Advertisements I have to admit going into this show expecting, if not actually desiring/looking, to hate it. But if future episodes hold up as well as the pilot, I'm gonna enjoy this series quite a bit. Dan Humphrey, Serena van der Woodsen, Erik van der Woodsen and Jenny Humphrey are why. Right off the bat there's a sibling connection that's well established between the brothers and sisters. I hope that's explored more as well as finding that the attraction between Dan and Serena is reinforced because of that. I'm a little put off by the over-emphasis on gossip distribution via SMS. But I can ignore that for the most part.