How do you described a show like Gossip Girl? Well if you work for Netflix the answer seems to be get straight to point and be as brutal as possible.
From 2007-2012 Gossip Girl was the flagship show of The CW network and pop-culture phenomenon that launched the careers of its many stars.
For six seasons of drama, gossip, fashion and plot twists it was everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, but somehow Netflix managed to condense the entire series into a savagely short, and extremely accurate description.
When comedian Lane Moore pointed this out on Twitter fans couldn't help but agree.
Netflix: “let’s get someone who fuckin hates Gossip Girl to write the description of Gossip Girl” https://t.co/BewiyilXmK— Lane Moore (@Lane Moore) 1544499206.0
On Monday, Moore posted an image of the streaming service's description for the show with the caption "Netflix: 'let's get someone who f***in hates Gossip Girl to write the description of Gossip Girl.'"
The show's description read "Rich, unreasonably attractive private school students do horrible, scandalous things to each other. Repeatedly."
Once the tweet went viral fans were laughing at the hilarious amount of shade thrown by Netflix, but they couldn't argue with the synopsis.
Fans couldn't tell whether or not the person who wrote the synopsis loved the show or hated it.
@hellolanemoore Hilarious that the write-up sounds like it could have been written by its biggest hater OR its most diehard fan— Sam Machkovech (@Sam Machkovech) 1544501944.0
@hellolanemoore Nah, this person clearly loves the show and is still furious about the difference between Blake Liv… https://t.co/9eFXSExTxN— LaToya Ferguson (@LaToya Ferguson) 1544503846.0
@FilmsWithStacey @hellolanemoore @NetflixUK they just salty cause they can’t afford private school https://t.co/AYGCkxCviX— char (@char) 1544528558.0
One thing was for sure though, they weren't wrong about it.
@hellolanemoore 1. Everybody loves Gossip Girl. 2. Where is the lie tho?— Netflix US (@Netflix US) 1544540249.0
@hellolanemoore https://t.co/2JlVCgYK31— bitch sensei (@bitch sensei) 1544553668.0
@hellolanemoore @ArdenHarper But this is literally the show 😂😂😂— y o u s h o u l d s e e m e i n a c r o w n . . . (@y o u s h o u l d s e e m e i n a c r o w n . . .) 1544560672.0
Even show writers Rachel Leishman and Ben Phillipe agreed, Netflix had pretty much nailed the essence of the series.
@hellolanemoore I mean...this isn't WRONG per say— rachel leishman (@rachel leishman) 1544500209.0
@hellolanemoore omg. They also understand the show in such a profound way it's almost poetry.— Ben Philippe (@Ben Philippe) 1544499683.0
As it turned out, Gossip Girl was not the first time Netflix had gotten a little cheeky with their descriptions.
@hellolanemoore @JennaGuillaume Must have been the same person who wrote the Twilight description... https://t.co/69h5RJJT9a— Zenny Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal🎄 (@Zenny Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal🎄) 1544530115.0
@hellolanemoore I’m afraid that’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. https://t.co/YIxhDB0Xmj— Ooh! Aaah! Ooh! (@Ooh! Aaah! Ooh!) 1544521896.0
@hellolanemoore Have you seen the one for The Lost World?? @netflix is just like this 😂😂 https://t.co/2TpA5ZkOi5— Mackenzie Herren (@Mackenzie Herren) 1544521145.0
@hellolanemoore I saw this one a few years ago about Clone Wars and still laugh. 😂 https://t.co/RMzjMwqsB7— Nicole Jarvis (@Nicole Jarvis) 1544569413.0
Netflix has since changed the description to something much more tame, in the case of Gossip Girl though the harsh truth might not have been such a bad thing after all.
@DanRussBailey @hellolanemoore Also this would 0% deter me from watching.— Audrey Knox (@Audrey Knox) 1544544861.0