While season three delivered everything that makes this show so deliciously exciting (and, honestly, one of my guilty pleasures), it just wasn't quite as enjoyable as the first two seasons. Though I still found myself wrapped up in the scandalous lives of the teens, something about it seemed a little off. I think that the transition to college didn't do the show well -something about the high school universe seemed to really capture the spirit of Gossip Girl to me, and the college enviroment doesn't work as well.
Another issue is that the show started out incredibly slow. The first 10 or so episodes were just not as compelling as previous seasons and felt a tiny bit repetitive and somewhat rushed. Thankfully, the last disc to disc and a half make up for it, as if the writers and cast finally figured out how to make the college thing work. I hope season four can continue the momentum here, but it's still a little questionable.
This five-disc set includes some really fun special features, including music videos of clips of season three set to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Plastiscines's "Bitch," a hilarious gag reel, deleted scenes, "Gossip Girl Mode" feature, which allows for a unique interactive viewing experience with episode 16 "The Empire Strikes Jack," and "A Gossip Girl Fabulous Affair," which is all about throwing a party in true Gossip Girl style.
Season three is presented in widescreen format with the option of English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Though not as good as previous seasons, Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season is worth watching.
You know you love me. xoxo, Gossip Girl.