Gossip Girl Takes on The OC!

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It's impossible not to compare Gossip Girl with The OC.

Both shows were created by Josh Schwartz and both shows focus on the lives of well-off high school kids. With that in mind, here's a comparison of various Gossip Girl character and characters from The OC...

Marissa vs. Serena: Serena (Blake Lively, right) seems to have it all, but in addition to a party girl reputation, dark family secrets and a disregard for high society, Serena one-ups the sulky Coop with a history of BFF betrayal.

Serena vs. Marissa

Summer vs. Blair: Like Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson, left), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) is the queen bee with the designer clothes and riches to her name. But she lacks Summer's loyal following: Blair's hot boyfriend Nate has already cheated on her, while the return of ex-best friend Serena is putting her crown in jeopardy.

Summer vs. Blair
Ryan vs. Nate: The crown prince of the Upper East Side, Nate (Chance Crawford) is the guy who could have it all... but doesn't know what he wants. He may be the polar opposite of The O.C.'s poor Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie), except for one thing: women. Like Ryan, Nate is no stranger to an impossible love triangle as he stands between frenemies Blair and Serena.

Ryan vs. Nate

Check out our Gossip Girl photo gallery to view other comparisons between characters from these shows.

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blake lively is drop dead gorgeous...


I really love Gossip Girl, but never seen The OC, thought about ik though..
The OC ain't on T.v. anymore (as far as I know, I live in Holland)So I have to buy it, do you think it's worth it??? XOXO


I'd say Georgina reminds me of Julie a bit. Not really sure. Which GG character reminds you of Taylor Townsend? I loved Taylor. Happy that she and Ryan got together in season 4. Autumn Reeser (Tayor) was so adorable.


You're practically the only person I've heard of that hates "The OC." Everyone else loves it. I'm obsessed with it. I was totally devastated when it ended, though. I completely loved the show. As for Ben McKenzie being "not so hot." I don't think that's the case! He totally rocks my world, along with Adam Brody! They were the cutest and, in my opinion, the best reasons to watch the show. The girls were great as well, though. I can see where the similarities between the two shows are, but at the same time they're different as well. For one thing, The OC doesn't have a gossip blog. No one knows what everyone else is doing. I prefer the OC because I personally think that it's the best show Josh Schwartz has created so far. I love Gossip Girl as well, but the storylines make me mad. Blair and Chuck? I dislike that couple. I loved Blair with Nate because the two of them were really cute together. Hope Chace and Leighton get together in real life. They would make a really hot and cute couple, whereas the storylines on "The OC" I just loved. They were so much fun and interesting. I LIKE Gossip Girl, but I LOVE the OC.


they're def. different shows.
but which gg character is julie cooper? she was one of my fave characters on the oc.


i like gossipgirls but it is excaly the
same things as the oc, i really like the oc you should make more season's of it instead of gossipgirls


Blair And Rachel Bilson Look So ALike And I Would Just Like To Say I Am Such A Big Fan Of Gossip Girl I Never Miss It And Im Like Obsessed With It.


I so wouldn't compare Nate with Ryan.
For one Chace Crawford is absolutely gorgeous, Ben Mckenzie...not so hot.
I'd compare Ryan more with Dan.
I'm obsessed with Gossip girl. omg. I hate The OC loll.


I think that even dan humphrey and seth are alike...
as are serena's mum and seth's mum...
and rufus humphrey and seth's dad... right?
ahwell... its funny how much the two TV series are alike :)


That's so true! Both shows are very similar even if the mood of NYC against O.C. is really different. The characters are far more innocent in the O.C. than in Gossip Girl (you can find 2 or 3 really "mean" characters in the first one, and 2 or 3 really "kind" characters in the other one). I would also compare Dan & Seth for the sarcasms and the certain lack of confidence. However Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage are still amazing. The characters and the production of each episode is just stunning!


Gossip Girl Quotes

And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell ... You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

[to Jenny] That's the thing. You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can't make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it's worth, you're my Queen. I choose you.