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Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 14th 2009, 03:34 PM

Well if anyone's read the books and seen the TV series then I want to know you're opinions as the book and the TV series have really big character and plot differences, for example in the book Serena's brother is a male slag sleeping with lots of different girls BUT in the TV series he's gay =/

I have to say I prefer the characters and the plots from the TV series, so is this one of few cases where a TV series/film is actually better than the book?
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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 15th 2009, 02:39 AM

From the little I've seen of Gossip Girl, I've thought it was fascinating.
Although I wish they kept Chuck bisexual :P
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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 17th 2009, 03:40 AM

I personally think that the TV show in no way compares to the books. They left out such significant details about the characters and plots. Mind you, I still like the show, but if it were following the book a little more closely I would appreciate it more. For example, Vanessa as a eccentric, bald headed, documentarian would have been so much better than the boring Vanessa in the show. Blair's brother Aaron, the indie hipster with his natural cigarettes and hemp everything would have been so much more interesting than her as an only child, and her mother getting pregnant would but a greater twist. Overall, they should have stayed more true to the books, while some characters such as Jenny are better in the TV series it is in no way comparable to the series.

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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 17th 2009, 11:15 AM

I've been watching the show from day one and I've always thought I should read the books, but yet I assumed I'd be disappointed and not wanna watch the show anymore.


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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 17th 2009, 11:27 AM

The book and show are different which I find disappointing because I was hoping there would be more similarities, like parts from the book happening in the show instead of it being completely different but I still like them both.
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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - May 21st 2009, 08:31 PM

I have only watched the show, and I think it is amazing I am so adicted to it. But I would love to read the books too....I think I am going to start reading the books.

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Re: Gossip Girl: Books vs TV Show - June 2nd 2009, 03:49 PM

The books was, of course, more detailed than the TV show. On the first book of Gossip Girl, the author mentioned how Jenny had big boobs and how she was getting *correct me if I'm wrong* bullied for it. However, they did not mention that in the TV series. Serena's brother turned gay in the TV series while in the book, it says he's been sleeping with a lot of different women =/

Bottom line, I think I prefer the TV show rather than the book :P
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