Aired: 2007-2012

Josh Schwartz, the guy who made The O.C., subverts the schmaltzy teen melodrama formula he got rich off of with this over-the-top satire of fucked-up, mega-rich Upper East Side kids. More happens in 10 minutes of this show than a whole season of your typical lame-ass CW drama.

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth are reportedly big fans of Gossip Girl; the band has played on the show twice, and Gordon even performed the marriage between two of the characters.