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Ace

@Anonymous

Even if it is desperate, it needed to happen. They were behind in new media, and they finally caught up. So, that was a decision that I actually support, though it was more studio execs closing that deal than the GG execs. It actually does more for their successful shows like Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, and Secret Circle.

Ace

oopies, clicked submit my accident..

Anyway, despite the writing being on the fly, their finances aren't. The costs aren't a surprise: they know how much they're spending before production actually happens.

And with high-tier designer ware, it's not as if the studio pays full retail price that Vera Wang charges. The studio negotiates for discounted pricing in exchange for on-air advertising.

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Crazy Blair deserves to end with Dan. Makes such an unattractive pair that no one cares. How exactly does GG evolve from the best show ever to the worst ? Worst. Ever.

Ace

@Anonymous

On-location shoots and name-brand designer wear can get expensive, but it's not as if those expenses come as a surprise. Budgets have to be pre-approved and planned out. Despite the writing being on the fly,

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@Chaz It is bad writing, even before Dair started: the whole dowry crap, the pact with God, etc. It's really awful storylines and it deserves its' terrible ratings/demos, even by the CW standards this is pathetic.

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I don't thing GG is suffering from bad writing at the moment. Well, they may have pushed Dair too far and it really ruins Blair character. She married Louis, confesses her true love to Chuck but now accepting her feeling for Dan? GIRL, Get it together!
I love this episode since it's a bit "Serena-centric" episode and I have missed her. I love the confrontation of Ivy and the Van der Woodsens. I love Lola. And I love Ivy. Although I don't understand what's the point of Ivy calling Georgina? (And you'd think that Ivy carries that tissue around? CREEPY!)
Anyway, I'm enjoying GG. People need to calm down and just enjoy the show.

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@pty The 100th episode was pretty much a slap in the face with the terribly execute reveal of Georgina being the new Gossip Girl to the terribly, forced dialogue that Blair had with Louis and Chuck.

Louis: "I can't believe I'm getting married", Blair: "I love you, I can't possibly love you anymore than I do now", etc.

I'm only a bit familiar with the industry, the CW just has a terrible business model and the network has suffered due to poor decision making.

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@ Anonymous: the 100th episode was so bad, that Jacob of TWOP who usually gives all the episodes an A+ grading for some ironic reason that I don't really know about, gave the 100th episode a D grade.

@ Ace and Anonymous: this is certainly an interesting and business-type oriented discussion you have going on, but where do you get all these facts? Do you guys work in the entertaiment industry?

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@Ace They're clearly not going to get any more potential viewers, especially with that disappointing 100th episode that was very overhyped and produced disappointing results considering the amount of PR effort that went into this series as opposed to other CW show, some of which has done better without any of the preferential treatment that Gossip Girl constantly receives and it has become the 2nd to last lowest rated show on the CW, which is sad and pathetic considering their network overall isn't doing well.

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@Ace It's a desperate act, the Hulu/Netflix is more of a temporary lifeline than a permanent solution. The CW needs all of the help it can get, it's in a very terrible state, the shows overall are doing worse each year. The production expenses are front loaded, however the show itself will become more expensive, where they filmed in Paris and in L.A. and they use designer clothes like Vera Wang, according to a preview, those are very expensive things, especially for a show that has greatly declined down to 0.5 in demos and 1 million viewers.




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