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13 February 2012 @ 03:15 pm
mostly gossip girl, siiiigh  
So. Look what is deleted and soon-to-be purged: caitie! Y/N? I sort of hate LiveJournal a lot lately, tho.

You guys, ugh, why was last night the Chris Brown Appreciation Grammys? People do realize that Rihanna was unable to perform at the Grammys three years ago because of what he did to her, right? I hate everything. And this is upsetting. I was sad Kanyesus skipped out, but they didn't present Best Rap Album and he was flagrantly snubbed for Album of the Year, so I can't really blame him. I was happy to watch Adele sweep everything, though.

I watched Smash, which was okayish but the cast is too white for a show set in NYC. I am super excited for this week's Revenge. S2 of Downton is about as blah as I heard. Mostly I just want Awake to air and The Good Wife to come back immediately.

This is a proper Gossip Girl post for 5x13 and 5x14, I guess.

5x13 G.G.

The thing that stuck out to me most watching the pilot before this episode is that Gossip Girl is definitely showing its age. The pilot was so much prettier and more ~cinematic. All the trappings of Blair's wedding were so blah, and I hated her dress and hair. The pilot parallels were fun but superficial; my favorite was Dan looking up and seeing Serena on the stairs. I loved the opening dream sequence, though. Blake was great.

Georgina being Gossip Girl = totally stupid nonsense, surprise surprise that it was a fakeout. But what she said about Gossip Girl "abandoning her post" after Chuck and Blair's accident has interesting implications for who the real Gossip Girl might be. Does that mean that Georgina was the one texting Nate and forcing Serena's blog off-line? Or was that the real Gossip Girl?

Chuck/Blair just grated, grated, grated. It's all just such a bunch of bullshit, and the writing for them is somehow both repetitive and all over the place. 12, 13, 14 -- it's impossible to find a thread. I hated that Serena suggested the End of the Affair pact is just something Blair is doing because she's afraid of her messy and complicated relationship with Chuck. That explanation does nothing to address the masochistic/martyr elements of the story line. They could have kept Chuck/Blair apart for that exact reason -- Blair being afraid and unwilling to trust that Chuck has changed -- without bringing EOTA into it and piling onto Blair's Bellafication.

Louis going evil was my favorite part of the episode, bar none. SMILE! SMILE FOR THE CAMERAS!

You know the scene at the beginning where Dan and Serena are standing next to each other and smiling at Blair? Blair says she needs her best friend, grabs Serena, and they run upstairs together. I thought the end at the reception provided a really interesting contrast, because when everything goes to shit and Blair really does need someone, we see her fake a happy smile at Serena, walk right by her, and pick up a phone to call Dan (by memory!). In 14 she told Chuck she needed to handle her situation on her own, but then she told Dan she needed to know he'd be there for her. Dan has become an important part of Blair's support system without Blair actually registering that, and whatever Blair might say about only wanting the car or Dan cutting Serena out (Blair, you walked right by her!), these two episodes made it seem like Dan is the person she counts on the most. That's the story line I feel like I've been watching the first half of this season. AND I WILL BE SO MAD IF DAN SENT THE VIDEO AND IT IS ALL RUINED.

5x14 The Backup Dan

This episode exists on two planes for me -- one where Dan send the video and everything about this episode is stupid and ruined, and one where Dan didn't send the video and this episode is charming and funny... except when it is being dark and gross because WHY DOES THIS STUPID CHUCK/LOUIS STUFF NEVER END, CRYING TBH.

I loved watching Dan's annoyance with Blair sort of simmer a bit before he blew up at her in the hotel room. The fight scene really couldn't have been any better. Everything I wanted to be addressed was addressed! I cannot believe how thoroughly the show just laid it all out there. It was perfect. I also loved the part where Dan told Blair that he'd be on his way since her real friends were there to help her. And her apology! Dan's face when she said that she cares about him! These were some of the best Dan/Blair scenes of the whole season, and they were really cathartic and just everything I could have asked for.

I also liked the final scene being a parallel to 5x01, except it's reversed. Dan doesn't think Louis ~really is Blair's prince~ anymore, he totally wants to punch him in the face. And fingers crossed, Dan has been a good friend this time and not sent the video. Because if he sent the video, this episode is just... It's not even that Dan sent the video, if he did. That would make sense, I guess, in a Gossip Girl way. It's that he blamed Chuck, had a total non-reaction to Blair saying the video ruined everything, was so upset about being treated like "the bad guy" (and if he sent the video, he is!) and not one of Blair's real friends (and if he sent the video, then he isn't!), and complains that Blair dragged him into this mess. It would just be too much for Dan to send the video + blame Chuck + not be remorseful and feel responsible for Blair's situation. Also?


Whatever, Georgina. This whole scene seems engineered to contradict what she said about Dan being a great liar. Even Serena was all like what is wrong with you. (Speaking of which, why did Serena lie to Dan at the same time? She didn't tell him Blair was missing either.)




Ew, so much Gossip Girl, but I want to talk about this:



Knowing the Gossip Girl writers, the reason Blair is supposed to seem off this season is because she's denying herself her great, epic love or something. But for me, it's because all of her story lines this season have focused on Blair's powerlessness.

1. The Royal Wedding (zzz)

Thinking back, all of Princess Sophie's appearances resulted in a power struggle between her and Blair -- over wedding details, where Blair's baby will be born, where Blair will live, and now the dowry. Each time, Blair is forced to depend on Louis to stand up for her. It's always Louis who resolves the situation by asserting authority over his mother. But after the video, he sides with Sophie: "My mother told me love has nothing to do with marriage. Now I know she was right." Now that Blair has alienated Louis, she's completely beholden to the royal family and whatever they decide is best for their public image.

2. The Pact (smh)

Blair has no power to prevent the accident, her miscarriage, or Chuck's injuries. But she tries to assert control over the situation by making her pact with God. If she marries Louis, God will save Chuck. But really this is all just a way to laugh at how powerless Blair actually is. Everyone thinks she's stupid and crazy. All she did was screw up her life and hurt people she cares about by trying to get a handle on a situation she never had any control over at all.

3. The Dowry (ugh)

Blair is forced to remain married to Louis because she can't pay the dowry. The only person who can pay it is Chuck. Blah blah blah foils, the two powerful men who have both treated Blair like property. For the second time, Blair literally has a price tag. But at least when Chuck traded her for his hotel, she was able to walk away. (Kind of, siiiigh.) She's never been more powerless than she is right now.

4. The Pregnancy (w/e)

Even Blair Waldorf can't bend DNA to her will. As far as I can tell, the pregnancy mostly existed to complicate Blair's choice between Chuck and Louis, to be an external factor that tied her future to one man when she wanted to be with the other. Blair talks about losing everything when she thinks the baby might be Chuck's, she talks about feeling paralyzed and trapped when the baby is Louis's. Her pregnancy was also used in the power struggle between Blair and Sophie in 5x05. I think the pregnancy is just another way the writers toyed around with Blair's agency. Eventually she decides to leave Louis for Chuck, despite the paternity... and immediately loses the baby.

So basically, I feel like all of Blair's story lines this season have underlined Blair's lack of power, and the most active way we've seen her fight that is with her pact... which really just reinforces Blair's powerlessness and results in a sham marriage she's trapped in because Louis decided to reinstate her dowry, aka treat her like his property. :/





Anyway. Bad news, guys, I learned to make gifs! It wasn't that hard, but it's pretty time consuming. I'm suddenly glad I accidentally managed to buy a computer without a DVD drive, otherwise I'd be addicted.





It's just the Brief Encounter shout out on Pretty Little Liars I mentioned a little bit ago.

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Gossip Girl 5x15

You guys! I don't really know what to say. That was not Dan Humphrey on my TV screen tonight. His lack of remorse and guilt over sending the video is totally bizarre. I guess the writers want to have the video hanging over Dan and Blair's heads the whole time, ruined before they start.

I also hate the setup for Dan/Blair going into these next episodes. It's so jarring to have everything drag and draaag and draaaaag, and then BOOM Dan and Blair is happening. Blair has feelings for Dan now? They want to be together but can't? What is this?

The setup doesn't even makes sense to me. Even if Blair didn't explain the dowry to Dan, he knows that Louis went all ~dark at the wedding reception (and apparently he did too!) and looked like he wanted to punch Louis at the end of last week. I mean, what. And Chuck is the only ~light one now? Except not because he wants to sabotage Dan via Alessandra? I really have idea what is happening.

Anyway, ugh. Why does it suck so much to be a fan of this show.
 
 
 
7gifts: sad face7gifts on February 13th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
So. Look what is deleted and soon-to-be purged: caitie! Y/N? I sort of hate LiveJournal a lot lately, tho.

Step away from the computer! Do not press that button, do not pass go... Hey what gives? Will be sad to see you go though *sniffs*

PS: How do you make gifs please?
Caitiecaitie on February 13th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, no. LOL, I will probably never leave LiveJournal. But I'm thinking about changing my name to caitie since the account has been vacated!

I'll try and find you the gif tutorials I used when I get home! They're still in my bookmarks on that computer.
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Muchas Smooches: dan_kirsty on February 13th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
The thing that stuck out to me most watching the pilot before this episode is that Gossip Girl is definitely showing its age. The pilot was so much prettier and more ~cinematic. All the trappings of Blair's wedding were so blah, and I hated her dress and hair. The pilot parallels were fun but superficial... ...I loved the opening dream sequence, though.

I agree 100% with all of this. And I understand that it's tricky to stage a royal wedding if they have a reduced budget. But that's no excuse for Blair's hair and dress, for example; the issue there is *taste*.

it's because all of her story lines this season have focused on Blair's powerlessness.

OMG, that's so smart. (Of you, I mean!) So she's a real life princess of a country, and she's at her most powerless. It also fits with her vacillating between two controlling men. Maybe this is the show's way of illustrating that she's looking for power in all the wrong places ie. her boyfriends! It's not a fun arc to watch, though.

I think the pregnancy is just another way the writers toyed around with Blair's agency.

Ugh. Jesus, that's fucked-up.
Invader Ace: dblaptoplint138 on February 14th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
His lack of remorse and guilt over sending the video is totally bizarre. I guess the writers want to have the video hanging over Dan and Blair's heads the whole time, ruined before they start.

This is what I think too. The writers clearly gave themselves an easy out because D/B aren't going into whatever they're getting into, pure. Which was the whole appeal of shipping them in the first place. Witty, snarky, and fun banter. Teasing/scheming, but not ruining each other's lives.

That and Serena being hurt despite knowing Dan doesn't love her, Chuck being incensed and reverting to "I will destroy you" mode. The whole UES would have been against them regardless, but now it's fueled.

I can't even enjoy that she kissed him back, or even that they're going to keep kissing next week, because you just know it's over before it starts. Blair finding out Dan sent the video will be the ultimate betrayal, because he had been the one there when she needed him, and now she's most likely to think that it was all "just to get her" which in a sense makes him no better than Chuck.

I'm normally not so pessimistic, but it feels like the writing is on the wall.

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Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I totally agree with you.

On the other hand, maybe it's better to know the writers aren't serious about doing Dan/Blair from the get-go?

Honestly, right now I'm more annoyed about what they did to Dan as a character. It's just... that's not Dan.
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donut_wazlibdonut_wazlib on February 14th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I demand an explanation from the writers regarding this Dan. They couldn't even be bothered to come up with a reasonable justification for him sending the video, could they?

I am being super-naive here, but I am still hoping he is covering for someone else, because , nothing makes sense.

And if they ruin Dan, they ruin the show for me.
felicitykingfelicityking on February 14th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Ugh. I'm done with the show again. I watched last week and I watched this week but I'm done. I would love for the writers to explain how Chuck dethroning Blair is an act of true love but Dan sending in the video is worst thing ever. Both actions are hurtful, but only Dan is going to get punished.

I already lived through Krisatt being propped for Krunior on WF. Not going to watch it happen on GG. (Yes, Blair kissed Dan back but this same episode had her looking longingly at Chuck. And the 100th episode was all about the Blair proclaiming her love for Chuck while marrying another man....)

I still have Castle and Caskett though. And that's the only positive.
Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Ugh, I don't even care about Chuck. His actions are so OTT they exist on another plane of hideousness... but at least it wasn't exactly shocking that he'd do stuff like that. This Dan makes no sense to me, and it totally undermines the Dan/Blair story I fell for last season and thought I was watching all the way through the last episode until that final frame. What a waste!

bellesbellsbellesbells on February 14th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
That was not Dan Humphrey on my TV screen tonight. His lack of remorse and guilt over sending the video is totally bizarre.

Which is the true issue of this whole video plot in the first place. I don't think it's OOC for him to have done it - with some kind of reasoning, even if it's being selfish/jealousy/he only wanted her to get out of the marriage - I think it's completely batshitcrazy OOC for him to be doing all the things he had been for the past 2 episodes while knowing he sent in the video. For a second I thought Dan was finally feeling remorse during the tie scene when Blair lists off all the great things he has done for her. But nope, it was just a scene to establish Blair realizing things - which would have been adorable were it not for the giant devil horns on Dan's head. He was running around all episode trying to cover his tracks, even doing Gerogina's bidding to get Blair to the party, AND blackmailing Georgina once he found out who she was. And that, that is NOT DAN HUMPHREY AT ALL.

Even if Blair didn't explain the dowry to Dan, he knows that Louis went all ~dark at the wedding reception (and apparently he did too!) and looked like he wanted to punch Louis at the end of last week. I mean, what.

IKR? MAKES NO SENSE.

And Chuck is the only ~light one now?

THIS IS SO GROSS. I CAN'T EVEN.

Except not because he wants to sabotage Dan via Alessandra?

Yeah. I have to admit that one totally caught me by surprise though. And Chuck will have the elevator security tape of DG's conversation, so I guess that's what Chuck will be doing for the next few episodes, especially after Dan's "I'm winning!" remark in the promo. Fun fun fun delicious!

I guess the writers want to have the video hanging over Dan and Blair's heads the whole time, ruined before they start.

No kidding. And I was looking so forward to all the lovely gifs too. What gives, show.
Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
And like WHEN did Dan send it? HOW did he know about it?

*baffled*

This is why people like to be spoiled for Gossip Girl. Because not being spoiled doesn't pay off 90% of the time. Watching the show is like getting hit over the head with a WTF stick.
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ms_mmelissams_mmelissa on February 14th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
I share your disappointment, Catie. I really didn't think he did it. :/

This episode was so baffling. Like we get cute Dair scenes, but when he's not with Blair Dan's doing some pretty shady things. Like forcing her to come to the party and then lying about why he wanted her and Serena there to cover his own ass was a pretty terrible thing to do. It was obvious that GG would want them there for some reveal or scoop or something so he was essentially selling out Blair when up till now he's been incredibly protective of her.

Last ep is still perfect and I will always view it through the delusional lens of Dan-didn't-do-it.
Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
I know, me too. :(
sedeyus on February 14th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Wow, this was stunning. I mean we're talking 20+ episodes of development and this is the way they're gonna take this relationship? To bring back your point from last episode, I guess this is the thematic message they're trying to drive home this season, Blair's love does in fact make men evil.

My hope now is they completely destroy Dair by the season finale and I might finally be able to break free of this show.
Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
LOL, I know. You could just dump it now, though? Watch the Dan/Blair on YouTube or via tumblr.
donut_wazlibdonut_wazlib on February 14th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
I still don't understand his motivation. He seems strangely unperturbed by the fact that he sent the video, and yet he is trying to stop Georgina from telling everyone. But, if he did send the video, and he used it to drive a wedge between Chuck and Blair, why would Georgina need to blackmail him to make a move on Blair? He seemed to think that he had no chance with Blair , till Georgina told him. Why would he send the video then? For the (to quote Penn) "shits and giggles".

Could he be covering for someone?
donut_wazlibdonut_wazlib on February 14th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Also, Dan's first reaction post the video blast was to defend Chuck. Then he changed tack suddenly to "I can't believe Chuck could do that". What if Georgina had already started blackmailing him? Maybe he didn't realize the video would be played during the wedding. I don't know.

What do you think?
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12cubed12_12_12 on February 14th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Anyway, ugh. Why does it suck so much to be a fan of this show.

*HUGS* I know. I should by all rights be giddy with joy and I'm just...not. Why.

That was not Dan Humphrey on my TV screen tonight. His lack of remorse and guilt over sending the video is totally bizarre. I guess the writers want to have the video hanging over Dan and Blair's heads the whole time, ruined before they start.

Someone could have sent it from Dan's phone?
Caitiecaitie on February 14th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
I know you hated Dan as the wish fulfillment boyfriend.

BUT I WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT.

Someone could have sent it from Dan's phone?

If that was the case, then Dan couldn't have been blackmailed like this. He literally tells Georgina that she can't tell anyone he leaked the video because then he'll tell everyone she's Gossip Girl. It was all really stupid, though, on the bright side. I can't even find it in me to be bummed because it was just so, like... what is this, what am I watching, why is it so bad. Dan/Blair was really rushed too, and the show has nothing else going for it besides the Ivy stuff.
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a.: one all-consuming paralyzing thoughtlookinglassgirl on February 14th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
So to be honest, I really enjoyed the episode (the DB scenes at least) and didn't find the pacing jarring. I don't think Blair realized how much everything Dan has done for her added up until she started saying it out loud. It's not like she confessed her love for him. She mostly flirted a little, not even ultra obviously, and was into the kissing. It worked for me.

The show was always going to go back to CB, so I'm not bothered by that. DB are so cute that it was always going to happen in some contrived way if Blair was going to go back to Chuck. I spent most of last week thinking Dan sent the video so I'm not surprised. And I don't think it's a dealbreaker. It's not as big as fandom is making out to be. He didn't incriminate himself, but that doesn't make him Louis or Chuck and it's upsetting that people are taking this as evidence that Blair turns people ~dark. Or that he's suddenly 'not good enough' for Blair.

And (I know you didn't touch upon this in your post but) I'm also upset that so many people are angry at Serena when she was so wonderful this episode.

GG hasn't done anything horrible to DB yet. Everyone is pre-overreacting and being upset before we even know how this will turn out (if Dan will be exposed by GG, if he'll fess up and explain himself to Blair). I guess whatever my feelings about GG, I always keep in mind the type of show it is. Not a very good one. I take the good things as they come. I have been pessimistic, but for almost every episode this season that have had lots of DB interaction (& haven't been overly offensive), I've felt good about their scenes. Tonight's episode is probably one of my favorites all season; finally things are paying off in a big way. There's no use making assumptions about what's coming up and being automatically upset; it really takes the enjoyment out of the show completely and at that point why would I even keep watching? At least that's how I see things.

They've been my bb crackship since S1, I'm thrilled just every time they even have a scene together and even more thrilled that there is kissing and reciprocation of feelings going on. I take what I can get from a show like GG.
Caitiecaitie on February 16th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
I guess for me, Dan sending the video and acting like he's acted since doing so undermines all the reasons I liked Dan/Blair. It's not that I think Dan isn't good enough for Blair now, but their relationship has gone from something I thought would be good for both of them to something that now seems like it's bad for both of them.

I don't think I'm pre-overreacting because the video was sent three episodes ago. I kept waiting for Dan to confess in this episode. When Dan wonders "You think I've been wonderful?" I expected him to pull Blair into the next room and confess, because how could Dan Humphrey listen to Blair say that he's been wonderful and that he saved her from her own wedding when he's the one who sent the video that blew it all up?

I've never once expected Dan/Blair to be perfect or that the show wouldn't return to Chuck/Blair. I've been sort of looking for the cracks in Dan and Blair's relationship and would have had several predictions about what would ruin them, but this is just totally eroding the foundation of their relationship, which is the friendship and (I thought) the trust between them, the fact that Blair could go to Brooklyn and fall asleep on Dan's shoulder or hide out with him and she would be safe.

I do understand just wanting to enjoy the pretty, though.
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myfriendamy: Ivymyfriendamy on February 14th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
First, I do love everything you've written about Blair and maybe that's what what they were going with--about her being powerless, but I don't know anymore. This past episode kind of...made me doubt everything, lol.

You're right that wasn't Dan. It's just such a huge bummer that they gave absolutely no build to this happening for his character, so he just comes across really poorly. Like I mentioned to you before, it feels like a layer on top of the actual story that they worked into the plot in a lot of superficial ways but doesn't actually make sense in the actual story going on. It's incredibly jarring to suddenly see this whole new Dan who didn't really exist before.

I have some lingering affection for Blair that makes it hard to completely leave the show, but it's clear that they will do nonsensical things and have no idea what so many of the implications of their storylines and choices are.

ETA: you should go for caitie! And also should I not bother with Smash? And did you watch all of S2 of DA?

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Caitiecaitie on February 16th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
This past episode kind of...made me doubt everything, lol.

No kidding.

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(Anonymous) on February 14th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
Hi, Caitie. Thanks for your thoughts. I suppose you were right. You did see it coming and so you couldn´t enjoy the good things appropriately. Cudos for the writers for letting me believe that they have the guts to make a good, nice storyline, yet again. It´s the only show were I read every little spoiler, because I don´t want them to brainfuck me with their silly, OOC storylines, but they always find a way to be even more stupid and silly than I could ever imagine. I believe I´ve seen to much good TV so that I can´t see really, really, really bad writing coming.

First of: I really loved the kiss and all what Blair says to Dan, even that they can´t be because of S.
Second: I dislike the GGWriters for character assassination. They´ve done it before with Vanessa, Jenny, etc.,etc.
So the Upper East Side even ruined Dan.

What is ruining him? - Not the fact that he did sent the blast.
It is the fact that he doesn´t take responsibility for his actions. And that he lets himself be blackmailed at the beginning, playing with S feelings through Blair. That is not the Dan Humphrey I got to see for 5 and a half season. It´s so OOC that even the most die-hard Chair shippers didn´t believe that he´s done it. It ruined the good moments for me, not because of giving us a reason for a future breakup, but because they started to ruin their moral center. I would really hate Dan going in a relationship wiht Blai without complete honesty at the beginning.
I´m interested in seeing the reason and how it´s handled keeping this secret, will it destroy Dan even further, will it stop Dan of being Dan?

The good thing is that I´m not that thrilled to see the next episode as I was the weeks before. So I´ve got more time for other things.

Dwragon
Caitiecaitie on February 16th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Gossip Girl is the show where nice things go to die, I guess.

It´s so OOC that even the most die-hard Chair shippers didn´t believe that he´s done it.

I know, that's the part that makes me laugh! I thought maybe I was just being paranoid when I saw some of the more annoying Chuck/Blair shipper's specs posted here and there, most of them not believing Dan had sent the video. Oh well.
what would my euphemism be?wottie on February 15th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
1. People keep telling me to watch Smash because I watch Glee, but the only reason I still watch Glee is because the characters have caught me up in their web of plot (kind of like GG now that I think about it!) and in truth I completely hate Glee for being pretty much the worst show ever.

2. So Revenge is good? It recently started up here on normal tv and I am considering it.

3. WHO EVEN ARE THE CHARACTERS ON GOSSIP GIRL ANYMORE. I would totally believe Dan sent the video for reasons, but I would never believe he then acted like that about it. WHO IS HE.
Caitie: gossip girl | Serenacaitie on February 15th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
1. The characters on Smash are the reason I sort of like it so far. Or well, I liked the pilot. I keep hearing the third episode is really offensive from TV critics who don't usually complain about that kind of stuff, though.

2. Revenge is... pretty okay? It's worth checking out. I'm excited for this week because it's the episode I've been waiting for all season. The show opens with this big party and something bad happens and then it's like X MONTHS EARLIER. The show will finally catch up this week!

3. Yeah, I feel exactly the same. :(
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Sarpaceisthetrick on February 15th, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
WOW, THE CHRIS BROWN STUFF IS DISTURBING.
The evil tickler: Phantom - Christinestaceyface on February 15th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so upset that I was wrong and you were right about the Dan video thing. :(

It just doesn't make any sense!
Caitiecaitie on February 16th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's nonsense.

Or maybe it will ~all make sense~ when the GG writers reveal whatever book they decided to plagiarize for this section of S5, rme.
munchma quchirevertigo on February 17th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
you didn't like 5x15? -____-


omg i could not care less about the video and i think it's fine/not a big deal that dan hasn't shown any remorse sending it in until he saw the circumstance blair is in now--not that he's solely responsible for that. personally, i think what blair was doing to herself and louis was worse than what dan did.
Caitiecaitie on February 17th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what Blair was doing was awful but Blair has been like that where Chuck is concerned for ages. The only reason I got through all these episodes of OTT Chair was because of the Dan/Blair story line where Blair could trust Dan and depend on him and it was really cute and stuff. The video ruins all of that and honestly, in this episode I could just feel the last things I really loved about the show shrivel up and die and I don't even care anymore about Dan and Blair.

And because they're stressing that Dan is dishonest in all of these episodes -- with Nate saying Dan needs lessons in honesty in 511, Dan accusing Chuck in 512, Dan accusing Chuck in 513, 514, Dan blackmailing and lying in 515... none of that is going anywhere good. People should pay more attention to the spoiler~ about Dan hiding whatever selfless thing Chuck did for Blair in 519. It pretty much sounds like they are going to ruin Dan for Chuck/Blair to me.
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(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not suprised that Dan sent the video beacuse honestly whenever a charecter on this show gets involved with another charecter, something stupid or bizzare really happens. The manipulation isn't a big shock either since most of the charecters on G.G are just looking out for their own shit and hope at the end it dosen't get blown up on their face. Blair calling Dan a good friend and saying that he's been charming this whole entire time is what will I think will be shoved into his face when she actually does find out.
shopgirl318: pic#113827373shopgirl318 on February 25th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Great post. I am not a DB shipper but this is an excellent post, bringing up exactly the issues with GG and Blair at the moment. I am in the Dan didn't send that video camp, still can't even begin to understand what his motivations are that regardless of what the show is saying + the spoilers, everything feels shifty and insightful lj discussions on both pairings of CB/DB still didn't get through to me. I am a lost cause right now on both pairings I am wondering why I even shipped CB in the first place and abandoned DB when it became cannon. It is really bad when the Chair fans are even going WTF. LOL! I am not happy if it proves to be true because Saffron and co has destroyed CB/DB significantly and it sucks. I shipped CB/DB equally but wanted CB endgame but there is no way this would happen. I just don't see Blair running to Chuck or when the series ends, and tbh it wouldn't be logical and throw in Dan + the video plot, oy with the poodles already! I was looking forward to a decent Dan/Blair/Chuck triangle for once after being burned out on love triads + the worst thing the show has done that has hurt Dan/Blair is to have Louie exist period, and the wedding storyline and having Chuck so involved with DB and later Louie that he basically was a crutch to everyone intended or not.

The 100th episode and the ones after that I couldn't even enjoy none of the plots and constantly wondering "Where the hell am I and why does this tomfoolery exist?" I know who sent the video, A sent it from Pretty Little Liars masquerading as the real Gossip Girl since Georgina sucks so bad at it. lmao!

Edited at 2012-02-25 02:02 am (UTC)