Gossip Girl: Social Outcast Blair - Like It or Hate It?
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
So Blair threw a "fish party" but nobody wanted in, and then reserved the Monkey Bar but apparently free beer trumps Monkey Bar. She proudly proclaimed that nobody wanted greasy pizza and Vanessa's home movies when there's a sushi and sake party right in the other room plus wasabi facials but still no takers? What is this crazy universe that doesn't worship Blair Waldorf?

It's called college.

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On Gossip Girl, Blair (Leighton Meester) should've known better. She should've known that college sort of topples everything that was deemed cool in high school, like it's the anti-cool. Suddenly, scratchy documentaries and writers are cool. And limos and jewelry no longer impress anyone.

The worse part was, Blair refused to accept this sad turnaround in things. She tried to do exactly what she would've done if she were in high school - bring a bunch of Jesus-Jesus people to a freshman party and try to get everyone grossed out with the word Christian. Unfortunately for Queen Blair, the same rules simply don't apply to college. And she is left on her own, and she is still the weird girl who threw the fish party. On the other hand, I'm sure there are colleges where the likes of Blair - and all those she represented - are worshipped like they were in Constance, but it's probably not NYU.

On the other hand, though, credit should be given where credit is due: nice touch on bringing the Bible-loving people (nothing wrong with it) to embarrass and harass reformed yet again Georgina at the same time. But the other half of the plan is still of the same bribing-for-friends variety. She should've stopped there and maybe google Battlestar Galactica.

But if only for change, it's a good plot for a brand new season of Gossip Girl. That, and also because the shift is only too normal for girls like her who were so popular in high school and are dissed for it in college.

But seriously, no takers on free sushi?

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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