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The CWís new teen drama
Gossip Girl, which airs on Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, takes all the
foul content from The O.C. while stripping away any of that programís
redeeming features. This far-fetched soap opera about filthy rich teens deals
with every vice from drug use to promiscuous sex to violent rape. In the
November 7th episode, we see a father with a drug addiction who gets
caught and blames it on his teenage son; a teen who watches internet porn to
learn sex tips for an evening with his girlfriend; and a high school slacker who
convinces his father to purchase a burlesque club.
Chance Crawford tries to be a
loyal son when he confesses to cocaine possession to take the fall for his
father. His father has no remorse for his own actions and seems to find his
sonís cover-up perfectly honorable. Troubled by the lies, Chance encourages his
father to confess. His father responds by punching his son in the face. Chance
ultimately turns his father over to the police. Meanwhile Dan, at his fatherís
suggestion, attempts to prep his room for sex with his girlfriend. He replaces
his football-themed bedsheets, lights candles, and brushes up on his sex moves
by watching internet porn. Dan is shown lying in bed with a laptop as female
voices are heard moaning. As if that content werenít racy enough, the show
featured several scenes in a burlesque club where women in lingerie dance
suggestively on stage. Teenage Chuck is shown sitting front and center watching
the girls as he masterminds a business plan for his father to purchase the
club. He and fellow teenager Blair sip champagne as they admire the girls.
When Chuck dares Blair to go on stage she unashamedly takes the stage, strips,
and dances for Chuck and the audience.
The depictions of teenage
behavior in this episode were mind-blowingly inappropriate on any network at any
time. This program exhibits Hollywoodís concept of appropriate behavior for
youth. The show further promotes the hedonistic irresponsible lifestyle that is
captivating our country through pseudo-celebrities like Paris Hilton. For its
careless portrayal of teen drinking, sexual conduct, and drug use, Gossip
Girl is our pick for Worst of the Week.
Worst TV Show
of the Week
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