|Gossip Girl - The Complete First Season
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Want to know a secret? A really juicy secret? Look no further than the latest message from Manhattan's notorious blogger Gossip Girl. She keeps tabs on the city's most elite teens as they make the rounds from the preppiest school events to the most lavish, decadent parties. And between Serena and Blair's explosive friendship, Dan and Serena's budding romance, Nate and Blair's fairytale relationship (or is it?), Chuck's escapades and Jenny's introduction to the glamorous life, there's a lot to track! In this 5-disc, 18-episode Season One, friends, lovers, rivals and enemies abound. Even the darkest secrets don't stay hidden for long. You know you love it. XOXO!
- This show is my guilty pleasure
I had never seen an episode of Gossip Girl before- the CW network we are unable to get at my house. But I heard people talking about it and magazines saying it's a good show. So when the first season came out on DVD, I immediately bought it. The first night I watched the first 2 episodes and liked it, but was not completely raving about the show. The more episodes I watched- the more I got into the show, though. Honestly, the episode where blair and chuck are at the burlesque club (around ep 6 or 7) that is where I begin to really like the show. To me Blair, is an absolutely wonderful character- she is conniving, mean, mischevious, sweet, and funny. Blair is a complex character- and really makes the show for me. I like all of the ensemble, I also like the "frenemy" apsect to Serena and Blair.
This show is my guilty pleasure. It is a fast talking, pop-culture dropping show. Plus the fact that they take advantage of NYC's scenic atmosphere doesn't hurt. This is not a deep thinking show, but it is campy fun. It's the kind of show that you can just sit and watch and enjoy....more info
- Gossip Girl is like crack. And I'm an addict!
Hello. My name is Laurie. I'm 22 years-old. And I am...addicted to Gossip Girl. There. I said it.
I had read the Gossip Girl books back when they first came out. And I liked them. I never did end up finishing the series. So when I heard they were creating a TV show based on the books I was mildly interested. But I actually didn't end up watching it due to my own gripes with the CW network.
But I ended up catching the end of an episode posted on youtube (Victor Victrola) and was instantly intrigued. So I watched the previous episodes online. It moved a little slow at first, but it soon picked up. And by the time the next episode aired on TV, I was hooked!
Let me just say that this show is NOT anymore scandalous/provocative than other TV shows! That's all hype that the CW lets build in order to create buzz around the show. So all these parental boards freaking out need to chill. You're kids have probably already seen worse- hate to break it to you.
Yeah the show can be silly and dramatized. That's half the fun! And its nice to escape my boring everyday life for an hour and get caught up in it! In my opinion, it blows the novels right out of the water!
Another thing I like about the show is the cast. They always seem to be down to earth and cool in real life, and I think they do a great job with the material they're given. Its VERY easy for some of the story lines to become cheesy and redundant (given its technically a TEEN drama), but they always seem to pull it off and make it seem believable.
My only con of the DVDs is that there is no cast commentary of an episode. I think that would have been a good feature to have! The bloopers, however, are pretty hilarious.
There's a reason there's so much buzz about the show with young and older audiences alike. And that is because it truly is an addicting show. And every week you find yourself more buried in it than the week before. Its a vicious cycle really...
I definitely recommend it. Season 2 starts September 1st on the CW and I've never been so happy to see summer end! I know its gonna be good.
You know you love it.
- You know you love it....xoxo
I bought it in pre-order the day it become available for it on amazon. I loooove the show and now you'll be able to watch over and over again your favorite scenes. BUT the only think that prevent me for giving a 5 star product is, the box, I really don't like it, every show I've bought so far has come in a a pretty artistic and sleek design box. I expected the same from GOSSIP GIRL, but the DVD box is just like a "Deluxe 5 disc edition movie" you know, the ones that brings the DVD stacked and all. BUT if you love them like I do WHO CARES? Buy it enjoy it, xoxo...more info
- Gossip Girl Season One
I was very pleased with the product and the timely manner in which it came - I also LOVE gossip girl season one. : ]...more info
- Gossip Girl DVD
The DVD is so great, has a good presentation and a high quality!!! I like it!!...more info
- Poor substitute for the OC
I had high hopes for this series. It not only came from the creators of my favorite show, The OC, but it was based on my favorite book series. I was disappointed when looking through the episode guide to see how few episodes Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage actually wrote. Many of the story lines and character relationships seemed very similar to those of The OC. You can see how every character on GG is really modeled after one on the OC. With all these similarities I wanted a little more quick dialogue and ironic plots. As far as comparing to the books, they basically changed everything. It's not a bad show, it's extremely entertaining, but if you're looking for a direct portal into the books or a way to sooth the pain of The OC's cancellation, keep on looking....more info
- Good show with bad acting :-l
I wanted to watch this because of the books I read some years back and saw some of it while in America. I got immediately hooked and actually enjoy the show (while though not my absolute favourite). I love to watch the clothes and the scenes of New York, but the one thing I hate the most is the acting. I love Dan except to me, he's the worst actor in here (and the hottest).
The show features rich snobby kids in NY, and a brother and sister 'from the wrong side of the tracks' (the poor side) who all go to the same school and the drama's that ensue are because of text messages all the school kids get from Gossip Girl (who we don't know). It has b*tchiness and s*x and drugs and alcohol and everything in between in it - all the things that make this show addictive (to watch).
If you're looking for Emmy nomination material, you won't find it here (not for acting anyway - maybe for costumes), but this is light fluffy trash that is meant to be a teenage soap opera brought to you by the O.C creators (which by the way was a much better show). It's fun to watch and so I definately recommend it if you love a little escapism at the end of a long work day....more info
When I initially ordered this item for my girl friend, "Gossip Girl Season 1", I asked the seller if he could have the set to me before Christmas? At this time it was about 3 or 4 days from Christmas and I was already thinking that I'm going to have to tell my girl friend that one of her gifts may be a bit late. To my surprise, the set arrived 1 or 2 days from Christmas, which was one of the best and nicest things you could do for another human being! This seller saw to it that my gift for my girl friend, which by the way was all explained to the seller as well, as far as this being a Christmas gift for my girl friend. It, as I said, arrived a day or 2 early and because of this person, the seller, I had that much of nicer Christmas all due to this person caring enough to get my purchase to me as fast as possible. For that, I could not give this seller as much credit as he or she deserves! Thank you!!...more info
- Gossip Girl Season 1
I bought this a week ago from amazon.
It cost me $20.00 ONLY! i was very surprised when i saw it and i could not say no.
Im glad i bought it right away, because i just saw that the price went up again...
As for the show, it is one of the best shows out there right now. I would recommend it to anyone specially to the people who loved "THE OC"....more info
- Surprisingly Entertaining
I'll be honest, I hadn't seen anything from Gossip Girl before I bought the first season, which was recommended to me by a friend. I was pleasantly surprised by it and would have to say that if you are a fan of One Tree Hill, you'll like Gossip Girl!...more info
- One of my fav show on a perefct DVD edition.
All I can say is "thank you so much WB" for giving GG this incredibly perfect DVD set.Just like it was aired on TV,no replacement songs crap,just the ones used on TV.The packaging is nice to,not to big,just like a normal 1 DVD set,as there are 6 on it!
And the show is just,AWSOME,don't think it will last very long but I still enjoy it and maybe will till it ends (in a good way and circompstences I hope...).
For those who think it's crap,just don't watch it,cause normally when you don't like something you don't even bother giving it intentions,or maybe you don't have a life for doing such things,which is sad for you...
- It keeps getting better..
I watched Gossip Girl on TV, and ordered the season so that i could watch the episodes, in order, and to watch my favourites over and over again. The menu was a little confusing as the were several buttons to do the same thing. The show is great! It's no intellectual or moral debate, but it's the best guilty pleasure. The fashion is exquisite, the acting is superb, and the drama is as frequent as the champagne. I've really fallen in love with most of the characters, and would definitley recommend it to anyone....more info
- Awesome Viewing - Gossip Girl
The time from delivery to receipt was awsome. As I live in Australia it took no time at all. Love the show. Cant wait for Season 2. ...more info
- The BEST
If you have only watched the 2nd season (as I have) this is a MUST to understand alot of the plot lines!!!...more info
- A great series
This is a great series and will get you hooked. Don't go into this thinking that it will be a profound, deeply moving show. It's a show for preteens but can be enjoyed by any age (I'm in my twenties, and a medical student). It's like a soap but without all the cheesiness. There is still some cliched moments but really the camera work is very artful and my BF and I (he watches it too, and likes it but would never admit it to anyone else) have even commented aloud on the quality of the cinematography at times. Great show, get hooked and with no commercials, it's easy to watch a full episode in 40 minutes!...more info
- Absolutely Love It!!
I never got to watch the season on TV because i have class at night. I heard such great things about the show, and i loved Blake Lively so i decided to buy Gossip Girl b/c i got it for such a good price. I watched the entire season in less then 4 days. It is so much fun!! The cast is great, the characters are awesome and the storyline is definately exciting. You will not be dissapointed....more info
- Loved it!
I ordered this from amazon new and I was completely happy with my purchase. It came in the mail in perfect condition and the minute i put it in my dvd player, I was hooked and couldnt stop watching it. Better than any other teen drama out there!...more info
I bought this show on a whim...it has been one of my most beloved purchases ever! My roommates started right off the bat telling me how awful this show is and how It's going to be terrible. About 2 episodes in...every one of us was hooked. We sat around every night and had hours devoted to it. I highly recommend this show! ...more info
- I love gossip girl!!!
I love gossip girl. It's very addictive. I can't wait for season 2 to come out....more info
- great sho!
the shows is great and the bonus features are a really fun way to get a look at behind the scenes of this show....more info
- I love this show...and I'm over 20.
I heart this show so much. It's complex and well written...and pretty. The clothes are amazing and it goes by quickly because they never stay too long on any character. I don't think it's meant to be very deep but I'm guessing you'll be surprised how much these "shallow" characters actually get to grow on you. At times, I felt they were taking my heart out and squeezing it. It may seem like just a teen show...but it's actually very entertaining. Don't expect to learn anything, but that's the fun. It's sparkly and sexy, and may just rot your brain...but completely worth it!
I feel like if I ever met Ed or Chace, I may not be able to control myself. Watch and you'll see what I mean. ...more info
- XoXo, Gossip Girl!
~*Highly addictive!!!!!! Really, really, really good drama & lots of fun! Plus, awesome price... I bought it here in Amazon and it only cost me $20.00, hard to believe, but, yeah! Great cast and story lines! Lots of gossip, betrayal, teen drama, sex and of course, HIGH FASHION! Love it! I'm completely hooked with this show!*~ ...more info
- Just plain FUN! ;]
This show is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Once you start watching it, you'll be sucked in. I love it because it is over the top, sexy, witty and just plain entertaining. There is nothing wrong with that and I enjoy it.
The DVD is great, with nice bonus features for hardcore fans. ...more info
- Gossip Girl series1
This is a lot of fun. A bunch of glossy, good looking teenagers (with way too much money) who always have the perfect comeback, just like you wish you'd had when you were at school! The clothes are gorgeous, the parties are over the top and you see lots of New York. Being from Australia, it's a bit like watching a doco on some fascinating minor species. Is this really how some people live? Its a bit like 90210 in the city,or Sex and the City goes to High School. I'm hooked!...more info
- Pulp Fiction Should Always Be This Good
People have described "Gossip Girl" as a guilty pleasure. That description perfectly fits the show. Its combination of humor, camp and sexiness makes it the treat one doesn't necessarily want to admit to in this year's TV roll call. An adult viewer might look at Gossip Girl and think it simply sustains itself on a steady diet of teen pulp. While there is no shortage of adolescent thrills, Gossip Girl succeeds because it is for the most part, believe it or not, character driven. The show presents a cast of well-drawn, distinctly different, sexy and charismatic characters whose neuroses and emotional makeup are the product of their individual family histories--the show deserves enough credit to know that people are not always evil for the sake of being evil, are not bitchy and difficult simply because of mood, and that the public face covers over, in some cases, countless wounds. IN surveying the show's main characters, we encounter:
Daniel "Dan" Humphrey--Dan is unlike most of the characters on Gossip Girl because he comes from a roughly middle class background. Intelligent, talented and scrupulously honest, Dan is a star student at Constance and St. Jude's, known for his moral fiber as well as his ambition and intellect, and like almost all "moral" characters in TV and film claiming to uphold a value system, Dan is also chronically judgmental and self-righteous. No surprises there. Dan has a humble, almost gentle charm to him which together with being impossibly handsome makes him quite attractive to women. His moral centeredness, decency, and honesty make him something of a spiritual and moral lifeboat for Serena VanDerWoodsen, who recognizes his goodness as something entirely alien to her family, friends and the social world of the Upper East Side.
Nathaniel "Nate" Archibald--a rich kid from a old money family on the Upper East Side, descended from Cornelius Vanderbilt himself, Nate is more beautiful than most of the fashion models in Manhattan. On the surface of things Nate has it "made", as they say--his ridiculous male beauty combined with an easy affability and a gracious manner make him irresistible to women, single and married alike. Behind the veneer, however, Nate is another young man trying to find himself--he struggles to assert himself against a domineering, selfish father who tries to control Nate's life and make his decisions for him; the senior Archibald is more than willing to use his son as a frequent pawn to aid his own unethical business schemes, all in the name of family, of course.
Serena VanDerWoodsen--Blond, beautiful, statuesque, Serena quite naturally blossomed into a celebrity on the Upper East Side, almost in spite of herself; despite not having the internal lust for power and prestige of her best friend Blair, her beauty, presence and impeccable pedigree hold the power cliques of Constance and St. Jude's in a kind of muted awe; Serena, truth be told, is something of an anomaly at the private school--not belonging strictly to any one social group, her social standing there is nevertheless nearly impregnable. She is also something rare in the Gossip Girl world in that she is inherently a decent, loving person; her tender nature and deep sense of loyalty has embedded her in a lifelong friendship with Blair Waldorf, a relationship which teeters perpetually on the verge of breakup due to Blair's incurable neuroses and gameplaying.
Blair Waldorf--Watching the first episode of Gossip Girl, one might think that the villain of the piece is Chuck Bass, the overaggressive womanizing billionaire's son; one is progressively informed, however, observing the show's plotline unfold over the first season, that the real devil of the bunch is Blair. Blair is, on closer inspection, little more than a moral monster. Her own psychological makeup is equal parts egomania and painful insecurity; the unlikely marriage of these two aspects of her personality give birth to her most distinguishing trait, an alpha female desire to control and dominate others, whether it be the girls of Constance and St. Jude's or her best friend Serena; this will to power is sustained and carried out by an almost total ruthlessness to destroy and ruin others to get what she wants. The character is not, however, entirely unsympathetic; she is at heart an apprehensive young girl who wants to be loved, but who has been denied that love by those people closest to her--by her mother, who is too self-involved with her burgeoning fashion career to care and nurture her daughter, and her supremely selfish father, who left the family to live with his male companion in Europe. Left unsupervised and largely unloved, Blair has replaced the need for love with the twisted pleasure of dominating, controlling and ruining other people--the distorted high of domination and manipulation yields her the validation she craved and should have received from her family. To be fair: when she is not plotting and hating other people, Blair shows a confident dry wit which can be quite hilarious and entertaining. If she would perhaps feel a bit more assured and at home with herself and could relinquish the anger she has for her parents, the anger which chronically finds its way out by venting on innocents, Blair could grow into a wonderful person. News Flash: Just watched Episode "There Will Be Blood": Blair is very kind to a mixed-up young girl she is assigned to baby-sit. The rule is ever true--noone is completely good or totally bad.
Charles "Chuck" Bass--Where Blair fights and wars against the world with cunning and cruelty, Chuck keeps them at arm's length through the manipulation of his image as a supremely confident, self-assured playboy, donning the mask of arrogance to avoid letting people in; but behind the swagger, the viewer finds a young kid who has literally never been loved by anyone, a boy drowning in the inner emptiness of his privileged, unbearably lonely upbringing in which he practically grew up an orphan. Chuck has never known either the love or the approval of his father, and silently starves for both; his attempts to bond with his father meet with curt rejection, as do his proposals for business projects. Chuck is a young man who like Nate isn't sure who he really is--is only sure of the image he projects to the world of the insufferably lecherous rich kid, and clings to that image, because it is in a way safe, it is all he knows. And yet there are moments where Chuck encounters another person down deep, senses reserves of decency, genuineness, warmth, that he did not suspect were there. The viewer is surprised to see that Chuck in episode after episode is treated routinely with alternating degrees of callousness, contempt, and cruelty by practically all the characters of the show; he is almost as a rule abused, dismissed or ignored by the others. Admittedly his reprobate antics earn his sentence at times; but it is sad that people do not seem to give him a chance; and with each hurtful remark Chuck is pushed away from those inner reserves of decency and into his old defense of detachment and reactive cruelty, more miserably entrenched in the familiar schema of the debauched playboy. It is this exchange of interpersonal dynamics that make Gossip Girl something even more than just a guilty pleasure.
- Best Show Ever!
This show is absolutely AWESOME! The books were amazing, so I had every hope that the show would be too. I honestly cannot express how fantastic this show is. The Complete First Season is a Gossip Girl lover's must have! It has all sorts of great special features, and who doesn't love Gossip Girl with no commercials! The actors and actresses on this show are extremely talented and the plot line never fails to please. The wardrobe another added bonus - its awesome!...more info
- good stuff
i bought this as a christmas gift but my sister seems to really enjoy it...more info