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20 May 2008 @ 09:53 am
Chuck/Blair (GG) and HIMYM Finales  
No thoughts on Gossip Girl beyond Chuck/Blair because honestly, I don't give two flying figs about anyone else on the show. They're all FF material for me. Even if Chace Crawford is awfully pretty.

So, loved every scene with them. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. My favorite line being from the first, "that was only one time; it was chilly." And his final one with yet another perfectly placed "I'm Chuck Bass."

As for the ending? Well, I was grinning from ear to ear during their dance and I enjoyed the schmoopiness of the following scenes in how they (especially Blair) were speaking about each other. And then Blair saw ridiculously cute guy at the heliopad and I thought "oh noes!" and then Bart gave his "a real girlfriend will teach you how to grow up" speech to the dawning horror (albeit subtly and oh so prettily played) on Chuck's sweetly evil face and I literally started laughing. Out loud. For reals. LOVED. IT. So frickin' perfect.

Including the follow-through with Blair at the heliopad and then Chuck's dumping of the roses for the one with which to seduce and thus hang onto his bad, bad boy ways. Seriously, I thought it was the perfect S1 ending for Chuck/Blair. He's not ready to change that much, and Blair would get bored with him. Heck, it was obvious from in-between the lines in her conversation with Serena that she was already waiting for the "real" Chuck to come out.

Also, this way we don't miss out on a whole summer of Chuck/Blair being, well, Chuck/Blair. Rob Thomas screwed that up TWO YEARS in a row on Veronica Mars, I'm so glad that Josh Schwartz is not making the same mistake. Finally, this screams to me more proof that the show realizes that B.C. are 'endgame.' They'll just be back and forth, on and off for awhile. And as long as we get the goods like we did in this episode, that's fine by me.

And now for the awesomeness that is How I Met Your Mother ... now this is what I'm talking about. Other than one more than minor quibble, I loved everything about this episode. It had humor, drama, interaction, the gang back together, flashbacks, a Canadian joke. AWESOME! Ooh, ooh and my second favorite thing was Barney's "But I'm your best brother, right?" LOL! My first, of course, was Barney's look of love to Robin. Say it with me now: Awww!!!

If I hadn't read the interview with Craig Thomas this morning, I wouldn't have been expecting anything on the BrOtp front, and I would have been okay with that because I've been saying they had to deal with Ted/Barney first, but knowing there was SOMETHING, and then, and then the show was almost over ... I was dying. And then came that scene!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He loves her, he loves her!!!


As for the more than minor quibble, yeah, I really, really, REALLY only like Sarah Chalke as Elliot because she's NOT working at all for me as Stella and if Stella is the mother, I won't be happy. Oy.

But, but, Barney loves Robin! Barney loves Robin! I'm so making an icon this week with the text "Barney loves Robin!"
harper47harper47 on May 20th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I know! Wasn't it wonderful! I haven't seen GG yet, so I'm not looking at your comments but I am 100% in agreement with you on everything. I honestly don't think SG is the Mother anymore. I think she might have been if they hadn't been renewed but I don't think she is anymore. And I hope she isn't.

But who cares? Barney loves Robin. I am so happy.
Arabian: Deanarabian on May 20th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm curious to see what you think of the B.C. aspect of GG, cuz even though the rest was good, I just don't care, LOL!

I hope you're right about Stella. I really, really do. I'm holding onto that damn yellow umbrella being key here.

And you're right, that's all that matters now. Barney loves Robin. Barney loves Robin.
TeriLeigh: sinterileigh on May 20th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
The GG ending kinda killed me, cuse I knew they weren;t going to be happy. I mean, it's B/C. As soon as Bart started talking about Chuck growing up, I knew.

Thing is, as annoyed as I was that they kinda killed it before it could get off the ground, for now, it was so perfectly in character, that I couldn't be all that upset. Because if they would have gone off on that helicopter together? It would have killed Chuck for me like they killed Logan. I mean, I love Chuck because he IS Chuck Bass. I'm glad that they kept him true to his character, but I can also see that Blair will eventually make him grow up just a bit and settle down a little...I'm glad it's not yet.

Maybe they can be evil masterminds with benefits?
marikenobi: BROTPKISSmarikenobi on May 20th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Chuck and Blair are going to be so awesome together... I think *the* moment was when they were dancing and he told her that she just wasn't for Nate. Those two are going to be so evil together it's going to be awesome.

I want to see those two "hating" to be with each other, but not letting the other be with anyone else...

As for HIMYM.. Barney loves Robin!! Barney loves Robin!!! Also, there's no way that Stella is the mother... She's just the first one that will make him feel serious enough... but it's not her... also, he just proposed and yet next year he'll live with Robin at some point? No way in hell
aurora borealis: HIMYM: Tie grabbing! Head grabbing!pealingthunder on May 20th, 2008 07:50 am (UTC)
BARNEY LOVES ROBIN! OMG. Even though that interview made me very happy, I still didn't expect it to be something so big. BUT HE LOVES HER AND ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.

There's no way Stella is the mother. It's funny how they kept talking about this amazing cliffhanger, and then it turns out it's Ted proposing to Stella. I was like, uhm okay? Who cares. Barney loves Robin!
boundaid: ? - DH Fa Shortboundaid on May 20th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
I have a little faith as I always do with the 'obvious but not so obvious' pairings that teeny shows go to to get their viewers and the stability.


There is more. They give us what a lot of us wanted and then they fuck it up later on. I do not want that for Chuck/Blair. For once I see the potential of a great thing.
boundaid: ? - DH Fa Shortboundaid on May 27th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Honey, I'm interrupting your regularly scheduled program to apologize and eat my words. I said something to the effect of Brooke wouldn't really hit with the Top 40 crowd, but I think her album is superb. Favorite track is Come To My Rescue. Her cover of Dream On is my only ... ugh moment, but that's because I want Kelly Clarkson or better vocals. But BROOKE. She just made me more of a fan. A fan that actually knows her potential.
Arabian: BrookeWhitearabian on May 27th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Yuppers! And have you read how well it's doing on I-Tunes with NO promotion whatsoever!!!?!?!? It reached #6 on the Pop albums -- NO PROMOTION!, and #19 overall albums -- again, NO PROMOTION!!!

My girl rocks. She definitely has the sound and likability factor that will help her out. I really think she went out before top 3 for politics and politics alone. Everyone built up the re-start so ridiculously and Carly fans blamed her for Carly going, so Carly fans and Syesha fans banded together to vote for Syesha to kick Brooke out, and because of the Paula gaffe about Jason, his fans went bonzo voting for him. Of course, I think the same thing happened the following week -- with Brooke fans joining with Syesha fans to boot Jason because he should have gone (and he SHOULD have gone) instead of Brooke. I mean, according to all of the buzz searches and stuff, Brooke was getting DOUBLE the buzz/hits, etc. that Syesha was getting TWO WEEKS after Brooke was kicked off. The top four most popular throughout the entire run of the top 12 based on polls, buzz, searches, I-Tunes sales, etc -- EVERYTHING you could base it on, including the voting if you take into account my theory above -- were David C, David A (starting out with Archie more popular before Cookie took over), Jason, then Brooke. The other 8 didn't come close in popularity.

Ah well. She'll do well, I have faith. Simon loves her and people who love her LOOOOOOOOOOVE her, and with the competition over those who hated her are mostly just going to forget and not care.

As for the album, aww, I actually like "Dream On," don't love it, but I like it. She was actually forced to do that one; she didn't really want to do it, but the people backing with funds said "Do it," so she really had no choice. I like "Come to My Rescue," but I think because that, "Follow Me," and "Free" were the first three I heard well (and I mean like a month or more) before the others, I just kinda got tired of them.

My faves are "Keep on Running," "The Way Things Used to Be" and I ADORE her cover of "Yellow." In fact, I like that more than Coldplay's original take.

Edited at 2008-05-27 03:30 am (UTC)