Life Lessons From The CW: Sometimes The Bad Guy Is The Most Irresistible
Here at The CW Source, we like to justify our frequent TV viewing so we don't feel quite so bad about our addiction. So we've been telling ourselves that it's not just a guilty pleasure... watching TV can actually be educational! Really. Beginning today, our new weekly feature, Life Lessons, shows us just what we've learned from The CW.
If there's one thing The CW shows have taught us, it's that the bad guy can be the most irresistible. That doesn't mean it's right. It just is! Hey, we can't be the only ones whose hearts go all aflutter when Dan on One Tree Hill shows up. There's something disturbingly alluring about Tree Hill's patriarch. Even though he always returns to his bad-guy ways eventually, he goes through periods of reform (about once a season) that win us over, too.
It's not just One Tree Hill. Think of Chuck on Gossip Girl, who gets us weak in the knees in spite of (because of?) his sinister smirk and his brash one-liners. Lex on Smallville is far from a good guy, but that doesn't mean he strikes out with the ladies. And how could we forget the Devil himself on Reaper? He might be the living embodiment of evil, but he's also the most charming guy on the show -- and who knew that Satan cleans up so nice?
What do you think -- do The CW's bad boys appeal to you, or do you prefer the nice guys like Gossip Girl's Dan, One Tree Hill's Nathan, and Supernatural's Winchesters (okay, that one's a given!)? Tell us what you think in the comments!