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02 September 2008 @ 12:43 pm
"Didn'tya know karma's a bitch? We know Blair is."  
Despite not actually having it in my hands yet, getting a chance to see the Target exclusive extra from the Heroes S2 DVDs, thanks to himhilien, pretty much makes my day. It was a special of their 2007 World Tour they went on, and it reminds me why I love this cast. Like the Firefly cast, they are this huge loveable family and are all so humble and appreciative of their fans, and it's amusing to see their bewilderment of how big they've gotten worldwide just after its first season. Plus seeing Sendhil juggling oranges is just too damn cute (made me want to make a joke of juggling geese....)

I have discovered sixwordstories, what seems like a community for RPG journals to write a six word entry and other characters respond, usually having something to do with their own RPGing universe. It's become an addictive drug for me, I just can't look away! And some of the voices for the characters are surprisingly convincing, and others are just amusing to watch the interactions unfold.

It's September, and do you know what that means? The returning of our fandoms! Last night was the season premiere for Gossip Girl, which here are my furthering thoughts on the episode:

Gossip Girl 2.01 "Summer, Kind of Wonderful"

Leave it to Gossip Girl to start off hot and steamy with tons of scandalous things. We have Nate who is having an affair with a married woman, who is pretending to be with Serena, who Serena has been trying to get her mind off of Dan all summer but can't, while Dan has been jumping from girl to girl and not taking his job seriously therefore gets fired and pwned by the two girls he'd been with that one night. We then have Jenny who is trying desperately to redeem herself but it'll be a long time coming before that happens, but there's more Eric screentime so yay for that. It's all rather complicated, but surprisingly if you know the characters it doesn't give you a headache than if you didn't. Of course the books are worse to keep track, as I've heard. So be thankfully we have recaps of these things.

But my main focus, and primarily the only reason why I watch the show, is for Blair Waldorf and whatever schemes she is conjuring up and, most importantly, the battle between her and Chuck Bass.

Admittingly, I did want Blair and Chuck to kind of get back together this episode, but I think it's smart to have them plotting against one another for a while because that's what they do best. Though I would rather they get over themselves and team up to plot against others, since that's what they do best really well.

So in this episode Blair is making Chuck jealous by getting with a guy she'd just met, though she doesn't let him know that and she finds this man quite boring. Only it turns out that this man is no ordinary guy, he's a British Lord. This is going to be a problem for these two kids because Blair lives in this fairytale dream of finding the perfect guy and living inside a movie, and this kind of fulfills her dream a bit. And because Chuck cannot shy away from his Chuck Bass reputation, he has a difficulty time saying "I love you" when Blair asks him for it in the end. Which is typical Chuck, but will be extremely hard to win her back from Lord Marcus. This is where the scheming comes in, naturally, and neither will go out without a fight that they'll win.

Unknowing what's going to happen, I do have faith that they'll do these characters and their storylines justice, and I want them to reunite without it being sappy and overdone. It's Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass for goodness sakes. Their cruel bitchiness can't be overseen, even when they are together. That's just how they roll, yo.

I felt this episode was more of a filler before the real entertainment begins. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I feel that we need to get back to New York before anything else truly happens, and this was setting up for what's to come. And hopefully it'll be good.

My predictions: Serena and Dan won't last, because they've stated before they won't be getting back together this season, as much as cute and cuddly they are. I was, of course, going OMGWTFDANUIDJIT! during this episode. He can be a real hypocrite sometimes, and I have no frakking idea what's going on with Nate, but I have a feeling everything'll bite him on the ass. Also, I read months ago that there was a plan on having a hitman sent by Georgina to go after Blair? Or was that just a rumor? Because if this season starts to become lackluster, though I'm hoping it doesn't because it's Gossip Girl and it's all about the eyecandy and drama for me, a hitman storyline just might pick it up. But I'm crossing my fingers things will go well this season. Dirty, sexy, scandalous.

Favorite line in the episode: "Damn that motherchucker!" ILU BLAIR!

Oh guilty pleasure entertainment, how I've missed you terribly! And Blair, how I've missed your nasty snarky self. Glad to have you back, bb!
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Wonder Girls - Goodbye
forwardish: GG B look upforwardish on September 2nd, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yay for Eric screentime.
Though ugh, Jenny will have to work her ass off to redeem herself at ALL in my mind.

Blair had the best lines.


Dan is a hypocrite. UGH. Srsly. Why are they back together? B was right about the lameness.
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I do wonder about whether Jenny has learned her lesson or not, but I still feel meh towards her character. At least she apologized to Eric, and I'm glad that Eric called her on it too. She has LOADS to make up for.

Blair is love, though I agree. Lord Marcus, being a Lord and all, is definitely going to make Blair feel kind of inadequate. Since even when she wants something she never gets it, and while she thinks she may have a winning chance with Marcus you know something's going to go wrong. I'm starting to worry already. HURT MAH BLAIR AND I'LL CUT A BITCH! Or y'know, I'll let Chuck cut the Lord Bitch for me, because he can do that. he had a private investigator on speed dial for Christ's sakes

IDKY they're back together. Serena needs someone else and Dan needs to get over himself.
himhilienhimhilien on September 2nd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ^_^

Seeing Ali, Masi, Greg, and Sendhil on the Asia part of the tour made me laugh so much. I mean who in their right mind would publish the itinerary in a local newspaper? XD Jack getting the others to do the Abbey Road picture, showing his age in the process was precious. And Zach break dancing. LOL!
Renée: Sendhil Ramamurthy.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)

Because the they're just so special, that's why the published it! I loved that too about Jack. The entire cast is just love. And Zach breakdancing...well, an attempted break dance move I should say. My favorite is just everyone's expressions and reactions upon realizing their many fans. *g*
Jennifer: gg_edwestwickpartyjenniferkaos on September 3rd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I'm waiting until that Heroes DVD goes to $19.99 before I buy it. I just don't have $50 to shell out for a box set. :)

Chuck frustrated me so bad when he couldn't say I love you. I kept screaming at the television for him to just say it. Get rid of his pride already! We all know he wants Blair, so just be with her! :)
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
True, and having already gotten the GG and TSCC DVD boxsets adding another for around the same price range would be too much at this time. Heh.

Yeah I know, but I knew he wasn't going to say it right away. It's Chuck. Sooner or later he will, though. They just have to go through this in order to get to that point, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it all goes down.
bitterbird on September 3rd, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
the heroes bonus sounds so awesome!
the cast are so cute and fun and adorable! < 3

There really was some unexected things they did in GG but I think it really did work, I love Blair she is fun!
I totally agree with you about it being a filler ep, Im sure the scandals shall be fun to come
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
They truly are. :)

Yeah it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was fun nonetheless. Especially Blair and Chuck, and the antics they get into. That's always guaranteed entertainment. ♥
rawthorne on September 3rd, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
My favorite line was easily the "Give me a reason to stay. One reason, and 'I'm Chuck Bass' doesn't count." Oh Blair, you own even when you're fragile.

But I must say I enjoyed Chuck plotting behind her back and Blair plotting behind his back and the reveal of the Lord was so well shot you literally saw Chuck's face drop.

Another close favorite is the Chuck/Eric friendship. And I need more Eric. As much as I love Chuck, Eric is my fave male character (while Blair is easily my fave female character).

Serena/Dan has a kind of 'been there, done that' flavor to it, to be honest. Dan is a hypocrite and he holds her up to standards that he barely meets himself. They both need to take a break, put life into perspective and stop clinging to each other like this.

If the season's focus will be on them, then a Georgiana-sent hitman may be just what the doctor ordered.
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on September 3rd, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh goodness, I know. Blair can be snarky and sarcastic even when she's broken inside, and that's what I love and Leighton. She can pull off being a total bitch but you have sympathy for her anyway. Gotta love Blair. She always has the best lines and comebacks. I liked her and Chuck's spats, and the line where she goes, "a hot lifeguard is like kleenex, use once then throw away!" Hee! I love Blair so freaking much. ♥

Blair and Chuck plotting against each other is what their relationship is built on, and I love it.

Oh I totally agree, the friendship between Eric and Chuck is so awesome because it's such an odd kind of pairing to have happen, because Eric isn't like Chuck and yet they have this male bonding thing. Like he's a mini!Nate except...not, in a way. The big stepsibling kind of deal, which is nice.

I must admit I liked Dan/Serena's cutesy relationship in S1 but now things are just weird. I hear it's not going to be about them this season though, it's going to be focused on Blair and Chuck and that Dan and Serena are NOT going to be a couple. I think they're just fooling themselves that things can get back to the way they were, but it's just not possible especially where they are right now in their lives. I'm just not feeling it, and I was irritated by Dan because he was such a playa! Like whoa, rebound boy on the move.
rawthorne on September 3rd, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Agreed re: Dan being on the rebound. And I loved him coming down to lecture Serena about kissing Nate when he's been going through girls like... well, like kleenex. I'm sure Blair would approve ;)
jirucloud on September 6th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
I want to see Momo juggling oranges~~ how cool he is~ so many talents! lol~~

yay for fandoms and the like~~ almost Heroes time!!! tee!

*huggles* ♥
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on September 6th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
He's so adorable throughout the whole thing. That man has many "mad skills", oh yes he does. ;D

Almost like what, two weeks until Heroes? OMG!