Gossip Girl: The Evaluation Results

25 05 2009

First off, I want to thank you all for encouraging me to do a poll for Gossip Girl (and One Tree Hill).  While the results weren’t surprising to me, it’s still interesting to know where you all stand.

Chuck and Blair pretty much dominated.  They’re your favorite characters and favorite couple, and their relationship won best storyline.  The percentages were pretty high, too, so no one else really stood a chance apparently.

Vanessa got the majority of votes for worst female character, while Dan won for worst male–though Nate was very close behind.

Nate and Vanessa were voted worst couple, with Nate and Blair in second.

Georgina ranked best supporting character, beating Dorota by only two votes.

There were single votes for the following as worst storyline: Georgina becoming religious, Nate and Jenny’s fling, Eleanor and Cyrus getting married, Nate and Blair reuniting, Chuck’s “Eyes Wide Shut” story and the Gabriel/Poppy scheme.

There were equal votes for best cliffhanger, both coming from the finale: Serena finding out about her dad, and Georgina requesting to room with Blair at NYU.

You rated the season an 8 overall and the show a 9.

Thoughts?

One Tree Hill results will be posted tomorrow.





Donnarama Marathon Today!

25 05 2009

Today beginning at 10am, SoapNet is airing “Donnarama Marathon.”

The marathon consists of 10 Beverly Hills 90210 episodes that showcase some of Donna’s “top moments.”

The chosen episodes span the ten seasons and conclude with the series finale.

Be sure to check out their “Donna Martin Madness” slideshow, which has photos of both Donna through the years as well as Tori Spelling post-90210.





Happy Birthday Bryan Greenberg!

24 05 2009

Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill) turned 31 today.

Check out this tribute video on YouTube.





90210: The Evaluation Results

24 05 2009

Thanks to everyone who voted in the polls.  If you read my reactions posts, you know where I stand on 90210 but I was curious to get all of your opinions as well, particularly because this was the show’s inaugural season.  And I have to admit, some of the results were surprising to me.

Most shocking? Liam won for favorite male character (with Navid one vote away!) but also came in second place for worst male (Ethan ranked first).  Not exactly sure how that happened–and not even sure why any of you like him to begin with!

Silver got your vote for favorite female, while worst female was a no-brainer: Annie!  Annie also got the (dis)honor of winning worst storyline for her performance in the season finale, as well as worst couple for her relationship with Ethan.

Adrianna came out on top in several categories.  Her relationship with Navid earned them favorite couple, as well as best storyline.  Additionally, Adrianna’s overdose early in the season was voted best cliffhanger.  Given these results, I was surprised she came in second for favorite female.

Kelly not only won favorite supporting character but beat out–with 71% of the vote!–Donna and Brenda, respectively, for favorite returning one.

As for rating the season/show overall, you guys gave it a 7.5 (since there was a tie for 7 and 8).

And much to my disappointment, you guys prefer 90210 to Beverly Hills 90210 54-46%.  Any particular reason why?

Come back tomorrow for the Gossip Girl results!





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

24 05 2009
  • You can see pictures of some of our favorite teen drama stars at the upfronts here.
  • Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) used his GG character to convince advertisers at the upfronts to work with The CW.
  • Westwick talked about his character’s style and his real-life tattoo with The Washington Post.
  • Kristin has spoilish info on Gossip Girl’s next season.
  • TVGuide.com said 90210 had the “most pointless cliffhanger” of the week/TV season.
  • Finished reading Mommywood by Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210).  Loved it just as much as I did sTORI Telling (which is a lot!).  Best parts: when she talks about 90210, including recently running into Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) and him completely snubbing her!
  • You can follow the progress of Bethany Joy Galeotti’s (Haley, One Tree Hill) restaurant here.




Tori Spelling on the new 90210

23 05 2009

“I knew that first and foremost they had to make it their own thing. It couldn’t be a remake, because people compare everything to the original. And they’re always going to find fault with new shows that are trying to recreate something that was very specific to its era. And, you know 90210 was the ‘90s. So I think it’s great when they pay homage to those fans…But I think truly to be a stand up show they needed to create their own characters and just have a time in a Beverly Hills setting. And I think they’ve done a nice job of really creating their own show.”





One Tree Hill: The Evaluation

23 05 2009

Vote in the following polls by Monday TUESDAY evening and then I’ll post the results.

Please remember the questions are based on the season that just ended and your answers should be according to that as well.

Note: The format is wonky for the open-ended questions.  Please put your answer in the “other” space.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill and More

22 05 2009
  • E!Online and Korbi have coverage of the CW upfront.  Some claim the Gossip Girl spin-off isn’t completely dead but I don’t believe them.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) discussed her music career with MTV.
  • PEOPLE is asking readers to give their opinion on Blake Lively’s (Serena, Gossip Girl) “best look.”
  • You can see the kinda new promo pics for Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill here.  And here you can read the new descriptions released at the upfront.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) says she’ll “absolutely” appear on 90210 again.
  • Mega Minute is reporting (*CORRECTED LINK*) that the 90210 cast is shocked by the firing of Dustin Milligan (Ethan, 90210) and they don’t know how things will be wrapped up for his character.
  • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) says she made the decision not to join the Twilight New Moon cast (as opposed to not getting the role).
  • jitZul has an interview with Colin Fickes (Jimmy, One Tree Hill).
  • In an interest new interview, Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) says that scenes showing Owen and Brooke continuing their relationship never aired.
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) is only a supporting character in Beautiful Life.
  • Parental Discretion Advised (formerly called Light Years), starring Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) was given a mid-season pick-up by The CW.




Gossip Girl: The Evaluation

22 05 2009

Based on your comments on the 90210 Evaluation, I will do one for Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill as well.

Vote in the following polls by Sunday evening and then I’ll post the results.

Note: The format is wonky for the open-ended questions.  Please put your answer in the “other” space.





Random Thought

21 05 2009

Okay, so it’s actually not that random, but bear with me…

I cannot accept that the season finale of One Tree Hill was not the series finale.

It was the most perfect ending to six seasons of an amazing show.  I’m not the only one that feels this way, and I’ll be damned if I ever hear Mark Schwahn say otherwise.

Not only did the episode wrap up storylines, but it also circled back to so many things that made One Tree Hill what it was in the first place.

To continue next season without Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton is a travesty.  Yes, I understand they aren’t the only important cast members.  But you take away them and you take away a part of what makes One Tree Hill what it is.  And you do a disservice to the remaining cast, because you break apart so many relationships: Nathan and Lucas, Haley and Lucas, Brooke and Peyton, just to name a few.

I’ve respected Mark all throughout the series.  I think he’s the most brilliant and dedicated of all the teen drama show runners.  He has continually catered to the fans (more so than any other show has, as well) but now he’s doing something extremely out-of-character.  His willingness to continue the show without CMM and Burton just doesn’t add up.  I do believe there’s more to the story than what we know but I’m not even sure knowing what really happened would give me any satisfaction at this point.

I’m truly at a loss.  How do I give up on something that’s such a huge part of me?  Hell, I haven’t given up on Beverly Hills 90210 (and it’s been off the air for almost a decade!) or the current version despite how much I criticize it.

But how do I continue to remain dedicated to One Tree Hill when it isn’t One Tree Hill anymore?

It’s really sad that I’m actually hoping The CW will change its mind and cancel the show.  I truly think that’s the right way to go.

My only other hope is that next season, I fall in love with the show all over again, One Tree Hill version 2.0.








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