TV Trash or Guilty Pleasure

Has anybody been following Love Island? Am I perhaps one of the lonely few who has not caught onto this latest piece of telly trash? Quite a few of the younger members in my team at work have become obsessed with this programme and I was intrigued enough to watch a bit of the first episode on catch up tv the other day. Well…… it wasn’t really my cup of tea at all. It’s kind of like a soft porn Big Brother and I find it all a bit icky. The women are all plucked and preened barbie dolls and the men are super thick muscle men. They line them all up and get them to pick contestants to partner up with. What’s to like about that? Yack.

Now I may sound like I am getting on my high horse here, but I will freely admit that I have been quite partial to a bit of tv trash in my time! My goodness, when I think back to some of the silly programmes that I have watched in the past it makes me cringe ………

Paris Hiltons My New BFF

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Now this really is what you call proper TV trash! It goes against everything I stand for. It’s full of airheads with half a brain and no sense. They are all desperate to be famous and would do anything to latch onto potential bff (doorway to fame) Miss Paris Hilton. But I flipping loved it. So there:P

Ibiza Uncovered

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This was actually quite controversial at the time of release. It was a little bit naughty and a little bit cheeky and very rude in places. I remember that me and my best friend were obsessed with it at the time and we were desperate to go on a girly holiday there. It didn’t happen. It makes me laugh when I look back now, because I just know I would have hated it!


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I remember introducing this to a Norwegian friend many, many years ago and he thought I was insane. Well, it was quite bonkers and definitely not one to watch with your parents. Oh goodness no!

Coach Trip

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Oh this is just a big cuddle of comfort TV, or rather it was until they ‘got down with the kids’ on E4! I loved it for the real mix of personalities of all ages and backgrounds. Now they pick a load of ‘Take Me Out’ type contestants and take them to Marbella or Ibiza. It’s like Love Island on a bus. Boo hoo:(

Big Brother (when it was on Channel 4!)

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Oh the Creme de la Creme of telly trash. I am not afraid to say that I was a very loyal follower of Big Brother until it moved to Channel 5 about six years ago. Now like Love Island. But in a house.

What’s your guilty pleasures from past and present? Don’t be afraid to spill the beans!

Ta ta and nighty night xxx