Monday, September 27, 2010

guilty as charged

I have a confession to make.
I’m not proud of it, I’ve only become involved recently and I don’t like to tell too many people. It’s not something that is a big part of my life but when I’m into it, it’s hard to break away. I have to confess…I like The Real Housewives shows. Judge me all you want ( I deserve it!) but there is something so captivating about these women and their network of family and friends that seem to live a life so completely different from anything I’ve ever experienced. Getting a glimpse into their world of luxurious spending, catty gossiping and daily drama is my unexplainable guilty pleasure.
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I think we all need an escape like my love for the ladies of Orange County, New Jersey or Atlanta – not only for the downtime it provides to tune in to the TV and tune out of my brain but also because it presents a far fetched 'reality' that allows me to either laugh at the outrageous or dream of the lavish. I don’t watch and wish I was living the life of any of these women but it easily draws me in so that I’m involved in someone else’s life and I can step away from my own. With all the stresses that we deal with on a daily or weekly basis, I think it’s necessary to have a guilty pleasure. Something that isn’t our norm, something that allows us to treat ourselves, something that puts a smile on our face if only because it’s different from our everyday occurrences. And sometimes it takes something a little unusual or out of the ordinary to help us realize that our lives are full and fabulous. So as much as I’m not proud of my current choice in entertainment, I’m happy I have it. I'm happy I have something that lets me unwind and whether it’s a trashy tv show, a romance novel or a piece of chocolate cake, I hope we all have something to indulge in that takes us away from our day-to-day lives.

Care to share your guilty pleasure? What allows you to escape the everyday?

17 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I think I watched a few times the NY housewives but somehow later I didnt have a chance anymore...Its a good,easy watching:)
Hmmm guilty pleasure?...probably Office and Modern Family:)
Kisses,sweetie
Have a great day

Hollie said...

well, since you asked... are you ready for this? Hi, my name is Hollie and I am addicted to America's Next Top Model! :\ Every season I tell myself I am not going to watch it.. but I just can't give it up! I love the photography shoots.. and the drama too. :]

MarkD60 said...

I have never watched it. I don't watch TV except movies and sports.
My wife was hooked on desperate housewives when I met her, and I saw that a few times years ago.....

bananas. said...

i could never get into that show but i love LOVE jersey shore.

it's not really a guilty pleasure of mine though since i talk about them like they're my friends. haha.

Melissa Blake said...

I love reality tv, but never got into the housewives trend for some reason. Are they on DVD?

Signe said...

We don't have this show over here but I can sort of guess what it is all about just looking at the cast :)

I don't watch much TV but i play way way waaaaay to much world of warcraft! That got to count as a guilty pleasure?

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Jersey Shore is my all time guilty pleasure lol.

Brittany said...

I am not even a fan of the show, and yet I'll get stuck on re-runs of this show for hours! Its rediculous! They are so crazy that I just end up stunned speachless!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I share the same guilty pleasure! I watch every single episode of every single series. It's kinda ridiculous but it's mindless tv that makes me laugh and helps me unwind. It's perfect! :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha ha, thanks for sharing your dirty little secret! I have to admit a couple of years ago I was addicted to Ru Pauls Drag Race, lol!!

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Kristin said...

No judging here. I'm quite a Housewives addict!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I've never watched this show, or any of the other similar to it.. but I will watch every episode of lame MTV shows when they're all On Demand, haha! I can't help it. I watched all of Tila Tequila and the Ikki Twins... I just watched all of Jersey Shore season 1, hahaha. I don't know why!!

Laura said...

agreed. i get sucked into these shows too. I must say NYC, OC and Jersey are my favs. I don't care for Atlanta or DC... and I haven't seen Beverly Hills yet. Did you ehar they are going have a Miami cast?

My guilty pleasure is definitely the bachelor/bachelorette. guilty as charged!

heather yalin said...

OH, I LOVE trashy + reality TV. i haven't watched any in ages tho. mostly i used to watch shows with my best friend who was addicted to cable. i've never had cable myself, so my favorites included grey's anatomy (on regular ole stations, at least back in my usa days!)

Ms. Pink said...

I love the housewives!!!!!

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Lauren Zabaneh said...

I love it! Seriously, I love the Housewives. My absolute favorite has to be Bethenny from NY housewives. SHe keeps me in stitches. Guess who's even more guilty than I? My husband who watches faithfully with me. It's sad but what's better than homemade popcorn and a date with the housewives? what can I say.

SO glad to "meet" you! Love your blog and I look forward to your posts! thanks for your sweet comment on my last post. Cheers!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

I have a confession to make as well...

I like them too!!! :)

Liesl :)