We gave it a B-
Ah, growing pains. The characters and the series had ’em in season 3, which struggled to balance Marissa’s (Barton) bizarre-but-blessed demise with college prep, pot smoking, and loads of superjuicy Julie Cooper one-liners (”I have a Hot Pocket in the microwave and a wine cooler with my name on it”). But the plots were kind of lame; here’s to the launch of an improved new season on Nov. 2.
Check out the commentary: Is creator Josh Schwartz witty? Well, as Kaitlin Cooper would say, obvi!