The Bizarre Legacy of Gossip Girl

31 Mär 2021
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0:00 Intro
3:57 Breakdown
5:28 Serena Van Der Woodsen
10:25 Blair Waldorf
17:10 Chuck Bass
20:48 Nate Archibald
24:23 Jenny Humphrey
28:20 Dan Humphrey
38:27 Other characters
42:24 Gossip Girl kinda sucks?
48:56 Conclusion

  • for a good few minutes there I was so entertained by the jack sparrow discussion I forgot this video was about gossip girl

    mi m.s.mi m.s.Vor 10 Tage
    • Is like you read my mind

      Manu BBManu BBVor 37 Minuten
    • Finally understand why I never liked the other pirates films

      Bethan HollyBethan HollyVor 23 Stunden
    • 100% lol

      ARTY B. ChannelARTY B. ChannelVor 2 Tage
    • Same

      meiday154meiday154Vor 3 Tage
    • Same. Petition for a Pirates of the Caribbean video please

      Kae McKenzieKae McKenzieVor 4 Tage
  • #DorotaSupremacy

    Alina BAlina BVor Stunde
  • "Jenny Humphrey not Jeffree Star" I had to pause the video because I was dying from laughter 😭😂

    KenGKaidenKenGKaidenVor 2 Stunden
  • I think the first season was so brilliant we were all duped into watching the other seasons. Lily&Rufus was always my favorite couple.

    Aeode NightriderAeode NightriderVor 2 Stunden
  • I didn't like the lily and rufus couple

    jemroperjemroperVor 2 Stunden
  • No. The best teenage show is "Heartbreak High".

    JRPG QueenJRPG QueenVor 3 Stunden
  • Feels weird seeing Deep without his gills lol.

    Inonge SimakumbaInonge SimakumbaVor 3 Stunden
  • Now can’t wait for you to review the GG reboot when it comes out 🤣

    JCY WJCY WVor 4 Stunden
  • Excuse me I’m 98 and I’ve seen gossip girl

    CallMeBlubberCallMeBlubberVor 4 Stunden
  • Please review the first season of LA’s Finest on Netflix .. I’m really interested in what you’d have to say! 😊😅

    Culture SohoCulture SohoVor 5 Stunden
  • The first season was only good because the books were more of a blueprint than in subsequent seasons. Aside from a few character choices, the plot relied on the books and I think that's why there was more depth to the characters. Once they abandoned the books completely, it went downhill lol

    Jessica WagnerJessica WagnerVor 5 Stunden
  • oh gosh, I remember when Gossip Girl absolutely exploded amongst the 11-13 year old girls at my school. I never really watched it - all I knew was that Gossip Girl was voiced by Veronica Mars, and knew all the secrets of everyone, e.t.c. I was so inspired by that very premise that I made a whole website where I was the Gossip Girl of my school (although what I actually did was opened MS Word in Webpage view and, like, made WordArt titles and stuff cause I thought that's how actually websites were made at the time lmao). This premise failed though when I realized I didn't know shit about my classmates, not even their last names xD

    abcd goldfishabcd goldfishVor 9 Stunden
  • from this analysis (i need to go back and rewatch) it seems like the writers had no plans past season 1.

    Eloise ChalmersEloise ChalmersVor 11 Stunden
  • The way they just brushed over chuck attempting to rape people

    LiambrownzLiambrownzVor 11 Stunden
  • Unpopular Opinion:I actually liked Dan and Blair’s relationship because I liked the idea how they went from Enemies to Friends and how they started understanding each other without judging one another, they even had a little bit of character development while they were together I wouldn’t say it was a big character development but at least they had some character development, but later on the writers threw all the development into the trash and they both ended up becoming jerks again.

    Nanki SinghNanki SinghVor 11 Stunden
  • 1) I think Nate is the best character in my opinion he's tryna find himself as a man and handle things his own way no one literally fucks with him because of it and ofc he's not perfect none of them are, they're kids man 2) I feel like Jenny is the embodiment of what happens when u let the world around you change who you are she was practically criticised by Blair and her friends left and right and it's sad that her own family couldn't see that 3) Do one of 90210 (2008-13) most ppl don't really know about it it was literally in Gossip Girl's shadow and was more realistic and understanding

    Kenroy KentishKenroy KentishVor 12 Stunden
  • I think it would make sense that Dan was gossip girl if he had someone working with him.

    Lady Unique StarLady Unique StarVor 13 Stunden
  • Every single time I think I should rewatch Gossip Girl I barely make it past season 2, then get exhausted and stop.... Why do I always forget that the other 5 seasons sucked 😭

    ChrisChrisVor 14 Stunden
  • Glad I’m not seeing a one tree hill vid on here lol

    Maeve HerlihyMaeve HerlihyVor 16 Stunden
  • Ok, if you think the "bringing someone bsck to life" thing is bad, you'll DEFINITELY hate Reven8e. Literally every shock is "previously thought dead character is alive" and it gets tiring real fast.

    Axel KrugliakAxel KrugliakVor 17 Stunden
  • Subscribed after the vanessa introduction 😂😂😂

    Ale LoayzaAle LoayzaVor 18 Stunden
  • Lol i got bored of it after the first season. And i always liked The OC more, although the OC was the same way. Very fun for the first 2 seasons then just went downhill

    Rosamary JimenezRosamary JimenezVor 18 Stunden
  • I would throw away dan and serena so we can have justice for lily and rufus

    Priscila MoralesPriscila MoralesVor 20 Stunden
  • why are you ruining my favorite show ever???? ARE YOU HAPPY?

    Marina DiasMarina DiasVor 22 Stunden
  • I dare you to do THE OC Damnnnn it is as awful as GG PLL and Riverdale, but for some reason it was more Cult and Idolized than those I mentioned.

    CarolinaCarolinaVor 23 Stunden

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  • Because after season 1, we all fell in love with the actors or at least the charisma every actor puts on their own character, so we miss the bad writing, like Jack Sparrow, we aceppt is as a parody of itself, just to have fun, maybe in reality, GG just deserved to have one season and for that, the original showrunner was brilliant, he didn't know how or where to go next.

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  • Fun fact: Lily and Rufus are still together in real life. Here, I made your day, you are all welcome!

    Luca MichaletzkyLuca MichaletzkyVor Tag
  • Will I ever stop being bitter over DanxBlair? No. We had seasons of Blair following Chuck like a puppy, after all the shit he put her through, and then we get Blair and Dan. A pair that on paper does not makes sense but on screen, the actors had so much chemistry, the characters had actually lots in common, we get to see the more vulnerable side of Blair. And then they had to ruin in it for the "ultimate" pairings. Ugh.

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  • I feel like the books and the TV show are so different and in some ways the show did it better and in others the books did it better as well. I definitely was not a fan of Chuck the whole way through watching it although I was a fan of Blair. And I wish they didn't use Chuck the way they did, the victim storyline was gross and you could really just see right through it. It would have been better if he was just a non-important character like he was in the books. I personally believe that Jenny by far did have the best character storyline, it was kind of forced by the end BUT she's the only character who by the end of her own arc actually had a genuine plotline and development. The first season stuck pretty closely to the first book from the GG series which is why it was written so well in terms of character storylines and plot b/c it was already done for them, after the second season they just had a field day in the writers room by just changing the whole storyline. Funniest part is out of everyone they could have made GG they... chose Dan? LMFAO

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  • my favorite part of the show is that in the first seasons, college is one of the most important parts of the plot and when they finally enter they go for like a year and suddenly they stop going and never mention the subject again

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  • LOL, amnesia! The stupidest soap opera trope of them all. Great video, I'm glad I dropped this this thing. There's only so much of spoiled rich kids with sex and drugs you can take past your 20-ties. It was all hype to me.

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  • I know everyone says PLL was the blueprint for Riverdale, and it is in terms of the mystery and murder stuff. But the character traits are totally inspired by Gossip Girl. I mean come on Veronica ~ Blair (rich, snooty) Betty ~ Serena (good girl with a bad side) Archie ~ Nate (good guy who just exists but doesn't matter much) Jughead ~ Dan (outsider, weird, writers) Chad ~ Chuck (rich, asshole)

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  • My stance on Gossip Girl, as someone who watched it for the first time last year as an 18 year old, is that it is utter hot *garbage,* but that it is also really entertaining garbage and a lot of that is singlehandedly carried by the cast's charisma and chemistry. Everything about it should not, and does not, work but it doesn't matter because I am only watching to see these characters be their dumbass selves regardless of circumstance or sense. It's not even because the characters are good, they're just fun to watch.

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  • go piss girl...

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  • I love this! Good analysis

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  • Season 1 was so so so so good I stopped watching halfway through season 2

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  • Controversial opinion- I loved the fact that Dan was Gossip Girl. I think you just have to look past all the moments where it didn't make sense and grant creative license, because honestly? It had to be that way whoever it was, or it would have been obvious the whole way though who GG was. And in my opinion, Dorota being GG would have cheapened the entire thing. I love Dorota but she was a comic caricature. I love the idea of Dan's sociopathic obsession with the "elite world" and how he stopped at nothing to get "in", yes even throwing his little sister and father under the bus. I really think it's completely compelling! Although I definitely think Dan was a sociopath and what I hated about the ending is how accepting everyone was about it, it just felt so forced and didn't make any sense. It would have been so much more thrilling and dramatic and a better ending if, after finally getting "in", he was completely exiled in true savage Upper East Side fashion, and ended up right back where he started. And then THAT could have been the dramatic ending instead of the whole Bart Bass falling off the building saga. Instead we got this weird reconciliation finale episode, where the reveal of Gossip Girl was almost underplayed. I don't know, I feel cheated somehow. And side note- Nate and Serena should have ended up together. He was in love with her from the start and Serenate just... made so much sense. Ultimately all Serena wanted was to be adored, and she would have got that with Nate. Plus it really bugged me how that irrelevant and annoying Sage character was included in the finale. And also if Dan and Serena did not end up together, it might have been more "acceptable" for Rufus and Lily to end up together too which I really would have liked to have seen, even though the writers destroyed their relationship in the end seasons. End of rant, GG forever xoxo

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  • The “RUFUS Humphrey 🤪” killed me hahaha

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  • Vanessa doesn't have a home... that was enough for me to rage quit the show

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  • hes not wrong tho...season 1 was the only good season. after that was just writers trying to continue the story -_-

    Kiki EssilfieKiki EssilfieVor Tag
  • kinda jarring to have that armie comment when he was "cancelled" for sexually assaulting multiple women after condemning sexual assault in the start of the video but otherwise good video

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  • The lackadaisical boundary reportedly wave because veterinarian periodically reign vice a nostalgic handball. different, old saxophone

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  • Can you do vampire diaries? 😂

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  • I just hope writers of the reboot are taking notes 📝

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  • Gg was good. I understand dan being gg. I understand how the characters develop. 🤷🏿‍♂️

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  • I came here for gossip girl I left with pirates of the Caribbean and a need for more jack sparrow lol thank you for a wonderful video

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  • It’s a whole mess so I don’t understand the hate towards the reboot

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  • I dont watch the show but I like the book. You need to read them because it's so catty lmao.

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  • i found your channel today and already watched 5 out of 9 videos, thank you so much for your content i'm extremely entertained and i agree with almost all of your thoughts!!!!

    Yanka D SaltonYanka D SaltonVor Tag
  • I read the books and absolutely loved it, but never got around to watch the show. Good to know i didn't miss much

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  • can someone please confirm whether or not the background music is en nuit by videoclub omg

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  • yesss cody ko

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  • ****SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK BELOW. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. * * * * Okay so in the books, Gossip Girl is never EXPLICITLY revealed, but it is hinted VERY HEAVILY that Chuck is gossip girl. Chuck is 10000% different in the books. He's gay, walks around with his pet monkey everywhere, and is just very eccentric. Just wanted to correct the score there.

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  • if you ever watched the oc or degrassi i would DIEEEE for a video on those!!

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  • I remember finally watching it a few years back on Netflix....and I remember trying to explain to my older sister the relationships and why they happened and that's when it hit me....Gossip Girl sucked but I still watched it because of how terrible it was

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  • Pleaseeeee do stranger things

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  • honestly dan and Blair were my favourite couple, they actually worked really well together and made a lot of sense. I was so pissed when they broke up

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  • I LOVE your point of view and the way you break down series. Please have a go at The L Word...the original first set of seasons before the latest reboot. I don’t know the demographics of your followers but as a queer poc I’d love your take on a show that greatly impacted my life. Keep up the great videos btw!! Your Emily in Paris videos had me laughing literally out loud.

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  • I always loved Jenny!

    camila gonzalezcamila gonzalezVor 2 Tage
  • I’m sorry but just imagine if gossip girl was Nate it would give him such an insane dark twist and would give him so much depth

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  • Chuck also just took advantage of jenny

    Max ZasloveMax ZasloveVor 2 Tage
  • if y'all want shocking plots that bad watch shingeki no kyojin

    Emily PinedaEmily PinedaVor 2 Tage
  • Oh and that stuff about why people hate Jennie and not the elite well it's just that that's what wealthy people do unless you are lucky enough to have wealth AND morals. Its expected from the elite/socialites but even then there are consequences just look at the recent college bribe scandal by celebrities. I am guilty of spoiling my kids and turning my daughter into a mini Blair but at the same time my husband and I noticed there has to be something underneath that and I stopped being a pushover stopped homeschooling her and pound into both my kids heads that they have to earn their way into the college of their choice. I will pay the tuition but won't bribe their ways in and would put a stop real quick to any bullying tactics or feeling superior to others because they have the good fortune to be a semi celebrities kid and trust fund kids. Were not all bad 😉.

    Dj DiamstatDj DiamstatVor 2 Tage
  • Jennie made more sense as gossip girl

    Dj DiamstatDj DiamstatVor 2 Tage
  • Damn you did vanessa dirty but I'm here for it😂👀

    Rust JonesRust JonesVor 2 Tage
  • Okay so I agree with you on most points (especially the last one, like, Rufus and Lily U know). But man, I have to say that I completly disagree with your view of Dan (and so I disagree with a part of your vision of the entire show). Like, yes, it's not consistent to say that in season one he is the season-6's Dan Humphrey but... when he became Gossip Girl, he was like, 14, so he wasn't really bad and envious and opportunistic, he was just kind of, strange. In season 1, so when he was 16 I guess, he didn't really know Serena's world and it's totally logical that he hates it, I mean, Blair Waldorf is Serena's bestfriend, Lily is kind of a super condescending and classist women who hates Dan for no reason (and she was dating a rock star at 17 after running away to LA to the underground rock scene and Dan is just ... the son of an art gallery owner in Brooklyn, like, "Oh my god he's so poor"), and Chuck Bass, just, exists, so I understand his character in season 1, even knowing that he already was Gossip Girl. I think Dan became this asshole when he kind of tried to understand Blair and Nate, like, he was trying to understand this strange world, and as we did, he found this world really addictive. And he became the Gossip Girl we know, the Inside and Inside 2's writer, this nice guy from Brooklyn became what Vanessa said he was before she totally left this world, because she understood she was not like Dan, cause Dan isn't a random outsider. As Blair said "[he]'s playing in the football team, [he's] friend with Nate Archibald, [he's] dating Serena Van der Woodsen. [He's] like [them]. To the bone". And even Chuck said that he always was a part of their world. We can add that he's careerist, even if he's a pretty bad writer, he wants to be famous. So yes, the whole show became less incisiv, more empathic, offering redemption arcs to Chuck Bass at the same time that Dan, the real Dan became less incisiv, more empathic, Chuck Bass' friend etc. Just like him, we didn't like Blair, Chuck and Nate in the beginning of the first season, but we liked Serena immediatly. Dan IS the viewer, from the beginning. Or rather, the viewer IS Dan Humphrey. And yes, we're Gossip Girl. So, despite its inconsistencies, I like this plot. P.S : Oh, I watched GG in french version so I apologize if quotes aren't exact. And I probably did grammar and syntax mistakes so, I'm sorry for my english. Have a good day !

    Lumos NoxLumos NoxVor 2 Tage
  • ...who are you? Marleen King? 😂😂

    Nats SmartNats SmartVor 2 Tage
  • So basically, watch the first season and pretend the rest of the show doesn't exist? Makes it much less intimidating to consider starting it.

    Andrea CallAndrea CallVor 2 Tage
  • I completely get what your saying and yeah I do agree with you but compared to the other shows that were running at the same time (Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf & The Vampire Diaries franchise) Gossip Girl had the least ridiculous and convoluted storylines in comparison. Which admittedly isn't saying much given the fact that the bar was pretty low.

    Meddi OramMeddi OramVor 2 Tage
  • I think the only reason Gossip Girl is so good because the actors worked their asses off and it shows with how terrible the storylines are after Georgina Also I never thought about that character to be gg and its perfect

    Evie RyanEvie RyanVor 2 Tage
  • 41:49 my fav part 😍

    2ndToshikoIsBack2ndToshikoIsBackVor 2 Tage
  • the captain jack sparrow reference is superior

    lisadawnelisadawneVor 2 Tage
  • OK the script was rubbish, the acting not always good, the plot holes had plot holes but, the fashion was on point. Basically GG became SATC for teenagers.

    E.A.T. MOVIESE.A.T. MOVIESVor 2 Tage
  • Armie Hammer was Chuck Bass IRL all along!

    E.A.T. MOVIESE.A.T. MOVIESVor 2 Tage
  • There was another video about gossip girl explaining that the major twist between season 1 and 2 in the way rich people were portrayed was due to the 2008 crisis. After 2008 they may have made the choice to make their richness even more outrageous so that it wasn't really mentioning the crisis and that's when the show kind of became a parody of itself. I can't find the video that was talking about this but I thought it was interesting

    Mino KimMino KimVor 2 Tage
  • I think Dan wasn't trying to be one of the Upper East Sider by being Gossip Girl (My memory is not clear if he actually says it but from what I remember) I think he is trying to outsmart them by being Gossip Girl. Like you are born in privilege but I can control you, type of thing. P.S: And yes, it does not make sense but like fictional pass, the computer controls it , whatever.

    Basak SezginBasak SezginVor 2 Tage
  • Jenny was my fav

    RealizeTheRealLifeRealizeTheRealLifeVor 2 Tage
  • So the CW has always been like that huh

    stormRed1236stormRed1236Vor 2 Tage
  • Sir, how dare you say that about Dan ans Blair? It's the only good relationship in the show

    pinko patriziapinko patriziaVor 2 Tage
  • Yes, Gossip Girl is bad. Yes, I love it regardless. What about it?

    pinko patriziapinko patriziaVor 2 Tage
  • I'll only say this once. Blair and serena should've ended up as a couple at some point. Don't ask me why but despite the fact the actors didn't really like each other I felt something between the characters 👀

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  • Dan is Joe.

    NahDasDDevilNahDasDDevilVor 2 Tage
  • Your view on Jenny is freaking accurate lol She got too much hate

    ARTY B. ChannelARTY B. ChannelVor 2 Tage
  • He's BRITISH??!!!

    BarelyTsunamiBarelyTsunamiVor 2 Tage
  • Rufus and Lilly should have been endgame and were done right.. until they divorced. Ugh

    VIvian ThongVIvian ThongVor 2 Tage
  • im 98, so....

    BarelyTsunamiBarelyTsunamiVor 2 Tage
  • I choked when you skipped Vanessa

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  • thank you for referring to the fact that it didn't matter who gossip girl was. i don't even mean it in a 'maybe it was the friends we made along the way' retrospective kind of way, but it literally didn't matter. i didn't even watch the show with the idea that it was a mystery we were supposed to be trying to solve. i just thought she was a narrator or an amalgam of hundreds of people posting to a website when they saw something juicy

    Ben IBen IVor 2 Tage
  • I never understood the Serena- Dan hype. They were incredibly boring. At some point Rufus and Lilly were more interesting. For me Blair and Chuck carried the show

    Minerva CuervoMinerva CuervoVor 2 Tage
  • from the introduction of the characters, I thought that Dorota or Eric is Gossip Girl. bleh, they made this series so wrong...

    Kaye McQueenKaye McQueenVor 2 Tage
  • Lol biggest WTF of gossip girl was me believing Dan was poor homie wasn't poor 😭

    morgan glennmorgan glennVor 2 Tage
  • OMG I can’t believe gossip girl is getting a reboot! Pretty little liars can die off because of the whole concept was so stupid. But I wasn’t even able to watch gossip girl until I was an adult because my mother was not allowing me to watch that show. It is not for children lol. I couldn’t stand Serena, she was a terrible friend and honestly she was trash.

    Epiphanny TaylorEpiphanny TaylorVor 2 Tage
  • zodiac signs as followed by a few links i saw from incase anyone wants to know blair/georgina, scorpio. vanessa- aquarius eric- pisces jenny/nate- aries dan- taurus ivy- gemini serena- cancer eleanor- leo cece- virgo bart- libra rufus- sagittarius chuck- capricorn yeehaw

    Kim GradyKim GradyVor 2 Tage
  • Gosh i love this channel

    Mia CarvalhoMia CarvalhoVor 2 Tage
  • i haven't gotten far enough into the video to see if you've touched on it, but when I was in high school, we read the book "The House of Mirth" which, according to my classmates who watched Gossip Girl, lined up with a lot of what was happening on the show.

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  • 44:18

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  • forever mad lily and ruffus were broken up. they made us love them to make it end in such a weird and forced way to just to get serena and dan together 😀 also serena shouldve ended up alone, so that she could learn to love being alone first yknow.

    Hxlden CaulfieldHxlden CaulfieldVor 2 Tage
  • I wanted it to be Dorota SOOOOOOOOO BADLY

    MusicandArtisLifeMusicandArtisLifeVor 2 Tage
  • After like three episodes, I realized that this show doesn’t work when you think about it. So I decided to just say “fuck it” and go along on the roller coaster ride and it was incredibly fun.

    Guido GuidoGuido GuidoVor 2 Tage