Hey Upper East Siders . . .

Ready to feel old?

Yesterday marks ten years since we first heard Kristen Bell narrate the scene, as we watched Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively) walk into Grand Central, returning from an unknown destination.

This scene is the beginning scene of the hit series Gossip Girl, which was based on the best selling series by Cecily von Ziegesar. The show would end up running for six seasons, ending in December 2012. However, fans can still binge watch the show (or rewatch it for the hundreth time) on Netflix.

If you haven’t seen the show — and honestly, if you haven’t finish reading this article and go watch right now — it is about privileged upper East Siders Blair Waldorf, Serena van der Woodsen , Nate Archibald, as well as Dan and Jenny (aka Little J) Humphrey (both of which are from Brooklyn). The series shows every scandalous bit of their over the top lifestyle, from their hookups and drama, and filled with “I can’t believe that just happened” moments.

And, if you were a teenager in the late 2000’s, that was the show to be tuned into every week. You had to know what was going to happen next — whether it may be the latest drama in Blair and Chuck’s ‘on and off’ romance, guessing what drama Georgina would bring to the table or even sitting with them during their diner food Thanksgiving meals. Of course, the mystery of the identity of Gossip Girl kept fans such as myself on the edge until the very last episode. And trust me, if you’re going to watch the show, you definitely did not see that one coming.

The series was iconic — after all, people are still quoting it five years after its end — and one that is still very much relevant today, if you can get past the flip phones. However, as the series celebrates ten years, I’m pretty sure I’m going to celebrate by rewatching, with a headband of course.


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