And seriously Safran? This is your "game changer"?! This is your "changing the lives of our characters forever" as you egotistically and narcistically patted your own back as you oozed self-righteous pretenious yet almost always failing genius from your latest producer's preview? You take the phrase "stroke your own ego" to a whole new depth of scumbag. If you delivered at least half of what you think is genius and translated that self-serving smugness of yours into actual well-executed plot development... perhaps you wouldn't get so much slack ALL the time when you find even more lazy ways to destroy any kind of character-continunity whatsoever. Do better.
... And really Chace? You're only purpose is to bang the guest stars as they come in, and you have a shirt on in the bedscene post-coitus with Lola? Seriously? Got dignity now or what? LMAO
So.. about the episode? UGGGHHHH!!!!!! Despite the Dair moments, are the writers seriously getting THAT lazy? They introduce new plotholes, conveniently wrap up old ones, and continue to, and forgive the severity of the word, rape these characters to the ground? Seriously? Now Dan is responsible for dividing Chuck and Blair? Nevermind the fact that pre-accident, it was Dan who served as instrumental to unite those two? Dan was only friends with Chuck to keep tabs? Seriously? Ivy becoming yet another money-grubbing vengeful UESider? Seriously?! Lola is ANOTHER Van Der Woodsen? Georgina has the winning cards? ...what?!
Penn, cut your hair already. Hopefully by season 6 your hair will be back to its shorter self. I miss it! "Greetings from Tim Buckley" is already in post. So hopefully the hair will be fixed before season finale?? Perhaps?? Here's wishing.
@Anonymous I agree it was pure crap by 101. Had Georgina been GG all along, then that reveal would've had some meaning, but to discard it so frivolously the very next episode was beyond annoying.
@pty I have some industry experience as I interned in production accounting for a bit before I settled into treasury.
@Anonymous Eh, getting new viewers is hit or miss, hence why syndication happens. But since they will be syndicating the entire series, they stand a better chance at attracting new viewers or a different network on a different timeslot. 5 years ago since the pilot has been a long time in television standards, and in those 5 years, newer audiences continue to emerge: the first couple of seasons were actually decent, so it stands to argue that they can attain new demos in syndication.
@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.
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.
@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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