I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely.
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything.
The opening lines from the song Roar by photogenic Californian popstar Katy Perry, from her fourth studio album Prism (2013). Co-written by Perry, the empowering single topped the charts in 14 countries, including the UK and the USA.
Chuck: Your world would be easier if I didn’t come back.
Blair: That’s true. But it wouldn’t be my world without you in it.
Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl (2006 -2012), which tells of a group of teenagers on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The scene is one of the most memorable of the series and reflects the complex relationship between the tortured on-off again couple. You can find more detail on the wealthy lovers, as well as other notable TV romances, here.