, but of all the drama...there is no one to make jokes and funny saracstic comments...
demeter demeter 10 years
To number 26, Blair should be mad at the both of them but more so her BEST FRIEND who isn't supposed to betray her in that way at all. She's in love with Nate, so of course she's pretty oblivious to his stupidity and disrespect for her. But Serena was her best friend and to do that to your best friend is the ultimate betrayal. PLUS, Nate actually had a one up on Serena because he was honest with Blair about what happened while Serena was yelling at Nate for telling her. Some friend she is.
demeter demeter 10 years
I am really loving the show right now and I'm definitely on Team Blair. No matter what anyone says, Serena slept with her BEST FRIENDS boyfriend, and is acting all snooty about it. Calling Blair 'classy' in a sarcastic way for sealing the deal in Chucks room? Way over the top. Nobody is even mentioning that eventhough everyone seems to be on Blair's case for telling Dan what she did. She's not to be trusted, and Dan should know that. I hate Serena's character so much, and it's only 2 episodes. She needs to get off her high horse.
nomerz nomerz 10 years
love this show. I'm so glad it's lived up to the hype. :)
yyam084 yyam084 10 years
Team Blair all the way!!!brunettes always got me rooting for them!!
lisa212 lisa212 10 years
Team Neither, but Serena if I -had- to choose. The surprise scene in Chuck's suite was totally unbelievable. If the show weren't based in Manhattan, I'd stop watching it. I never watched The OC.
smashley smashley 10 years
i am in love with dan. and i costantly compare it to the oc. i can't help it. i just wish GG had a seth cohen
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