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Ehem... As someone who has taken many film courses and recently came back from an internship working in the film/tv industry, I am entitled to call you on your b.s. cacherr 1. It apalls me first of all that someone of such extensive "knowledge" would admire the writing and direction of this tv show (especially when you had the audacity to compare it with True Blood). Gossip Girl is on the CW for a reason. It's NOT a quality show. It has the quintessential makings for a hormonal driven empty character setting. It's a teen soap opera. If you are going to (even for a minute) try and argue that the writers are doing a good job of being "free flowing" then you need to take a screen writing, storyboard, and continuity course (ehem, all of which I have taken as well). Even in a TV show, there always has to be an underlying storyline to keep people going.
To point out some shows that have done this: Avatar the Last Airbender. Talk about beautiful continuity in the show. Although it did not follow the fan favorite canon, it was still tight enough and character driven enough to keep those viewers. The creators of the show even threw in a memorable "shipping giants" fight (zuko and katara vs. azula) to please fans. They understood the importance of storyline and flow while concurrently pleasing fans. THIS is quality writing.
Gossip Girl has no real direction. It's original plot devices that worked so well in season 1 were completely destroyed by season 2. You say that you understand College Chuck? Mierda! What type of responsible businessman still dilly dallys with a burlesque club for Halloween? Or which type would propose to still play "games" with his girlfriend? Spare me the crud about him having to act like an adult. Blair is just as unstable as ever. She has to use the only person who somehow means everything to her in order to get a speech at a "2nd rate Ivy"? She hasn't manipulated Serena or Nate. Yes, she lies and she does manipulate others. That is why it is such a tantalizingly delicious treat when Vanessa and her face off and Blair wins. It's what made Blair great. Vanessa had tons of chances to be saved these past two seasons. Now they are force-feeding her to fans by using the same story techniques that made us sympathize with characters like Blair and Chuck in seasons 1 & 2. You say "free flowing"? I say a pathetic and overused plot device to make the bo-ho barista seem more like an upperclass bitch who needs to be understood. This show is not that great for the sole factor that it never knows where it is going. It wants to try and correct itself too late into the game. Fans have every right to complain about the characters because they are grounded in legitness. They watch it, and since this is a CW show: YES, the writers do need to pay attention to the fans. It's a show that is viewed by us youngin's : Have you never heard of the term "TARGET DEMOGRAPHICS"?. This is what drives most shows. And Gossip Girl is made to cater to everyone from age 13-30. Let these fans eat their cake and throw it back at the producers and writers when they can't dish it out.
when vanessa was supposedly trying to help nate, it ended up resulting in thwarting Blair perfect plan of getting Nate's family fortune back. But noooo, Vanessa seriously messed everything up.
2 seasons later the writers are still attempting to test her against different characters to see where she will fit in the show. this shouldn't be happening. this "testing" should have been done in the first season and after realizing the futility of her character they should have dropped it.
she sounds like my 16 old cousin when she cries about not getting her way, or when she tries to have that, "i'm a hip teen with an attitude and satirical sounding voice" that is incredibly annoying and shows immaturity and not film hipness.
god bless js, but she butchered vanessa and any hopes we had of her being a popular character.
Oh God Ed, get over yourself. Just because you wear a James Dean shirt and say you own one of Brando does NOT mean that you somehow channel their palpable talents or effortless cool.
You play Chuck Bass on a teen drama, not Stanley Kowaslki in a hollywood classic.
Stop trying so hard and learn to not take yourself so seriously.