Nov 18, 2009

Gossip Girl: A victim's story


I thought addictions and withdrawal symptoms apply only to drugs, alcohol, smoking and the like. Such a misconception! My recent addiction to GOSSIP GIRL has definitely proved me wrong! Three nights before my semester examinations began, when I should have been studying, I said to my roommate, “I’ll just watch one episode of it and see what all this fuss is about and stop at that.” She gave me a very knowing, scornful smile and said “Ya OK, Good luck with that.” I was even more eager to watch it with that remark and then, I realised, I could not stop. I lost track of time, lost sleep, refused to study and eat, all to watch 18 episodes of Season 1, each being 42 minutes long. So that’s 18x42=756 minutes=which is around 12 and a half hours. That time was uselessly spent finding out why Nate Archibald cheated on Blair Waldorf for her best friend, Serena Van der Woodsen, who despite her glamorous life, fell in love with Brooklyn’s Lonely Boy Dan Humphrey, whose little sister Jenny was trying desperately to fit in and whose father, Rufus, had dated Serena’s mother, Lily, in the past, who was now getting married to Bart Bass, the father of Chuck Bass, the college’s rich, spoilt playboy!

As is evident from above, I was pretty much hooked till I finished it. I’d stock up on lots of junk food so that I wouldn’t have to go down to the mess for meals and so to say, ‘waste time’. I do not know if it was worth it, but somehow, I did reasonably well in my examinations. I could not make Gossip Girl my incentive to work because the second season was not available for one reason or the other. Thankfully! As soon as the exams ended, however, I got season 2 and the folder with the 25 episodes (25x42=1050 minutes=17 and a half hours) was put onto my desktop. My laptop was only left for the food or the use of the toilet. I sat and watched it religiously screaming out only one or two words like “Bitch!”, “You can’t do that!”, “Awwww”, or other such reactions to the episodes. A sense of completion and achievement filled me when the last episode got over. But then, the paranoia started for the search of the third season. I am not wandering in the corridors of Mhada Hostel, knocking on random rooms, with a pen drive in my hand, hoping that some wonderful human being would be so kind as to give me all the episodes of Season 3 that are already out! Gossip Girl. XOXO

12 comments:

Naman Saraiya said...

I don't believe you.

Yashvita said...

First off,you're most welcome.
secondly,you're a retard
Thirdly,season three,knock at your own door tomorrow.

nitika said...

hmm i have seen ma roomie wtchn gossip girl n i m d victim whu used to here u expression like nooooooooooo, awwww , wt d .... , such a bitch .. bt its ok .. i m happy u happy seeing them n derz a sense of happiness on ur face wich i luv b happy ...

athang12 said...

lol.. i feel for you Rho.

I suffer from an addiction to facebook and its almost ensuring my failure in the coming examinations.

Enjoy the third season !

aditya said...

the fact that she actually wrote a blog about HOW addicted she is proves HOW addicted she is...

ritz said...

u reeeally cnt b serious!! i sed liv a little nd u do this??

kittu said...

i dont know how right it is to do this.... but heres a link to all the latest episodes and seasons(i dont watch it lol)

but ya as ppl said i can see a sense of satisfaction and happiness and bliss in ur face and so go ahead and do watever u feel like doing..... we r all here for u man.

p.s - chat sumtime man - its been long since we caught up on eact others lives

kittu said...

http://www.watch-gossip-girl.com/

chandani said...

there's this little thing called surfthechannel.com.
it is quite possibly the best thing ever invented by man where u dont have to have all the eps and waste space. u "buffer" them off the net. :P
this keeps ur addiction in control as it takes a good 20 mins for the loading to finish. enough time for introspection doncha think?

Anonymous said...

awesome.... loved the blog... want more like this one!!!

Rohini said...

Chandani & Kittu,I can figure out my ways to get the episodes if I want.But thank you.
Naman, deal with it.It's reality.
Roomies,Join the mania!!!
Athang and Rituraj,I miss the simpler addictions like Gobi Manchurian :)
SK,It's sad but I must admit to it.

rijuta said...

Haha! I know EXACTLY what you mean! Except I don't have exams but do postpone ALL work to watch gossip girl! =) I'm glad I'm upto date now so I watch only one episode a week! And I REFUSE to watch any other TV series! No 90210 or HIMYM. Its so addicting and if I've never tasted chocolate, I don't really crave for it now, do I? =)
Capiche to that.