Monday, September 15, 2008


It's my 500th blog post! Cue the music, roll out the carpet, here we go (make it count, Nik!)

So... um. *Cough.* Uh...

Oh right, new TV season! Well, the PVR is filling up (my husband promised to get us the new upgraded 200-hour model with HD on it in August, and I still don't have it, so I'm hoping we get it soon before all the new shows have debuted). I've watched a few shows and since I'm used to writing books through the spring to come out in the fall, let's just say I'm finding this new TV season FAR too tempting right now!

Gossip Girl. Still love. So much love. I wondered if the English lord was a little too over-the-top, but my pal Calhouner assures me it's actually in the books (which are apparently pretty terrible). I think the scene in the first episode when he transitioned mid-sentence from American to a sort of bad British accent was a little laughable, but it's fun watching Blair's complete shallowness with it all. She couldn't stand him before, and now that he has a hot accent and is in line for the throne (even if he's 530th), she's hooked.

Serena and Dan are back together, and it's a little boringsville, but that's more than made up for by Chuck and Blair together. Rawr! I love those two. Chuck's such a dick, but he's funny, and the tension comes from these two former comrades-in-arms who go so far back and now he's chasing her and she won't follow. (This week's episode promises to up the stakes in the fireworks department between those two.) I can't get enough of them.

Best two lines so far: Blair telling Chuck to give her one good reason why she should stay with him, and adding, "And 'I'm Chuck Bass' doesn't count."
Blair finding Nate and the Duchess together on the floor and saying, "OH MY EFFING GOD."

Rufus finally returned last week and I was a little unnerved to see Vanessa all crushing on him. Ew? Get away, Jailbait, Rufus is MINE. I felt a little bad for her character this season though... it's like they needed to find a way to insert her, so they put her in a little cafe being all lonely and longing for ANYONE to drop by to talk to her.

All in all, I'm thrilled to be back on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It was a boring summer without them.


K said...

Here's to at least 500 (and hopefully many many many) more!

poppedculture said...

Five hundred and all in a scant two years. Who woulda thunk it? ;)

Anonymous said...

congrats on the 500!

as for GG ... ohhhh, how i love that show. *love* it. chuck bass makes my LIFE. he's so smarmy and sickening and twisted and evil, and yet, you know there's more going on underneath to make him avoid being a complete caricature. he and blair MAKE that show.

also? i would officially like to announce that you have competition for rufus. mmmmm, boy. pretty. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on reaching 500! Keep up the great work - you're a regular part of my Internet routine.

Anonymous said...

chuck bass may make the show as leading man but blair made the show until georgina as the essence of willful evil showed up on gossip girl played with sinful verve and vigour by actress seductress michelle trachtenberg whose final destination is oscar she should be moved from guest to leading lady on the show