Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather discuss the revelation of Gossip Girl’s identity and whether this actually portends a change for the show. Digressions into the essential conservatism of the world of Gossip Girl, the gratifying reappearance of Wallace Shawn, and competing views of romantic love.
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- Milgrom, et al., “The Role of Institutions in The Revival of Trade”
- Sanjek, ed., Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology
- Emerson, et al. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (2 ed.)
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Not meaning to entertain a prescriptivist categorical discourse, but this is slightly mislabeled.
Whoa, they revealed Gossip Girl’s identity? I have very seldom watched the show, but I’ve always been intrigued by that. It seems like historically, they’re encouraged you not to dwell on that question. Certainly the characters don’t seem to spend much time and effort figuring out if there’s a mole among them.
So was the anonymous blogger actually a major character all along? I’m curious if this is a Lost-like revelation that makes you want to rewatch the whole series, examining the narration in light of this bombshell. I’m guessing probably not, though.
Gossip Girl is at its best with Wallace Shawn in the episode and TFT to accompany it :)
So, am I the only one that got this podcast delivered to the Overthinking It podcast feed, and actually it was the PDF of “The Role of Institutions in the Revival of Trade”? It was very confusing for me.
Nope, it’s definitely not just you.
No, I got too.
OOPS! I’m very sorry this went out on the wrong feed. I clicked the wrong category in the backend. Didn’t mean to subject our OTIP listeners to the filth we spew on TFT.
Well actually… Matt! “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is NOT from “Some Like It Hot”. It is from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. I think they probably went for Audrey in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” because of the iconic look. But it’s an interesting comparison, compared to say, Marilyn in GPB vs. Audrey in Roman Holiday.
Thanks! I was sure I wasn’t right the minute those words were coming out of my mouth.