Author

Jade Wolf

Jade Wolf has 36 articles published.

Why Serena is the Worst

in Gossip Girl
Why is Serena van der Woodsen so annoying?

Why is Serena van der Woodsen so annoying?

Serena van der Woodsen might just be the nicest person on Gossip Girl.

A big-hearted and kindly statuesque beauty, Serena is also blessed with huge Hermes bags of charisma and endless wealth, connections and privilege.

Despite this, Serena is as happy dating a townie chef (remember Ivy’s ex?) or a cater waiter (Dan Humphrey) as she is on the arm of old money Nate Archibald.

She’s a protective older sister to her younger brother, Eric, and a loyal BFF to Blair Waldorf. She also treats Blair’s minions well while mostly refusing to be involved in their schemes.

That’s why everyone loves Serena!

Everyone except you…

Something about good natured, easygoing Serena niggles at you.

After all, if Serena’s so damn nice why did she plot against Lola and Blair in Season 5? Keep Reading

Why does Bart Bass hate Chuck?

in Gossip Girl
Why does Bart Bass hate Chuck? Jade Wolf of An Idol Mind explores Bart's psychology.

Bart Bass is the tough, (well, murderous, as it turns out) father of Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass.

A self-made billionaire property magnate, Bart has an abrupt authoritative manner and he initially appears to be an old school autocratic father, disappointed in his wayward son.

This is a narrative we could understand.

If only it were true… Keep Reading

Dan Humphrey was the worst

in Gossip Girl
Why Dan Humphrey was the worst on Gossip Girl because he was a snob.

Why Dan was the true snob of Gossip Girl

There he was, an awkward, bumbling scholarship student at St. Jude’s Preparatory School for Boys, surrounded by the upper class elite.

Intelligent and sensitive – and with a disarming line in self-deprecation, Dan Humphrey seemed the epitome of uncorrupted righteousness.

He stood for humility, honesty and integrity, and had a clear sense of right and wrong.

And then, slowly but surely, he became tarnished by his dealings with those conniving schemers that inhabit the Upper East side, and had to go over to the dark side in order to survive.

Or at least that’s the story Dan tells himself.

And that’s the problem with Dan – he really doesn’t have such a fantastic grip on reality… Keep Reading

Discovering Hidden Treasure in Made in Chelsea #Angus

in Made in Chelsea Cast

Meeting Angus Findley of Made in Chelsea is very confusing…

The model/reality star just isn’t what you’d expect.

Yes, he looks like a model.

Yes, he even looks like that chap on Made in Chelsea.

But that, ladies and gentlemen, is where the resemblance ends.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Sarawak, thirsty tiger 🐅

A post shared by Angus Findlay (@angusfindlay98) on

To provide you with a quick recap, Angus Findlay is the quiet chap who sometimes hangs out with the quirky Amelia Mist.

Upon arrival, he showed some initiative, optimism or sheer folly, depending on your view, by attempting to secure a date with Miles Nazaire’s fiery on/off ex, Maeva D’ascanio.

Who promptly cancelled the date.

With a chuckle.

And that was pretty much that…

No more major stories for Angus, just a bit of egg on his face.

This was not particularly surprising as the bigger personalities inevitably get more air time.

So, why is my brain fried / scrambled? Keep Reading

If Mark-Francis and Boulle had a child – and why Posh Shaming just isn’t Chic

in Made in Chelsea/MIC Series 18

The love child of Mark-Francis Vandelli and Francis Boulle wouldn’t be a bad place to start in terms of inventing the perfect Made in Chelsea character.

And relative newcomer, Freddie Browne, might be just that.

A “born and bred Borough boy” who sports tweed, flannel and brogues (I’m guessing about the latter), may not have been made in Chelsea, but he was certainly made to be in Made in Chelsea.

Keep Reading

COMPETITION: Find love – and meet Love Island’s Amy Hart!

in Love Island

Dating isn’t easy, is it?

It’s full of unexpected twists and turns, false starts and sudden endings.

No one knows that more than Amy Hart, the Love Island 2019 contestant who was unexpectedly dumped by her first love, Curtis Pritchard, on her return from the Casa Amor villa.

Anyone with a heart – or Hart – was in bits as a teary-eyed but smiling Amy declared her eternal friendship to Curtis and then gracefully departed from the spotlight with her head held high.

Amy thought she had met her “perfect man” but how can we predict these things in advance?

Especially when most of us date online, judging potential partners by little more than a clutch of artfully edited photos…

How do we know whether we should go on that first date? How can we protect ourselves from disappointment further down the line?

Enter dating app, CLiKD who are taking a swipe at the superficialities of online dating.  The app helps you to create relationships based on shared values and commonalities. Keep Reading

ITV Love Island: Did you spot the Relationship Red Flags?

in 2019 Series 5/Love Island

ITV Love Island 2019 is over.

What we can learn from it isn’t.

We’re going to delve deep into the cues, clues and nuances of interactions between our Love Island couples for some more love lessons.

If you’ve ever had doubts about your own relationship, see if it has any of the telltale signs we spotted in our ill-fated Love Island pairings…

When you don’t have the full story…

“So, you didn’t want to crack on with anyone else then?” asked a surprised Anna Vakili of Jordan Hames.

Anna has returned from Casa Amor with Ovie Soko in tow – her gorgeous, funny, loyal new love interest.

She was visibly shocked that the chap she had been having a casual fling with, the chap who had been entirely free of romantic declarations, the chap who had not remotely confirmed any commitment to her, had not re-coupled with someone new during her time away in Casa Amor.

“No,” replied Jordan,“I wanted to prove you wrong and prove to you that I do like you – and that you should trust me. Because I don’t say things if I don’t mean them.”

Anna then admits: “I’m surprised at you. I’m surprised at how you acted and how much you like me.”

Anna was surprised for a good reason.

Because it was surprising – as things that aren’t true often are.

Keep Reading

Love Island Lesson 6: Perfection Is Not Enough #Ovie

in 2019 Series 5/Love Island

Shortly before Ovie Soko headed off to Love Island he was quoted in The Radio Times as saying the following:

“I’m confident I bring enough to the table.”

It seemed like a fair assumption…

Not only is the 28 year old professional basketball player already successful in his own right – but at 6ft 7 tall Ovie is also the towering embodiment of chiselled perfection.

Viewers swooned when his torso first shimmied across our screens.

And he seemed to be the full package.

Keep Reading

Love Island Love Lesson 5: No More Mr Nice Guy #Curtis #Michael

in 2019 Series 5/Love Island
Love Island meme of Michael Griffiths calling Amber Gill childish.

If you are watching Love Island you are probably feeling somewhat discombobulated.

We are living in a post-Casa Amor era where heads have been turned – along with our stomachs.

The test of being surrounded by six new girls while their partners were in Casa Amor for a few days proved too much for Michael Griffiths and Curtis Pritchard.

In fact, their heads turned so fast I’m surprised neither of them broke their neck.

Of course, we knew that some heads would turn – but we didn’t expect it from the two  Love Island Nice Guys…


When the women return from Casa Amor, Amy Hart finds herself ditched by Curtis while Amber Gill is dumped by Michael.

 “I never thought you’d do this to me. You’re the perfect man, after all.”
Amy Hart to Curtis Pritchard

On the plus side, we’ve learned a few things…

Keep Reading

Love Island Love Lesson 4: Don’t Play Games #Maura

in 2019 Series 5/Love Island

Some people will look down their noses at you for lounging in front of Love Island when you could be reading The Guardian or watching a documentary.

Be sure to tell them that you’re researching gender bias and attitudes towards sex in Brexit-era Millennials.

Because it turns out that’s exactly what we are doing.


For Love Island is a fluffy programme with hard edges – it’s the iron fist in a velvet glove – and this year the show has landed quite a few punches.

Many of those punches have been thrown by “ring girl” Maura Higgins who has electrified viewers since she first strode into the villa, hand in hand with fellow islander, Elma Pazar.

Keep Reading

0 £0.00
Go to Top