Sorry Upper East Siders, it’s Season 2 of HBO Max gossip girl A reboot will be the last. A disturbing trend continues gossip girl It’s the latest show on the platform to get the axe, but in this case, its cancellation isn’t entirely unjustified.
gossip girl show runner Joshua Saffron shared the news with twitter Last week, they also said they were looking for a new home for the show. minxanother HBO Max original recently canceled but then picked up by Starz, seems unlikely. gossip girl The reboot tried to go completely overboard while somehow succeeding in committing the biggest blunder a teenage drama can make: it’s boring.
Where the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot went wrong
CW original gossip girl, From 2007 to 2012, wasn’t the pinnacle of TV either, but the reboot seems to fundamentally misunderstand what made it so entertaining, which is especially baffling given that Safran is also working on the original. Of course, there are some good things too: a diverse cast of characters, well-placed (and pricey) needle drops from Frank Ocean to Beyoncé, costumes that generally reflect current trends, and original designs. Styles clever episode titles, and Bell returning as voiceover voice for Kristen Gossip Girl. But the show’s hefty budget can’t make up for its rehashed plot, cringe-worthy “Gen Z” dialogue, and half-hearted attempts to address social issues. gossip girl boring clock.
gossip girl It also makes the mistake of focusing too much on Julian Calloway (Jordan Alexander) at the expense of another character, namely Monet de Haan (Savannah Smith) and Luna La (Zion Moreno). Julian goes from mean-spirited influencer in season 1 to borderline antagonist in season 2, finding new creative ways to sabotage her friends’ lives and relationships, and why they don’t want to be friends with her anymore. I’m tired of watching Julian use his half-sister Zoya Lotto to betray (whitney peak), see Zoya forgive her and watch the cycle repeat itself.Emily Alyn Lind), Aki Menzies (Evan Mock), and Max Wolf (Thomas Doherty) follows a similar pattern. When Audrey and Aki decide to expand their relationship with Max, Audrey and Aki’s anxiety about exposing their unconventional relationship completely stalls their storyline.
Teen dramas aren’t often known for their quality acting, gossip girl is particularly bad. With a few exceptions, such as Savannah Smith as Monet in The Queen Bee, and Thomas Doherty’s vague Chuck Bass impression in his portrayal of Max, the majority of the cast deliver rather wooden performances. The Hahn family as a whole consists of some stronger actors. Amanda Warren When Rick Worthy Featured as Camille and Grayson de Haan, Monet’s ruthless parents. A focus on Monet (and her sidekick Luna) rather than Julian would have made for a much more compelling watch, as it introduces her to one of the original’s funniest characters, Blair Waldorf. gossip girl.
Gossip Girl mystery solved with reboot
What made Gossip Girl’s original concept interesting was that her true identity wasn’t revealed until the show’s finale, after six seasons of construction.Penn Badgley) That it doesn’t make sense to be behind Gossip Girl is a topic that has been debated to death, but the mystery element has been completely removed from the reboot. In, Constance Billard’s group of teachers created the Instagram account Gossip Girl under the guise of holding students and their parents accountable for their actions. This removes a sense of mystery from the show, as instead of theorizing GG’s true identity, viewers are left wondering when the teacher behind her GG will finally be exposed. . Also teachers, especially Kate Keller (Tavi Gevinson), obsessed with the power she wields running GG, she seems like a sociopath. finds increasingly ridiculous ways in which the most public drama unfolds at events attended by.
The second season was generally more engaging, but its penultimate episode encapsulates some of the show’s most glaring problems. In a phone call between Camille and Gossip Girl (Kate disguises her voice), the three stand within almost hearing range of each other. The episode ends with Zoya declaring, “Let’s kill Gossip Girl,” a line that is too on her nose given her cancellation.
HBO Max’s gossip girl Even falling into the “very bad” category, it’s always disappointing to see a show canceled so early in its period.
Seasons 1 and 2 of gossip girl You can stream it on HBO Max.