Waldorf is a brunette queen bee—controlling, poised, meticulous.
Van der Woodsen, by contrast, is the blonde, effortlessly cool free spirit.
Lady Gaga performed “Bad Romance” on the show, right as she was approaching the height of her fame; David O.It’s currently available on Netflix, where a new generation is discovering the show for the first time.(Chace Crawford, who played Nate, noted, “It’s so weird how the same demographic has been frozen in time.magazine featured the (scantily clad) cast of the show on its cover toward the end of the first season, proclaiming in its cover headline (only semi-tongue in cheek), “BEST. EVER.”At its core, though, while the fashion and music and Lively-ness of it all no doubt drew a large swath of viewers, the central, relatable dilemmas faced by the main characters—Blair and Serena, as well as Brooklyn “lonely boy” and eventual Serena boyfriend Dan Humphrey, ostentatious bad boy and Blair soul-mate Chuck Bass, and pinup prepster Nate Archibald—were what kept people tuning in.“Phones get updated, but the inner life of teenagers, and the things that they struggle with, are pretty timeless, regardless of what device they’re on,” Schwartz said.