The reviews seem to agree that while there are obvious problems with HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot, the inclusion of more racial diversity and LBGTQ characters among its main cast was a necessary correction. Also the wish-fulfillment aspect of watching teens with no budget and the top fashion still makes for high drama and entertainment. What the critics don’t agree on, however, is if Gossip Girl‘s seemingly fundamental flaws in lack of direction and character development overshadow the positives. Gossip Girl is streaming now on HBO Max, with new episodes every Thursday.
The good news? Like a vintage designer, some shows do get better over time. Whether or not you decide to skip this one, be sure to check out our 2021 summer TV schedule to find other shows to watch.