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Added by cal331 on 5 Dec 2010 02:49
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Defending My Guilty Pleasures

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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 106 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
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 191 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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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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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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 814 Average listal rating (594 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
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 557 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
90210 (2008)
Sometimes, it's not that bad.
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People who added this item 1705 Average listal rating (1222 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Gossip Girl (2007)
More boring than scandalous, unfortunately.
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People who added this item 1028 Average listal rating (727 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
One Tree Hill (2003)
Used to be much better.
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 1405 Average listal rating (938 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Skins (2007)
Compelling, if not actually great TV.
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People who added this item 2653 Average listal rating (1977 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
They hooked me back when the show was much better; watching out of habit now.
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People who added this item 330 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
I don't think there's really anything I could say to justify this.
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People who added this item 1510 Average listal rating (1095 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Glee (2009)
Of all the shows, this is the most embarrassing.
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People who added this item 1981 Average listal rating (1422 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Salem!
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People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Clueless (1996)
The movie was better.
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People who added this item 459 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
iCarly (2007)
It's funny! Even for adults. But I don't know why.
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People who added this item 926 Average listal rating (604 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
I watch, then I hate myself. But I still watch.
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People who added this item 306 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 IMDB Rating 7.6
Not a jewel in the BBC crown.
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People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
I even liked it when Nathan Fillion wasn't on. Shame.
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People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.8
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 117 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
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 992 Average listal rating (736 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
This show was more boring than MP (original flavor) but sometimes it entertained.
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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 69 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Wipeout (2008)
Bouncing off big red balls. Yes, I'm 12.
People who added this item 1018 Average listal rating (780 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Robot Chicken (2005)
A little too scatological to be really enjoyable, but they get some good jokes in.
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People who added this item 1004 Average listal rating (716 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
It's all about the theme song.
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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (1009 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
DuckTales (1987)
Ditto.
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Monkees (1966)
I love their music, too. So there.
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Keith Partridge was the cutest boy ever when I was in kindergarten.
People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (366 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Blame it on that bitch, Nellie Oleson.
People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
A weird, awful stain on pop culture.
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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
No, I am not a senior citizen.
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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Jeopardy! (1984)
I get most of the answers right, if that's any consolation.
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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Bandslam (2009)
I freaking LOVE this movie. If that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
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People who added this item 3834 Average listal rating (2579 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Mean Girls (2004)
Much better than it ought to be.
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People who added this item 1971 Average listal rating (1214 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Bring It On (2000)
Another movie du fromage which I just love.
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People who added this item 2514 Average listal rating (1624 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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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People who added this item 1261 Average listal rating (774 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
I don't think I need to feel guilty about this one, actually.
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People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 264 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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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People who added this item 1065 Average listal rating (666 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 445 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 231 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 251 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 262 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 190 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
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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