Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guilty pleasures.

I know that I have interests, hobbies, and likes that are strange by the world's standards. I'm twenty-one years old and like to spend my time knitting, listening to Sinatra, and watching old movies. I hate cell phones and I have a large amount of songs from animated Disney movies on my iPod. I'm okay with that. :)
But sometimes there are things that even might have a hard time admitting that I like. I'll call them guilty pleasures, but I don't really feel guilty about them. Just slightly embarrassed. I wrote about two of them before, and here are some more I've been reminded of lately.

Full House. I love this show in all of its glorious cheesiness. I remember watching this as a kid, and when I was a teenager (which sounds fun to say because now I am oh-so-much older than "teenagers" :) I bought the whole series on DVD. I actually started watching the series over again last night, because it had been on my mind with the 25th anniversary being over the weekend.
I love watching D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle growing up through the show. I love Uncle Jesse and that he's obsessed with Elvis. I even love Joey's jokes that aren't really that funny. I love the theme song (What ever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V.?). And I love that awful music that plays during every episode as one of the adults (usually Danny, but it varies) has a heart-to-heart with one of the kids.
I liked that the episode plots were a mix of far-fetched and everyday happenings. In the episodes where something big almost happened, like when someone nearly moved out or the family almost sold their house and everyone would have been split up, everything works out in the end. Things are predictable. And as someone who has a hard time with change, I appreciated that as a kid. Still do, even if it is unrealistic. :)


Boy Meets World. I remember watching this one as a kid, too. I came across some reruns on TV while we were on vacation last year and decided to watch the whole show through Netflix. I ended up loving it more than I thought I would, so now I'm slowly collecting the seasons.

I had forgotten how hilarious this show was (of course it might just be my child of the 90s sense of humor). I honestly laughed until I cried during so many episodes. Especially Eric. Oh my. Pretty boy, goofy, generally good-hearted, empty-headed Eric. He definitely makes me laugh {the Feeny call?}. And the very last episode. Did you see that one? Just rip my heart out, Mr. Feeny. The goodbye scene in the classroom with the gang and Mr. Feeny has to be the best finale of a TV show I've ever seen.

While You Were Sleeping. A fairly recent discovery for me...I love this movie. I know, it's cheesy and the plot is highly improbable and maybe I'm a sappy, hopeless romantic. And at first I couldn't get past the idea of seeing a romantic comedy starring the guy who plays Kat's dad in Casper. :) But I'm over that now. There's a bit of language and stuff, but like You've Got Mail, I've seen it several times now so I know when to mute. Mostly it's just funny and sweet.

I love the dinner table scene where there are like three conversations going on at once, and everyone is oblivious to the chaos (that bit definitely has a classic movie comedy feel to it). It also takes place around Christmas time, which automatically makes me like a film even more. You know how a movie can just feel so comfortable, cozy, and familiar? That's how I feel about While You Were Sleeping. Every time I finish watching it I immediately want to start it over again.

What are some shows or movies that you feel the slightest bit embarrassed about loving? :)

Until next time,


  1. I too love While You Were Sleeping! I just had to laugh at your comment about "seeing a romantic comedy starring the guy who plays Kat's dad in Caspar"! Because I totally had the same thing happen to me! I had seen Caspar years ago, and when I finally saw this one, I thought, that's the dad! It did take a little mind adjustment to see him as a possible romantic partner. :) So thanks for the laugh!

  2. I love Full House!! It's definitely one of my favorites, corniness and all. Another (older) TV show that I love is The Facts of Life. Now you've made me want to go back and watch my copies of old shows :)
    Kristin @ The Great Perhaps

  3. I am with you on Full House and Boys Meets World. What happened to good TV shows like these. Boys Meets World was the perfect show for teens in the day.

  4. While I was reading this post I was like "did I write this?" It so could of been me. I'm a few years older than you at 25. I was a kid of the 90's as well. I love all those corny tv shows. I love Step by Step, The Torkelsons/Almost Home, Growing Pains, and Family Matters Love Love Love the ones you said they are my favs.


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