Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

There’s no worse feeling then sitting home on a Friday night and having nothing on TV to watch.

Luckily, the good people at cable TV have done a great job at creating these guilty pleasure reality TV shows. If you’re interested in the best ones to watch, here are some that I’ve found to be extremely entertaining.

1. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew  vh1 Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Dr. Drew Pinsky

Sure, it sounds like a publicity stunt. But while this show seems completely ridiculous, it actually has moments of inspiration and sadness.

On its third season, this show has seen such stars as Jeff Conaway, Steven Adler, Brigitte Nielsen, Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman and Mackenzie Phillips.

The best part of the show, though, is the staff. Dr. Drew Pinksy is a real hero to these people – always there and caring enough to follow and take care of patients. And, of course, my personal hero of the show: Shelley Sprague. Shelley is known as “Shelley the Shark” to most of the patients at the Pasadena Recovery Center, she does not take crap from anybody. A former addict herself, Shelley knows all the tricks and basically runs the center herself. You’d have to see her in action, but she will always take care of business.

2. The Real Housewives of Orange County  Bravo Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Any of the Real Housewives shows are good. They are all about HI-LARIOUS “housewives” that seem to spend their days shopping and eating and their nights at some form of a dinner party.

Even though I, personally, prefer the Real Housewives of New York and Real Housewives of New Jersey, the OC ones are just as entertaining.

Take this clip for instance and understand why I can watch this show and feel better and worse about myself at the same time:

3. Teen Mom   MTV  Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

This is one of those shows that you skim by and think, “Wow. That’s a show? Who would watch that?!”

Cut to three hours later and you can’t watch anything else. “What? Sorry, I can’t go out to dinner. Why not? I’ve got to see if Maci and Ryan get back together!”

Trust me. Once you watch this show once, there’s no going back. Each teen mom has their own storylines and own stuff going on, and while it can be sad for some (like Catelynn), others can be just down right entertaining.

Check out this clip of Gary and Amber, for example:

So there’s a sneak peek into the wonderful world of guilty pleasures. Anytime you find yourself sitting home and not wanting to leave, turn on one of these shows and try not to get addicted.

 Hit the comments and tell me some of your favorites from the past or present!


2 Responses to Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

  1. I liked reading your take on this subject. I also watch Celeb Rehab, but can’t bear the other two shows. I like it for the same reason I like House, the endearingly flawed characters.

    (I posted about rehab TV too, and about a 700 yr old folk dance lately.)

  2. Jen says:

    thanks for reading! i enjoyed your take on rehab as well

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