Sunday, November 05, 2006
I don't know about anyone else, but every once in a while I don't really like to admit to watching certain shows. I don't know why I would find anything embarrassing at this point, after all, it's not like I'm going to be taken seriously. But still.... My guilty pleasures are (or were since they're now in re-runs) Hercules and Xena. Hmmm, maybe the fact that my husband used to try to do the Xena yell every time it was on has something to do with my reluctance to watch it publicly... Regardless, I always got a kick out of both shows. They were campy, silly, totally mythologically inaccurate but so much fun. I always liked the fact that there seemed to be a sense of mischief and irreverence about the shows. Where else are you going to see a show that has the goddess Aphrodite rolling her eyes and saying "whatever?" The special effects were fairly awful. I'm not sure I've ever seen a less convincing centaur. But still, the shows had enough wit to keep me watching. And Xena had one of the best evil villainess ever in Callisto. Hudson Leick really seemed to relish playing Xena's psychotic nemesis. I developed a love of Greek mythology as a kid so stories that involve the Greek Gods appeal to me, accurate or not. And maybe that's why they ended up being a guilty pleasure. I don't get any points for scholarship in Greek mythology here. So, if you don't mind outing yourselves, tell me about your guilty pleasures. I promise not to tell anyone.