Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

Okay, so I have to admit that I watch a lot of tv. I didn't watch much when I first went to college but when my roommate brought a tv this year, I knew that I'd be going back to old habits. And it also doesn't help that you can stream everything online.

Everyone talks about shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, Parks and Recreation, and so much more. Maybe even The Office if you go to my school.

Well, I'll be the first to tell you (and probably one of few) to say that I don't watch any of those shows. I have a very interesting and different taste in television, and sometimes I'm still figuring out why I like some of these shows. But if you want to get an idea of what I normally watch or keep up with on tv, here are a few of my favorites:

Baby Daddy: A guy unknowingly knocked up a girl and dropped the baby on his doorstep not too long after she was born. He's living with his brother and roommate, and along with his childhood best friend, Riley, and his mom, they all help him out in raising the child.

Source: ABC Family

Ben and his brother Danny are hot, and baby Emma is so cute! On top of that, I just think that all the characters together are hilarious. Tucker, Ben's roommate, always ends up doing crazy things with their mom and you also see lots of Riley, Ben, and Danny exploring different relationships, even with Riley ending up with Ben at some point. And Bonnie, the mother, is a cougar. Enough said.

Awkward.: This is about a girl at Palos Hills High who had an unfortunate accident her freshman year, going through high school. Well, let's just say that the show truly lives up to its name.

Source: MTV
This show is actually loosely based off of a high school not too far from my home town. They even reference the same cities and everything! The major change with the location was the high school's name from Verdes to Hills. When I first found out that this show is based off the local high school, I laughed because I could see why.

Switched at Birth: Two babies are switched at birth, and one of the mothers who knew for a long time finally fesses up and both families are learning to live together as a family for the sake of the girls. Oh and the girls? One grew up in a preppy, wealthy home, while the other grew up in a not-so-wealthy neighborhood that is predominantly Hispanic. That girl is a natural redhead and deaf as well.

Source: ABC Family
I really enjoy sign language, so I appreciated the show's use of it. This show is more of a drama while the previous two are more comedies, and this show is a nice change for me. Enough drama, but not too much, unlike Pretty Little Liars, which I gave up on a few months ago after getting too impatient (and scared) with the storyline.

America's Next Top Model: This is basically a reality show to see who becomes "America's Next Top Model."

Source: The CW

Lots of people wish for this show to be done with after having 20 cycles, but as someone who is really into fashion and wishes she were tall enough to model, I enjoy this show. I mostly watch for the photoshoots, but hating on a little drama doesn't hurt either.

Legend of Korra: This is a spin-off series to "Avatar: The Last Airbender," a series that ended a few years ago. Legend of Korra continues with Korra as the new Avatar, the one person in the world who can master all four abilities of water, air, earth, and fire, and she is navigating her abilities with the help of the previous Avatar's family and friends, as well as her own.

Source: Deviantart

I binge-watched ATLA before the second season premiered last September. I loved the series before, but I loved it so much more after watching through it all again, because Korra as a strong female lead gets me so excited! She can really kick some butt!

What Not to Wear: This show ended last year, but I love it so much I put it on my list. WNTW was a show that took some of the worst dressers in the country and gave them a free, full-on makeover, with a new wardrobe, new make-up routine, and many times a new-found self confidence.

Source: TLC
This is one of the first shows that got me into fashion when I first saw my niece watching it back in 2007. I haven't kept up with the last few episodes of the series due to being away at school, but I loved the valuable fashion lessons I learned from Clinton Kelly and Stacy London.

Other than WNTW and ANTM, all of these shows are either premiering a new season or ending a season this week. What are your favorite TV shows?


  1. Ahh I LOVE Baby Daddy and Switched at Birth! If you liked Switched, you should try the Fosters- so addicting!

    xo, Hima

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  2. Omg I love so many of these shows! KORRAAAAA <3 <3 <3

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  3. ItalianBellaDiariesJune 20, 2014 at 3:36 AM

    During the summer months, I only watch Master Chef and Graceland. I also debated on starting to watch Night Shift. I have so many friends that say it's good. Orange is the new Black is also a highly talked about show that I have considered watching but haven't. I'm also the person that likes to watch shows like Flip or Flop on HGTV and shows like Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Restaurant Stakeout, and Mystery Diners on Food Network.

  4. I don't get the opportunity to watch much TV unless the kids are asleep, but I think I might like to set up the DVR for Switched at Birth- that sounds so good!

  5. OMG Top Model neverrrrrr gets old! :)

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  7. I LOVE Switched at Birth! The show itself inspired me to take up sign language!

    Netflix recommended me Baby Daddy and I'm a sucker for cute babies (like that Disney show, Good Luck Charlie) so I'm thinking of picking it up when I have some extra time on my hands.

  8. Love Awkward for sure. ANTM love love love... mine include Dance Moms, Hit the Floor, and Grey's Anatomy!

  9. Right? Did you watch that finale though of Baby Daddy? I was sobbing!
    I've watched part of an episode of the Fosters before, but maybe I'll give it another shot!

  10. AHH yay another Korra fan! I am SO excited for the upcoming season after watching the trailer!

  11. Thanks for sharing your favorite tv shows! I love watching tv shows on HGTV and Food Network as well! On hgtv, I'd have to say the two twin brothers are my favorite<3 I haven't watched their show Brother vs. Brother, but I love watching their other which the name is escaping me right now. On Food Network, I LOVE shows like Unwrapped and Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I always love learning about new food places and the history of my favorite foods.

  12. Yeah, you definitely should! It's a great show!

  13. Haha I agree with you! Especially with the new girls vs. guys seasons :]

  14. Thank you, Sockwun! I'll go check it out!

  15. That is so awesome! I've been trying to teach it to myself too haha.

    As far as Baby Daddy, I say go watch it! Although they don't really focus around Emma (the baby). They talk about her a lot because she's obviously the reason for the whole show, but it centers around the adults. But she's too cute nonetheless!

  16. I rarely meet people who have even heard of Awkward so thank you for expressing your love for it! Haha, and I always love meeting people who love ANTM too.

    And thank you for sharing your other favorites! I've heard so many great things about Grey's, but I still haven't gotten into it yet!


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