Gossip Girl may have caused the world to become entranced with the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, but looking back at the iconic show… is it as juicy and entertaining as it was when it first debuted? How has it aged in the modern era? Here are some things that only adults notice about Gossip Girl.
One of the things that makes Dan Humphrey so different from the elite upper crust of Manhattan’s Upper East Side is that he’s from — gasp! — Brooklyn. In the world of Gossip Girl, this is a greater sin than wearing last season’s Chanel. By Upper East Side standards, hailing from the not-exactly-cheap neighborhood of Williamsburg makes you part of the unpopular crowd.
We’re meant to feel sorry for Dan, the perpetual outsider, but the fact that he’s from Brooklyn and goes to a school on the Upper East Side seems like a pretty contrived plot point that’s just meant to differentiate him from his snobbier classmates.
First of all, Dan lives in a nice apartment in a nice neighborhood and is the son of a rock star. He’s not exactly impoverished. Second of all, commuting daily from Williamsburg to the Upper East Side is pretty unreasonable. According to Google Maps, that trek would take Dan nearly an hour by public transportation, assuming the trains are running on time. Surely there are great schools in Brooklyn where Dan could also get a partial scholarship and not be teased for his “humble” origins.
Keep watching to see Things in Gossip Girl Only Adults Notice.
Dan’s school commute | 0:00
Sensitive stuff | 1:24
What happened to Scott? | 2:15
Unenforced dress code | 3:16
No I.D. needed | 4:00
Teenage novelist | 4:49
Chuck’s popularity | 5:36
Dan and Blair | 6:32
College dropouts | 7:24
Lack of diversity | 8:16
Dan as Gossip Girl? | 9:17
Dan and Serena’s marriage | 10:25
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