Mandi Bierly
November 20, 2008 AT 06:35 PM EST

There’s a show on The CW that we think you should be watching and it’s not Gossip Girl, for a change. It’s Privileged. I’m seeing the ratings drop (15 percent this week from the week before), and I’m not sure why. Yes, Anne Archer’s storyline has been a bit of a snooze (playing a successful, sexy grandma with a past, the Fatal Attraction star deserves better — let’s hope she gets it) but the chemistry between her teen granddaughters’ nanny/tutor, Megan (the delightful Joanna Garcia), and the rich hunk next door, Will (the man-candy-that-can-actually-act Brian Hallisay), is getting seriously steamy. The relationship between prickly Sage (Ashley Newbrough) and her decent twin Rose (Lucy Hale) is getting surprisingly complicated. And the smartass family chef Marco (scene-stealer Allan Louis, pictured with Garcia) is getting highly entertaining.

The next new episode of Privileged won’t air until December (in its regular Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT timeslot), so take this time to catch up, folks. And if you were a fan of the show but abandoned it, tell us what it can do to bring you back…

More on Privileged:
Ausiello’s Privileged scoop
EW Style Hunter: How to get that Privileged look
Joanna Garcia among EW’s 15 Fall TV stars to watch (read about ’em all!)
EW’s Next Files: Why Joanna Garcia is here to stay

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