Blair (Leighton Meester) and Serena (blake lively).Considering the original gossip girl, these two characters and their incredibly complicated friendship are the first things that come to mind. When creating the reboot, how to create deep friendships and rivalries is something the writers chose to not only explore among themselves, but also introduce this thread into the series as something new Gossip Girl. was—teacher Kate (Tavi Gevinson), Jordan (Adam Chanler Berat), and Wendy (Megan Ferguson) — had to consider. They had an it-girl and Queen of Constance, Julien (Jordan Alexander), but who’s on the other side of things? their choice, Zoya (whitney peak), clearly not worthy of rival status, and the first season suffered because of it.Savannah Lee Smith) declared war on her hot-headed Julian, proving herself to be a far superior rival in just two episodes, and finally bringing the series to life.
Zoya and Julian’s rivalry didn’t work out
The pilot episode explores the rivalry between Julian and her long-lost sister Zoya (whitney peak) began, thanks to some dirty manipulation by Gossip Girl. Separated by his vengeful father Davis (Luke Kirby) and Nick (Jonathan Fernandez), neither of them let go of their feelings for the girl’s mother leaving Davis for Nick and the terror that ensued after she died giving birth to Zoya, but after Zoya transferred to Constance, the girl We finally met and were given the opportunity to become real sisters and entered high school on a scholarship. Kate and Jordan, who have a strained family history, decided that pitting these sisters against each other was their best chance to build a new Instagram platform and get people to invest in them again. Of course it worked, but at what cost? So what has the series lost from the original to the reboot?
The answer is simple. Julianne and Zoya didn’t have an interesting rivalry and weren’t worth following in Blair and Serena’s footsteps. On the rare occasion that Julien fully embraced the influencer lifestyle and left it up to Monet and Luna, without one risking losing the other forever. In addition, they could not go too far (Shion Moreno) helps Zoya take a few steps down the Met. There was too much darkness between them. Also, Zoya was not up to her Julien level. Since she was new to New York, she didn’t have similar connections to get things done. For the most part Julian pulled her punches perfectly. Because the simple attack she unleashed on Zoya was enough to destroy anything resembling a sisterhood between them.
The most violent attacks come from Monet and Luna, proving that Julian is better suited for them to face off than his unsuspecting sister. Attempts to do so ultimately failed. Additionally, their fight over Obie (Eli Brown), the most undeserving man to date both of these lovely women bounced between them so incredibly lame and not showing anyone the best light. and conflicts in the spotlight for much of the first season felt as if the original replaced Blair and Serena with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) and Jenny (taylor momsen) fight over Nate (Chase Crawford). nobody I wanted to see it. (And Nate is a much better man than Obie, so at least that fight was somewhat justified.)
Monet is the perfect Blair for Julian’s Serena
Monet, on the other hand, is already a much better rival to Julian after a few episodes. gossip girl season two. This conflict arose from the moment we met Monet at the series premiere. Because Monet was obviously already fed up with Julien. Monet has devoted much of his life to advancing Julian’s influencer career, building his network and using it to put Julian in the spotlight. She made sure Julian’s image was perfect, did everything she could to spin things where needed, and spent countless hours working with Luna to grow the Julian brand. However, it becomes clear early on that Monet feels undervalued and overlooked by Julian. By the end of the season, Monet has her crown for herself and she’s poised to become the new Queen Constance, who she feels Julian never deserves.
Monet is more like Blair Waldorf in nature, but Julian has more of Serena’s “innocent but bad” girl energy. Monet holds a Blair-like grudge against Julian. She will do whatever it takes to come out on top. It’s creepy how similar her demeanor and behavior are to Blair’s demeanor and behavior in the original early seasons, but it’s also made more modern. You can stop pulling punches on She still holds back, but this time it’s simply because she doesn’t want Julian to be that kind of person. As Selena has tried many times before her, she’s on the high road, and this brilliant new dynamic will be highlighted at her premiere debutante her ball of the season. Monet surreptitiously invites Julien’s disgraced father (with whom she wants nothing to do) to accompany him to the ball. It’s a low blow and Julian staggers. They’ve known each other for a long time and have established relationships, so they know how to get deeper into each other’s skin than anyone else.Amanda Warren).
Then, in the new season’s second episode, Monet and Julian are subtly battling over the Spectator’s profile. Julian plans a night to remember and humiliate Monet, hoping to leave this needless conflict behind them and move on with their respective lives. Unfortunately for her, Monet has lived in Julian Calloway’s mindset for so long that her plan backfires and Monet uses it to fuel a war between them. It’s a clever and calculated move not seen since Blair Waldorf herself took control of New York, but it shows the depth of this relationship. He uses his knowledge to force Julian to fight back. The two seem to have laid the torch by the end of the third episode, but anyone who’s seen the original knows it doesn’t take long for the gasoline to catch fire again.