If I made a list of the best background characters on television, Dorota from Gossip Girl
would definitely make the top five. Blair's poor, put-upon maid is absolutely hilarious in every scene she's in, whether she's ignoring her "I'm a Slave 4 U" ringtone that accompanies calls from Eleanor Waldorf, or reminding Blair that God is watching even during her naughtiest moments. Dorota is the type of character who must have tons of interesting stories to tell, even if they'll never be shown on Gossip Girl
. She's certainly seen some crazy things during her years working in the Waldorf mansion.
According to Kristin at E!Online
, viewers will soon get to see more of the sassy maid as she headlines her own spin-off. Unfortunately, the further adventures of Dorota won't be airing on the CW, but exclusively on Verizon phones.
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executive producer Josh Schwartz told E! that the original plan was to produce a series of mobisodes revolving around a young Rufus and Lily in love. I'm a fan of Rufus and Lily and their not-often-consummated romance, but that sounds boring even to me. Schwartz revealed that those plans were scrapped in favor of a Verizon series all about Dorota (played by Zuzanna Szadkowski), which sounds infinitely more entertaining. There's no word yet on when the mobisodes will premiere, but they may be tough to catch if you don't have a Verizon phone. Hopefully, they'll pop up online or on the eventual Gossip Girl
season 2 DVD set.
In my dream world, the maid's show would simply be called Dorota!
and would play out like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
of the Gossip Girl
universe. I want to know what Dorota's been up to while scandals have been breaking out on the Upper East Side. Has she been secretly eavesdropping on the shenanigans of Blair and Eleanor, or has she been busy mixing things up in a soap opera of her very own? For all we know, Dorota could be the Blair to a Serena we've never seen. The possibilities for this series are endless!
Schwartz hasn't revealed what the Dorota mobisodes will be about, but I'm hoping we learn more about everyone's favorite maid. Maybe they'll even go so far as to reveal her last name.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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