Sometimes I love Gossip Girl and sometimes I love to hate it. But lately my glass of haterade is totally empty. Here's why:
1. Blair - and Leighton Meester - steal the show. She manages this delicate balance of heart and vindictive evil, and she has such a great sense of humor about herself. She's not self-deprecating, but she is somewhat self-aware, and it works.
2. Chace Crawford now smiles regularly. In season one, his constant model-like sexy scowl became tiresome, nearly ridiculous. But now Nate and Vanessa are rocking these great down-to-earth attitudes, and it's a nice contrast to the painstaking intensity of Chuck Bass. I like that Nate can sort of keep Chuck in check. I also really like his face. We're getting married.
3. Jenny's not a crazy whiny selfish unrealstically-successful-in-the-fashion-world bitch anymore. And there was even a line acknowledging her move away from the raccoon eyeliner.
4. GG just...goes for it. Yeah, we've seen the whole teacher affair thing (um, Pacey! Anyone remember the storm episode?), but never with such...cool, you know? Guitars up. Clothes off. Rock.