Adios to GOSSIP GIRL'S Aaron Rose - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

Adios to GOSSIP GIRL’S Aaron Rose

December 17, 2008 by  

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…

The L.A. Times has confirmed that the December 8th episode of GOSSIP GIRL was the final episode for Serena’s artsy beau, Aaron Rose played by John Patrick Amedori.

Can I get a woot woot!!

It’s actually one month to the day that I requested this very move be made:

GMMR post on November 17th:

Dear Gossip Girl Writers/Producers,

Please get rid of Aaron. All due respect to John Patrick Amedori, but Aaron is a dud. He makes Serena even more boring. I didn’t know that was possible.

That is all.


While I of course had nothing to do with this move on the part of the show, I think I did echo the sentiment of a lot of GOSSIP GIRL fans who thought that the character of Aaron really brought nothing to the series. While the character had potential, he didn’t serve his duty of making the fans believe that he was the guy that would pull Serena’s attention and affection from Dan. And let’s face it, Dan & Serena aren’t the most exciting couple on TV so it really wouldn’t take much for the fans to root for a new boy to come along…but Aaron Rose just wasn’t him. Or maybe the actor wasn’t right for Aaron Rose. I guess we’ll never know.  I’m fine with that, how about you?

Cecily von Ziegesar, the author of the GOSSIP GIRL book series, recently chimed in on the dislike for Aaron.

“I do not believe that Serena would go for icky Aaron as he is portrayed on the show,” she says. “He’s so slimy! He’s just … ick.” In the books, she insists, Aaron Rose isn’t so bad. “He smokes herbal cigarettes and eats vegan and has cute mini-dreadlocks,” she says. “He is not an artist. He’s more like a happy suburban hippie. He gets in early to Harvard, infuriating Blair. He and Serena fall in love, but it only lasts for about one book.”

Well, forget about it lasting a book, it didn’t even last a season. Buh bye Aaron. Hope we don’t see you on the Upper East Side anytime soon.


5 Responses to “Adios to GOSSIP GIRL’S Aaron Rose”

  1. Jennifer on December 17th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Can I just say how happy this made me!? I’ve had a pretty crummy day, but this honestly made it so much better!!!!

  2. Jen (HIMYM) on December 17th, 2008 7:16 pm

    Woot woot! He doesn’t even deserve a farewell. The writers make magic with Chuck and Blair yet fail to create anything with Aaron (and Vanessa, but I digress). Yes! I can’t wait for Serena to come back and move on from him.

  3. Erik on December 17th, 2008 10:11 pm

    Does Kath realize what this newfound power of hers could lead to? Perhaps we could all bribe her to wish our least favorite characters off of prime time? This could be our next list…

  4. Inspire on December 18th, 2008 10:41 am

    John Patrick Amedori was only hired to do those six episodes, so it isn’t a question of them listening and getting rid of him when they only wanted him around to give Serena a rebound and a bring in Lexi’s fresh face to show her she wasn’t as over Dan as she thought.

    That the producers of the show deliberately chose to have Aaron Rose costumed and written the way he was versus the much cooler character in the book should have told you this unfortunate portrayal wasn’t the actor’s fault but the CWs. They wanted an ’emosogynist’ for Serena to recover from, so they wrote one in. He came, he saw, he conquered, he’s done. It was planned that way.

  5. GOSSIP GIRL: "In the Realm of Basses" Video and Pics | Give Me My Remote on January 5th, 2009 9:00 am

    […] Serena said goodbye to Dan and took off to warmer climates with Aaron. Unfortunately (or I guess fortunately in this situation) like mother like daughter, Serena can’t seem to hang on to a guy for too long. Goodbye Aaron Rose. […]