Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm guilty...

I admit it. I am a total TV Snob. I rarely watch anything that comes on network television. I don't watch America's Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance?, or even American Idol.I watch Scrubs...but I only discovered it once it came to TBS.

I watch a lot of movies and watch a lot of cable TV. You know, TNT, USA and HBO. Lots and LOTS of HBO. Especially since they are airing some of my favorite movies, like Hairspray (What gives a girl power & punch..? Is it charm, is it poise? No, it's Hairspray...) I LOVE Musicals. But you know what's been coming on cable a LOT lately? Showgirls. I know, I know. How could I watch Jessie, the smartest girl at Bayside High throw away her education and gamble on the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to become:
Well at first, I was all This movie still comes on? but then I was like WOW, this movie is even worse than I remember...and I start watch her over dramatic F-bombs, and before I know it, I'm sucked in. I'm watching her painting her nails and kicking Andrew's ass for raping her friend and thinking...hey, isn't that Trey Macdougal, who, coincidentally was in one of my very favorite shows TWIN PEAKS, which I didn't start watching until it went off the air and the boxed set came out.

In my defense, it was around midnight, nothing was really on, and I don't care what anybody says, NORBIT is NOT FUNNY. Unfortunately, my spiral of shame continued. I went on to watch I wanna look like a big giant ASS on TV work for diddy...and because I was too lazy to find some batteries for my remote, I watched New York goes to Hollywood too.:: Hangs head:: I KNOW. I thought you had standards? What happened to Reality TV is for suckers--except for Clean House - I LOVE that show, even though it makes me guilty about living in a pig pen, but whatever. NOBODY is coming in here and selling MY shoes... But I digress. It was like watching a train wreck. It was so bad, I called a friend to tell her that I think I've sunk to a new low and maybe I need intervention.

Thank God for my friend. She brought me NEW MOON, the forth book in the Twilight series. Hopefully, reading a book will make amends for the unnecessary murder of brain cells lost in the watching of late night Cable TV.


Katie Says said...

HA. I totally admit I have watched Showgirls a gazillion times on TV. But I am addicted to TLC and the Food Network. but shhhh! I do watch some reality. oh no. ;)

THopgood said...

1. I have a pair of snazzy Jessica Simpson shoes my self and I LOVE them! I've only worn them once but they sure do look good in my closet!

2. I quit working because I ran out of nick-names for my co-workers.

3. I have NEVER seen that Stripper movie...couldn't bear to watch it. But I love me some So You Think You Can Dance. Season finally was on yesterday and again tonight dontcha know!

4. Very nice to "meet" you...I enjoyed reading your blog...I'll be back!

Kori said...

I don't do TV, so I have no idea who or what Showgirls is, BUT this made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the lift, and for stopping by my blog this morning! :) I will admit to feeling guilty because when we go to hotels I WILL watch TV, and love the infomercials. Like, I just want to call up that toll free number and get three for the price of one ginsue knives, even though my rational mind tells me it is all a bunch of crap. Which is actually part of why I don't do TV, ha ha.

Mamasphere said...

My boss just walked out of his office and guess what was filling up my computer screen? Yep, a giant picture of Jessie licking a dancing pole. Oh the fuck well.

I've never seen the movie, but now I HAVE to see it, just to see how bad it is.

motherbumper said...

I cannot tear my eyes away from that movie - it's like watching a train wreck indeedy. Standards are highly overrated (hee).

Anonymous said...

LOL I've never got through that movie -- it's just awful! I do love me some reality tv though!

Chelle said...

Lol! I've never watched the whole thing...but I do love me some reality tv

Coleen said...

How sick is it that now I want to watch Showgirls? I have NEVER seen it! Mindless TV, Yay!

I don't watch TV either except HGTV occasionally.

Wait, I have gotten sucked in to House and Boston Legal. Those are fun.

You read? Now I'm impressed. I can read a book if it involves a "How to" with lots of pictures. See, keep your standards pretty low and you disappoint no one! (And I don't see any interventions in my future.)

Ignorance is bliss. :)

Jen said...

Add me to the list of non-Showgirl watchers. Now, Twin Peaks, that was another story. I loved me some TP. Oh and I guess I'm a tv snob too because I refuse to watch those VH1 crap shows (except occasionally the Brady show because I still have a thing for Peter Brady).

McMommy said...

Showgirls, Striptease...I haven't seen either of those movies. The cheese factor is just oozing from those!!

Then again, the movies I've picked to watch lately have been horrible.

Maybe I need to give showgirls a chance?

Anonymous said...

I'm guilty of watching Showgirls too. What a terrible movie but you just can't watching it.