10 Years of Gossip Girl: Why Serena was the WORST
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It’s officially been a decade since Gossip Girl began its reign of bitchiness, wealth and fashion. If you’re anything like me, you haven’t looked back since. But at this milestone, it feels like a good time to reflect on one of the show's leading characters. With actress Blake Lively’s model looks, winning smile and long blonde tresses, Serena Van Der Woodsen was always going to be an 'It' Girl, as is made clear from the very beginning of Gossip Girl. At the beginning of the series, we learn that she is a reformed bad gal and has returned to Manhattan to be Sweet Serena, an Upper East Side saint, slumming it with a Brooklyinite and being “so over” the glitz and glamour of her former life. But unlike every other good character ever, instead of showing real character development throughout the show, Serena VDW literally spent six seasons going back to her pre-GG bitchy self. Compare that to Blair’s transformation from bitch-without-a-cause to bitch-but-only-with-good-reason, and you’ll see what I mean. Since it was the focal point of everything Serena did, let’s talk about her love life. She was supposedly “in love” every other five minutes with some random character before pining for Dan or Nate once again, proceeding to ruin whatever else they had going on at the time.
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