I've always had an affinity for slightly trashy TV, so when reality television became popular a few years ago, it was right up my alley. Case in point, I was a huge fan of the original Girls Next Door - oh Bridget, Holly, Kendra, I miss your good-natured PlayBoy bunny ways.
Watching real people and their over-the-top drama is a nice break from reality for me. Plus if it involves well-kept women, even better, because I can see what they're wearing. So it's no wonder than Mondays have become my new favorite evening for TV.
I usually start things out with my all-time favorite Housewife-turned-mogul Bethenny Frankel. She's borderline annoying and got a ton of personal issues, but she's hilarious and driven and a breath of fresh air from the regular played out random Real Housewife drama.
The entree is a course of fashion and humor mixed in for Brad Goreski - did you ladies see Monday night's episode? A Les Miserables-theme flash mob as an anniversary surprise? Oh my word, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to giggle with glee or fight the lump in my throat over the thought that so many people cared that much for him. I adore Brad, he makes bow ties, neon shorts and constant tears of joy for weekdays work.
The commercial breaks are taken up by flipping over to the food-themed shows on the Travel Channel - my neverfails, Bourdain and Zimmern.
Then to top the evening off, some glammed out wine-throwing drama from the Basketball Wives. Nothing like Louboutin-clad women beotch slapping it out in posh night clubs. It's completely drama for drama's sake, but at least they're pretty to look at.
What are your guilty pleasure shows?
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