Gossip Girl was the show no one should have needed because The O.C was already a thing. And a very popular thing.
But somehow, the story of a group of New York high school students, most notably a blonde (Serena, played by Blake Lively) and a brunette (Blair, played by Leighton Meester), developed a cult following.
In the golden year, 2oo8, it was the show all the ‘kids’ were watching. Everyone needed to be a Serena or a Blair (an identity determined solely by your hair colour), and desperately wanted to find an arrogant, bad boy like Chuck (…I think most people forgot he was an attempted rapist), or an ‘outsider’, undercover gossip like Dan, or a very boring, one dimensional guy like Nate.
We could only dream.
While the series was addictive, with characters that allowed for unparalleled escapism, it inarguably had many, many faults.
Did it go for too long? A lil bit. Probably should have ended in about season three. Four at the latest.
Were the uniforms entirely unrealistic? Definitely. They were highly inappropriate and likely put real life teachers who had to enforce uniform rules in an awkward position for years to come.