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Have you seen the ads and billboards for the new season of Gossip Girl? They feature quotes from the Parents Television Council, New York Post, and Boston Herald.

A few examples …

“Every Parent’s Nightmare,” “A Nasty Piece of Work,” and my all-time favorite, “Mind-Blowingly Inappropriate.”

I think these ads are genius. I know this show is trashy beyond all belief, but these ads have me, a grown woman, intrigued, so imagine what Little Miss Fourteen-Year-Old is thinking every time she sees them.

She wants to watch this show!

Now in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I have watched Gossip Girl. I enjoy Desperate Housewives. I catch old 90210 and Melrose Place reruns when I can.

Despite being an intelligent, well-spoken, informed woman, I love trash TV.

And you don’t get much trashier than Gossip Girl. Especially when you consider that it is targeted at teenagers! Last year as I was watching an episode I said to Ricky “I love this show, but if we had a teenage daughter, there’s not a chance in hell she’d get to watch it.”

And based on the aforementioned ads, I’m not the only one who feels this way.

The new 90210 premieres tonight and based on some reports, it may give Gossip Girl a run for its money.

I’ll be watching. And waiting for another round of brilliant billboards.

*I feel I should add a disclaimer to this post. As I don’t have kids yet, I probably find all of this a little more amusing than those of you who are trying to shield impressionable eyes and minds away from this crap. If it makes you feel better, when I do have kids, feel free to point and laugh when I’m the one trying to do the shielding.

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