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Josh Hutcherson plays the charismatic, vulnerable male lead well. He should do more dramas, or even romantic dramas. He’s ready to move on from one dimensional, made-for-family, teen movies.



Dair, Chair, GG Writers, & Pessimism: 


I am loving all the Dair. However, aside from all that was good about 5x16 tonight, I have to go with my gut (and my ever-nagging pessimism) and just think of all the scenarios that could go down from here.


Blair says to Chuck, "If you target him [Dan], then it’ll push us closer together, and I know you’re smarter than that. You’re better than that." Blair is confused, albeit a little less muddled in the head about her real feelings for Dan. But, from this quote, I get the impression that she’s still rooting for Chuck to win her over by giving him hints and tips. I’m so sick of whoever’s writing him out to be her only viable choice as her ‘one and only’. We get it, she loves him, first love is a tenacious thing, and I get that’s hard to move on from. But, it’s sad to see her always defending someone who clearly has, in my eyes, yet to show he’s changed much. If Chair happens over Dair, I’d be upset, but only because Blair is being portrayed as someone who is truly blindsided by all of Chuck’s flaws that keep cropping up even when she’s trying to wait for him while on his so-called growth to goodness. 
I am hoping that they have more moments where Blair is seeing the light about what is good for her, and not only that, but really feel passion because it’s good for her. What’s more, I hope she has a real change of heart towards who Dan is and what he symbolizes. I see the little cogs turning in her head about it in the faintest way. But, I hope they show that Blair really, really wants this, and in turn Dan himself, and shows the same amount of fervour and admiration she shows for Chuck, if not more (wishful thinking, I know!). I’m talking no more hiding their being a couple in public, no comparisons to Chuck (spoken or alluded), yes to sex, and yes to keep teasing and berating his tastes and hair (that’s the spark and life about them to begin with). I’m afraid that this is the thing that they do not do right about this couple, and if they don’t get it right then it’ll be an indication that Dair is just a passing fancy for the writers (because, yeah, Leighton and Penn are undeniably watchable together) and a stepping stone for Chair.
Dair, Chair, GG Writers, & Pessimism: 
I am loving all the Dair. However, aside from all that was good about 5x16 tonight, I have to go with my gut (and my ever-nagging pessimism) and just think of all the scenarios that could go down from here.
  • Blair says to Chuck, "If you target him [Dan], then it’ll push us closer together, and I know you’re smarter than that. You’re better than that." Blair is confused, albeit a little less muddled in the head about her real feelings for Dan. But, from this quote, I get the impression that she’s still rooting for Chuck to win her over by giving him hints and tips. I’m so sick of whoever’s writing him out to be her only viable choice as her ‘one and only’. We get it, she loves him, first love is a tenacious thing, and I get that’s hard to move on from. But, it’s sad to see her always defending someone who clearly has, in my eyes, yet to show he’s changed much. If Chair happens over Dair, I’d be upset, but only because Blair is being portrayed as someone who is truly blindsided by all of Chuck’s flaws that keep cropping up even when she’s trying to wait for him while on his so-called growth to goodness. 
  • I am hoping that they have more moments where Blair is seeing the light about what is good for her, and not only that, but really feel passion because it’s good for her. What’s more, I hope she has a real change of heart towards who Dan is and what he symbolizes. I see the little cogs turning in her head about it in the faintest way. But, I hope they show that Blair really, really wants this, and in turn Dan himself, and shows the same amount of fervour and admiration she shows for Chuck, if not more (wishful thinking, I know!). I’m talking no more hiding their being a couple in public, no comparisons to Chuck (spoken or alluded), yes to sex, and yes to keep teasing and berating his tastes and hair (that’s the spark and life about them to begin with). I’m afraid that this is the thing that they do not do right about this couple, and if they don’t get it right then it’ll be an indication that Dair is just a passing fancy for the writers (because, yeah, Leighton and Penn are undeniably watchable together) and a stepping stone for Chair.

The parallels are similar, and the messages taken away from teen-young adult shows are disappointing.

Sav-Holly J-Declan: Queen B meets bad-rich-boy, bad boy changes, though not entirely. Bad boy continues to make mistakes (oblivious to his questionable ethics and morals, not to mention the use of money to prove ones love). Queen B still loves him, though pulling away. Queen B becomes good girl for good, meets good, sensitive boy. Good boy cares for girl unconditionally. Girl’s feelings for bad boy remain, and ditch good boy for good, because according to the Degrassi writers, passion for an old flame that’s riddled with complications overrides sense and perception of real love.

Dan-Blair-Chuck: Queen B meets bad-rich boy, bad boy and Queen B have love, passion, and affection, though are thrown many obstacles along the way. Breaking points include manipulation, indirect abusive behaviour towards Queen B leading to injury to Queen B, Queen B being traded for property, money to save Queen B from sham of a marriage. Queen B, proven to be good at heart, meets good, sensitive boy. Real connection is proven. Will Queen B ditch good boy? It’s inevitable with writers who try to mask abusive behviour with labels like, soulmate, one true love, greatest love of your life, from the same heartaches, blah, blah, blah…

Thanks teen show writers, now I know a healthy relationship means its boring and not worth showing impressionable young adults their potential expectations and future partners.

In love with Heathers. Violate fic in the works.

I can’t not let this plot bunny die; I’m going to write a violate fic that will be heavily influenced by Heathers from the 80s. JD’s character just screams for Tate to re-enact that teenage-psychotic angst. This time around, Tate will definitely carry on with his personality and sensibilities, and most definitely have the same obsessions with a certain girl. I’m going to add in the suicidal and homicidal tendencies too, of course!