Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the television flicking the remote endlessly from channel to channel until you go through all the stations and start over? Do you ever find yourself wondering how come the night you actually have time to sit down and watch a TV program there isn’t anything on?
Although I’m not a big fan of television, and find quite often it’s on as background noise, there are times I want to tune in…to something. Most of the time I struggle to find something on tv that I really want to watch. I admit there are a few shows I like, but I’m not one who remembers the night they are on or even what station. And I suppose that’s because, although I like them, I’m not that attached. I do enjoy shows like Law & Order SVU, CSI, Dateline, 48 Hours Mystery…just to name a few. And there are still other shows that I’ve heard about or seen clips of that look good, and I tell myself I should check it out, then forget about it.
But I also have a few deep dark secrets. Shows that, like I mentioned above, I don’t actually have the time slot and station listed on my calendar, but when I come across them while surfing, I’ll stop and tune in.
Yes, those shows that are my guilty pleasure. You know the ones I’m talking about. Shows that have high ratings, but nobody seems to watch. LOL…I mean nobody seems to admit to watching. Well, I’m breaking the mold folks. I’m going to step forward and share my guilty pleasures—yes as in plural form meaning more than one.
I’m of the firm belief that we all have at least one. ONE (or more) of those shows that only your best friend knows you indulge. One (or more) of those shows that comes up in casual conversation at work, or while you are out and about with friends and makes everyone laugh while you join in a bit self-concsiously, tugging at your collar, turning beet red. And if you do admit to having seen it—once…okay maybe twice—you don’t recall if you watched the whole episode (yeah right) or what time or station it was on (yeah right again…lol)
Okay, I’m going to do it first and admit my guilty pleasure…and I can already hear the snickers. I have no clue what possessed me to delve into this subject…it’s not like I didn’t have other subjects to talk about…but for some reason I wanted to hear—no make that double check…validate—that I’m not the only one.
I guess that thought makes me a bit nervous, but I’m still going for it. It would be funny if I really was the only one that admitted to some of these guilty pleasures…but I’m pretty confident there are others out there like me. LOL…at least I hope. How awkward would I feel if it was me alone? Solo. On my own. Lonely. You get the picture…lol
Sorry, I’m getting off track…so let me get back to talk of guilty pleasures. My guilty pleasures—at least when it comes to television—is reality tv! I can hear the gasps of surprise…I know! Shocking eh?
You have to admit there are tons of reality shows out and some of them are pretty silly. Some are just flat out stupid and others are actually kind of interesting.
One show I’ve watched since the beginning is SURVIVOR. From the first episode well over 10 years ago I was hooked. I do admit that the last 2 seasons have become old hat, but I still watch it. I don’t’ know what it is about that show, but I always look forward to the new season. Years ago I worked in a small office and I organized a game for all of us to play…and yep, everyone tuned in. We would each draw a name of one of the players and we were that person until the end. Each week we put in a dollar and when you were voted off you were done. The last 2 players split the money 60-40….it was fun. That’s how addicted I can get. lol
Another guilty pleasure I’m going to admit to, in the realm of reality television, is Storage Wars….hahahaha…I even laugh at myself for watching it. Really, think about it. What is so exciting and interesting about watching a group of people bid on storage lockers so they can resell the contents or find something amazing to collect? I have no clue. I think it’s the thrill of the recliner hunt…checking out to see if they find something totally incredible that they’ll make oodles of dollars off of it and retire to their own private tropical island. I had to laugh though when my daughter fessed up to loving the show too! I guess this sickness is hereditary.
There’s been other shows I’ve watched here and there. I enjoy Pawn Stars, used to watch America’s Next Top Model (until that station was taken off our cable service) and I laugh at What Not to Wear and Say Yes to the Dress.
Now I will admit that although I like some reality shows, the only one that I make sure to tune into is SURVIVOR. The others are shows I’ll stop and watch if I run across them in my channel surfing. (No…really) hahaha
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please….
I want you to dig deep, pull up your big girl/boy pants and fess up! What is your guilty pleasure when you watch television? Is there a show that you like, maybe even LOVE, that you don’t tell many about? It doesn’t have to be a reality television show, just any show that isn’t something most people would picture you’d watch, but you do and enjoy.
Looking forward to reading your answers!