Someone Needs To Say It: Zoey Brooks Didn't Deserve Chase Matthews

Someone Needs To Say It: Zoey Brooks Didn't Deserve Chase Matthews

My nine-year old heart couldn't take the nonsense of "will they, won't they?"


Way back when, in a world far away, we had Zoey 101. We were first introduced to Zoey Brooks when she arrived at Pacific Coast Academy, commonly known as PCA. The first person she meets at PCA is Chase Matthews. He fell off his bike because he was struck with love when he saw Zoey.

What I want to talk about is their friendship as the series progresses. I want to get to the bottom of "Did Zoey Brooks deserve Chase Matthews?" Let's take a look at some key details in their friendship. Their first interaction is Chase riding his bike by Zoey and saying "hey". He then falls off his bike and Zoey runs over to make sure he is okay.

Zoey and Chase become quick friends. Chase fell in love with Zoey the moment he saw her. Their friendship continues throughout the series until season 4 episode 13. Zoey finally finds out how Chase feels about her. She goes back to PCA after being away at a school in England. At the end of the episode, everything ends with the classic kiss.

Now that you know the small background of their relationship, I'm going to go into why I think Zoey doesn't deserve Chase. Zoey did care about Chase, but there were times when she didn't support him. For instance, when he was dating Rebecca, Zoey wasn't too supportive of the relationship. She had valid reasons, but if Chase wanted to be with Rebecca, Zoey should be understanding of it.

I simply feel like Zoey was hurting Chase more than anything. He was hiding his feelings for her for a reason. Now, he did try to tell her in the episode titled Spring Break-Up. She ended up not having her phone, so she never got the message. Chase lived with the pain of being friends with Zoey for so long.

When Zoey went to England for school, Chase was hurting even more. He was lashing out at his roommates. One day, Zoey was trying to video chat Chase and ended up seeing the fight Chase had between his roommates, Logan and Michael. He ended up admitting that he not only liked Zoey, but he loved her.

Zoey heard all of it and decided to return to PCA. She and Chase ended up sitting by the fountain on PCA's campus. They talked for a while. They then sealed it with a kiss. This is where my problem comes in. Zoey came back solely because she heard Chase say he loves her. While that is all the romantic that people love to see, I think it wasn't a great reason. She shouldn't have to come back because her best friend finally admitted how he felt.

My problem with this might be dumb, I don't know. What I will say is, regardless of the circumstances, I personally think it is a poor decision to leave because you think you might have "feelings" for someone. She could end up hurting Chase because he could end up feeling bad that she came all the way back to PCA because she overheard his secret.

Before you get your panties in a twist, please remember this is my opinion. You don't have to agree with me. I simply think Chase deserved someone who realized how great of a partner he would be. It took Zoey a long time and overhearing a conversation for her to realize it. It could be the friend-zone or how life works, but Chase deserved better.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.

As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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The Best And Worst Moments Of 'The Bachelor': Season 23

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was the most dramatic season yet.


This season of "The Bachelor" definitely went down in history as one of the best. In the beginning, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Colton being the Bachelor because, just like the rest of America, I had mixed feelings about him. After his breakup with Becca on "The Bachelorette," and an on-and-off relationship with Tia, Colton found his way back to the Bachelor mansion once again, but this time as the leading man.

There were ups and downs, just like every season, but after the finale, I realized that Colton was one of the best Bachelors of the entire franchise. He was right up there with Bachelor number 22, Ben Higgins. He spoke from his heart and it was easy to tell just how hard he fell for some of these women.

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was going to be the most dramatic season yet. Here are the best and worst moments of the entire season. I'm already missing Colton's shower scenes.

1. Worst: The Constant Virginity Jokes

Demi Virgin joke Gif

ABC was seriously milking this.

2. Best: Any time Colton was in the shower.

Colton Shower Gif

Hottest Bachelor ever? The answer is yes.

3. Worst: The Sloth Girl

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This was so painful to watch.

4. Best: Colton sending home Onyeka and Nicole together.

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Their drama was petty AF and Colton was not having it. Respect.

5. Worst: Demi getting the boot.

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So sad to see my girl put herself out there and get shot down.

6. Best: Demi's personality

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Everything that came out of her mouth was hilarious. Can't wait to see her thrive in paradise.

7. Worst: "Roll Tide"

Hannah B Roll Tide

Hannah B's one-on-one date was so cringing. Her season as the Bachelorette is going to be very interesting.

8. Best: Caelynn talking about her past.

Caelynn and Colton

This brave girl shared her story about sexual assault, and it was a moment so much bigger than the show.

9. Worst: None of Colton's hot friends making guest appearances.

Blake, Jason, Colton

I'm talking about Blake and Jason. What a crew.

10. Best: Heather finally getting her first kiss.

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When they changed her "Never Been Kissed" title to "Has Been Kissed." Good one, ABC.

11. Worst: Hannah Beast

Hannah Beast

I am really hoping Hannah Beast stays in her cage for "The Bachelorette."

12. Best: Getting a new "Bachelor" recap guy, Daniel Miramontes.

Demi Daniel Facetime

This hilarious guy was made Twitter famous by Bachelor Nation because of his hilarious recaps of the show. He even got to Facetime Demi and was invited to the "Women Tell All." Check him out! @dmiramontes_

13. Worst: Chris Harrison's screen time was NON-EXISTENT.

Chris Harrison

The past few seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have been lacking the best host in the world and I am super salty about it.

14. Best: Seeing Colton scream like a girl when skydiving with Tayshia.

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Too damn funny.

15. Worst: When Cassie broke up with Colton.

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Watching Colton shake from hearing that Cassie was choosing to leave was painful to watch. I am still in shock that he told her he wants to pick her when there were still two other women there.


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Waited all season for this and it was totally worth it.

17. Worst: When Colton broke up with Hannah G.

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My heart seriously broke for her, especially seeing how sad she still was at "After the Final Rose."

18. Best: Seeing Colton fight for love.

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He broke Bachelor rules and made history by going after Cassie. I'm happy the two ended up together in the end.

19. Worst: Not seeing Colton on my TV screen every Monday night.

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I can't get that smile out of my head.

Another season down, and it was one for the books. Colton, I miss you and your handsomeness already.

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