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I am getting really tired of those people who want Blair to have a miscarriage.
or want Dan or Chuck back together with blair.
how about we just see what happens in the future of Gossip Girl
Great episode in general. I still don't think it was as dramatic and surprising as a season premiere should be (remember the season 2 premiere?), but nonetheless it was very good. Blair's pregnancy wasn't that shocking only because it was kind of obvious, since it was in her trash can. I can't wait to find out who the father is and part of me wants it to be Dan just so I can watch Blair freak out :) I just hope that she won't keep the baby in the end because that would sort of ruin the possibilities with her character. Maybe a miscarriage or something like that. Either way, as long as Louis and his horrible (getting even worse) accent can leave ASAP I'll be happy.
As for the california scenes: they were pretty good and had some funny moments. I like that Serena is FINALLY growing up, let's just see how long that will last. Nate was kind of boring, and what is up with his hair? Bring back the full on man bangs! Speaking of hair, what is that creature growing on Dan's head. I tried to
@Amandine, I always wonder about that all the time. Does trending on Tweeter/Facebook add up to a ship/fanbase that increases viewer-ship and ratings? I'm not entirely sure. I certainly agree that there's probably a 100:0.001 ratio of Chair/Dair fans on the web, but does that correlate to actual improved ratings?
Many people of the lower demographic are switching to PVR, itunes, and direct-to web tv websites to watch the episodes; while contributing to the producers cash cow it does not add up to ratings. If anything, my understanding shows that it is the unemployed and Generation X and higher demographic that contribute to Free to Air viewer-ship. Gen Y, which I am considered, tend to be time deficient and are always plugged to a computer. Hence, it is hard to determine who the producers are actually catering towards?
Please - Dan and Blair had and have enough chemistry - it all depends on how a scene is written. Both Badgley and Meester are good at this sort of thing...So if the scene required the smoldering and sighing and speaking-in-husky tones (that seem mandatory in every Chuck and Blair scene), then I'm sure Dan would have pulled it off but for reasons best known to the writers, Dan's love is being shown as limpid, devoid of passion - though his every action shows how much he aches for Blair. And at one point it was shown that Blair reciprocated. Because we've had it instilled in our minds that Blair and Chuck are end game, it does seem futile to root for Dair but I for one would love for them to be together. It has nothing to do with Chair being unhealthy - but all that one-upmanship, constant jealousies and insecurities - come on it's all fine in a teen romance or crush - but not in an adult,steady, fruitful relationship. And there is no reason to think that if Dair ever happens they'll be
I enjoyed the premiere overall! Loved the lighter feel. The angst in the 2nd half of last season was killing me.
The LA Scenes were the best:
Serena- It's ridiculous how she got the job, yea, but I love independent Serena.
Nate- Floating around as usual and then finding a bit of fun, maybe a bit of himself in LA? I liked it even if he's become merely a footnote to the real drama.
Chuck- Chuck wearing color! Chuck out of a suit! Chuck smiling! Chuck back to his hedonistic attitude but not purely because of angst! It reminded me of the C I fell in love with mid season 1. I know some angst is comin' 'round the corner but i just like seeing Ed out of a suit for a change (hot!). When C took a spill on Mullholland and then casually said he needed a scotch? Awesome.
N/S/C were the highlight for me BY FAR.
Dan- I really love the prospect of the book and can't wait to see what he's written about the rest of the cast! This will create some major drama but I hope it doesn't all
To preface: I hate to use the shipping buzzwords like I'm going to in a second but I can "support" Chuck/Blair only because THIS IS fiction. If this was real? No way would I support them after the hotel stuff and the "punch/was it a punch?/I don't know what it was but it was unhealthy" scene in 4.20.
But what Blair said in the season 4 finale is true: Chuck/Blair have a "great love" and stories aren't written about the normal, healthy ones. I don't care to watch some watered down rom com with Dan / Blair or Louis / Blair. It also has a lot to do with (sorry another buzzword) chemistry. Ed and Leighton have it in spades...so much so that their fan base will look past all the crazy bs that's happened between C/B.
I want to like Dan / Blair. I really do. I hate feeling like I'm supporting something unhealthy when I root for C/B scenes. But the DB loft scene in the premiere was just lacking. DB don't have romantic chemistry, IMO. Compare that scene to the white party scen
I was on twitter whilst the show was on and both Chuck and Blair were trending. Not once has Dan trended on twitter. He (Pen) may be an o.k actor but as Dan he is seriously not likeable by many. The hypocrite Dan was in full force yesterday. I don't believe Nate/Serena have lost their way. I believe that they are true to their age group and searching for the path they will travel. I believe Dan is the one who doesn't know who he is and what he wants - Serena, Vanessa now Blair. What I want is for both Serena and Blair not to give him the time of day. Even his haircut severely traumatised me last night. I just can't...
@Balaji1212: Dan is skinny and with that haircut because Penn Badgley is filming the biopic of the rocker Jeff Buckley in NYC and the guy looked liked that.
As for Blair looks, the wardrobe in this episode was ok, nor good nor bad, though the dress looked pretty but I know many don't like the pattern in the dress nor Blair's haircut, which it's an attempt to not show Leighton Meester real life haircut with bangs. I personally didn' see a problem with it but many can't stand it. Based on filming picks taken by fans during these months, it seems that eventually the wardrobe department in GG is comming out with some very weird outfits to cover her pregnancy, maybe it was in part for our benefit to try to hide the pregnancy but if they make it to the screen we will see some weird outfits in the future.
Dorota is also pregnant, E! online confirmed both Blair and Dorota are pregnant.
There is the rumor among fans that Dan may be the one that got Chuck to get the dog, this is based
Just some of my thoughts after watching the S5 premiere below:
Gossip girl starts off S5 with a nice balance of FRESHNESS yet maintaining the core essence of what Gossip girl has stood for in the past 4 seasons. On the outside this is a new direction and feel for Gossip girl-light fun as opposed to the dark, twisted fantasy celebrating the indecent opluence of the past...yet if we look carefully all the gossip girl elements from scheming to secrets to scandals to over the top extravagance are all still very much here.
All in all a very good start to the season which promises to take all the main characters in interesting directions. It's infact after a long time that i am actually somewhat engrossed in the happenings of all the main as well as the new characters all at the same time. The season begins as usual with Serena vanderwoodsen...and firstly i must say that serena looked really good in this episode...maintaining that unique serena style ( meaning the appearance
Chuck & Blair had their chance. They just don't work as a couple for me anymore. I remember I couldn't wait for a Chair scene but I just can't stand their scenes anymore. You can say DAIR has stolen my heart! :)
Definitely won't be watching if a Chair reunion is in the works...
I predict an extremely dramatic miscarriage for Blair. From some kind of emotional upset. There's no way the writers would turn Blair into a mother on the show!
How I hope that Dan and Blair had sex too, after their kiss and he is the father.
As for the L.A. scene, how I wish there was a 90210-Gossip Girl crossover.
@s, not to start or contest the argument, because it is plausible. But the other major thought / reasoning behind the drop in Nielson ratings was due to the amount of guest star plots.
E.g) Raina & Daddy Thorpe, Nate's lack of plot, introduction of Charlie/Ivy plot, Adult conviction plot, Bass/Forrester Creations industry plot, royalty plot, and the Ben plot? Is that more consistent?
Dan and Blair just do not have what it takes to carry this show. I think the writers expected them to carry the emotional, dramatic burden that Chuck and Blair, Serena and Blair or Dan and Serena back in S1 once carried. But sorry. DB look so weak compared to those other pairings. The writers need to go back to the frenemies vibe they used to have because that loft scene fell very flat for me. It's not the actors either because both Leight and Penn are good but their chemistry isn't half as compelling as the chemistry between Ed and Leight, Blake and Leight or Blake and Penn back in S1.
SO MUCH WORD. DB can't carry the show. The drop in the ratings last season should have showed it. We need powerful CHAIR AND Serena/Blair scenes
@crissy People can ship whatever they want, and unlike you I don't find CB abusive or wrong for each other. I ship them and hope they get back together. About Dan and Blair, their scene felt so forced. I just hate them even more.
Now I think Dair would be detrimental to both characters as Dan is hypocrite and would put her down and I do think if Blair was in crisis like a real one... he leave her hanging. And I do not think Blair would wear the pants in the relationship or they can't even be equals because of Dan (am I the only one who remembers him berating Serena in 2x03 when she was using her brain to get them out of the elevator... I mean her stepfather owned the hotel of course they would hurry to get her out).
I also wouldn't want a man who tells every chick he dates he loves them. All Chuck does is boink them and go.
I agree Dan was a douche and his behavior in last night had nothing to do with helping Blair. He like Nate while he is a great friend... Both he and Nate are horrible boyfriends. He has a savior complex so I don't see how Blair can be strong with a guy who is like that. Anyone remember Lucas and Peyton the hero and damsel of OTH.
While do love Penn, I agree he does not have that
I can't believe how many people support an abusive, unstable, emotionally destructive relationship like CHAIR (fictional or not). For me I hope for a DAIR but if it doesn't happen I still don't want Blair with Chuck. How can someone be written to be so strong, brave, self sufficient and driven be so quick to cower or be so darn submissive to a man like Chuck. What I would like is Blair truly take back her any control Chuck had or has over her and for their relationship to be concluded once and for all. Maybe then Chuck can find his happiness and love too.
Totally agree with you, Laurie. I think Dan/Blair work well when they're sort of pissy with each other, during more light and comedic scenes, and I actually don't mind his pining for her a little- but they simply don't have the chemistry (and Dan doesn't have the emoting skills) to carry a deeper, more meaningful storyline. The loft scene was sweet (though puzzling) but paled in comparison to even some of the more minor emotional CB scenes. I'm hoping any DB stuff will be more of a background or undercurrent- which is what Safran has suggested- because it's simply not sufficient to carry the show.
Chuck's storyline, while ridiculous, does seem consistent with his OTTness as a character, and I like seeing him pine for Blair for awhile- God knows she did plenty of it last season. Also, he looked brutally hot, so that helped.
Nate and Serena had some cute moments, and I love that Serena's finally developing some goals and ambitions- it almost seemed like Blair and Serena switched p
I get what writers are using this pregnant story as "it can happen to anyone at any age or social class" and as Blair looked scared and I guess she isnt happy and will hide it as long as posible, is also true that this show is about decadent people that have parties and dinners and anything is a great excuse for it , a baby would be boring , a great excuse to make some characters change very fast but I can not imagen the baby in that world.
if Blair is pregnant and having the baby.... does this mean that this is the last season of GG?? =(
how could you NOT want Dair to happen after this episode!? i felt so bad for Dan!! i always thought that Chair would (Unfortunately) be end game but... i really hope now that its going to be Dair.
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Great episode, it's a definite improvement from past two seasons in lightness and glamour. And yay Chuck discovered colour again! = ). Reallly hope no baby happens though. I want to watch parties, schemesand romance, not oh great, we're pregnant so lets get hitched and then spend our lives chained to each other even though we haven't worked on all our issues (if it is chuck's baby that's how I think it would go for both Chuck and Blair. They need to grow more as people and come together, if they do, naturally, not because their hand is forced. They already have one billion commitment issues, they don't need regret added on) Besides no offence to babies, but I'm not a fan. I am the age of the characters, and changing napies and screaming isn't my idea of a good time. I know it happens in real life, but this is a show based on scandal and good clothes, I want to see glamour not reality please! Like epic angsty romances, or princes proposing not realistic lets talk about our relationship
aside from the awesome DB scene Nate is the one who was remotely memorable
& Die Chuck die oh well dont die, Ed actually looked presh esp without his usual suit
I was one of the people who said there was no way that Blair or Serena would be pregnant--that they would know better.
While I was wrong, at this point, I still do NOT see Blair having this child. Whether she aborts or miscarries, a child born to a child simply does NOT belong on this show. It's not a likely progression to her relationship with ANY of the three young men she's been involved with, especially that--as of now--there is doubt as to who the father could be.
Blair isn't really looking to settle down and be a soccer mom at 20. She's deluding herself, right now, and that will pass.
Dan looked quite fit in this episode. I don't know if it was that his face has matured some or that he's thinned out or what, but he looked good in his scenes with Blair. I could easily believe he was in love with her, and would cast aside everything to just run away with her, damn the consequences.
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