S+B

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 I binged on Gossip Girl a while ago. The first time I watched GG was when I was on 6th grade, and after season 1 ended, I watch the series on and off. Since I’m taking a gap year and have plenty of free time, I decided to watch all of the seasons. Two weeks and several bags of chips later, I finished all the episodes.

I have to say that when I started watching the series again, I realize how obsessed I was –still am- with Blair Waldorf. and who isn’t? She lives in a beautiful Pent House apartment in the Upper East Side, and Dorota is always there to assist her. (I heart Dorota!) She has an impeccable style and at the moment a marvelous boyfriend. Yes, Chuck Bass is even better for her, but at the beginning of Season 1 I truly believed Nate was the one for her. Silly me.

And then there was Serena Van der Woodsen, the blond, tall, beautiful bombshell who was also smart. She was so perfect, minus the drug/sex with Nate/suicidal brother/ divorce-y mother thing. She was the IT girl. Every boy wanted her –Go Lonely Boy!- and every girl wanted to be her.  Her looks and charm get her everything, and yes, I was jealous of her.

Even if I loved these two, I despise the way she and Serena rolled. They scheme and fight and turn each other down. They are friends, they love each other, and no matter what, at the end of the day they know they have one another for support. Yeah right.

I loathe the way they both sent blasts for GG to post just to turn the other down. Blair was afraid of Serena’s taking over her Queen Bee status, and obviously hated her. She took Nate’s V-Card when he was with Blair, and that is not what friends are for, and she also did that to Dan! She slept with two of Blair’s boyfriends. And yes, B was a scheming gal too. She told people at Yale that Serena killed a man, and dated the love of  S’s life .  The list goes on and on, and I believe none of these things are 100% forgivable.  Neither S nor B are saints, neither devils.  The rivalry has always been there, often transforming these two into frenemies.

And I think is what make them interesting.  I mean, I seriously don’t want a relationship like that. I like having someone who I can talk and who will be there for me no matter what, but at some point, that’s their relationship. They worked that way, and even if hate was there, they knew that deep –deep deep- down, they loved each other.

Because they are Serena and Blair. Best Friends Forever and Ever


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Brooke Davis

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The girl behind the red door. That”s her.

The girls who proved everyone that she is more than what people thing of her.she was truly a kick ass

I remember the first impression she made on me: she is a *insert a world that rhymes with horse here*. Why would she sit naked on Lucas’ car? She was this careless, wild, IT girl. She the rich cheer captain who everybody loved. What a cliché.  But even that, we know that B. Davis was a loyal friend from moment one. She stood beside P. Sawyer when she was drugged, and she visited her boyfriend Lucas when he was in a car accident.  She said once that she was a b**ch for the sake of being one, but that then it was for the sake of her friends. It is ok to be a b**t, and Brooke taught us that.

She grew a lot when her family lost their money. She always got whatever she wanted, and when her house was sold, she was devastated. But then she learned that her money didn’t define her. That same year she ran for school president against straight-A students. She was considered a bimbo, a party girl who couldn’t achieve something like that. she prove people wrong! She won, and she became a great president.

By senior year she had her own designs sold in a store, and later on she started her brand “Clothes over Bros”.  She was a girl who struggled with a lot of pain, with the word “not enough” in her head.  She said “people will label you. How you overcome those labels is what matters”. You go, B Davis.

When OTH had a 4-year gap, I was mad. I wanted to see how Brooke did in college. I mean, who didn’t? She owns her own company, a big one, by the age of 21. She dated super-stars and own an amazing place at Manhattan, but she decided to go back to her home, Tree Hill.  She always stood up to “0 is not a size”, trying to show girls it’s okay to have curves and not be crazy skinny. She showed us is ok to be yourself.

She adopted a troubled girl. She was the victim of an attack. She got her heart broken and her company destroyed, and she still was Brooke Davis. She overcame every obstacle she had with grace.

She also was sassy and had great come back. She never let people’s words get to her, or at least she pretended so.  She was herself, no excuses.

“She was fiercely independent, Brooke Davis. Brilliant, and beautiful, and brave […] Brooke Davis is going to change the world someday. And I’m sure she doesn’t even know it” Yes, Lucas wrote that about Brooke, but I’m sure this applies to all of us. We all are brilliant and beautiful and brave. We can change the world if we want to.


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