Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer TV Guilty Pleasures

I've actively been trying to cut down on the amount of TV I watch in the last several months, between the fact that I try to avoid Baby watching TV and because I hate feeling like a slave to my DVR. But...it's now summertime, and that means there are lots and lots of trashy reality shows (my personal favorite guilty pleasure!), so my DVR is quickly getting full, but in a good, I-ate-too-many-cookies kind of way... Want to know what I'm watching?

The Real Housewives of New JerseyMy workout buddy suggested this one - and boy was she right. It's right up my alley. It's like if "The Sopranos" was about the women behind the men. It is so much fun to watch. They air new ones on Tuesdays at 10 on Bravo. The season just started - there's only been three episodes so far, and it seems like Bravo airs them a lot, so you can probably still catch up if you want to watch. One of the women is rumored to have had some kind of Columbian drug cartel connections, and that's going to be addressed on the next episode, it seems, so if you're going to start watching, tonight is the night!

Charm SchoolThis is the second or third iteration of Charm School - it's what VH-1 does with its leftover reality chicks from their various dating shows, like Rock of Love and Real Chance of Love. Ricki Lake is hosting this latest incarnation (Sharon Osborne hosted the last one, which was awesome), and basically the girls go through "lessons" on how to become normal human beings, and the one who does the best wins some money, and gets to "graduate." Cheesy, I know, but it's fun to watch. It airs on VH-1 on Mondays at 9pm.

Daisy of LoveSpeaking of VH-1's various dating shows, Daisy was the runner up on Rock of Love a year or so ago, and so this is her second attempt to find love on TV. So far, it doesn't seem to be going well - she's had guys deny having girlfriends only to leave to go back to the girlfriend they didn't have in the first place, a cage fighter who almost caused some serious violence in the house, and an overly sensitive rocker who got mad when Daisy didn't listen to him, so he took off. Daisy herself is a total trainwreck - she looks like forty miles of bad road and then some. Not only that, but she's a few fries short of a Happy Meal, so it makes for some entertaining TV. Daisy of Love airs on VH-1 on Sundays at 9pm.

So You Think You Can DanceThis is the one reality show I watch that I don't think is trashy, guilty pleasure TV - there are some really, really talented dancers on this show. I love seeing the beautiful dance routines and the joy they all seem to express when dancing. It's fun stuff. I used to take dance classes as a kid, so I know just enough about dance to be dangerous. That way I can throw around the proper terminology when it comes to judging time after the performances, which is half the fun of watching. It airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox at 8pm.

So what are your guilty pleasures on TV? What trashy reality shows am I missing? Happy viewing!


ModernMom said...

Hee Hee. Never heard of this one. Sounds like a riot!

.: Sarah Bean said...

Not really into reality shows, more into the sitcoms but lately i've found myself glued to the cop/lawyer shows. weird.

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