“Trinity” is the UK’s answer to “Gossip Girl”


Trinity, a new eight-part dramedy on the UK’s ITV2, seems to be just like Gossip Girl, only British and set in an elite English university as opposed to posh Manhattan high school — and there’s already been a girl-on-girl hookup.

So far, Isabella Calthorpe, who plays Rosalind, an “ice queen and social goddess” (don’t ask me how those two go together), has had a same-sex snog during an initiation.

Of course, she doesn’t seem to actually be into girls, as she supposedly has a thing for a guy named Theo who lives down the hall. Of course.

According to the show’s description on the ITV2 website, “Trinity has been an elite playground solely for the ├╝ber rich and powerful. However, for the first time in its long and illustrious history, Trinity is about to throw open its doors to the hoi polloi!”

In other words, not as rich kids will be mingling with the super, super rich kids. No one knows how to react! Craziness ensues! Girls french each other!

The show, which stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Christian Cooke and a bunch of up-and-comers, is brought to us from Roughcut TV, the new production company created by The Office and The IT Crowd‘s Ash Atalla, so there might be some hope for it, right?

Though, judging from various clips of last week’s premier, Trinity may be going for the whole “so awful you have to watch” thing. I mean, there’s a secret society called the Dandelion Club, where “over-privileged students are used to getting their own way.” Rosalind, of course, is one of them.

If you caught last week’s premiere, what did you think? For the rest of you, does it sound like something you’d watch? I doubt anyone on Trinity can top Blair’s witticisms, though.

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