In a thread on the “Gossip Girl” subreddit about a number of positive qualifies of the reboot pilot, user u/CautiousAspiring replied that they think ownership of the Gossip Girl account will likely transfer to a student. They described the teachers-as-Gossip-Girl situation as most likely unsustainable and “really cringe.” User u/Shinxthecat echoed this sentiment in a discussion thread about the pilot, stating that “the way the teachers were introduced to the idea was just cheesy in a bad way.”
Reddit user u/UnhingedWarrantyClot started another thread and wrote, “I think the new identity of gossip girl is a bad idea … the teacher[s] being gossip girl is kinda gross.” A number of fans’ responses describe the teacher situation as either their least favorite aspect or the only unenjoyable aspect of the “Gossip Girl” pilot.
By contrast, in a thread titled “The Gossip Girl Twist,” user u/elyamsworld characterizes the plot twist as both “kind of genius” and a realistic depiction of how people in their 30s can easily become fascinated with the lives of younger influencers.
Though the original poster described their enjoyment of the teacher reveal as “an unpopular opinion,” plenty of commenters agreed in the replies section. User u/mattysmwift expressed that they’re “glad it’s going in completely new directions” and “excited to see where it leads.” Redditor u/amymxrches agreed and added, “The teachers were very funny like I’m looking forward to how the storyline develops.”
Those interested in watching the “Gossip Girl” reboot can stream it on HBO Max, or watch the first episode on the CW, the network on which the original series aired.