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Fall TV 2010: My Review of CW’s Gossip Girl

With the new fall season starting, new TV is bring us the good, the bad, and the mediocre, but how do you sort out the good and the bad? Here is what to watch this fall, so you can see the best new friendships, new loves, new action, and new heart. Now, NYU is out, Columbia is in, but first Gossip Girl’s queen bees are going to Paris, will it be a magical trip….

What CW Says about Paris episodes:

The CW’s pop culture phenom GOSSIP GIRL is leaving the Upper East Side behind and jetting off to Paris to kick off season four in the City of Light. Series stars Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick will be filming on location in Paris in early July for the first two episodes of the season. GOSSIP GIRL airs Monday nights (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

In the season four premiere, GOSSIP GIRL will find a radiant Serena van der Woodsen (Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Meester) enjoying their grand and romantic summer in Paris. However, Serena and Blair will be in for a few big OMG surprises when a friend from home mysteriously appears on the scene.

“Paris has always been the ultimate extension of our GOSSIP GIRL world — the home of high fashion, Michelin star restaurants, chic night clubs, and Blair’s favorite sweet (macaroons, of course!),” says executive producer Stephanie Savage. “We’re thrilled to be able to share with our fans that this fall GOSSIP GIRL is going to Paris. We hope that they’ll come along with Blair, Serena and Chuck for the first two episodes of season four.”

Tune In: I was an absent watcher during season three, gave up after the premiere when it became more about the outrageous then the rich, New York teen lifestyle. Now in season 4, the team wanted the change it up, and with the first two episodes, we head to Paris with Serena and Blair, so they can find some new inspiration. The episodes are certainly visually pleasing, with great shots of landmarks used in subtle ways. Paris is not the only setting however, we continue to have an eye in New York with new recurring star Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place) is an amazing young talent in a mysterious role with Nate. While I love Katie…

Tune Out: I am not really sure what her role is here and it kinda bugged me, the New York subplots were a little tedious for my taste with it pretty much being what Gossip Girl does best, tons of phone calls without much action.

Watch, Record, Skip: Although it’s not the teen drama it was in season one, these episodes are some of the better installments and I would certainly save them up on the DVR.

Upper East Siders on DVD: Gossip Girl goes to College on DVD

Hillary Duff, NYU, Columbia, sex, love, and money were all prominate items in the CW’s hit drama Gossip Girl in season 3.

All those 22 episodes are featured on a standard DVD set which features special features such as interactive viewing for one episode and a making-of feature of the fab parties those socialites throw.

I departed Gossip at the end of season 2 but I am tempted to come back since they have done an honorable thing by going to Paris and bringing in the uber-talented Katie Cassidy come September 13th on the CW, but for now, if you want to live like an upper east-sider you will just have to purchase Warner Bros’ collection of season 3 now on DVD.