The first episodes of the reboot of “Gossip Girl” are now available on the HBO Max streaming platform, but the production does not seem to have pleased critics much.
With an approval rating of just 34% on Rotten Tomatoes, the sequel series has come under heavy criticism for its quality, being viewed by the general consensus as “an ambitious flashback” that does not maintain its pomp.
In addition, specialist critics still question the fact that the cast has little personality, in a drama that does not seem to have a guide.
Discover the best ratings of the moment:
“Who is this exaggerated, cynical and melodramatic rodeo for? It’s hard to imagine real teenagers acknowledging their life on the show. “- Sophie Gilbert, L’Atlantique
“Gossip Girl’s lead role as ‘lead bitch’ has been left vacant. No Frenchette table can save a series without a real protagonist ”. – Willa Paskin, Slate
“The Upper East Side has a new royals and three of them are trapped in a new love triangle, but it all feels like the end of the first series: tired and repetitive.” – Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
“This is a sibling rivalry drama set in the age of Instagram and COVID, where social media is the real bad guy. This part might be precise, but not as fun. – Verne Gay, Newsday
“Over the course of the four episodes offered for review, Gossip Girl struggles to shade its characters, demarcate its narrative challenges, or explain why it should exist in the first place.” – Roxana Hadadi, RogerEbert.com
“The first Gossip Girl of 2021 stayed true to the 2007 version, but with a sassy and modern update, keeping things fresh but not as exciting as the original (yet).” – Lindsey Salzer, IGN Films
Remember that the next episode will be available Thursday (15).
An inspiring trailer preparing us for the events of Season 1 has already been released.
In the plot, Gossip Girl returns as the main source of the scandalous life of the New York elite. A new generation of Upper East Siders will now be targeted, exposing their scandals, angst and gossip in the new age of social media.
Karena Evans, acclaimed director known for her work on the ‘Snowfall’ and ‘P-Valley’ series, is responsible for the first two episodes of the production.
The cast includes Whitney Peak, Savannah Smith, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, Emily Alyn Lind, Jason Gotay, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Adam Chanler-Berat and Zion Moreno.
Kristen Bell (‘The Good Place’) returns to narrate the iconic voice of the blog girl in the new take on ‘Gossip Girl’.
The first season of the new version consists of 10 episodes.
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