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...

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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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Every Season Of "Bad Girls Club" Ranked From Worst To Best

A year after the Oxygen series finale, here's a recap on every season of BGC.
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It's been a year since Oxygen's reality television series "Bad Girls Club" went off air. It's a guilty pleasure show for most, whether it brings out your inner badass or influences you to fight—or grab some pots and pans.

If you aren't knowledgeable of the show, "Bad Girls Club" focuses on seven self-proclaimed girls from different areas who develop friendships, relationships, and enemies while living in a mansion for three months. For the series, the girls must obey certain rules. Also, the experience is meant to change the girls, either for better or worse.

Certain seasons, however, often underestimated this purpose and focused more on who's the baddest girl.

Which season tops the others?

Here's a ranking from the worst to best seasons of 'Bad Girls Club':


17. Season 14: Back For More (2015)

Girls (left to right): Jasmine, Tina, Lauren, Shannon, Shannade, Jelaminah, and Kat

In terms of storylines and personalities, this season of "Bad Girls Club" was disappointing. Compared to previous seasons, 'Back For More' received low ratings. Aside from a few tolerable girls that stood out from the bunch, the personalities of the girls did not mesh.

If the girls in this season were focused on more, it would have been interesting. Most of the girls were considered carbon copies of other girls from previous seasons, like the inclusion of a set of twins.

One particular moment in this season involved four girls destroying three girls' personal belongings by contaminating them with bodily fluids and molded goods. This moment is considered by viewers as one of the most disturbing altercations in "Bad Girls Club" history.



16. Season 11: Miami (2013)

Girls (left to right): Teresa, Jazmone, Mimi, Tiana, Stephanie, Sarah and Gigi

The eleventh season of Bad Girls Club is the second time the series locates in Miami, Florida. This season overlooked the premise of change, and focused on dominance, instigation, alcohol, and fighting.

The season, in the beginning, started with pretty solid episodes, but the altercations were unbearable and there were numerous fights with jumping. One girl had a mental breakdown and left the show because she feared of being attacked by the other six girls. Other girls were forced out of the house for unnecessary reasons.

This season is considered one of the worst seasons of the series by fans.


15. Season 3 (2008-2009)

Girls (left to right): Ailea, Kayla, Amber B., Sarah, Whitney, Amber M., Tiffany

This season lacked potential for many reasons. It lacked longevity and the girls appeared intolerable because of their tyrannical behavior and constant attacking of the two underdogs in the house.



14. Season 1 (2006-2007)

Girls (left to right): Kerry, Zara, Jodie, Aimee, Ty, Leslie, and Ripsi

While this is the first season, and it enforced the show's initial purpose to change, the season was just average in terms of entertainment and interest. But the girls were likable in their own way and had personality. There was also a "Bad Girls Road Trip" spin-off.


13. Season 13: Redemption (2014-2015)

Girls (left to right): Danni, Rocky, Jada, Redd, Natalie, Julie, Sarah, Judi, and Camilla

An "all-star" season was anticipated by fans, but this particular season did not live up to its hype. The goal for this season was for these bad girl alums to improve their behaviors and redeem themselves, but in reality, the goal made them worse.

A majority of the girls were removed from the house due to physical violence and threats and the girls who were considered "fan favorites" became disappointments. Ironically, the girls that were the "villains" in previous seasons were likable.



12. Season 8: Las Vegas (2012)

Girls (top, bottom): Gia, Erica, Jenna, Amy, Mimi, Gabi, and Danni

"Bad Girls Club" relocated to Las Vegas for the eighth season. The most interesting thing about this season is that it's the first to introduce a set of twins. The disadvantage: there was a lot of jumping on this season, similar to Season 11.

Specifically, the original girls attacked several replacements and it became uncomfortable to watch. It almost felt like a sorority hazing ritual because the victims of the fights joined the cliques.



11. Season 12: Chicago (2014)

Girls (left to right): Aysia, Blu, Jada, Loren, Alex, Britt, and Redd

While this season was a slight redemption from the antics in Season 11, the storylines were mediocre and the girls were tolerable to watch. The altercations were often repetitive and the drama started for frivolous reasons.

This season introduced the "life coach" Laura Baron who didn't really make an impact on the girls. Most of the girls retrogressed and continued their bad behaviors in the house regardless of the help she offered.



10. Season 17: East Meets West (2017)

Girls (left to right): Francesca, Keyaira, Deshayla, Sayyora, Kiyanna, Susan, and Seven

The final season of "Bad Girls Club" ended with a battle between girls residing in the East Coast and girls residing in the West Coast. Ironically, the east coast and west coast girls usually battled with each other.

This season introduced big personalities, of course. The drama was also quite consistent every episode.

However, it felt like something was missing from this season. It felt like a true series, but it wasn't as memorable as like the others. But, the girls indeed held their own and made the season what it was, and it was far from terrible.

9. Season 15: Twisted Sisters (2015)

Girls (left to right): Asia, Amber, Jessica, Annalisa, Kristina, Angela, Olivia, and Diamond

The theme of this season was intriguing and focused on the relationships between the four pairs of sisters. However, the big twist of the season? 2 out of 4 of these pairs aren't sisters!

The season revealed that one of the pairs was actually a former couple. After the show, it was revealed that another pair were cousins. So, this was disappointing because the show cast girls that didn't fit the purpose of the season.This season was pretty solid but memorable for its fights, not the girls.


8. Season 10: Atlanta (2013)

Girls (top, bottom): Janae, Paula, Nicole, Shannon, Alicia, Stephanie, and Valentina

Many viewers consider this season another solid season of 'Bad Girls Club'. It's also one of the most diverse seasons since Season 7 and Season 9. There were also a few girls who were hilarious, but they were portrayed as villains. The girls weren't as impressive, nor did they stand out. Some were hypocrites.

However, the replacements of the season were interesting and brought more to the storylines. The originals were often bullies and jumping took place.


7. Season 2 (2007-2008)

Girls (left to right): Jennavecia, Darlen, Lyric, Cordelia, Neveen, Tanisha, and Hanna

Season 2 introduced us to one of the most quotable hilarious bad girls in the series: Tanisha Thomas. Season 2 was basically memorable because of her. As a whole, these girls stood out in terms of personalities and relationships and most of them changed.

For the meme and Vine lovers out there, this is where the "I ain't get no sleep 'cause of y'all, y'all not gonna sleep 'cause of me!" line was born.





6. Season 16: Social Disruption (2016)

Girls (left to right): Brynesha, Kailie, Zee, Persuasian, Winter, Adryan, and DreamDoll

Social Disruption was the true 'redemption' from the previous seasons of "Bad Girls Club." This season focused on bad girls with a social media persona.

All of the girls were memorable this season, and despite bullying, the altercations and storylines were consistent. The replacements were also a breath of fresh air and gave the season more potential for future seasons.

5. Season 5: Miami (2010)

Girls (left to right): Danielle, Erica, Brandi, Morgan, Lea, Catya, and Kristen

After four seasons in Los Angeles, Season 5 is the first season to locate in Miami.

This season is considered the most controversial on screen and behind the scenes. Oxygen decided not to air this season again because of racial comments from a bad girl. However, season 5 contributed to high ratings.

It was very intense and involved a lot of drama; sometimes, the drama involved public fights with Miami residents. One of the memorable fights appeared at a beach.

In addition, the season had a very good cast. Regardless of likability, every original cast member stood out from each other.

4. Season 6: Hollywood (2011)

Girls (left to right): Nikki, Kori, Jessica, Char, Jade, Lauren, and Sydney

There wasn't a huge breakout star in this season, but there were breakout moments and the cast was very solid. On the other hand, the most iconic girls from the bunch were Char and Nikki, who were frenemies that divided the house.

There was a lot of humor and drama this season that felt like a solid reality TV show. It actually felt like what "Bad Girls Club" was meant to be about.



3. Season 4 (2009-2010)

Girls (top/left, bottom/right): Annie, Amber, Kendra, Natalie, Flo, Kate, and Portia

Fans of "Bad Girls Club" consider this season as one of the best. Natalie Nunn paved the way for confident bad girls. As controversial as she was, she held her own. The only letdown is the casting. Some of the girls didn't seem to fit the "bad girl" premise. However, the girls managed to stand out.

Season 4 set the tone for most physical altercations in the series as forms of entertainment.

2. Season 9: Mexico (2012)

Girls: Rima, Ashley, Christina, Mehgan, Erika, Falen, and Julie

Season 9 is one of those seasons that you can watch over and over again and not get tired of it. The altercations were shocking and the storylines, often petty and pointless, were great. One bad girl Julie made an amazing villain and was the master manipulator of the house.

The downside of the season was that the girls that were likable or respected were removed from the house. The plot twist in the season's finale was clever, bringing back the girls to plot revenge.


1. Season 7: New Orleans (2011)

Girls (left to right): Tasha, Nastasia, Angie, Priscilla, Tiara, Judi, and Shelly


Every bad girl this season had something to offer. The girls were diverse and their personalities stood out and meshed well, regardless of how likable or evil they appeared to be.

The conflicts were raw and the humor and witty dialogue between the girls made the season worth watching. Like Season 9, this season is one to watch over and over again.



What was your favorite season? Comment below!
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Looking Back, Each Of 'Sex And The City's' Leading Ladies Taught Us Something Different

Charlotte holds her ground when peer-pressured to step outside of her comfort zone. She shows that it's okay to be modest and less adventurous compared to your friends.

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If you've never watched "Sex And The City," you might be quick to judge it as just another superficial chick flick series centered around boy-crazy women, excessive shopping, and unnecessary drama. While these characteristics are present in some aspects of the show, they don't establish the central theme of the story. The series is about four New York women discovering professional success, love, and most importantly, themselves. Thus, here are the lessons that each of the characters has to offer.

1. Charlotte

Often portrayed as the high-maintenance princess of the friend group, Charlotte differs from the other girls as the least promiscuous character on the show. Despite her more conservative views on both physical and emotional relationships, Charlotte holds her ground when peer-pressured to step outside of her comfort zone. She shows that it's okay to be modest and less adventurous compared to your friends and that you shouldn't let the opinions of others affect your own moral beliefs. And by being extremely picky when it comes to men, she reminds me that if I'm not willing to hold myself to a high standard, no one else will, either.

2. Miranda

A Harvard graduate and reputable lawyer, Miranda embodies the essence of a working woman. Throughout the series, Miranda discovers the importance of balancing work with personal relationships, demonstrating that prioritizing your job differs from letting it take over all other aspects of your life. Her reluctance to accept true love because of her professional goals reveals that no amount of success will be meaningful if you don't have the people you care about to share it with. Moreover, Miranda reminds me that it's okay to enjoy yourself once in a while and that your professional life shouldn't be the only thing that brings meaning to your personhood.

3. Samantha

Samantha is without a doubt the fiercest character on the show. Taking confident charge of both her personal and professional lives, she proves that women are capable of being just as, if not more, powerful than men. She constantly challenges social taboos by speaking overtly about sex and sexist stereotypes, displaying an admirably unapologetic personality. Overall, Samantha taught me that it's okay to be a little selfish and that the most important relationship in your life shouldn't be the one with any man or woman, but the one with yourself.

4. Carrie

Perhaps the most relatable character on the show, Carrie journeys to find direction in life and confidence in herself. Caught in a seemingly endless cycle of falling in love and getting her heart broken, she struggles to define what it means to have the perfect relationship. Some of the decisions she makes on her way to discovering true love are questionable. However, she shows that although the mistakes you make in life can cause you to feel lost and incompetent, they ultimately strengthen your ability to pick yourself back up and move on to better days.

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