By Rohan Andresen ’12
Spotted: Brophy students watching “Gossip Girl.”
“Gossip Girl,” a TV program profiling the lives of Manhattan’s wealthiest adolescents, has entered its fourth season on the CW while captivating the interests of viewers as well as many members of the Brophy community.
This TV show was based on books written in the early 2000’s by Cecily von Ziegesar and was turned into a TV series in late 2007.
Listening to high school teens, one would often hear them quoting the show with lines like “spotted…” and the renowned sign-off, “XOXO, Gossip Girl.”
Even Brophy boys and teachers are taking part in the “Gossip Girl” community.
“‘Gossip Girl’ is like eye candy: the grandeur of New York City and the attractive cast make the show fun to watch; the plot is intriguing and fast paced as well,” Nick Giancola ’12 said.
Giancola also said that it’s a great show and he would recommend others to watch it; however, he warned that it is “repetitive in a thematic sense.”
Other Brophy viewers include Spanish teacher Mr. Andrew Schmidbauer ’88, however, his views differ from that of Giancola’s.
“I started watching it from the beginning, and I think that it was so unrealistic that I kept watching—just to see how ridiculous it could become,” said Mr. Schmidbauer.
Schmidbauer said that he was originally attracted by the show’s portrayal of young people, but he said that the show has now become “too ridiculous even for pure escapism.”