Anyone else excited about American Idol tonight?
(tap tap...is this thing on?)
A year ago, I totally wasn't. I'd never even seen American Idol. But then the TV writers' strike happened and I started watching. And got hooked. And became a David Cook fan. And he won! And I cheered with all the fangirly tweens and crazy cougars.
(That's him above, smiling at me.) The new American Idol season premieres tonight on Fox at 7 p.m. for you other Central time zone folks.
I also like The Bachelor, which I apparently missed last night because I can never remember when TV shows come on. I used to be a big fan back in college (Trista + Ryan 4Evr!!!) (wow. I'm really sorry I just wrote that). Now I'm watching again, partly because a girl from my hometown is on it and partly because it's just addicting.
I'm only a little embarassed to admit watching this stuff. But c'mon. Sometimes when I get home from my (lovely) newspaper job, I don't feel like working on my novel or going to the gym or practicing cello or emptying the dishwasher or reading a book. I feel like filling my mind with bad reality TV.
So tell me: what are your favorite guilty-pleasure TV shows? Please fess up so I can feel better about my utter shallowness.
P.S. If I hadn't watched American Idol last season I'd never have seen this guy, and burned about 1,000 calories laughing hysterically: