Monday, October 15, 2007

In the third episode of Gossip Girl, Blair and Serena continue with their mess of a friendship. Representatives from the Ivy Leagues come to their school, and it is their duty as students to basically suck up to them so that they can gain admission to the Ivy League school of their choice. Serena has an interest in Brown University, and of course, leave it to Blair to try and ruin that for her.

Throughout this season, Blair and Serena have an on-and-off relationship. One moment they are the best of friends while two seconds later they are in a dramatic fight. This entire series reminds me of Catullus' "Amici et Inimici" series of poems. For example, throughout this particular groups of poems, Catullus continually sees the bad in people, just like Blair always tries to find something horribly wrong with Serena and use that against her. Catullus is just like Blair in so many ways! For instance, Blair cannot trust Serena after a certain little incident that happened between her and Blair's boyfriend. Catullus does not feel like he is able to trust people because they can never measure up to their promises or they might have failed him in a certain way. This lack of trust definitely ruins how Catullus views people in general. However, Blair just hates Serena.

Well until next time!

Gossip Girl*

*you would probably have to watch the show to get that

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The purpose of this blog is to find some aspect of Catullus in our lives using a particular theme as a lens. As of right now, I don't exactly know what that theme might be, but just give me a week and I'll find something. One of the few ideas I have is to compare movies to particular works of Catullus. After all, Catullus is everywhere!

I will be using the theme "Amici et Inimici" as a lens.

I have decided to compare Catullus to some of the wonderful television shows that we watch. Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill (when that starts), Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy are only a few of the shows I plan on finding some part of Catullus in. Enjoy!