HBO Max’s Gossip Girl is the reboot of the iconic CW series of the same name and while it still hasn’t reached the same level as the original series, it still has reached millions of fans of the original series with also adding some new generation fans. The HBO Max series follows a new generation of students eight years after the Gossip Girl website went dark but now it is online again and haunting the students with their deepest and darkest secrets. HBO Max has renewed the Gossip Girl reboot for the second season and while you are waiting for it to drop here are some shows you could watch to pass the time.
Gossip Girl (Original Series)
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by Josh Schwartz (“Chuck,” “The O.C.”) & Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), “Gossip Girl” is a one-hour drama based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens. The students first learn that Serena van der Woodsen, once the Upper East Side’s most notorious party girl, is back in town the way they learn all the important news in their lives: from the blog of the all-knowing albeit ultra-secretive Gossip Girl.
Synopsis: Provocative, authentic and unforgettable. Based on the groundbreaking Israeli series, this intense HBO drama puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative. Serving as a guide through the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden daily life is 17-year-old Rue Bennett (multimedia star Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to stay clean and make sense of her future. Her life changes drastically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and, like Rue, is searching for where she belongs. The supporting cast includes Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Maude Apatow and Barbie Ferreira.
Pretty Little Liars
Synopsis: Rosewood is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you’d never guess it holds so many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, four friends whose darkest secrets have been unraveling since Alison, the Queen Bee of their group disappeared. As the mystery surrounding Ali’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting messages from a mysterious “A,” who they quickly realize is out to get them. Now, after years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars are united and ready to kick some “A” and uncover the truth! No longer just wanting to sit by and wait for “A’s” latest cruel attack, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor. As relationships are put to the test, new and old secrets are revealed and the stakes are raised higher than ever before as the Liars come closer to the truth. Will all of their sacrifices be worth it in the end?
Synopsis: When three working class kids were given scholarships to Spain’s most elite high school, they thought they were in for their big break. But when one of their classmates turns up dead, everyone is under question. Welcome to Las Encinas.
Synopsis: Grand Army tunnels into a generation that’s raging and rising. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on our chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and seize the future.
Synopsis: The smash hit drama series following the lives and loves of a group of raucous friends in Bristol. Tony, Nicholas Hoult, is a smart 17-year-old. He undermines his dad, Harry Enfield, on a daily basis and effortlessly covers up for his little sister’s, Kaya Scodelario, covert delinquency.
Synopsis: Wealth, power, deception, and double-dealing…what does it take to build a dynasty? A modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, centering on the powerful Carrington family as they defend their throne against the Colbys, new rivals and threats, and even each other.
Blood & Water
Synopsis: Parkhurst High returns with a rocky start between Puleng and Fikile following the revelation of the DNA results and the drama ensures to test old alliances and forging new and unlikely friendships. A new school therapist joins the staff and a new hunk, Sam, joins the Parkhurst gang with both bringing a few secrets of their own… One thing that we can all be sure of is nothing is ever as it seems and nobody will be left unscathed by the truth.
The Bold Type
Synopsis: Get a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine, “Scarlet.” The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion.
Synopsis: From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.
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