Last night’s season premiere of Gossip Girl (read Tim Stack’s recap here) scored its best-ever total viewers (3.4 million, per the CW) since the 2007 series premiere. But here’s what’s really important: If you’re not tuning in but you ever enjoyed The O.C., just start watching Gossip Girl already because it’s turning into the same show. Not that I’m complaining! I loved how Blair and Serena’s bitchy summer’s-end chit chat (pictured, bottom) was so blatantly a carbon copy of The O.C.‘s season 2 and season 3 (pictured, top) openers. Plus, that deceptively "boring," "Lord" guy Blair’s dragging around the Hamptons is totally Summer’s post-summer fling Zach from The O.C.’s season 2. They’re just using them to make Chuck/Seth jealous!
WHATEVER. I wish Julie Cooper would come back already. Then this show would really rule.