OMG you guys remembered! That is so neat! Btw, he also filmed a modern version of Shakespeare Cymbeline co starring Dakota Johnson, among others.
I also have this theory that Jenny didn't know Dan was GG on seasons 1 and 2, because otherwise their scenes in those seasons can't make much sense. In my theory, Jenny found out about her brother being GG in the summer between seasons 2 and 3, when they stayed at Cece's house in the Hamptons. That also can sort of explain a little her bold attitude in season 3, she probably felt that she was more invencible as Queen with her brother being GG, and I also think many GG posts we saw from season 3 onwards were actually written by Jenny, not Dan.
Your comment about Chuck, I totally 100% agree. But I also blame the book for that. I can't say I have read the 12 books thoroughly or even the first one (though I do own them... because of the cover pics with scenes from the show), but I read pieces of the first one and those 2 plot lines were in the book, the one with Serena was less agressive in the book than in the show (though verbally nasty still) and the one with Jenny was in my opinion worst in the book that in the show (it was in a bathroom stall, the girl had tear tracks on her face, her dress was messed up and Dan's reaction in the book was way too pasive, which is ironic considering the scene that you are reading). In fact, the other day I was reading about GG Acapulco and I see that in the book, Dan reacts way too passive and doesn't punch Chuck, in our beloved TV show, he does punch Chuck giving him a black eye, and in GG Acapulco, their version of Dan punches their version of Chuck first in the gut, then in the face and knocks him down over a pier, landing him on water. It's like the level of violence increases.
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@ Zoran: thank you for your kind words.
@ Fernanda: they kissed, but then turned to their respective couples and the producers confirmed they weren't together. @ nisaliciousz: what I understood is that Jenny had known for a while, but that doesn't mean she knew from the beginning.
Well I'm a Chuck and Blair fan and I'm not happy with Dan being GG. I don't know, maybe is because I also shipped DS, or because I didn't dislake him as a character, but in any case, I think it damaged Dan's image.
@caela: I noticed the shoulder thing later and I loved it too. From E! online: Savage mentioned that Bart was psychotic, at least the writers were aware of this. Someone in the NY magazine recap had said Vanessa's kitchen looked like one from the 70's. Savage said it is the kitchen set for the Carrie Diaries and it's the 80's. Apparently the DS wedding shouldn't have been leaked, but it was, which kinda amusses me, because it shows how sucky they were at hidding certain things, although I agree with her that they did pull out to keep the cameos a secret. In the NY magazine recap people were wondering about Serena's career. Based on Savage response, it looks she ends up like Lily, a socialite. It sucks, she could have been a writer or have a movie career, the show hinted at that more than once.
@ Loeb: As per Savage E! online interview, they pretty much decided from the start it would be Dan. It's a bit of an open answer that she gives, because she says "we never really entertained any other ideas of who GG was", but I guess this mean someone (in the writing staff, perhaps?) entertained other ideas. She tells an anecdote of that famous shot of Dan in from of a laptop watching the GG site with the GG voiceover in the background, as per her they had to re-edit that because the focus group totally guessed Dan was GG.
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