Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
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Pilot 

The privileged prep school teens learn that Serena van der Woodsen is back in town.

Director:

Mark Piznarski

Writers:

Josh Schwartz (teleplay), Stephanie Savage (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
Sam Robards ... Howie 'The Captain' Archibald
Florencia Lozano ... Eleanor Waldorf
Connor Paolo ... Eric van der Woodsen
Nicole Fiscella ... Isabel Coates
Nan Zhang ... Kati Farkas
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ... Nurse (as Kimberly Herbert Gregory)
Andrew Stewart-Jones ... Concierge
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Storyline

At a privileged prep school for teens on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the Internet blog of the all-knowing, albeit, ultra-secretive 'Gossip Girl'. No one knows Gossip Girl's identity, but everyone in this exclusive and complicated vicious circle relies on her website and text messages for the latest scoop. Even Serena's closest friend, Blair Waldorf, is surprised to find that Serena has suddenly ended her self-imposed exile from a boarding school in New England and returned to Manhattan for school. Once the Upper East Side's most notorious party girl, Serena's reasons for returning are mysterious, although they may have something to do with her younger brother Eric, who's secretly in the hospital following a suicide attempt which is kept under wraps by their overprotective mother Lily. Whatever the reasons, the change in Serena is obvious, especially to ... Written by CW TV

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the pilot Florencia Lozano plays Eleanor Waldorf. This is the only episode you see her in as Margaret Colin joined the series from the second episode and played Eleanor for the remainder of the show. See more »

Goofs

When Serena and Blair meet at the Palace bar on their first day back to school, Serena asks Blair how her mom is doing "with the divorce and everything". At this point in the story, Blair's parents are not divorced yet. Blair's dad asks for a divorce much later in the series (Thanksgiving of the 2nd season). See more »

Quotes

Isabel Coates: Oh, my God- you'll never believe what's on Gossip Girl! Someone saw Serena getting off the train at Grand Central!
Chuck Bass: Good. Things were starting to get a little dull around here.
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Connections

References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Won't Let Me Go
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Endicott
Performed by The Bravery
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Believe the hype and ignore the negative reviews an objective review
23 June 2018 | by Br4ve-trave1orSee all my reviews

This series debuted in 2007 and I watched it for the first time mid June 2018. I was very reluctant being that I'm a Male for one and I thought this show catered to a more female crowd.

After tearing through Deperate housewives I learned recently, NEVER JUDGE A TV SHOW! Yes, it was on the CW I judged that too but I recently watched riverdale season 1 and liked it. Back then TV was better so I was all in missing the days of watching SKAM, the famous Norwegian series.

Being a 30 year old Male is irrelevant! I was hooked immediately! I cared for these characters in such a little time and was invested. I've only seen 7 episodes so I felt it was best to review the pilot for anyone debating jumping in or not because I dont know how other seasons are. Right now its extememly addictive and it is substance it's not just eye candy as many people say. Theres story to be told and felt. I connect with characters feelings with things even though they may live a different life like in all TV shows. So what that their all rich and I prefer the actors to be attractive! I dont want to watch a show with regular looking people like in life---i want to escape life and see people like this that feel how I feel with things. I think that's a vastly overrated opinion saying characters are too good looking. If they werent that would take me out of the story!

Would you like to watch a drama with people that have yellow teeth? Their actors. Anyway, i love very intelligent shows too. I actually prefer celebral series rather than spoofed ones but this is just refreshing in a way that feels light hearted and reminds me of the days when I was addicted to The O.C.

Blake Lively is beautiful and the characters so far have shown redeemable qualities. Watch out for Nate. I have a feeling I'm going to like him even though hes first presented as someone topical. I think theres a lot to him besides looks and the lifestyle that makes him very unique to this show so my money is on him rather than the obvious Dan.

9/10 because I dont know the direction it goes but right now its special!


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