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#1 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 1:51 PM
Default Movies and TV shows that are guilty pleasures, you have any?
Are there any movies or TV shows that you find yourself going back to despite the fact that you know they are far from perfect and somewhere in your head you know they are bad? It's odd because I hate bad movies and Tv and yet every once in a while there are a few films and TV shows I find myself returning to despite the fact that I know they are bad.

On the Tv front I have to say 24. I know the plots never made any sense and it bugs me that they always shied away from using real full blown terrorists as the villain, they were always being framed or pawns in some larger plot when in real life terrorist may be the modern day Nazis and given the way they treat woman it would be nice to see a show about terrorism show the full horror of what these people do. I also don't see why in later seasons no one ever believes Jack when he tells them there is a threat out there, but darn it the action is done so well and Jack is like the perfect mix of the old style John Wayne type action hero and today's more interospective action hero. So every once in a while I find myself pulling out my DvDs and watching the show, I just have to fast forward through any scene that features Kim, even I have my limits. Why couldn't she have been killed along with her mother at the end of season 1?

Castle. I knew this show was going to turn into a chick flick the first time I saw the pilot, but I was such a big fan of firefly I had to give it a shot and the cast was good and some of the writing was clever and funny, and to my surprise I ended up caring about the character relationships, this season has wrecked all that and I now can't stand the show but I used to look forward to it every week. To me it reminded me of a modern day take on The Thin Man films and those are some of my favorites of all time, too bad they couldn't have ended the show with season seven. The show had problems before then but season seven felt like the perfect end point and now this season made the rest feel pointless. Still it was a fun show as long as I stayed away from the stupid plot arc related episodes and as a guy I was kind of ashamed to admit it was a show I looked forward to every week, but I ended up enjoying most episodes.

Forever. Normally what a rip off this was of Highlander would have me hating this show but like Chuck did with North by Northwest and the James Bond movies, the writers put enough of their own spin on it that I really enjoyed it and I really liked the characters so I was sad when it got canceled after one season because ABC put it on in the worst time slot they could. It may bot be for most people and I have yet to meet another person who liked it but I enjoyed it for the characters and actors and I thought they wrote Henry really well and loved the flash back scenes. I don't know maybe I am just a sucker for murder mystery shows with a twist.

The Hobbit movies. I know they don't follow the books and they are over long and have problems but I love Peter Jackson's version of Middle Earth so much I enjoy these movies and own their extended cuts on Blu ray. I know they are not as good as the Lord of the Rings movies, but I find myself enjoying them just as much, if that makes any sense.

The A-Team(TV show). I didn't grow up with this show so there is no nostalgia here and each episode is pretty much the same but for some reason every once in a while I enjoy watching it. It's a fun little piece of 80s cheese and while it may not be that good, well I have fun watching it, maybe because the cast seems to have fun making in it and that comes through onscreen.

The First two Fantastic Four movies from the 2000s. This is a hard one to explain because whenever anyone asks me why I like them I can't come up with an answer. Everyone hates them and everyone has pointed out the millions of flaws they have and I can not disagree. What is more I never read the comics much as a kid so I can't even claim to care about the characters that much and yet when I am in the right mood I enjoy them both. The only answer I can come up with as to why I enjoy they is that apart from Alba I like the casting and think the actors work well together and in a world where ever super hero movie is trying to out dark the others and set up sequels these seem to stand alone in their Super heroes as a family sit com take and each movie being it's own stand alone story that only leave room for sequels but doesn't directly set them up, it also helps that they are less them three hours long like most films these days. That still doesn't excuse their many flaws and I know they are bad movies but for some reason I enjoy them enough to own them on Bluray and watch them every once in a while.

Well that is enough from me for now, what about you? Do you have any guilty pleasures that you would like to fess up to?

This may be the most pointless thread on the forum but thanks for reading any way.

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#2 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 2:44 PM
MacGyver. And Murder She Wrote.

They look so bad (image quality wise) and the hair and fashions are awful, but....



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#3 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 3:54 PM
MacGyver is another one for me. RDA really makes that show for me no matter how silly the episode is, he somehow makes it watchable by having a sense of humor about it all. I am not looking forward to the remake, to me it was a product of it's time and paper it shouldn't work so there is no way to match the charm of something when I am not 100% sure why the original works in the first place.

I have only ever seen a few episodes of Murder she wrote but it always seemed like a harmless light mystery series to and the sort of thing I would enjoy when I am feeling depressed and just want something light to watch. Did you know it was originally going to be a Ms. Marple series? I don't have all the details but it seems the producers lost the rights at the last moment so they had to make up their own Ms. Marple like character on the fly. Given that it lasted so long I say good job on their part, I wouldn't have wanted the job of having to fix that problem on short notice.

My PC specs.
Windows 7 64 bit,AMD FX 4300 quad core processor, 8 gigs DDR3 ram, 1 gig Geforce 9500 graphics card, patch 1.67.2
Every time I reinstall the game I run it clean without any CC, not even the store bought stuff so it isn't CC or mods that cause me trouble.
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#4 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 4:36 PM
Ash vs Evil Dead. That tv show is freaking dumb...but well :sigh: I like it
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#5 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 7:56 PM
I didn't even know there was a Tv show.

Now I must see it!

Thanks for letting me know this exists.

My PC specs.
Windows 7 64 bit,AMD FX 4300 quad core processor, 8 gigs DDR3 ram, 1 gig Geforce 9500 graphics card, patch 1.67.2
Every time I reinstall the game I run it clean without any CC, not even the store bought stuff so it isn't CC or mods that cause me trouble.
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#6 Old 30th Nov 2015 at 4:46 PM
Clueless and Legally blonde are two of my favourite movies.
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#7 Old 1st Dec 2015 at 5:33 PM
Big Brother
Survivor
The Amazing Race

People seem to think reality TV is the lowest common denominator for the uncouth, but I love it. Well, at least those 3, with Amazing Race being my favorite because I enjoy traveling the world vicariously through the attractive Hollywood wannabes they always cast on these shows since I myself am too chicken to fly.

Resident wet blanket.
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#8 Old 24th Dec 2015 at 10:41 PM
South Park, My Name Is Earl, Total Wipeout(UK), The A Team, Malcolm in the Middle, Catfish(?), Chucklevision, Basil Brush

Triple X, Demons Never Die, Scream, The Emperor's New Groove, Spiderman 1
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#9 Old 25th Dec 2015 at 12:33 AM
Sucker Punch. Enough said.

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#10 Old 16th Mar 2016 at 2:39 AM
Oh can't believe I forgot this, I enjoy all three of the Mummy movies for the silly fun they are and I think the last Mummy movie was better then the last Indy movie. I know I am alone in this but what can I say? I like goofy 30s style stuff.

My PC specs.
Windows 7 64 bit,AMD FX 4300 quad core processor, 8 gigs DDR3 ram, 1 gig Geforce 9500 graphics card, patch 1.67.2
Every time I reinstall the game I run it clean without any CC, not even the store bought stuff so it isn't CC or mods that cause me trouble.
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#11 Old 17th Aug 2016 at 10:32 PM
I love those shows where someone goes into a business and yells at the owner until stuff gets done. Stuff like Hell's Kitchen, Restaurant Impossible (though there's less yelling in that one), stuff in that vein.
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#12 Old 18th Aug 2016 at 1:09 AM
I did not like Game of Thrones at first, but I started lately finding it enjoyable. Violence and sex I think is still excessive, but I really like story of Tyrion Lannister.

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