Summary of "The Complete 5th Season - So, Who IS Gossip Girl?": I think this was one of my favorite seasons of the show. There was less fighting between the main characters, and more fighting with external people. As much as I enjoyed all the back-stabbing, I'd like to see the characters be happy in the end. Elizabeth Hurley's addition to the cast was exciting on many levels. I enjoyed seeing a well-known actress join the cast, and she played such an interesting character.I'll admit to missing Eric and Jenny a bit, and I hope they return for at least an episode or two in the final season. They were both mentioned a few times in passing, but none appeared on screen.
This was another standard Gossip Girl release from Warner. Decent treatment of the episodes, with a gag reel and a couple of other featurettes included. One thing to mention about the cover art - a lot of fans were upset that there wasn't a group shot of the cast on the DVD cover. I had spoken with Warner Bros about it, and they told me a group shot wasn't done for season 5, so they didn't have one that could be used.
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see how this show will end. Will Chuck and Blair end up together? How about Serena and Dan? And just WHO is Gossip Girl? I'll be upset if we don't find out. (read entire review)
The Complete 4th Season - More, more, more! (8/25/2011)
Summary of "The Complete 4th Season - More, more, more!": I really do love this show. It seems as though every few years there's a ridiculous teen drama for me to latch onto: Beverly Hills, 90210, Dawson's Creek, Gossip Girl. Yes, those are all filled with adult actors playing teens, ridiculous drama, and pretty much everyone sleeping with everyone else, but you know what? They're fun to watch!
I think I got into this season a bit more than some previous ones, as I was really hoping certain things would pan out during the season (I don't think any of them did). The writers did a great job of creating story arcs that ran throughout the season; I can't say there was a "dud" episode in the bunch.
The bonus material on the set is fairly decent as well. I enjoyed the two featurettes with substance; "Bisoux a Paris!" and "Exposing Gossip Girl: The Making of Episode 418." Both featurettes take you behind-the-scenes, and provide some great information on the show.
Well, I guess that's it for another year. I can't wait to power-watch season 5 next August. (read entire review)
The Complete 3rd Season - I Love This Show! (8/24/2010)
Summary of "The Complete 3rd Season - I Love This Show!": Man, oh man, I love this show. Yes, I get mocked by some of my non-Gossip Girl-watching friends, but you know what? I don't care. This show reminds me of when I would watch Beverly Hills, 90210 as a kid. All the characters hook up with each other, they all have money, and there's always some kind of drama. TV is supposed to allow us to escape into fabricated worlds, and this is a fun escape for me.
I hate to say this, but this set is a step back from season 2. Fewer discs and fewer bonus features makes me wonder whether sales of the previous set resulted in the budget being cut for this one. The issue with the "play all" on disc 1, and sloppy chapter placement (it wasn't consistently before or after the opening credits), isn't usually found on a Warner Bros release. Hey, companies are allowed to slip up from time to time, and it's my hope that this review nudges them back on course for season 4 when it's released next year. (read entire review)
The Complete 2nd Season - I loooove this show (8/19/2009)
Summary of "The Complete 2nd Season - I loooove this show": Ahh, it happened again - completely addicted! I was watching a couple of discs a day, while still doing regular things like eating and leaving the house. I was tweeting about my addiction to the series, which brought on both cheers and jeers from my followers, but I have no problem admitting I really enjoy this show. I don't know what it is about teen dramas, but they always get me.
This is another solid release, with decent featurettes, deleted scenes, a funny gag reel, and an audio book. I've never been a fan of audio books, but I'm sure lots of people appreciate this feature on the DVD set. I'd love a commentary track or two on the next set. (read entire review)
The Complete 1st Season - My new favorite drug (8/13/2008)
Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - My new favorite drug": Wow, this show is addictive! I woke up at 5 am on Sunday morning to take my girlfriend to the airport, so I planned to head to bed early, but I made the mistake of sitting down to watch the first episode of Gossip Girl. 4 episodes later, at 1 am, I finally shut the TV off and climbed into bed. I didn't really want to be in bed, I wanted to start disc 2. 48 hours later I was done the series, having watched multiple discs a day, and I loved every minute of it. If you can get past the 20-year olds playing teenagers (which is true for all "teen dramas"), then you'll find a show with interesting characters, and good stories.
The featurettes on this DVD set are really great, with the best being "The Beginning" piece. I started to listen to the audio book, but I was bored after a few minutes. I've never been a big fan of audio books though, so it reflects more on my taste than anything to do with the production.
I realize it's a year away, but I want season 2 on DVD NOW! I wouldn't be able to handle waiting week to week for new episodes to air, so I'll just have to pretend the show doesn't exist until the season 2 set arrives in 2009. XOXO. (read entire review)
Finalized High-Res 3D Package Art for 'The Complete 6th & Final Season'
The series finale aired a couple of nights ago (please don't spoil it for me! I'm waiting to watch this entire season on DVD!), and now Warner Home Video has released the package art for Gossip Girl -... (read entire news item)
Front and Rear Package Art for 'The Complete Series' DVD Collection!
As the 2-hour series finale is preparing to air tonight (will the secret identity of you-know-who finally be revealed?), Warner Home Video has released the package art for Gossip Girl - The Complete Series... (read entire news item)
Date Change - For the Better! - for 'The Complete 6th & Final Season'
When Gossip Girl - The Complete 6th & Final Season was announced for release on DVD, the street date Warner Home Video provided was February 19th. The same date was given for Gossip Girl - The Complete... (read entire news item)
Early Cover Art for 'The Complete 6th and Final Season' on DVD
Last Wednesday we reported that February 19th will see the DVD releases of both Gossip Girl - The Complete 6th and Final Season, and Gossip Girl - The Complete Series as well. The studio hasn't released... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 6th and Final Season' Here: Your One-and-Only Source Into the Scandalous Lives...
With the fifth season set out just a month ago, it might seem quick to some of you...but today Warner Home Video is already announcing a February 19th release date for Gossip Girl - The Complete 6th and... (read entire news item)
The CORRECT Street Date for 'The Complete 5th Season'; Box Art, More!
Yesterday we reported that Amazon.com has added an availability date for Gossip Girl - The Complete 5th Season on DVD. This morning, however, we see that Warner Home Video has formally announced the... (read entire news item)
I've Got a 'Complete 5th Season' Date To Tell. You Know You Love Me. XOXO!
Gossip Girl - The Complete 5th Season on DVD hasn't been formally announced by Warner Home Video just yet, but it's been up for pre-order at Amazon.com for the past 7 months! Now that Amazon listing... (read entire news item)
It's No Rumor! Warner is Already Eyeing a DVD Release of 'The Complete 5th Season'
At the end of September, The CW network began airing the newest production year of the popular primetime drama, and now Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for a release of Gossip Girl - The Complete 5th... (read entire news item)
Packaging Picture Arrives for 'The Complete 4th Season' on DVD
Yesterday we posted Warner Home Video's press release announcing the August 23rd release of Gossip Girl - The Complete 4th Season on DVD. At the time the package art wasn't available yet, but today the... (read entire news item)
Season 4 Press Release
Peek into the Scandalous Lives of Manhattan's Elite in the Much-Anticipated DVD Release
GOSSIP GIRL: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
Contains all 22 Episodes from Season 4, Plus Never-Before-Seen Special... (read entire news item)
Does the Grapevine Give a Street Date for 'The Complete 4th Season'?
We reported back in September that Amazon.com had begun taking advance orders for a DVD release of Gossip Girl - The Complete 4th Season, even though Warner Home Video hasn't officially announced the... (read entire news item)
This is NOT Gossip about 'Gossip': The Complete 4th Season DVDs are Up for Pre-Order!
This coming Monday sees the CW's debut episode broadcast of Gossip Girl - The Complete 4th Season, and even before that airing occurs Amazon is ALREADY taking pre-orders for a release of it on DVD! This... (read entire news item)
Warner Announces The Complete 3rd Season with their Official Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
You Know You Love Me - XOXO, Gossip Girl
THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Contains All 22 Episodes from Season 3, Plus
Never-Before-Seen Special Features, Including
Two... (read entire news item)
It's Not Gossip About The Complete 3rd Season...Package Art Proves It!
The CW is winding down now to the finale for the third year of the hot series starring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. Now Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for the 20 episode collection of Gossip... (read entire news item)
Rear Package Art for Warner Home Video's Complete 2nd Season
At the end of last month we brought you Warner's press release for Gossip Girl - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD. Now you can see many of those same details explained a different way, by checking out... (read entire news item)
Complete 2nd Season DVD Press Release Gives Full List of Extras
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pssssst...Did You Hear?
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
On DVD August 18, 2009
Just in Time for the Season Three Premiere on The CW
BURBANK, CA (May 27, 2009)... (read entire news item)
No Rumors Here: We've Got the Official Season 2 DVD Release Date!
Over a month ago we let you know that Amazon was taking early pre-orders for Gossip Girl - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD. The folks at Warner Home Video hadn't formally announced the title yet, however,... (read entire news item)
Amazon's Pre-Announcement Pre-Order Listing for Season 2 on DVD
As you're probably aware, Amazon has posted a number of "pre-announcement" pre-order listings lately, allowing you lock in your copy of various upcoming TV-DVD titles which haven't actually been put on... (read entire news item)
A Little Bird Says That We've Got Rear Package Art for Season 1 DVDs
As you know, Gossip Girl - The Complete 1st Season will arrive on DVD August 19th. Late yesterday, Warner Home Video sent over a look at the back of the box for this 5-disc set, and we've got a look... (read entire news item)
Official Press Release Arrives for Warner's DVD Release of Gossip Girl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Based On The Best-Selling Book Series
by Cecily von Ziegesar,
Warner Home Video Brings You...
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON
On DVD August 19, 2008
Just in... (read entire news item)
Not a Rumor, but TRUE Gossip: Warner Announces 1st Season DVD Date, Details! ***UPDATE: BOX, EXTRAS***
The other day we reported that online retailer Amazon.com had begun taking pre-orders for Gossip Girl - The Complete 1st Season, even though the studio had not yet announced the title. Well, the latter... (read entire news item)
Amazon's got Gossip on Pre-Ordering the Season 1 DVDs!
Warner Home Video hasn't announced it yet, but that doesn't stop Amazon from gossiping about Gossip Girl - The Complete 1st Season. Even though there is no release date given there yet, the giant e-tailer... (read entire news item)