You may have heard about my TV addiction. But I didn’t want you to think that I only watch elitist NBC shows about smart comedy writers and famous people.
My friends and family members are amazed by how many TV shows I consistently follow, even after they’ve gone bad (doesn’t loyalty count for anything anymore?). Which brings us to: Gossip Girl. Once upon a time, this show was enjoyable. It painted a vision of high schoolers in New York that I never saw, even though I myself was a high schooler in New York. It was the perfect mix of money, sex, fashion, and soap opera drama, with just enough self-awareness to keep me coming back for more. Now, it pretty much has Chuck and Blair. With the exclusion of those two crazy kids, I actively loathe every single other character on screen at any given moment. And yet here I am, still tuning in to its 5th season.
So this week, invite some girl friends over (I don’t know any man who will watch this show but if you’ve found one, congrats!), make some dinner, and try to remember season 2 (aka the good times).
**Dinner on the Upper East Side**
Lily Bellow graduated in 2009 from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature. While in college, she bartended and cooked at the campus pub, and as a result has a difficult time eating chicken wings. She is the Managing Editor for Small Kitchen College.