Gossip Girl : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. While it remains to be seen if Gossip Girl will take the plot plunge "The O.C." did after its first season, the beginning here is encouraging.
  2. Gossip Girl is eye candy, and mind candy, as pretty as a perfectly prepared martini--one that some nasty, picture-perfect have-it-all may or may not have drugged.
  3. 80
    Welcome to the tawdry, tantalizing and altogether terrific world of Gossip Girl.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    80
    Packing a sharp designer shiv, this clever saga of haves vs. have-mores proves the East Coast can be as enjoyably sudsy as the West.
  5. 80
    At times, it's overboard and maybe a bit giggle-inducing, like watching little kids play dress-up. But overboard is exactly where Gossip Girl wants to be--and what viewers must embrace when taking the guilty plunge.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    75
    The cast is as good as its target demo, but I admire its fleet pace and sly craft. [21 Sep 2007, p.72]
  7. 75
    Some of the lines are witty, and while parents won't approve of all that goes on, the kids talk about much more than they actually do.
  8. Gossip Girl offers a fun, juicy mix of popular music and melodrama.
  9. 70
    Your feelings about Gossip Girl will depend on just how guilty you are willing to feel about your guilty pleasures. It can be entertaining to watch adults throw around money, attitude, and alcohol on soap operas; it can be grotesque to see teenagers doing the same things.
  10. It's very well-done teen angst, but at the same time made me feel very old and slightly pervy while watching it.
  11. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    70
    Gossip Girl actually isn't bad by the standards of the medium--with "The Hills" pretty much being the standard--and it's even surprisingly competent.
  12. It's a sleek, glossy, musically enhanced soap opera centered on wealthy, gorgeous high school students who connive and cavort to the sound of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Peter Bjorn and John, Angels & Airwaves, and Timbaland.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 64
  2. Negative: 11 out of 64
  1. AshleyB.
    Mar 3, 2008
    10
    I think this show is a good pass time, hard to keep up with if you don't watch it fully, which makes for a good mystery, Gossip Girl is I think this show is a good pass time, hard to keep up with if you don't watch it fully, which makes for a good mystery, Gossip Girl is exactly how Gossip is, treacherous, dangerous, and scandalous. It's a great show, the cast is great, no acting problems what so ever. Though the plot lines could be more diverse, but that is just me. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    10
    I LOVE gossip girl. The characters are absolutely divine and the plot is delicious. I easily watched the first, second, and third seasonI LOVE gossip girl. The characters are absolutely divine and the plot is delicious. I easily watched the first, second, and third season within 3 weeks and did this after school.It definitely has me hooked. And what I love about it is that it isn't just like any typical teenage drama it's just really creative and surprising and the plot always thickens. Full Review »
  3. KimR
    May 28, 2010
    10
    Best show ever!!!