Everyone is talking about Gossip Girl now that the second season is so close to airing, so what's one more blog, eh? Lol.
Everyone else is comparing Blair to Summer without a second thought, but, what about Taylor? Yes, Blair and Summer are rich, brunette and effortlessly chic, dressed-to-impress 24/7, but Taylor and Blair share similar family situations - pushy, over-bearing mother who pretends to want the best for their daughter but really just gets off on the power. But Blair's mother is way nicer than Taylor's was.
I figured these four boys had a little similarity circle (or square, rather, lol) thing going on, therefore they're all in comparison with each other. Ryan + Marissa, Nate + Serena; Seth + Summer, Nate + Blair and squeeze Dan + Serena in there somewhere: a complicated love hexagon to boot.
All four of these boys were turned into instant heartthrobs after their shows became IT, and none of their characters buy into the lifestyles that they were born into/brought into.
Both Julie and Lily can be nasty and downright evil, as well as putting alot of pressure on their daughters; but deep down (in Julie's case: really far down, lol) both are good people - hence the Kirsten link.
They're practically the same character, really. Quirky, friends of the outsider guy who's secretly in love with him at one point and try to express this by giving him advice on his love life. But, as far as I know, Vanessa never actually gets with Dan, unlike Anna with Seth.
Both are seen as uncool dads, but give some of the best advice on the show. Sandy's wife Kirsten used to date Marissa's dad Jimmy, and Dan's dad Rufus used to date Serena's mum Lily.
The similarities here seem obvious but when you really get down to it, they're not that similar. At first, Luke is Newport's resident bad-boy (aside from Ryan) as with Chuck in the Upper East Side. But Luke redeems himself once his vulnerable side is shown, but as far as I know, Chuck hasn't fully had his chance at redemption...yet. All Chuck wants is approval, from anyone, this being the deep down motivation for all his wicked ways; but is it the same for Luke?
Got any other similarities or differences to add?
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