Gossip Girl “Raiders of the Lost Art” Review

Before I get into this review of "Raiders of the Lost Art," this week’s episode of Gossip Girl, I’d like to make something clear. Yes, I do think Chuck and Blair make far more sense as a pairing than Dan and Blair, but, no, I am not a rabid Chair fan. I do, however, have every intention of continuing to support Chuck and Blair until the writers do something to make me get at all invested in Dan and Blair. Considering what happened in this episode, they don’t seem to be in a great rush to do that. In fact, I would go so far as to say they aren’t a hundred percent sold on Dair either.

If we the audience are supposed to get behind Dan and Blair, why are they presenting Dan as a jealous, paranoid nitwit who lied to his girlfriend’s face about his decision to turn down an opportunity she wanted him to have just so that he could keep an eye on her all summer? Why are they having Blair literally push attractive women away from Chuck? If I was writing a recap, I could just say that these things happened and draw no conclusions. But I’m writing a review; it requires an opinion. And I just can’t shake the feeling that we’re heading for a Dallas-esque finale, with Chuck waking up in the hospital after the car accident, having dreamed all of it. Read More...



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