'Gossip Girl' returned to the small screen in 2021 with a reboot that existed in the same world as the original hit CW series.
The show was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics but I think it did find its feet, delivering a much stronger second half of the season. A HBO Max Original, the new 'Gossip Girl' is more adult than the first complete with nudity and swearing and it was a gear shift from the glamour and frivolity of the classic series.
In the UK the final six episodes of season 1 dropped on BBC iPlayer on New Year's Day and now I've had time to watch them, I'm already thinking ahead to what the show needs to deliver in season 2 (which it has already been renewed for).
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2. Kate to get some perspective now she’s back in control
Kate’s mission with Gossip Girl has changed so much, I’m not even sure I know what she thinks she’s achieving any more. With great power comes great responsibility and Kate lost all perspective during season 1 after getting close to her students. If Kate truly wants to teach the kids a lesson about life and the way the world works, she needs to get back to her original ethos of sharing tips that highlight, and help correct, poor behaviour rather than gunning to take people (who are kids at the end of the day) down.