The sensational teenage drama ‘Gossip Girl’ has Kristen Bell (as the Gossip Girl) and Blake Lively (as Serena) taking the centre stage. Gossip Girl as a character is a blogger who controls the entire narrative and reveals secrets of people of interest, with her “agents” spread around the suburb. The series revolves around upper-class, filthy rich adolescents who reside in NYC’s Manhattan – Blair Waldorf who’s the proverbial queen bee of the entire scene and envied by many, is flanked by Serena, the girl who’s back after her mysterious disappearance and who’s also friends with Blair, Dan, the self-proclaimed outsider who’s trying his stint being a writer, Nate – Blair’s boyfriend, Chuck – the bad boy a.k.a. spoilt brat, the anti-hero, womanizing party-animal and the “king” of the chess game.
The Gossip Girl’s foray into the “scandalous lives” of Manhattan’s elite is all that the whole portrayal is about. ‘Gossip Girl’ as a series has led to many filmmakers venturing into similar TV soaps revolving around teenagers, high-school dramas, and spoilt kids. TV series like ‘Gossip Girl’ would be closely knit with teenagers, privileges, peppy music, pretty girls, scandalous relationships, high-school setup, drugs, alcoholism, suburban lives set in big cities, love and hate relationships, revenge, hatred, hidden secrets, mysteries, teenage pregnancy, and animosities. Through this list, we bring to you such TV shows similar to ‘Gossip Girl’ in one way or the other and are equally enjoyable yet unmistakable, in an increasing order of their relevance. You can watch some of these shows like Gossip Girl on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000)
The number 90210 refers to a zip code of the area the TV series is set in. ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ follows the twins Brandon and Brenda, who’re in their sophomore year of high school, when suddenly, their parents have decided to move to Beverly Hills from Minnesota. The big-bang change they have to go through in their lives as they’re exposed to the privileges of the wealthy and accomplished, their day-to-day lifestyle and the qualms of a teenage high-school life that involve drugs, sex and other abuses summarizes ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ to a larger extent. The Mid-90s was a golden era for this TV show when ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ gained momentum post its slower start, yet the show was summarily panned by critics for being too cliched.
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11. The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)