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on 5 Dec 2010 02:49

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Defending My Guilty Pleasures

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1. The Soup (2004)
This isn't really shameful...it's a bit cheesy, sure, but it's got Joel McHale and it lets me be pop-culture-aware without actually having to watch "The Hills" or "The Real Housewives of Wherever".
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People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
2. The Voice (2011)
I watched "American Idol" for one season. Blech. This is a bit better.
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People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
3. Primeval (2007)
Went from pretty cool sci-fi to godawful lameness over three seasons. Not sure why people were so jazzed to have it resume production. Also: Someone needs to take a damn weapon with them to fight the killer dinos. Jeez.
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People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.1 
4. Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003)
I only watch to mock. Cocktail time with Aunt Drunky! Don't forget the choking hazard in every alcohol-rich drink...whoot!
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People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating
5. She's Got the Look (2008)
ANTM for the older lady. Could be worse than it is, but not by much. Train-wreck TV.
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People who added this item 777  Average listal rating (546 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.5 
6. America's Next Top Model (2003)
Uh, I know it's not good. And I hate reality shows. But this one is a must watch for some reason.
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People who added this item 504  Average listal rating (350 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
7. 90210 (2008)
Sometimes, it's not that bad.
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People who added this item 1557  Average listal rating (1021 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. Gossip Girl (2007)
More boring than scandalous, unfortunately.
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People who added this item 960  Average listal rating (635 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
9. One Tree Hill (2003)
Used to be much better.
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People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
10. Hellcats (2010)
A high school cheerleading drama, with nearly as many musical numbers as 'Glee.' LOVE IT! Naturally, it got cancelled.
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People who added this item 1278  Average listal rating (798 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. Skins (2007)
Compelling, if not actually great TV.
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People who added this item 2466  Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
12. Grey's Anatomy (2005)
They hooked me back when the show was much better; watching out of habit now.
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People who added this item 295  Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
13. Private Practice (2007)
I don't think there's really anything I could say to justify this.
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People who added this item 1335  Average listal rating (875 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
14. Glee (2009)
Of all the shows, this is the most embarrassing.
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People who added this item 1820  Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
15. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Salem!
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People who added this item 351  Average listal rating (228 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.7 
16. Clueless (1996)
The movie was better.
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People who added this item 192  Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
17. iCarly (2007)
It's funny! Even for adults. But I don't know why.
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18. Pretty Little Liars (2010)
I watch, then I hate myself. But I still watch.
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People who added this item 253  Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
19. The Inbetweeners (2008)
Now this is a really, really funny show. It's just about raunchy, puking, sex-crazed teenagers.
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People who added this item 38  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. Mistresses (2008)
Not a jewel in the BBC crown.
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People who added this item 233  Average listal rating (163 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
21. Two Guys And A Girl (1998)
I even liked it when Nathan Fillion wasn't on. Shame.
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People who added this item 351  Average listal rating (254 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.7 
22. Melrose Place (1992)
God help me, I still remember so many of the classic plotlines. The wig, Jo's baby, Alison, Billy and Amanda...even Seinfeld watched, so don't look at me that way.
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People who added this item 107  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
23. Melrose Place (2009)
This show never really went for the crazy the way the original did. No wonder I was the only one watching.
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People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (705 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
24. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)
This show was more boring than MP (original flavor) but sometimes it entertained.
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25. Beauty and the Geek (2005)
I stand behind this show. It was really sweet, and I know I crushed on more than one geek over the years.
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People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.7 
26. Wipeout (2008)
Bouncing off big red balls. Yes, I'm 12.

People who added this item 800  Average listal rating (570 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
27. Robot Chicken (2005)
A little too scatological to be really enjoyable, but they get some good jokes in.
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28. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989)
It's all about the theme song.
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29. DuckTales (1987)
Ditto.

People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
30. The Monkees (1966)
I love their music, too. So there.
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
31. The Partridge Family (1970)
Keith Partridge was the cutest boy ever when I was in kindergarten.

People who added this item 432  Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
32. Little House on the Prairie (1974)
Blame it on that bitch, Nellie Oleson.

People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 5.1 
33. The Surreal Life (2003)
A weird, awful stain on pop culture.
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (133 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
34. Wheel of Fortune (1983)
No, I am not a senior citizen.
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People who added this item 383  Average listal rating (307 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Jeopardy! (1984)
I get most of the answers right, if that's any consolation.
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People who added this item 169  Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.4 
36. Bandslam (2009)
I freaking LOVE this movie. If that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
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37. Mean Girls (2004)
Much better than it ought to be.
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38. Bring It On (2000)
Another movie du fromage which I just love.
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39. Clueless (1995)
"Anything happens to my daughter, I got a shovel and a gun. I don't thinkanyone will miss you." Classic line from a great movie.
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40. Sixteen Candles (1984)
I don't think I need to feel guilty about this one, actually.
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People who added this item 382  Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
41. Revenge (2011)
On the list because it's a nighttime soap opera, though it really is very good at what it does.
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People who added this item 231  Average listal rating (159 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
42. Suburgatory (2011)
This ABC sitcom is kind of cute, though the premise seems a bit rote. The characters are quirky and there are good lines in every episode.
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43. Once Upon a Time (2011)
Thank goodness Jennifer Morrison has kept her hair dyed blonde, or I'd never be able to tell her from the other dark-haired actresses on the show. The show's not that bad; I give them props for a unique premise that does not rely on lawyers, cops or doctors. The actors do chew the scenery a lot though, which isn't great considering all the green-screening in the production.
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People who added this item 367  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
44. The Secret Circle (2011)
I have no problem confessing that I love The Vampire Diaries, so this show, which follows it, has the same tone as that drama, which is mainly why I watch it. It has improved over the first few episodes, too. Incidentally, I broke down and read the books that inspired both shows, and the Secret Circle series was vastly better than the TVD books.
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People who added this item 210  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
45. Ringer (2011)
As stated in the notes for this list, I work for a CW affiliate, and I got to see all the pilots for this year's new shows back in May. Of all of them, the one for Ringer was the only one that I was excited about. Now, I unabashedly love this twisty, twin-tastic mystery starring SMG. Anything that brings Ioan Gruffudd to my TV screen every week is GOLDEN!
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People who added this item 193  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
46. Hart of Dixie (2011)
It's cute, but forgettable fluff. The main draw to watching it is to see if they ever get main character Zoe together with the adorable Wade, played by Wilson Bethel. (Fingers crossed!)
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People who added this item 198  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
47. Awkward. (2011)
It's only shameful because it's on MTV, and you have to watch a lot of Jersey Shore promos to enjoy this show. Which you can, because it's really good.
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People who added this item 175  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
48. Hex (2004)
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I'm so ashamed....

Shows to watch alone, with the window shades down and the volume down low. I definitely don't brag about watching these shows. So you don't think less of me, some I watch purely to mock, and I normally have good taste in TV. I LOVE "Homeland"! (Why so many from The CW? I work in the promotions dept. of an affiliate station.)

Care to confess any of yours?

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Aug 16 14:38
Yes, American top model is shame...but...it's just so fun to watch;) especially considering how over the top everything is.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Jan 6 18:51
Please don't think I'm "stalking" you, but I think we might be of one mind!! I share a lot of these with you. However, I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If I like something, I'm not ashamed of it. I might not TELL people I like it!! LOL
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Jan 22 0:48
Good for you, CK! We should all band together and proclaim our love of cheesy TV goodness.
Posted: 2 years ago at Nov 20 11:18
The soup.. yeah, your correct on that one. :)

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