So I figured I would diverge some of this embarrassing information so you can all think slightly less of me!
You see I like (SOME OF) those teeny bopper CWesq dramas. Yes I complain about my wife watching them, but then at a I get sucked in. First let me talk about the show about talking "The Gilmore Girls"
I think the thing that drew me to this show is that I knew people like Rory and the other characters! I had went to school with them. The high school philosophers who watched things like Joseph Campbell's the "Power of Myth" for fun. They were real. The relationships were complicated and important in this show as well. Enemies morphed into friends, maturity was something that really developed and shown through the course of the series.
Put all of those things together with a cast of great actors and actresses, and a great soundtrack and it really did make TV gold. Every line of Dialogue was important. You literally go on a journey when you watch this show. So though it doesn't have laser guns it is a guilty pleasure that I will proudly say I got into!
So yeah! I like the Gilmore Girls There. . . I said it!
Of Course this is old news! This show has been finished for over 5 years! so what more recently has been feeling this guilty pleasure niche for me? Well Netflix is really to blame for a lot of the ridiculous things I have seen lately. My wife will start something and as I crawl to the bed after a long night of pod casting or video making I catch it and it sucks me in! there have been a few Army Wives being one, but that is not the one that really sucked me in. More recently we have found a show called Pretty Little Liars. Yeah. . . you heard me. This is a show that is part high school Drama, Part mystery, part coming of age story, part psycho killer story.
The show is based on a series of books by the same name. It deals with a lot of issues such as: Gay and Lesbian themes, Student/teacher relationships and there is even a kid who is in a fight club! There are complicated relationships between family member and neighbors in this small town that they all live in.
It's a good show. Once again no laser guns but for some reason it just sucks you in.
So, those are a few of my guilty pleasures! What are yours? Let me know!