"Gossip Girl" ad campaign with mid-coitus shots emblazoned with the acronym OMG. Really?
Look no further than this glaringly obvious missing component when you start to wonder why the ratings are so bad and the network, a network with notoriously lackluster ratings, wouldn't give it another shot, when it seems to give "90210" and, honestly, nearly every other series multiple shots. It doesn't matter that Mamie Gummer is extremely talented—far too talented for such an unchallenging role, in my opinion—or that both Hartley and Michael Rady are so adorable. Audiences, especially ones who watch the CW, are accustomed to a little sexual intrigue. This is no longer the age of "7th Heaven." Even ABCFamily, the network with the word "family" in it has sex scenes. So if you're going to hit us with the "My So Called Life" meets "Grey's Anatomy" internal monologue and cast hot guys, at the very least give us something worth listening to and looking at. At this point, priests get more action than your characters do.