I was watching TV the other day when I saw a commercial about a new show that is supposedly the “real-life” Gossip Girl. The cable television…

I was watching TV the other day when I saw a commercial about a new show that is supposedly the “real-life” Gossip Girl. The cable television station Bravo has brought us The Real Housewives of… series, and now their newest show NYC Prep follows not wealthy homemakers but teens living on the Upper East Side. The basic premise of the show is the lives of a group of 14- to 16-year-old prep school teens living independent, glamorous lives in New York City.  Sound familiar? Curiosity got the best of me and I checked out the preview. From the sneak peek, I saw that it did resemble Gossip Girl; however, there is a huge difference. All the illegal drinking, drugs, and sex escapades will be viewed by the world including parents and college admissions people. So as interesting as the comparison might be, the Bravo version is real and has consequences in the real world. – Ruben