Sorry, Gossip Girls, But Blair Waldorf Is Not A Good Role Model

Sorry, Gossip Girls, But Blair Waldorf Is Not A Good Role Model

She's not exactly a great person, if you really think about it...


If I had to list off some of my favorite TV shows, "Gossip Girl" would definitely make the list. It's so full of drama and scandal, and who doesn't love that?!

But after rewatching the series a few times, I've come to the realization that Blair Waldorf is actually kind of a terrible person.

Don't get me wrong, the show wouldn't be the same without her, and there are many moments where I'm like "YES, BLAIR, YOU GO!" But I feel like there were more moments where I was like "did she really just do that?"

She was so manipulative. She was constantly blackmailing people, and even though she and Serena seemed to get the most negative attention from Gossip Girl," she still continued to use Gossip Girl. She used it as a way to get even or to show people she was in control. And yes, Serena, and all of the friends really, did this too, but Blair's seemed to be the worst.

And in the first couple of seasons, it was expected from a group of spoiled rich kids in high school, but Blair continued to do it even after she graduated. Her manipulating and blackmailing is actually one of the reasons she didn't get into Yale but did this make her realize her bad ways? No, not at all.

She's most commonly known as Queen B. Well, that name kind of went to her head. She was constantly wanting everyone's attention to be on her. She ended her friendship with Serena several times because Serena "outshined" her. Why couldn't she just be happy that her best friend had good things going for her? Why did she have to tear Serena down and make her feel like she wasn't allowed to do anything to take the attention away from Blair? That's not how best friends should treat each other.

And honestly, she wasn't any better or worse than the others when it came to betrayal. Serena slept with her best friend's boyfriend. She felt terrible, she took so much crap from Blair about it, and earned Blair's forgiveness. But only episodes later does Blair turn around and do the SAME EXACT THING to Nate. She slept with Chuck, after she made a big deal about saving herself for Nate.

I would have been hurt if I had found out what Serena and Nate did too, but it is completely unfair that Blair turned around and did the same thing to Nate.

And the one thing that always bothered me about her character was that she just wanted a title. Like she always talked about how she would marry a prince and all that jazz. Well, then, when Louis and his driver tricked the girls into thinking he wasn't actually the prince, she no longer wanted to be with him. She proved that her only interest for Louis came from the fact that she wanted to be a princess.

All of the characters had their flaws and they all acted childish for a while, but Blair never really seemed to grow up and mature like the rest.

The show definitely wouldn't be the same without Blair, and her nature really does fit in with what the show is about. In fact, the show really wouldn't have been the same without her, but I don't think Blair should be any kind of role model. She has some really inspiring quotes and actions throughout the show, but that doesn't make up for her personality.

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The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

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After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.

20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.

19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.

18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.

17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.

16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.

15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.

14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)

13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.

12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.

11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.

10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.

9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.

8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.

7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.

6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.

5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.

4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.

3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.

2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.

1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

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Honestly, NBC Just Needs To Green Light 'This Is Us' Through 6 Seasons Already–It's The Show America Needs

The Pearsons tell the story that we all need to watch, so let's do ourselves a favor and watch it.


If you've been living under a rock for the last three years, you've missed out on one of the best storytelling television shows in the history of Television.

"This Is Us" has thoroughly thought through the past, present, and future of the Pearson family before season 1 even started. Isaac Aptaker, the executive producer of the show, has already that the writers planned a six-season arc. It's sad to know that at the end of this season, the story will be halfway over and we may not even see it!

That's right! Not only has NBC not renewed the show for the next 3 seasons, but they also haven't even renewed the show for season 4.

How they haven't done it yet is beyond me because everyone knows that the writers are good for it.

They know the ending of the show and how they're going to get there which is comforting for fans of "How I Met Your Mother" who were sourly disappointed because the writers lost sight of their ending. Pause for a moment of silence for the death of a great show.

Okay, and we're back. Thankfully, the "This is Us" writers have dropped hints for us in every season of what's to come and have even filmed some of the endings. We can trust that their awesome storytelling is leading up to something amazing and worth it.

Mandy Moore not only knows the ending and she let it slip that she has actually filmed episodes from the very last episode of the show.

And while she can't give too much away, we know that she's in the last episode and that's good enough for me.

So how come NBC is holding back when they were so quick to greenlight season 2 and 3 before season 1 even ended?

"This is Us" is the story that America needs! It's a story about family sticking together through the ups and downs, through the trials and triumphs, and through life and death. It breaks our hearts because it hits close to home and becomes a little real in unexpected places.

This isn't another unrealistic reality competition or some unrealistic medical drama that goes on for an insane number of years (still love you, Grey's Anatomy), but it's a show trying to tell a meaningful story for an actual purpose.

It's honestly good television that families haven't seen on their screens in years. Highlighting truths about society that deals with the struggles of addiction, fertility, anxiety, and diversity. Through the Pearsons, we can see our grief, our anger, our healing process, and all these other emotions described in a way we never thought of, but we've definitely felt before. It depicts grief, anger, and healing in ways we can relate to it.

So if the writers plan to keep it going for three more years, let's keep it going for three more years.

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