Narrated by the omniscient blogger "Gossip Girl", voiced by Kristen Bell, the series revolves around the fictional lives of upper-class adolescents living in Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The series begins with the return of Upper East Side teenage it girl Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) from a "mysterious absence".
The end of the episode jumped forward five years and showed Chace Crawford‘s Nate running for mayor, Chuck and Blair having a son, Michelle Trachtenberg‘s Georgina ending up with Desmond Harrington‘s Jack, and the marriage of Penn Badgley and Blake Lively‘s characters Dan and Serena.
Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
As best as the writers try to entice audiences with the convoluting plots and supposedly thickening suspenseful drama from week to week, the show has failed to keep the book's original storyline and the characters are not much what the book had depicted them to be.
It is because teen-aged girls and fashion savvy women make up the audience which makes the show very popular.
The heat between these two just couldn’t be contained, and after months of denying relationship rumours, they finally announced they were a couple and made all our TV dreams come true! Although Blake Lively is now married to Ryan Reynolds and pregnant with his baby, we won’t forget her first true love; the one and only Penn Badgley!Gossip Girl reveals that Serena has been away at boarding school in Cornwall, Connecticut, She also happens to be the childhood "best friend" and occasional rival of Serena van der Woodsen.The story also follows scholarship student Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), who is a self-described "outsider" from Brooklyn, Blair's first love, and the so-called "golden boy", Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), and the "bad boy" heir apparent Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), who is part of "Manhattan's elite" and "the king of their chess game." Other characters of the turbulent Manhattan scene: Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), Dan's childhood best friend; Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen), Dan's adolescent sister who the 'Queen B' dubs as 'Little J'; Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford), Serena's mother and heiress, and Rufus Humphrey (Matthew Settle), former 90's band 'Lincoln Hawk' frontman and Lily's former lover. Dorota (Zuzanna Szadkowski) is Blair's primary housekeeper since her youth.Eric van der Woodsen (brother-in-law, via Serena) Charles "Chuck" Bass (adoptive brother-in-law, via Serena)Charlotte "Lola" Rhodes (half-sister-in-law, via Serena)Blair Waldorf (sister-in-law, via Serena) Henry Bass (nephew, via Serena) William van der Woodsen (father-in-law, via Serena) Lily van der Woodsen (mother-in-law, via Serena) "I might have been a joke, but at least people were talking about me." -New York, I Love You XOXO (6x10) Daniel "Dan" Randolph Humphrey is a main character in the Gossip Girl novels and it's television adaptation. Dan has an on-again, off-again relationship with Serena van der Woodsen and the two have the longest running relationship on the show. Dan is good friends with Nate Archibald, Blair Waldorf, and Chuck Bass.In the sixth season, Dan reveals himself to be the anonymous blogger known as Gossip Girl.