Ever since Netflix announced they were taking Gossip Girl away from us, which they have now changed their minds about, I went on a bit of binge and got obsessed all over again! I found this tag online and thought it’d be really fun to do so without further ado let’s get into the questions!
1.) How did you discover the show?
I had read the books, which are so different, quite a while before the show was a thing and loved them. I was so excited when I heard Gossip Girl was going to be a TV series. I’ve now seen it so many times I could probably recite the entire first season to you.
2.) Who is your favourite character?
Blair Waldorf, no question about it. I was about 14/15 years old when the show came out and had been horrendously bullied by the same girl and her ‘minions’ since primary school. Seeing how strong and forceful Blair was made me want to change how I was dealing with these bullies. So I went into school channelling my inner Blair Waldorf while wearing a headband, and it was the first time I had ever stood up to them. Things got a little better after that, people more or less left me alone as I continued to act like Blair. Even now when I’m going through a bit of tough time or I’m in a bad situation I think to myself ‘what would Blair Waldorf do?’
I even had a Blair Waldorf themed 16th birthday party, which included an elaborate cake that my mother made herself, a Tiffany Charm bracelet, a limousine ride to a high-end shopping centre and a soiree with people I wanted to be my friends at the time. It was an unforgettable birthday.
3.) Who would you see yourself being friends with?
I’d like to be friends with Serena, she’d be a lot of fun to go shopping or drinking with and I always thought she was a really good and patient friend to Blair, most of the time anyway. Also Eric was a genuinely nice guy who would’ve made an amazing friend.
4.) Chair or Dair?
Chair. We do not speak of the Blair and Dan catastrophe of a storyline, ever.
5.) What is your favourite ship that would never actually happen?
I’ve no idea. They pretty much all dated each other at one point. I always liked Jenny and Eric’s friendship, if Eric wasn’t gay that might’ve been an interesting relationship to explore.
6.) If you were to be any character who would it be?
Obviously Queen B.
7.) Have you read the books?
Ah, I’ve been answering the questions without reading ahead. As I said in the first question yes I have read the books, Blair was still my favourite in that too and Jenny was so much more interesting.
8.) Who was your crush on the show?
I never really had one. Nate was too whiny, Chuck was too bad for me and Dan was way too pretentious. The only person I think I ever fancied was Tripp Van Der Bilt.
9.) What were your first thoughts on the show?
If it wasn’t already clear I loved it. Right from the first episode I was hooked. I remember watching the first season over and over until the second season finally came out in the UK.
10.) Who was your favourite villain?
Georgina comes to mind first, she was so bad! I loved to hate her but in the end I really didn’t hate her at all. I also really enjoyed the Charlie/Ivy storyline.
If you’re a fellow Gossip Girl fanatic then please feel free to do this tag too!