Dr. Holland Forum Posts
I like the idea of S, D, and N ending the series alone. But it'll never happen.
Having had a papa who was a rolling stone, and having had dealings with young Carters, I'm only on board for Scarter IF he can stop wandering. Otherwise, I haven't seen enough in canon to give me any confidence in that pairing... Serena is still too damn wounded from her daddy to deal with a guy like Carter until much, much later, if ever. But it's a moot point. They're not going to get Sebastian Stan back. Instead we have S starting up what seems to be a serious relationship with a new guest star, which I have to admit is realistic for a girl of that age.
Also, having spent quite a lot of time on Twitter and FF lately, I find it telling that the root of the anti-Chuck and anti-Dan arguments are the same: he's horrible and he'll never change. Only the details differ. The difference is that Chuck realized he needed to change and made concerted efforts to do so while Dan thinks he's just fine, and others are the ones who need to change. And Dan would be the most likely person to make a statement that sets my teeth on edge: "What issues? I'm issue free." I hate when people say that! There is no such creature, not in real life, not in fiction, and Dan certainly isn't one. But to expect Dan to have a Chuck-level revelation of the necessity of personal change when he's had no external factors to nudge him in that direction (which in Chuck's case were anvil sized), is just strange to me. Chuck is a far more mature 21 year old than Dan or Nate, but hell, life's forced that on him.
This has been a great week for me as a Chair and Derena shipper! Lots of promising things from the clues we have from the first ep... I'm just hoping that the slap isn't signaling DS' end.
I also love shipping CB/DS because it's such a one-two slap at DB, in my opinion. Not only has Blair moved on, I want Dan to get over it.
If the writers truly want to convince me of Serenate, they really ought to make them share scenes, and show that they're into each other. In season 3, I totally bought it. But since then, they're really not doing much with that SL. Like a lot on Gossip Girl, there's so much wasted potential there.
And Scarter fans (Dori, K, etc.) what do you think about all these damned new guest stars??? With a limited budget I don't get why you don't pay to bring back the recurring characters and/or guests that viewers actually care about. I would love to see Carter or even Poppy Lifton back, if we have to have guests. Season 1 worked so well because guests were kept to a minimum. I see that now. But the writers are determined to write new SL and characters as if they have a 22-25 episode order. With 10 eps left, I was hoping for a tightly written and interesting sendoff, but now, I reserve judgment...
Another day, another poll...
Which bad boy do you prefer?
The pics aren't likely from a fan, but the call sheet definitely is. It's from the same fan, Nicole, who went to filming several days this week, and it's from the same call sheet (only a different part of it).
OK, girls, have been on Twitter mostly these days, but Ellen told me that you saw the news. OMG, I have been crying and squealing for an hour now.
It's unreal. Yesterday I went to bed, got up, checked Twitter, and got the Derena news. Went to bed with a smile, woke up with a smile. Was busy all day, then followed the filming news between interviews on Twitter and in chat. And now we get this news.
This is just wonderful! Makes me wish Josh 1.0 and Stephanie had run the entire show. I'll always resent Chuck because I think it robbed GG of its rightful showrunners. I cannot wait to see this episode.
Hey Dede! We're all having a blast on Twitter!
K - that's amazing that you'll have an actor there! LMAO that Penn's kind of a douche IRL... he's actually Dan, isn't he? LOL! I liked Plake back in the day (they were the only GG RL couple I knew about), but think Ryan may just be working better for her. They're so into each other. It's cute.
Sorry about your boy, but hope the job works out well for him...
Hey Ellen! Hope all is well, how's tennis going? hope the little girl isn't tiring you out too much... and hi to everyone else!
Sanaa, there's filming and I've been chained to Twitter to get the scoop, but Sara G's running a wayyyyy tighter set than Safran. No pics, no scripts, nothing. We now think Safy leaked sh*t on purpose and some of the girls think he may have even been Carolyn, which if so he has MAJOR issues...
Hi Paula! I'm Liz. Nice to meet you! Things are pretty quiet today :)
So much awful spam here! Bump...
We were fangirling so much... I have a pile left on my desk because of it, LOL! May go in for a bit tomorrow.
Penn doesn't even look half bad in this one, IMO. But seriously, he needs to take more off the top...