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TV Guilty Pleasures?
« on: August 04, 2007, 06:20:13 PM »
I'm about to watch one of mine....a show on The Food Network called "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".  A show that spotlights all the little eateries around the country that have good food and casual atmosphere....

I know that the chances that I'll ever get a chance to eat at one of these places is nil.

But - since I live in an area where all the small places are only any good to you if you want Cuban coffee - this show is the closest I'll ever get to it.

And it's fun watching the interviews with the people who run them.  People who obviously love what they do.

Anyone else have a show like this?


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007, 06:34:54 PM »
The Joy of Painting, with Bob Ross.  I used to watch it whenever I had to go to college in the morning, and while it was repetitive, I loved the host.  Ross was genial, slightly spaced-out, genuinely talented, and he seemed all round nice guy.  And he had a 'fro!  It was a sad day when I learned he had died. 


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007, 06:57:55 PM »
Rick Steves' travelogues. Actually, all travelogues.


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007, 08:01:51 PM »
My wife likes the reality shows that are just so BAD, and said, they are funny.

i.e., Strange Love, Flava of Love, etc.

Crappy reality shows (Survivor past Season 1, when it was new, and only a little crappy), Big Brother, Real Life, etc. are not interesting to her at all.

We actually worked out what the difference is once... it's only a fun to watch bad reality show if SOMEONE on the show understands that it's all a big, sad, pathetic joke, and that they are the butt of it, but they're doing it anyway. Or even better, the people on the show are COMPLETELY serious, but the producers are the ones who get the joke of it all (Flava of Love is the best example of this phenomena).

I don't care for it personally, it's just too stupid to sit through, but she loves it. It's her guilty pleasure.

My guilty pleasures? I still watch Darkwing Duck whenever I can find it. And I love "The Batman" cartoon remake where they went back and did the show in a much darker light (but only about the first 2 seasons, then they sort of abandoned the idea again and moved back up into camp-town).
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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 11:19:15 AM »
The Joy of Painting, with Bob Ross.  I used to watch it whenever I had to go to college in the morning, and while it was repetitive, I loved the host.  Ross was genial, slightly spaced-out, genuinely talented, and he seemed all round nice guy.  And he had a 'fro!  It was a sad day when I learned he had died. 

Me too, he's so nice and gentle. Well except once:
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There is a collage in the DIA which is a self portrait of the artist who created it but it's so like Bob Ross that every time I see it I hear "Happy Trees"

There was a show in England called, I think Go Fish that was shown on Channel 4 and while I've never fished in fresh water I, and pretty much everyone in my family loved the show because the host was so enthusiastic while not being a complete embarrassment. He so very much enjoyed fishing it was great.


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 01:03:37 PM »
"Celebrity Fit Club" - or at least, the last two or three episodes were a guilty pleasure I didn't want to admit to watching - but Dustin Diamond was such a trip - I had to see if the Marine would finally kill him on air or not.
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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 01:26:48 PM »
Flavor of Love and Rock of Love are my guilty pleasures.
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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 02:01:00 PM »
I love ALF.


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 03:18:52 PM »
I love ALF.

But what's your TV guilty pleasure?


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007, 06:24:11 PM »
Kids' Shows. Sometimes I have to change the channel when some one comes in the room cuz I don't want them to think I'm a perv. I love cartoons and will admit to watching them anytime, but there are some shows that targeted to kids that I will watch

Stuff like Drake and Josh, The Fairly Oddparents, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, LazyTown, and soforth
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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2007, 06:26:48 PM »
Oh yeah, I really enjoyed Legion of Superheroes. Is that a guilty pleasure?


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007, 08:47:54 PM »
Passions.   *sigh*   It feels good to get that off my chest  :P
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2007, 09:09:56 PM »
Passions.   *sigh*   It feels good to get that off my chest  :P

Kind of lost it's charm when Timmy passed away (and they didn't replace him).

BTW, I thought I heard that cancelled.  Was that just an ugly rumor?


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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2007, 09:29:16 PM »
Passions.   *sigh*   It feels good to get that off my chest  :P

Kind of lost it's charm when Timmy passed away (and they didn't replace him).

BTW, I thought I heard that cancelled.  Was that just an ugly rumor?

NBC cancelled it, but it  got picked up by Direct TV. It will be exclusively on Direct TV starting in October, which means my years of watching it are being forced to an end.  Although, I must  admit I have been greatly amused by their plugging of Direct TV during the show.
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Re: TV Guilty Pleasures?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2007, 10:24:05 PM »
Passions.   *sigh*   It feels good to get that off my chest  :P

Kind of lost it's charm when Timmy passed away (and they didn't replace him).

BTW, I thought I heard that cancelled.  Was that just an ugly rumor?

NBC cancelled it, but it  got picked up by Direct TV. It will be exclusively on Direct TV starting in October, which means my years of watching it are being forced to an end.  Although, I must  admit I have been greatly amused by their plugging of Direct TV during the show.

Do you have Soap.net on your cable?  Maybe they'll pick it up after a few months (when this god-awful General Hospital/Night Shift tanks).  Besides from what I've been told the storylines move so slowly it will feel like you didn't miss a thing.   ;)

(I should talk - I watch One Life to Live.  That's been going almost nowhere for ages)
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