...other than the insipidly moronic writing that has characters saying things like...
"This party is about excess. Stop talking. Start partying."
Rich Girl One: "Enough, ok?"
Rich Girl Two: "It's enough when I SAY it's enough."
...or my personal favorite...
“Take it easy Socrates. What we’re entitled to is a trust fund, maybe a house in the Hamptons, a prescription drug problem. Happiness does not seem to be on the menu, so smoke up and seal the deal with Blair, because you’re also entitled to tap that ass.”
Isn't that sweet?
Nothing reminds us that LEAVE IT TO BEAVER premiered 50 years ago like a show shoving the fact that 1% of 1% of America's population control all the wealth of this country.
Now I know how Beryl Mercer felt when James Cagney shoved that grapefruit in her face in THE PUBLIC ENEMY in 1931.
But just now, this particular piece of the commercial grabbed my attention...
"Discover a world where the rich and beautiful get down and ugly."
I'm sorry, but since we're surrounded by stories and images describing Britney's breakdown, Lindsay's coke binges, Paris in prison, O.J., the President, Haliburton and (insert today's celebrity scandal here), don't we LIVE in a world "where the rich and beautiful get down and ugly" every day of our lives?!?!
Needless to say, I probably won't be giving GOSSIP GIRL a try.
Although, I love the fact that they use my mother's song in their commercials.