Season 2 is full of exciting ingredients. It is the end of school year and a time to decide and plan for future studies. Blair Waldorf had set her eyes on Yale from relatively young age. But Yale only admits one undergraduate from Constance in a year and it appears they have decided on another student. The show is replete with passion, love tangles, amorous relations between student and teacher, societal sins you name it; that summarises Gossip Girl.
The disgrace and indignity appears unstoppable and the love affairs pop up and die away very fast with the exception of Blair and Chuck. I only hope Season 3 will be kind to them; otherwise there could be repercussions.
One difference that caught attention was how Dan’s father was a musician and not a writer. In the book his father was an eccentric writer who dressed weirdly and stayed out all night. In the show it’s different because it shows his father as a musician and doesn’t talk about his writings or anything like that. Dan and Jenny’s mother went away on “vacation” and had not come back, but in the books their mother had left Dan and Jenny when they were young and ran off with another man.
The work done by Josh Schwartz for the show is anything but wonderful. He continues to surprise with his brazen peep into the lives of the affluent and the influential. Though his previous work The OC is close to my heart, it is heart-warming to watch a comparable show with similar ingredients. The cast overall has done a great job in Gossip Girl.
The DVD itself is quite spicy with unique features such as special pre-publication book extracts of Gossip Girl: I-will-always-love-you, scenes which are not telecast, audio-book and a lot more, which will hearten all Gossip Girl enthusiasts.