I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I’ve dropped by those wealthy kids in Gossip Girl.
They were all the rage back in 2007 with their designer outfits, debutante parties and croquet (it was as if they were so desperate to be Europeans).
Last night on FOX8 the 2 hour finale went to air, revealing the identity of Ms. Gossip Girl herself.
Or should that be himself?
Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) turned out to be Ms. Gossip Girl despite the fact the character had been voiced for 6 seasons by Kristen Bell. Go figure.
As the Hollywood Reporter tells it, “It’s kind of hilarious if one really thinks about it. Dan unmasked as the blogger also makes sense, to a degree. He was always an outsider — until he somehow slipped into the upper echelon of the Upper East Side. Writers are often observant, and Dan is no different: He somehow got so good at eavesdropping on conversations that he learned the “LOLs” and the “OMGs” of what made Gossip Girl live and breathe. But let’s be serious, picturing Lonely Boy speaking in emoticons and “XOXOs” is a comedy series in itself. (Let’s not forget that Dan’s younger sister, Jenny, was in on her brother’s Gossip Girl extracurriculars for a while.)
“In the vein of Six Feet Under and Life Unexpected, Gossip Girl flash-forwarded a few years for another headline event: Dan and Serena’s wedding. It was the series’ way of wrapping everything up with a neat bow, even though viewers know there were often hiccups and mishaps along the way.”