Hello chuck and blair the perfect pair readers! It has been a while I have written a post where I talked to you directly. Nowadays we are not getting too much stuff regarding Ed and Leighton, and since the show is over, we will not be getting any stuff on the show anymore either; but let’s not freak out. I am writing this post here to suggest you shows to watch while feeding your Gossip Girl melancholia. I know this show cannot be substituted into your hearts, and we will not do that, but you can find something new to fulfill its void a little. These shows have helped me overcome my GG sadness, and I hope they do it to you too, but without putting Chuck&Blair and the show apart. Chuck and Blair will always be a part of our lives and cannot be replaced by another couple if you have loved them as much as we on this site, did. For this purpose, I highly suggest you to follow parisinthe1920s, a twitter account dedicated completely to CB that is owned by some of my online bffs. The only way to keep the love and the memory of a show that has ended, is by reading fan fictions and posting edits, gifs, and anything about it everyday, so that many other people may be fascinated and love Chuck&Blair as well. On to the top, keep reading us for future news about EL’s upcoming projects and other stuff about CB. 🙂
1. Game of Thrones
Have we ever gushed about Game of Thrones over here? No? Well, now I am doing it. If you never watched it, GoT is a drama show set in the fantasy world of Westeros and Essos, where either summer of winter can last decades. There is a wide range of characters you love to hate and hate to love, and simply love or hate. The show has a medieval touch, but a very contemporary strike. The characters are developed very nicely as well as the storylines. It is awesome how this show can embody so much of our society. It is witty, sexy, dramatic, tragic. If you like the genre, you won’t get bored and you will want to know more and read the books! GoT is taken from “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, that has currently five books. The books follow the story of the show besides for small details. If you like something like The Lord of the Rings, then Game of Thrones is the show that you are looking for. Also, if you look for a well written and developed drama, I highly suggest you watch. So far there are three seasons with ten episodes each. Airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO (last two episodes are gonna air on the first two Sundays of June).
This CW show (I can’t believe it either) tells the story of Oliver Queen, a billionaire who went missing for five years because of a shipwreck at sea. On the island he lives while he is missing, he learns to use bow and arrow and do a lot of things he didn’t know how to do before while he lived his life as a wealthy man. When Oliver gets back to the fictional Starling City and sees all the crime and horrors, he decides to do the vigilante and destroy all the corrupted businessmen in town. Arrow is a superhero/mystery show as well as drama. Many eye candies are in it (Stephen Amell and Colton Haynes I’m looking at you), and our former GG Juliet and Agnes, Katie Cassidy and Willa Holland. If you like shows inspired by comics and you love a good and intriguing story, this show is for you. One of the ex GG writers, Jake Coburn (imo one of the best writers GG ever had) writes for this show. Airs on Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW.
Revenge is a show I started recently. The main character is Emily Thorne, played by Emily Van Camp (if you’ve watched Everwood, you sure know her). Emily is seeking revenge in the Hamptons, where she used to live with her father when she was little. She wants to destroy the people who had her father put in jail and wrongly accused of a plane crash. The show is a sort of thriller filled with drama that I find very interesting. In each episode bits of the life of Emily Thorne is revealed, as she helps the paws fall one after another as a payback for what they did to her beloved father. Love stories of course aren’t missing, there are plenty of guys who fight for Emily’s heart. If you like shows with less drama and more action and mental “games”, then this show is for you. Airs on abc on Sundays at 9pm.
4. True Blood
Love vampires? Then keep reading. True Blood is a HBO show based off Charlaine Harris novels of the Southern Vampire Mysteries saga. Sookie Stackhouse is the main girl, a waitress who finds love with a vampire. Vampires start to go out of their graves because someone in Japan has invented True Blood, a drink that tastes like human blood and that makes it possible for humans and vamps to live together (almost) peacefully. True Blood is set in Louisiana, in the fictional city of Bon Temps. Not only sexy vampires are part of this world, but also werewolves and witches. If you like supernatural and mysteries and don’t mind gore and wild sex, this is for you. Season 6 starts on June 16th on HBO, all Sundays at 10pm.
5. Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a British period drama that usually airs between October and December on ITV (UK channel) and PBS in America. It starts its narration on 1912, when the Titanic sunk. The Crawley family is left without an heir to own the place in the future when two of the cousin who was coming there to inherit the palace is dead. This makes it possible for another cousin, Matthew Crawley, a simple lawyer who lives humbly, to get the chance to inherit the property. Everyone is against this because the Earl of Grantham and his mother want to keep their property, but if cousin Matthew marries his eldest daughter Mary, these problems can be fixed. Downton Abbey deals with a beautiful and fascinating world of hundred years ago, showing how people used to live in the 20’s and giving a truthful portrait of the English society of that time. The actors are impeccable and the script is also well done, because Julian Fellowes, the writer, tries to keep it all precise and clear. FYI, he also wrote the script for Ed’s upcoming movie Romeo and Juliet. Airs on Sundays at 9pm on ITV (UK) and on Sundays on PBS.