I’ll never understand why I didn’t watch Gossip Girl until right now. Growing up, I was always a teen drama fanatic, quoting moments from Degrassi: The Next Generation with my friends, even going so far as to throw a Pretty Little Liars-themed party in college, taping “A messages” on my walls in blood red duct tape. Yet, despite my classmates arguing about Chuck and Blair as a couple, or agreeing on the ludicrousness behind the identity of Gossip Girl, I was never sucked in.
Flash forward to 2020, when quarantine started, and I began flying through shows like nobody’s business. Before I knew it, I found myself clicking on Gossip Girl when it become available on HBO Max. After learning that the series was getting a reboot, it felt like the perfect time to dive into the drama with these Upper East Siders.
Now, six seasons and 121 episodes later, I totally get the hype. While the gorgeous cast, lavish settings and melodramatic plotlines pulled me in, I realized that a big part of the fun was the ridiculousness of it all. In order to best enjoy Gossip Girl, I needed to fully embrace the story and all the subplots that weren’t 100 percent logical. And while I tried not to take things too seriously, there were still scenes so bizarre or unrealistic that I found myself actually scratching my head. So, I decided to compile a list of the top eight things from Gossip Girl that make absolutely no sense.
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*