Saturday, October 2, 2010

TV's enchanting heartbreakers

Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass
They are handsome, they are rich and they know how to twist every woman around their fingers: Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl), Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) and Charlie Harper (Two and a half men). We all think, "How stupid are the women who get involved with these guys", but secretly we have to admit that we would probably be tempted as well if these guys were real. Most men probably wonder, "How do they do it? What do I have to do to be as successful with women as them?" I am afraid there is no answer to that. Chuck, Barney and Charlie have their own little tricks to get the girls.
Take Chuck Bass, for example. It is obvious that he has intimacy issues, he himself even confesses that "Chuck Bass doesn't do girlfriends." But the girls fall for him anyway. What's his secret of success? Is it his deep, sexy voice? Is it his money? Is it his confidence? We don't know; but we know for sure that it works and keeps us staring at our telescreens every week, wishing Chuck Bass would just climb right out the TV and take us on a ride in his shiny, black limo (Blair Waldorf is a lucky girl!).
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
It is different with Barney Stinson: Women don't fall for him immediately, it takes a little work to convince them. But Barney spares no efforts to get the girls. Every week we watch him doing "the possimble" (as he calls things that are impossible, but possible at the same time), getting every woman he has his eye on. He even creates fake identities, like in the episode with the  Lorenzo van Matterhorn technique. In this episode, he walkes over to a random girl in a bar, and tells her that it is really him, Lorenzo van Matterhorn. He gives her his number and leaves. After he leaves, the girl googles his fake name and explores several websites about Lorenzo van Matterhorn, each and every one of them telling how AWESOME Lorenzo is, listing all the good things he has already done to save the world. I think we all know what the girl does after that (she calls him, naturally). This technique requires a lot of work though, as Barney had to create all these websites in advance to make it look real. But hey, it worked. 
Charlie Harper (Two and a half men)
Charlie Harper's success is the biggest mystery of all. It's like, no matter what he says, women are fascinated. Some women are easy to convince and follow him home when he mentions his big Malibu beach house. Sometimes Charlie appeals to the women's maternal instincts, telling them how good he is with kids, as he is living with his brother Allan and Allan's son Jake. In other episodes, Charlie just tells the girls what they want to hear and they believe him, of course. It always works. 
What do we learn from this? 
1. Men are dogs, they do and say whatever it takes to win over women.
2. There are a hell of a lot dumb women out there.

Although it is very entertaining to watch Chuck, Barney and Charlie 'doing their thing,' you have to keep one thing in mind: It's only a television show, so stop dreaming of meeting someone like Chuck, Barney or Charlie (although I am sure there are some guys out there who could remind us of them). Besides, women are not as easy as they are represented in these shows (well, some probably are, but most of us actually do have a brain, you know).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chuck: Serena, stop trying to pretend you're a good girl. So you slept with your best friend's boyfriend. I kind of admire you for it.

I'm just so in love with Chuck.

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