My DVD boxset/dreadful TV addiction seems to have impacted adversely on the amount of reading I’ve done this year – I’ve read far fewer books than I have done during the previous few years. I must make an effort to remedy this soon.
But in the meantime, there seems to have been a glut of gloriously trashy TV of late, which I do adore. Ashley despairs at the amount of trash I watch (mind you, he calls anything that’s not either the news or a documentary – preferably black and white – about ancient Greeks/archeology/astro-physics, trash – so we’re never going to see eye to eye when it comes to TV viewing ….)
I’m particularly enjoying I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here at the moment – most specifically the ongoing torture of the VILE “Doctor” Gillian McKeith (although why somebody with so many phobias would even CONSIDER doing this programme is totally beyond me).
And then there’s The Apprentice – yet another bunch of fame-hungry wannabes with a lack of business acumen startlingly juxtaposed with their arrogance and self-importance. Nick Hewer’s facial expressions and witty one-liners alone make this essential viewing as far as I’m concerned (and I do miss Margaret, too …). Although apparently she’s coming back for the interview stage – I can’t wait!
The Cube on a Sunday night is another favourite. It’s a great substitute for Total Wipeout, which seem to have disappeared for the moment (what can I say, I have a 10 year old who likes it, so obviously I HAVE to watch!).
And if we’re talking TOTAL trash, then The Real Housewives of New Jersey must get a mention: such trash that the second series on C4 currently is on in the middle of the night, and not even available online afterwards. Thank goodness for Sky+!
Another series I’ve loved this year was Glee – which I believe is coming back sometime in the New Year for a second season, which includes lots of celeb cameos. This one features the annoyingly multi-talented Gwyneth Paltrow.
And I’m already getting excited about picking up the Christmas edition of the TV Times and going through it with a highlighter pen ….
What are your guilty TV pleasures?