Saturday, February 26, 2011

TV Guilty Pleasures

My name is Jenna and I watch some weird-ass television. I blame it on those dangerous holiday marathons. I work at home a lot, you know. I sit in my pj's with a glass of wine, banging away on the keys and in the background is whatever marathon they have playing.

I have been known to watch soap operas. Don't judge.

Last year, Deadliest Catch sucked me in. I'm a vegetarian for frak's sake! How can I spend hours on end watching unwashed men scream at each other while catching pounds of crabs?

R.I.P. Captain Phil. Sniff.

This Halloween it was Ghost Adventures. I've said it before, but I got to go hunting with the Ghost Hunters at the Stanley Hotel (yeah, that's the Shining hotel and creepy as hell) in a group with Amanda Tapping. I've been unable to resist ghost hunting shows ever since. I started watching because lead investigator Zak Bagans looks like a good buddy of mine. (Fellow journos, you KNOW who I'm talking about.) Now I can't stop.

I'm going to jump on the band wagon and tease him about the incubus/succubus thing. See? If you watched, you'd know what I mean by that!

Spartacus: Blood and Sand and it's prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena may be soft core porn, but it's gladiators, ancient Rome and Lucy Lawless. It's unapologetic and violent and I love every dirty, salacious minute of it. Come on, it's boobs, blood and ancient fluffers! Also, I want to create a drinking game based on the number of times they say "absent."

Oh Andy. Get well soon!

Since I'm avoiding work tonight by watching Zak tell spirits who their daddy is, I got to thinking about guilty TV pleasures. You know, those shows you're embarrassed to tell people you love. The ones that make them sneer at you and roll their cover up for the fact that they weep through The Bachelor.

I really, really miss the Japanese Iron Chef. The dubbing was priceless. "Oh, the carrots feel so luxurious in my mouth!"

So what are yours? My goal is to expose us all for the goofballs we are. I posted the request on Twitter and Facebook 10 minutes ago and already I have over 20 different entries. Leave me your guilty pleasure in the comments or on either one of those sites. I'll post the results next week. Come on. It will feel so good to know you're not the only one.


  1. I guess this is the place to confess all those shows I pretend I don't watch. Ya know the conversations that begin with, "I was just flipping through the channels or I saw it at a friends house..."

    Oh God I can't believe I'm about to admit this but I watch Toddlers & Tiaras which is off the trailer-trash o'meter. I know. I know. I just can't help watching the horror unfold each and every week as moms (and sometimes dads) meltdown on a level that their child can't quite reach.

  2. I have loved Japanese Iron Chef for yeeeeears! I had a drinking game for every time Shinichiro said Fukui-san. I was disappointed when they made an American version. As for Deadliest Catch, The Hilstrands and Hansons are my favorites... I've got a bit of a crush on Edgar. :-") One of my guilty pleasures that was not mentioned here is........ 19 Kids and Counting. I just want all of the kids to go away to college and go all Miley Cyrus on their parents' asses