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What's Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure in Film, TV or Music?

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Everyone has a guilty pleasure. All of us, sometime, somewhere have experienced feeling a little guilty about indulging in something we enjoy.

Apart from food or drink, most guilty pleasures tend to exist in pop culture these days, be it a TV show you feel a bit bad about watching, a game, or certain types or genres of music.

The guilty feeling mainly comes from the perception that you would be judged for indulging in your so-called guilty pleasure, so the main thing to remember is just to be yourself and let yourself enjoy the simple things in life, such as guilty pleasures!

This Slogging thread by Zaeem Shoaib, Limarc Ambalina, Sara Pinto, M贸nica Freitas and Jack Boreham occurred in slogging's official #pop-culture channel, and has been edited for readability.

Zaeem ShoaibJan 4, 2022, 9:48 PM

What's your favorite guilty pleasure in film, TV or music?

Limarc AmbalinaJan 5, 2022, 7:19 AM

For films it's Armageddon....i could watch that every year 馃槃 For TV it's how I met your mother and music it is One DIRECTION

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Limarc AmbalinaJan 5, 2022, 7:19 AM

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Sara PintoJan 5, 2022, 12:00 PM

For me, it's those cheesy romantic comedy movies. They are so clich茅, but I just can't stop watching them haha

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Zaeem ShoaibJan 5, 2022, 2:20 PM

Mine would be wrestling. 馃槄

I grew up watching it and still regularly watch WWE and AEW.

I know why anyone wouldn't want to watch more after watching this:

M贸nica FreitasJan 5, 2022, 2:23 PM

White chicks, legally blond and mean girls. I've watched them too many times. Music-wise: I hear almost every genre of music but one guilty pleasure would be Conan Osiris ahahha

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Jack BorehamJan 6, 2022, 10:46 AM

For film it's lord of the rings, TV star wars Mandalorian and music Elton John

M贸nica FreitasJan 6, 2022, 2:40 PM

We need to do a Karaoke session just so I can see Limarc pumped by One Direction ahahah

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Jack BorehamJan 6, 2022, 5:26 PM

M贸nica Freitas, I agree with this, Limarc Ambalina, time to get your 馃帳 out!

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Zaeem ShoaibJan 7, 2022, 2:25 AM

For some reason Karaoke always reminds me of this:

Zaeem ShoaibJan 7, 2022, 2:28 AM

Jack Boreham I wouldn't call Lord of the Rings or Mandalorian guilty pleasures. 馃槄 They are universally regarded as excellent!!

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M贸nica FreitasJan 7, 2022, 12:27 PM

Jack Boreham I'll even help organize hahahaha

Jack BorehamJan 7, 2022, 2:05 PM

馃槀, sorry my nerdiness has been suppressed, I'm learning to accept it as a norm nowadays 馃槀

Jack BorehamJan 7, 2022, 2:05 PM

M贸nica Freitas deal 馃帳馃榿

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Jack BorehamJan 7, 2022, 2:07 PM

you seen the new Boba show?

Zaeem ShoaibJan 7, 2022, 10:10 PM

Jack Boreham Oh yes! Watching every episode as it comes out. I love what these series are doing with the Star Wars universe.

Another current guilty pleasure of mine on TV would be Cobra Kai. Nothing beats that 80s/90s nostalgia.

Zaeem ShoaibJan 7, 2022, 10:13 PM

What about games, guys? Any guilty pleasures in gaming?

Mine would be Beat 'em Ups. I just loved the new Streets of Rage 4 and have always been a fan of the Yakuza series.

Sara PintoJan 10, 2022, 4:02 PM

My game knowledge is low, but y google says this is the top 10. I guess I have to go with The Sims, but I strongly disagree that it's a guilty pleasure 馃槀 I don't feel guilty at all https://gamerant.com/guilty-pleasure-games-top

Zaeem ShoaibJan 10, 2022, 4:07 PM

Sara Pinto LOL. To each their own. I guess the reason The Sims could be a guilty pleasure is that you can sink hours into it and completely lose track of time.

I certainly did go through a "Sims Phase" in my early teens. Probably spent over 200-300 hours in Sims 2 馃槄

Sara PintoJan 11, 2022, 10:25 AM

In that way, it does make sense haha but for me, all those hours are pure entertainment 馃槀


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