Shan_gg Forum Posts
hey guys! so while procrastinating once again, I thought about gossip girl, and what I thought of was this...in seasons one and two, what made Blair and Chuck so compelling and so fantastic to watch was the combination of their extremely complex characteristics that were SO distinct, and so consistent, that when these two heightened reality characters connect with each other the result had the potential to be both disastrous and rewarding. Season 2 was so great because not only did Ed and Leighton create these characters that had a whole other language of communication just through their expressions, but what happened was so TRUE to their characters. Chuck couldn't open himself up emotionally, the only times his shell cracked open just briefly was because of Blair, something that made him all the more endearing because WE could see how much he loved Blair and how much his fear of screwing up and hurting her by not being good enough for her was killing him. and Blair was so determined to bring out the side of him she KNEW was there, she never gave up until he self-destructed so badly she had no choice. They were so tragic, you just couldn't HELP but want to root for them to make it work.
My problem is this...WHY did the writers completely change their (especially Chuck's) entire characterisation into season 4 onwards? He was NEVER supposed to be the one constantly bearing his heart and soul to be rejected for no reason, or in some cases rejected callously for something that hadn't even crossed his MIND (5x19). It's just not the way he is written. And I KNOW there is such a thing as character development And by no means am I saying Blair should be the one always reaching out to Chuck to be rebuffed by his inability to express himself, I am saying that Chuck was WRITTEN to have those kinds of issues and what makes their love so powerful is that Blair understands this better than anyone, better than Chuck himself, and she knows how to draw him out when he enters his dark place, and knows how make him happy and VICE VERSA. This has turned into a long rant but it seriously PAINS me so much seeing him in season 5 spouting this never-ending declaration of his love, with Blair over and over again shutting him down until he is left alone drinking scotch. What I am saying is that both Chuck and Blair do NOT resemble themselves in seasons 1&2, Blair is nowhere near as strong and as resolute as what she was, and Chuck doesn't have any of his wry humour and wit. One thing I LOVED about them is their banter, it was SO entertaining! 1x18, 2x01 and the end scene of 2x02 PERFECT examples! I still love them, dont get me wrong lol I ALWAYS will. I'm just saying it's a shame that in order for the writers to feel their characters are showing growth and maturity, they actually felt like they had to completely change huge dimensions of their personalities.
I mean LOOK at them!
I MISS THEM!!!!!!!! :(
rant over ;) hope you're all doing well!
omg Elena if you're still around here, Nikita is KILLING ME. The writing is so fantastic I am in awe every week, it's crazy!!!!!
omg i havent seen this interview?!!!^^
he is so EFFING HOT HERE^^
^is tht real??
^ I will remember SB like this. this is how they were for most of gossip girl, season 6 was just so fake and awful, season 5 too actually, they were like strangers charading as friends, yet this scene and so many others in the early gg felt like we were looking at two sisters, and made you think of and value your own friendships. I really missed this of them :(
okay. i honestly think, out of every single scene with CB this is my all time favourite. yes, limo scene of course it was the beginning, but I could watch this little scene OVER AND OVER AND OVER again and still laugh every single time. the whole thing is absolutely PERFECT. THIS is what chuck and blair are, what they are meant to be, the banter, the wit, the CHEMISTRY. omg and how adorable are they snuggling at the beginning. I MISS THIS CHUCK. and quick wit blair :(((((
aww hey Elise!!!! I miss talking to you too! and I dont know about everyone else, seems like they've moved on :(
I was able to do that with all the other shows I watched like desperate housewives, but gossip girl will always be the show that elicits the biggest reaction of of me, good and bad hahaha
hey guys, love the photos!!! its kinda funny, I forget about gossip girl for a while and then when i do occasionally think of it, all I get is just fits of bitter anger sometimes lol. still at safran. WILL ALWAYS BE AT SAFRAN fucken douche lol.
I think I'll have to have a breakfor a while then I can see myself rewatching s1&2. I'll ALWAYS rewatch one and two, complete perfection!
it is actually sad..SO sad..how completely obvious the difference in every single aspect of this show is between seasons 1 and 2 and the latter ones. It is ridiculous, the most obvious is the standard of acting to be totally honest. Yes, they ALL had their great moments, but Leighton for example...take the scene in 2x14 in front of the mirror. How NATURAL and just plain emotive was it? it was like there was no effort involved, yet we all know she put EVERYTHING into it. and that's the difference, in seasons 5 in particular everything was just so OFF with her, her voice, her facial expressions, her movements. there was absolutely no natural flow, no connection with her character or the audiecne. same goes with the others as well. It is so upsetting sometimes watching season 2, for me season one was just AMAZING, the show was in its absolute prime, the storylines were so fresh and new and executed so perfectly. But season 2, the show just felt...seasoned, the acting took a total step up (even though it was SO good anyway) especially Leighton and Ed, they just came into their own TOTALLY. It felt like a well crafted movie, everything made SENSE. Their season arcs just made sense, it is just an absolute shame.