Saturday, July 7, 2012

Confessions of a Teen Soap Addict

What is your T.V. guilty pleasure?

I am not too proud to admit it, but I like to watch teen soaps and teen dramas on T.V. So far this summer, I have watched, reruns of Dawson's Creek, Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Last summer, I enjoyed watching the Veronica Mars series and some of the Confessions of an American Teenager. And to be clear, when I say "watched" what I really mean is that these shows are usually streaming in the living room and I am listening to them while I am taking care of my daughter! Let's face it, a mommy at home with young children doesn't really have time to sit and watch T.V. all day. But, I digress.....

While I would not categorize myself with the tweens or teens who gather around their T.V.s each week and faithfully watch these shows, I got to say that I can see the appeal, but I have other shows to watch that a higher up on the "important to me" list (Shout out to Grey's Anatomy); plus, I have to balance my T.V. with the hubby because we only have one T.V. Not to mention, with the advances in T.V. technologies, you really don't have to watch a show when it originally airs because you can DVR, TiVo, Hulu, or watch online on the network website.

I think what appeals to me the most is the fact that these shows are, in comparison to eating, more of a light snack. They are easy to follow along and entertaining. Sometimes the repetitiveness can be annoying or certain characters might get on your nerves because more than likely they remind you of someone you know (or used to). But usually there is a "cutie-patootie" who makes it all better.
Now, I am no means a couch potato and my world does not revolve around what's on the "boob-tube," but I will say when the baby is sleeping and I am in my comfy clothes I do enjoy lounging and watching a good show or movie. There's nothing wrong with that! :) All good things in moderation.

P.S. I also like kids movies. Yeah, you heard right! Beauty and the Beast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Toy Story---the list goes on.

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