By Nickie Wang
Humans are natural eavesdroppers. Whether we admit it or not, we like to peek into someone else’s life. Don’t we get our daily dose of gossips by the time we turn on the television, browse the Internet, or read the newspaper?
Teen drama Gossip Girl is more likely just like about that, peeking into the life of privileged teenagers attending an elite private school in New York City’s Upper East Side. Narrated by the omniscient yet unseen blogger “Gossip Girl,” voiced by Kristen Bell, the program is set to give more juicy revelations.
The famous American television series is currently airing on ETC Entertainment Central with a new season, which calls for an all-new set of sparkling gossip.
Now that high school is over for most of the Upper East Siders, a totally different world of scandals, love, and juicy secrets await the leading characters before they enter college. Since Gossip Girl aired in the Philippines just days after the series premiered in the US, Filipino Gossip Girl avid fans can really follow the developments and they won’t be left behind by their American counterparts. As a matter of fact, local followers of the series are even ahead in latest gossips about the program compared to the fans in United Kingdom and Australia.
In recent developments, famous celebrities like Hilary Duff and Joanna Garcia (oh she’s not really famous) have confirmed that they will be joining the series for some multi-episode guestings. America’s Top Model host Tyra Banks appears in one of the program’s episodes.
Season 2 closed with Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) finally getting together. Season 3, on the other hand, opened with Blair and Chuck in opposite directions.
Serena (Blake Lively) has got herself some explosive secrets to lock and keep. After spending summer in Europe, shopping and being followed around by the paparazzi, she enters Brown University with a brand-new self. Her transformation is quite puzzling but a visit from a bad boy named Carter Baizen (Sebastian Stan) may finally reveal some answers.
Rich boy Nate (Chace Crawford) has got some new romance brewing, Serena headed down the wrong path for love, and Dan (Penn Badgley) is welcomed by New York University.
In Manhattan, Jenny (Taylor Momsen) finally gets the Queen Bee status, her dad Rufus (Matthew Settle) got engaged to Lily (Kelly Rutherford) which means she gets to tag along the Upper East Side Penthouse address.
Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) visits Dan in New York and turns his world upside down. Tagging along NYU, Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) has been spending a lot of time with a mysterious stranger. Whew, can’t we get enough of these young people?
Latest episodes of Gossip Girl 3 air exclusively on ETC every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ETC is available on SBN channel 21, SkyCable channel 16, Global Destiny cable channel 28, Cable Link channel 48 and also on MyTV.