It’s a known fact: Bad boys are irresistible. There’s something about a brooding guy with a troubling past that remains appealing despite our better judgment. These TV bad boys prove that no matter what “bad” things they do, we’d probably still date them. Poor nice guys. They never had a chance.
1. Jess Mariano (Gilmore Girls)
Jess was better than just your average bad boy. He was a smart bad boy, who loved to read and had amazing taste in books and music. We totally get why Rory left Dean for him.
2. Jordan Catalano (My So-Called Life)
The ultimate ’90s bad boy crush. The long hair, the grungy plaid, the hidden emotional issues…he had it all.
3. Daniel Desario (Freaks and Geeks)
He frequently skipped school and acted rebellious, but he secretly wanted to succeed.
4. Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
A bad boy with tons of money to burn? A dangerous combination.
5. Sawyer (aka James Ford) (Lost)
Even Kate knew Sawyer was more exciting than Jack. She hooked up with him first, didn’t she?
6. Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights)
He stole his best friend’s girl and drank way too much for a teenager, but we forgave Tim for every transgression because, um, he’s hot. Deep down he was a good person, he just screwed up a lot.
7. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
With his crossbow and general “eff off” attitude, Daryl is our favorite bad boy of the zombie apocalypse. But we know underneath that dirty exterior, there’s a good heart.
8. Ryan Atwood (The O.C.)
He was a brooding outsider who spoke more with his fists than with words. And yep, we’d still date him.
9. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
When you have a choice between “good vampire” and “bad vampire,” always choose the bad one.
10. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
So he cooked meth and said the word “bitch” a lot. We love him anyway.
11. Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars)
If your dad murdered your girlfriend, you’d probably have issues too. But Veronica saw past that, and so did we.
12. Alex Karev (Grey’s Anatomy)
A bad boy AND a doctor. Score!
13. Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
How can you resist someone with the quintessential bad boy accessory – the motorcycle?
14. Eric Northman (True Blood)
Remember what we said about bad vampires? They just do it better.
Who’s YOUR favorite TV bad boy?