I like to pretend I am one classy dame, but really, my tastes are pretty low-brow. In no particular order, here are my 10 entertainment guilty pleasures. The main reason I feel bad about these is that I seem to be dragging my kids and even my husband down with me.
Hoarders and Hoarding Buried Alive - Both of these address similar issues, and I must admit I'm a little uncomfortable when they emphasize the freak show aspects of some of their subjects, but nothing else will get me clearing the clutter like this show. I must admit that I like to hang on to things, and I find myself using some of the show's strategies for parting with treasures I don't really need.
American Horror Story - If you haven't seen this show, might I suggest it for Jessica Lange's performance as the worst neighbor ever? This was a fabulous, creepy ghost story that actually came full circle in a most satisfying way.
The Soup - I don't have to watch even more crappy TV than I do because Joel McHale boils it all down for me in easy half hour doses. He provides a true public service.
Fashion Police - Yes Joan Rivers is mean, but she is so very funny. Even my husband will watch this with us.
Chuck Palahniuk - I'm probably a bad mom for letting my daughter read him in high school, and his subject matter can be off-putting to put it mildly, but you cannot deny the man's talent and abilities. If you have only seen the movie "Fight Club", might I suggest you read the book. If you liked the movie, I promise you that the book will blow you away.
Celebrity Biographies - The cheesier the better, I love them all.
Entertainment Weekly - This is the one magazine the whole family reads, if for no other reason than the bullseye on the back page. It is the magazine equivalent of eating Twinkies.
How about you? What is your guilty entertainment pleasure? I can keep a secret!