...Like, for example, starting to watch Gossip Girl, when there are so many other (better) shows on my list of things to watch that I should really watch. Or, you know, study (ha). Surprise, surprise, I got sucked into GG within the first few episodes. I'm still a little confused as to how I ended up actually liking Chuck, the would-be date rapist, more than almost any other character. But let's be honest, it's not hard to persuade me to like a tragically flawed character. Throw in an unrequited love storyline and an abusive father, and before you know it, I'll be the president of his fan club. Other examples of my affinity for broken bad-boys on television include Logan of Veronica Mars (swoon) and Sawyer on Lost (double swoon). So the Chuck-Blair romance is pretty much the only thing keeping me invested in GG, (Side note: Blair is such a badass. She's kind of my new hero), although I am almost equally enamored of the Chuck-Nate bromance. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the lingering feelings between Rufus and Lily, because Gossip Girl is one of those awesome teen dramas where the parents are young and attractive enough to have their own romantic storylines. (Seriously, how old were they when they had these kids? Twelve? I mean plastic surgery can account for some of it, but really, do these people look like they have almost-college-age children?) I am only two episodes away from the end of the first season, and I am quite tired of the whole Michelle-Trachtenberg-comes-back-to-cause-trouble-and-resurrect-Serena's-bad-girl-past plot, but that could be because I know where it's going. Sigh, well, I suppose at this point I have to debate whether to be lazy and irresponsible and watch more GG, or actually study and possibly learn how to become a contributing member of society. I think we all know where this is going.