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'Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season'
(Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, et al / 5-Disc DVD / NR / 2010 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: Spotted: Our beloved Upper East Siders, all grown up. Though high school may be behind most of them, you can be sure a future of love, scandal and, of course, secrets await them as Warner Home Video releases Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season on DVD August 24, 2010.

DVD: I have to say that I had high hopes for season 3, but the first 16 episodes were a snooze, and even Chuck and Blair weren't that interesting as a couple! Which is probably why couples never last on this show, they don't know how to write people being in a committed relationship so they just wait till they can rip them apart and move on to the next.

The stand out episode was The Departed, for a split second you got to see why this show used to be good. The worst part of the season though were the last six episodes which were depressing, gross, and just overall really really bad. I think it is safe to say Gossip Girl may be past its expiration date ... sorry!

At this point it seems all they are interested in is making sure that every character in the entire cast has slept with each other, and they seem to always be willing to sacrifice character development and plot progression for their stupid OMG moment.

I won't spoil it but in the finale to this season they built a whole OMG moment around a moment from the pilot and yet didn't have the guts to bring it up in the finale of why this particular moment was OMG, if it hadn't been for the pilot the moment would have been as shocking as them having Blair try to be Queen of something. So if they were going to go there then they should have went there fully. Right?!

As for the characters do we even know why any of these people are friends anymore? I mean seriously all they do is sleep with each other and do horrible things to each other. As for my favorite couple on the show and the only reason I watch, let me first say I was actually looking forward to the epic kind of angst usually associated with a Chuck and Blair storyline, but what they gave me was the kind of angst that makes you not even want to root for a couple anymore. Who wants these types of things in a couples history?

I get that it's a TV show and morals are skewed, but when it seems that a fictional couple should not be together under any circumstances based on story lines given because you cant see why anything will ever make it right, then it is pretty safe to say you have went too far. The amount of things they put Chuck and Blair through this season was a little too much, and went a little too far in the quest to shock people ... in my opinion.

Chuck and Blair will forever be imbalanced because nothing will ever be as bad as what he did to her in the hotel storyline. As always Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick shine above all the others, but unfortunately even they can't save this show anymore. [AW] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Gossip Girl Mode: Interactive Viewing Experience on Episode 16, The Empire Strikes Jack
A Gossip Girl Fabulous Affair: Throwing a Party Gossip Girl-Style
Plasticines Bitch and Lady Gaga Bad Romance Music Videos
Gag Reel
Unaired Scenes