New York, I Love You, XOXO

Dani Sjogren, Contributing writer

Gossip Girl, adapted from the books of the same name by Cecily Von Ziegesqar is the best TV Show of all time. It piloted on September 19th, 2007, and his since won 18 People’s Choice Awards. The omniscient blogger, “Gossip Girl” follow and documents the most intimate details of the personal lives of Manhattan’s most privileged; Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively), the Upper East’s Side “IT Girl”, her best friend, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), the Queen Bee of Constance Billard School,  “Golden Boy” Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), bad boy of the Upper East Side, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and Brooklynite-outsider Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgely), and all those associated with them. Behind the Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl’s cast is considered the most attractive on the CW Network.

On December 17th, Gossip Girl’s last season finale aired with over 1.55 million viewers tuning in to learn the identity of the vicious blogger.  Over six seasons, conspiracy theories of who is the unknown identity that seems to know all their darkest secrets have emerged. Ever episode ending in the teasing tone of: “Who am I? Well that’s one secret I’ll never tell” leaves speculation over who the infamous Upper East Side blogger is. Who did I think it was; definitely Dorota, Blair’s nanny/sidekick who knows everything and happens to be everywhere when everything seems to happen. Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t Dorota. It should have been, but they did put an interesting twist on the motives of Gossip Girl and their identity. While whom they revealed as Gossip Girl makes sense, it was a little anti-climatic if you ask me.

The finale itself lacked all the elements that defined Gossip Girl; drama, action, scheming, conspiracy, betrayal. To an onlooker that is not familiar with the previous seasons, Gossip Girl would look boring, but to a loyal Gossip Girlee, the finale tied up all the loose ends it needed to in order for the show to be all wrapped up.  Chuck and Blair’s soap-opera/forbidden love romance ended in a highly anticipated wedding.

Perhaps the best part of the entire episode was the last few minutes, which were a flash forward five years, and with that, Gossip Girl was over. What can Gossip Girl fans expect next? That the Gossip Girl legacy will live forever. And if that’s not enough, The Carrie Diaries is taking the Monday Night time slot – the scandals of the Upper East Side will never end. You know you love me, XOXO Gossip Girl.