“No two characters on television are as much fun to listen to as Blair and Dan. If Blair and Chuck’s scenes feel like they come off the pages of really bad romance novels, Dan and Blair remind one more of Howard Hawks’ screwball comedies or Nick and Nora Charles in the Thin Man movies.” (x)
“What occurred, was a modern age example of a screwball romance that gave much more depth, meaning, and growth to a show that had been recycling the same “scandalous” storylines for years.” (x)
“It was as if they belonged on a different show, because their storyline was vastly superior to everyone else’s dull drama. Dan and Blair together are like Harry Burns and Sally Albright reincarnated.” (x)
- wow guys
- look at her face in the first cap
- that’s how i always imagined looking at the person i’m in love with, with those dead eyes and that awkward non-smile
- whereas i always reserve expressing the pure joy and wonder and happiness of the second cap for people who i absolutely detest
- “one of my specialities: warped logic”
- YOU SAID IT BLAIR
I remember when I first watched Gossip Girl, it came on tv here around November 2007, and with great anticipation I tuned in with my best friend for a show I never thought would become so important to me, and later one I would almost become embarrassed to say was my favourite.
It wasn’t always that way: it used to be about a small group of sort-of friends, from the Upper East Side, each of them struggling with growing up and of course with a far different lifestyle to the one I and most others were accustomed to: this was part of our fascination, and the appeal of Gossip Girl.
Gossip Girl surprisingly found a brightness, a small sliver of magic in its fourth season when it began to explore the Dan and Blair friendship. What occurred…was a modern age example of a screwball romance that gave much more depth, meaning, and growth to a show that had been recycling the same “scandalous” storylines for years. (x)
I love that all these professional critics and bloggers are now coming out as Dair shippers since the show has ended. These people are paid to watch entertainment and judge plots and characters, and the fact that they saw the same potential and chemistry between this couple that we saw is so reassuring.
My ship may not be endgame, but at least they were part of the show when it wasn’t a complete joke.