The Waves: Did Gossip Girl Lose Its Bite?
Thursday, 15 July
On this week’s episode of The Waves, June Thomas, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts and a host of Working, talks with Willa Paskin, Slate TV critic and host of Decoder Ring, about the reboot of Gossip Girl. They discuss how the show messed up by making its characters too nice, why the teachers may be the most interesting part of the reboot, and whether Gossip Girl has finally figured out its class politics.
June: Reality competition show about ball culture, Legendary on HBO Max.
Willa: The Succession meets Agatha Christie new show, The White Lotus on HBO.
Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.
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