TV's Best Bad Boy Tourney: Round 2 Begins With Gossip Girl, Felicity, Dawson's and Hart of Dixie

Round 2 of TV’s Ultimate Bad Boy Bracket Tournament has begun, with our initial field of 64 down to 32 battered, bruised, but ultimately awesome characters.

Today’s matchups find Chuck Bass of Gossip Girl duking it out with Ben Covington of Felicity, and Pacey Witter of Dawson’s Creek going at it with Wade Kinsella from Hart of Dixie.

Every day for the next several weeks, we’ll kick off a new set of matchups in a single-elimination format that will whittle our field of 64 down to one ultimate champ. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 2 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

If you’re wondering what criteria we used to pick our players, we cast our net rather wide — including fellas who are dark and a little bit dangerous, truly good guys with naughty, maybe even promiscuous streaks, and actual evildoers who are nevertheless tough to root against. (We also put a cap of two cast members per show for the bracket, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

And if you’re interested in the match-ups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

Now ready, set, vote!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Lindsey says:

    OMG Pacey wasn’t a bad boy… he was a wannabe! The only true bad boy is Chuck Bass!

    • cjinsd says:

      Wade is way badder than Pacey. I never understood the Pacey love.

    • Captain says:

      There’s a difference between a bad boy and a sleaze bag. He waved goodbye to his bad boy cred around the time he started shopping his girlfriend around for hotels.

    • Laura says:

      Are you kidding me? He was a bad boy with a heart of gold. The best and most attractive kind of bad boy. This gossip girl guy is a joke. Let me guess your like thirteen?

  2. Michele says:

    and I still don’t get HOW on Earth was Ben considered a Bad Guy and how he won against Brian Kinney

  3. I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) says:

    Chuck takes his heat easy, but Pacey vs. Wade? That’s madness!

  4. Courtney says:

    Chuck beats Jess? Wut.

  5. Karin says:

    so i’m a little late with looking at the entire bracket but where are the boys from Spartacus?? Crixus is the ultimate bad boy (hmm maybe that’s why you left them out, there would be no competition)

    • wordsmith says:

      I don’t know, I’d say that Gannicus is really the bad boy of that show… That said, it would have been cool to see some of those guys make the list.

  6. kam says:

    He’s Chuck Bass.

  7. gail says:

    Pacey all the way

  8. Liz says:

    Pacey is a good guy. He doesn’t belong in this tournament.

  9. wordsmith says:

    I have to say, I’m generally less excited about all of the contenders in this whole quadrant of the bracket compared to the others. I think Chuck Bass will come out on top, but can he really hold a candle to guys like Sawyer, Mal or the vampires in the other brackets? I guess we’ll see.

    • wordsmith says:

      Actually, on second look, I think that Barney Stinson may edge out Chuck to take the upper left quadrant.

  10. caligirl says:

    Pacey wasn’t exactly a bad boy but I don’t watch Hart of Dixie so I’ll have to go with Pacey.

  11. Juliette says:

    Wade! I don’t think Pacey was a bad boy at all really……I prefer him on Fringe anyway..LOL!

  12. Tricia says:

    These choices were cake compared to what’s about to happen from that lower left bracket…some hearts are going to get broken.

  13. Catalina says:

    Noooo! Vote for Ben!

  14. EC says:

    How in the WORLD did Pacey beat Dylan???? Pacey wasn’t even a bad boy, and Dylan was the ultimate bad boy of the 90’s!

  15. Ally says:

    I love love love Wade on Hart of Dixie, however, Pacey Witter is my favourite television bad boy of all time. Sorry Wade.

  16. Ella says:

    I will ALWAYS vote AGAINST Chuck Bass. The woman-hating piece of crap isn’t a bad boy, he’s the devil.

  17. Who cares if Pacey wasnt actually a bad boy he did do a number of bad boy things plaus he is easily the best character out of these four, Pacey should always win, anyone who disagree must not of watched Dawsons creek all the way through, or you love Dawson! :D

  18. celine says:

    That crazy people talking random crazy things about Chuck Bass are the idiots that can’t tell the difference between reality and television, Chuck Bass is a TV CHARACTER, those things didn’t actually happened.

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  20. xfrancais says:

    Pacey wasn’t exactly a bad boy but I don’t watch Hart of Dixie so I’ll have to go with Pacey.