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Guilty Pleasure TV


I know we all watch Bones, and several of us watch Fringe, but what's your guilty pleasure show?  Mine would have to be the new 90210 - it's like reliving your youth, only with better hair. 

(Have to watch something until November ...)

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iam_space
Oct. 14th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
hmmm... guilty pleasure as in "would rather not own up to it?" - I don't know that I have one. the only other shows I really watch are: Law & Order: SVU, Prison Break, Criminal Minds and House. I think that's it... *ponder*
Was just talking with a friend about how it sucks to be picky about what you watch on TV... times like this hiatus, there's nothing on!!
doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
I think 'rather not own up to it' sums up how I feel about 90210.

Times like this I wish I like reality shows - there are ten billion of those on at all times. But they are just so ridiculous!
iam_space
Oct. 14th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
You've Got Mail.
doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
You rock! (And that icon is made of awesome).
wimseynotes
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Sorry - OT - but I love your icon. My daughter has a t-shirt with that sticker on it (and gets chatted up everywhere she goes)!
doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Who doesn't love The Princess Bride? Everyone has seen that movie - whether they will admit to it or not.
tempertemper
Oct. 14th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
First off *dies of love for your icon*

Secondly... hmmmm... let me think. I feel like I haven't watched much telly at all lately. Sometimes I feel like Bones IS my guilty pleasure TV... no-one I know, besides my sister, in RL seems to know it exists!!

I have started watching Fringe too. We have seen up to ep 2 over here, but I have that one on my Sky+ box ready to watch so no spoilers! I did enjoy the pilot.

DH and I are watching The Wire season 1. We bought the box set off only_more_love's suggestion and are loving it - so not a guilty pleasure though, it is fantastically well written and very, very cool ;)

Still wracking my brains... I feel like catching the odd ep of Buffy or Angel on SciFi is quite a guilty pleasure. I've been doing that quite alot lately.

There is so not much on at the moment here. Oh - talking of reality TV though, which you did on another comment I think, I'm currently hooked on Strictly Come Dancing which is our version of Dancing With The Stars. I adore the dances and the pretty dresses - I think I relive my childhood through it or something! So that's quite a guilty pleasure at the mo.

ETA: LOL at the new 90210 and re-living your youth but with better hair. I remember watching the original show with my sister - we were kind of awe-struck by the shiny Americaness I think :)

Edited at 2008-10-14 08:57 am (UTC)
only_more_love
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
DH and I are watching The Wire season 1. We bought the box set off lerdo's suggestion and are loving it - so not a guilty pleasure though, it is fantastically well written and very, very cool ;)

Yay yay! I'm thrilled The Wire has gained two new fans. :) It's a show that deserves to be watched.
tempertemper
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
It totally has! I keep meaning to say actually. We watched one just last night :)

I'm finding it a little difficult to separate the fact that the same guy plays similar roles in this and Fringe right now though - the black boss dude!
only_more_love
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yup, Lance Reddick. I was thrilled to see him getting more work. :)
tempertemper
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
He is SCARY in Fringe ... you get a feeling that he's a slightly softer character in The Wire, so far anyway. The odd peek under the armour ;)
doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
*reliving my youth via icons*

Glad you're getting to watch Fringe - let me know when you get through a few eps and we'll squee over Josh Jackson.

Don't worry - here in America we were all awe-struck by the kids from Beverly Hills back then too. 90210 was pretty far removed from the Southeastern US.
bertie456
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
Okay, totally not a secret but I love and adore Dexter and am only three episodes into the new series so have got a way to go yet. *pets awesome show*

Guilty pleasure? America's Next Top Model
*hides head in shame* :)
tempertemper
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
*points at shameful person and laughs*

(only joking... I totally used to watch the British version of that)
bertie456
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
*pouts*
Meanie.

(It's sad how much I like that show. So cheesy but so fun. Never wanted the British version though - it's not as good without the crazy-ass Tyra-ness.)
doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Have to admit that ANTM is one of the better reality shows around - hold your head high!
only_more_love
Oct. 14th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
At the moment, I don't actually have any guilty pleasure shows. Once upon a time, General Hospital fit the bill.

BTW, if you're searching for interesting shows, I have several recs for you:

The Wire (This show is finished, but absolutely worth watching. I cannot pimp this show enough. So. Damn. Good!)

Six Feet Under (This show is finished, but still worth watching.)

Battlestar Galactica (2003) (The last season or half-season will begin airing in the spring.)



doc_3
Oct. 14th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Will have to check out your recs. BSG has been on my radar but I haven't watched yet.

GH used to fit the bill for me too - in undergrad we watched every day to see who Brenda chose, Jax or Sonny.

Then we moved on to Dawson's Creek - I confess to still watching re-runs occasionally :)
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