Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And I really miss Bob Barker.

I have to confess.

Summer has ushered in some guilty pleasures for me.

Other than the excuse to eat Ben and Jerry's ice cream, I've fallen into some tempting television habits. It may have something to do with the fact that I sit in my pajamas most of the day, I mean morning.

It all started when I was flipping through the channels one morning and saw an old favorite, The Young and The Restless. Y & R was my addiction when I went off to college, along with Melrose Place. Don't judge me.

When you're in college, entertainment is cheap, both in the monetary and apparently moral forms. I'm not proud. I'm just sayin.'

After graduating from college and getting a real job, I had my own place, along with my own television. The Young and The Restless came on at lunch. I rushed home every day to my frozen Michelina's entree (hey, Lean Cuisines were a splurge) to watch Jack and Victor fight over make-up lines and a woman.

I loved Jack. He was the kind of guy you loved to hate. He was the kind of guy I would have actually dated before I found Hubs and realized that boyfriends could actually be cute and kind and decent and not nerdy all at the same time. Who knew?

Today I was watching Young and The Restless once again, not enough to catch up. No, that would mean that I am a frequent viewer. Ahem.

There on the screen was none other than David Hassellhof.

Apparently, after he stopped saving lives on the beach, he was able to squeeze in med school during his gig at America's Got Talent. Now he is some kind of doctor on Y & R where today he convinced his TV mom to take deep breaths and let go of some dramatic issues. (Not that I was paying attention.)

After a very brief viewing of David's life-saving techniques, I clicked over to my other guilty pleasure. Judge Judy.

I heart her.

She tells the truth in such a confrontational, yet completely legal way. Her accent and no-nonsense attitude are perfect accessories to the black robe. It is television joy. But really, there is no need to watch her shows. They all end the same way. It all boils down to the same question, "Was it a loan or a gift?"

Maybe Judge Judy could finally settle all the drama between Jack and Victor once and for all.

But, then what would I watch during the summer?


AuburnChick said...

This is my second summer not working. Last year, I was a good girl and worked hard in my house and yard. This year, thanks to World Cup and Days of Our Lives, I'm scheduling everything around the tv. So, I feel your, er, pain. This staying home thing...it's quite exhausting - hence the need for the noon jammies!

The Bug said...

One of my Facebook friends has the following status today: Get David Hasselhoff off of the Young and the Restless IMMEDIATELY!!! YUCK!

It does kind of boggle the mind.

Fiddledeedee said...

You are my people. I squealed out loud when I realized that The Hoff was reprising his role as Snapper. I even tweeted it. That's how excited I was. It was as though the universe was aligned, and all was right with the world.

Or. It could be time for my meds.


pendy said...

Judge Judy does tell it like it is, but she's hard to take seriously with that silly lace collar. She just doesn't seem like the vain type and wearing that collar seems like a misguided attempt at style. :)

Susanne said...

Sometimes I think I need Judge Judy to settle all the disputes between my kids. LOL.

Carpool Queen said...

When I was upside down on bed rest for 47 days (not that I'm counting) I would dread the weekends because it meant no Judge Judy or Days of Our Lives.

Judge Judy Rocks.