Saturday, January 18, 2014

#1: Finish Gossip Girl

I can officially cross the first thing off my list! I finished Gossip Girl (cue the exasperated sighs).

I had been watching Gossip Girl for a while now, and was towards the end of the fifth season when I started this challenge. Honestly, I listed this because I got lazy and was having a hard time coming up with ideas for my 101 in 1001 list. It was inevitable that I was going to finish the series eventually (religious Netflix watcher, here), so my listing this was definitely a cop out. Lolz srry.

You must be dying to know: did I like it? Was I a true Gossip Girl fanatic? Did I ship Dair or Chair?Believe me, I didn't want to like the show. For the longest time, I didn't want to even try watching it. Blake Lively had always annoyed me, and I was scared the writing would be so horrible I'd routinely be reduced to tears. But, after weeks of reading the pilot summary over and over again, I gave in and clicked play.

Was the writing so horrible that I was reduced to tears? Yes. Tears of laughter (ba dum ching). The plot was so wildly unrealistic, the lines cheesy, the costumes ridiculous, and the characters annoying as hell. 16 year olds drank alcohol like 26 year olds do, teenagers had wardrobes only consisting of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, coke was a common party activity. I didn't believe any of it.

Now, you'd think I would have been smart enough to have stopped watching after the pilot, but I couldn't not watch more. As much as I hated the whole premise of the show, I found myself wanting to be a part of it. Who wouldn't want to have money to burn and men fawning over them? I want galas and glamorous social events to be part of my weekend itineraries. I kept watching. And watching. Gossip Girl became my guilty pleasure that I was too proud to admit.

The more I watched, the more I became engrossed in the characters. Dair or Chair? Dair. I need Chuck all to myself. Nerena? Lol, no, Serena needs to leave and never come back.

I oddly feel empty now that I've watched the finale. Not quite empty in the way I was when I finished the Harry Potter series for the first time, but empty enough that I don't know what to do with myself now that the story's come to a close. But I guess this means I can find another series to watch, so I'm not complaining too much.

XOXO, Autumn

          (LOLOLOL I HAD TO BYE)