Not to be all whatever, but Dan Humphrey is super annoying. I cannot believe anyone ever attempted to compare him to Seth Cohen save for both of their childhood crushes that turned into borderline stalker-y obsessions that were eventually reciprocated by the Girls of Their Dreams, which could happen to Seth, for sure, but Dan? No. Not with those sideburns. Actually, they both had strange sideburns. I’ll chalk it up a transitional time period in media-mandated male beauty. Note to self: compare time periods on phone next time Netflix buffers.
Jenny Humphrey, however, is comparable. Her character was not only completely made-over from her literary form for the sake of television, she was basically rewritten in the same likeness as Kaitlin Cooper and Julie Taylor.
Except Julie Taylor is the most-worst.
Worse than Julie Cooper.
I can’t even fathom how parents like Tami and Coach Taylor had a kid like Julie. She’s such a brat. But she’s also such a teen. They must always be concerned, like: is she with Matt, is she making poor choices, is she trying to do the right thing but getting peer pressured by Tyra? How can you trust someone who changes their hair that often?
I’m always concerned, too: is Riggins cheating on me? Is Ryan going to walk out again? Does Nate have better eyebrows than me?
All of these thoughts keep me up at night. Up and into the wee hours of the morning I sit, bleary eyed and aware of my professional and physical-fitness call times, clicking “next” on my remote, because no matter how many times you’ve seen the episodes, some TV series are like Pringles. Once you pop…
These are my top 3 to re-watch: Gossip Girl (currently in progress), The OC and Friday Nights Lights. But you know what’s coming next, right? When it comes to the best re-watchable shows — the real life/sleep-cycle ruiners — what are yours?
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