i don’t like anything diet.
it takes the flavor out of things that i enjoy.
i love watching shows that highlight “the haves” side of new yawk.
that is one of the reasons i loved og gossip girl.
as silly as it could be,
it showed another side of new yawk that many aren’t privileged to.
it makes me want to be better and live better.
it would be a no-brainer that i tuned into “gossip girl 2021” even with all the weird changes.
i finished the second episode and…
Something is missing.
…and it might be serena van der woodson to set shit off tbh.
so i’ll get to the positives first.
I really love how the show is shot.
The camera quality is gorgeous.
I love the use of social media within the show.
I love how it shows New Yawk.
I love how progressive it is for today’s times.
the new gossip girl 2021,
it’s about two sisters,
juliet and zoya (diet yara shahidi)
who have been secretly communicating behind their dad’s backs.
juliet is rich; zoya is middle class.
my problem is the beef between them started so fast and doesn’t make sense.
…is too nice and that throws me off.
your sister got with your man and it’s “okay“?
you think blair would even let that shit fly?
i expect a character to give repercussions for shit like this.
this love triangle between audrey,
diet chuck bass aka max,
and aki was bitten out of the first season of “elite” on netflix.
max is bisexual and kinda looks like a diet sebastian stan to me…
max is like every other “haves” white gay who thinks he’d a prize to fuck.
the problem is he doesn’t have the “oomph” like chuck or even sebastian.
he comes off like the snooty white gay everyone can fuck if he gets drunk and coked-up.
there aren’t enough of those in chelsea right now.
the bitchy black vixen,
and her equally bitch friend,
could bring the “cattiness” but they need to be more fleshed out.
why does a billionaire black vixen need juliet for social acceptance is puzzling to me too.
why is she even hanging with this group?
obie is supposed to be the diet dan humphrey but isn’t remarkable enough.
he doesn’t have any redeeming or charming qualities for us to care so he gets washed out.
he seems like the type who would leave that circle to hang with the urban crowd tbh.
the teachers being “gossip girl” is wack tbh.
even the dan reveal as gossip girl was what made the show end in a bowl of wtf.
gossip girl is better as a mystery and not teachers looking to put students in their place on ig.
this new gossip girl should have been tormenting the students and teachers in this 2021 version.
do they even think this shit would fly on ig?
ig would have deactivated that gossip girl page in a week.
i do like the drunk mom storyline as it’s adding depth to one of the characters.
some of the folk’s acting needs work too.
my issue is they are rushing to create the drama that blair and serena brought in the og version.
none of this new cast has that same energy that they do…
it was kinda just “off to the races” and it didn’t make any sense.
I love the tension that builds.
that makes you want to see two characters fuck or fight.
even in real life.
i like to build tension before it goes down whether it’s sex or beef.
two characters ended up fuckin off-screen in episode 2 and it was way too quick imo.
i wanted to see them flirt around a bit but it seems that energy is for the males involved?
i dunno but i think the producers are too interested in inclusion and gay shit tbh.
this is why “euphoria” hit better.
it pulled no punches and was totally unapologetic.
this is what i expect in my dramas.
i want good drama,
and escapism that makes sense.
ima keep watching but i hope gossip girl 2021 can connect the dots as it goes.
lowkey: episode 2 ended on a season finale-type shit.
i was like is this it???