I must confess…my guilty TV pleasures
Do you like your TV trashy and full of escapism? Do like to sink into your lounge at the end of the day and just disappear into someone else’s world for a short time? Do you love the idea of binge watching a series until you sob with the reality that there are no more episodes left to watch?
Welcome to the world of guilty TV pleasures.
I suspect we all have them. And while I’ve been trying to reduce my TV time, there is nothing better than sitting down at the end of an exhausting day and losing yourself in the latest twists and turns of your favourite TV series.
Since then my tastes have changed as has my access to TV shows. I rarely watch free-to-air anymore. When we sit down to watch something in the evening, it is streamed from the computer, via Netflix or Hulu. You can obviously get your TV fix quicker straight from the US, plus you can watch it at your own time.
Which suits us, especially on those nights where our kids take that little bit more effort to get settled in bed.
Okay, I must confess, that’s pretty much every night!
Over the last few months we have finished off The X Files, Continuum, Jessica Jones and How I Met Your Mother. And we have been watching the latest series of Castle, Arrow, The Flash, Marvel’s Agents of Shield and Madam Secretary.
But this here post is all about those shows that I’m a bit ashamed of watching, although I just can’t stop watching them…
You may not have heard of this amazing US fairytale/comedy/musical but it is worth the search online. It is hilarious. It’s cheesy. It’s low brow. It’s predictable. It’s never going to win an Emmy. But it is over-the-top, laugh out loud funny and so un-American in tone that I can’t quite believe it ever got the green light to be produced. This is my latest TV guilty pleasure and I can’t get enough of it right now.
I don’t like cooking. In fact I hate it. So you would be forgiven for wondering why I like this show. But it’s really got nothing to do with the food. It’s all about the people and the conflict and the challenges and the meltdowns and the drama. I have to watch this one when Nathan’s not around as he hates it so I think that definitely makes it a guilty TV pleasure for me.
It’s no secret I like renovation shows (The Block was my top show all those years ago) and this one puts a cool twist on it with the “open to interpretation” house rules for each renovation. Again the interplay between the contestants is fascinating and I love how many of them have no idea how to renovate at all. It makes me feel all smug as I watch it eating chocolate on the lounge…
Yes I’m officially a nerd. I really do like this show. And against all inclination I really do like Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of The Doctor. Which is crazy because I didn’t think anyone could compete with Matt Smith’s version. Who knew? But this show is fun, intriguing and always worth a view.
Being the political junkie that I am, I love getting up on a Sunday morning and getting my fix of all things politics. The Twitter conversations that accompany each episode just make it even better. Although every time Gerard Henderson is on I just get a little more enraged. I just don’t get what he’s putting down…
Well, I’m not really ashamed of watching this showcase of all that is camp and kitschy and uncool. I unashamedly love it! But many others just don’t get my love for it so I thought I better include it on my list.
This is such fun although it is just fairy tales hyped up on soap opera steroids. I actually watch this with my girls as they love it too. It takes me back to my childhood with all the references to fairy tale characters while also making me feel for each of them, even the baddies. This definitely a guilty TV pleasure for me right now.
And watch my most shameful TV guilty pleasure (I’m showing my age with this one, my friends…)
So what are your guilty TV pleasures?
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