“What works with Dan and Blair becoming so close is how wonderfully each complements the other. Chemistry between characters is a magical thing and impossible to predict. Some claim to see chemistry between Blair and Chuck, but I’ve never been able to detect any. Perhaps this is due to my being older than the show’s target audience. Perhaps their magic is undetectable by anyone old enough to have a healthy adult relationship. But for me—and I’m hardly alone in this—both Dan and Blair became more interesting characters as they began to spend time together. Unlike Blair and Chuck, who only have their dysfunction to keep them together, Dan and Blair’s ongoing friendship is grounded upon their love of film, art, and books, and, of course, conversation. No two characters on television are as much fun to listen to as Blair and Dan. If Blair and Chuck’s scenes feel like they come off the pages of really bad romance novels, Dan and Blair remind one more of Howard Hawks’s screwball comedies or Nick and Nora Charles in the Thin Man movies.” - TV Highpoints and Lowpoints, July 2011
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Thats exactly why Blair & Dan don’t work, they’re too much alike, they enjoy culture, yes, but have no passion. And they NEVER have. The first time they had sex was awful and the times after that aren’t even featured in the show…which is odd because sex is a HUGE part of Gossip GIrl. I’m older than the target audience as well, and always have been. They do have a great friendship…when Dan isn’t off being the worst character of the final season that is. Blair & Chuck have lived through so many mistakes with each other, Blair got married for Christ’s sake and Chuck paid her dowry so she could be free. Dan would’ve never done that, hes too selfish. Blair is seemingly the most self-absorbed one on the show, but in my opinion, she is not. She forgives everyone in her life that has wronged her beyond comprehension.
Ugh, anyways, I was only pro Blair/Dan a few episodes…most viewers fall in love with Dan and forgive every outrageous thing he does, therefore, agree with his relationship with Blair. She never loved him, though. Never even said it.
(I could dissect my favorite TV shows forever.)
(Source: taylortownsend, via cupkacie)