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Friday, January 20, 2012

Guilty Pleasures

I am not a zombie girl. Not much for slasher films either. I've never seen any of the Saw movies but I admit I may have seen Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street in my younger, wilder days. But zombies ~ how hokey is that?


I have become addicted to a zombie show. Hopelessly. Addicted. I am suffering withdrawal since season 2 is on a bit of a break until February 12. Don't call me on the 12th. Don't email. I'll be busy. Until then, I'm re-watching season 1 on Netflix and the first half of season 2 on DVR...for like the millionth time. The Walking Dead is so totally freaking awesome. And I am NOT a zombie girl.

If you haven't watched The Walking Dead on AMC because you aren't a zombie fan, you might be missing out! This show isn't really about the zombies but the zombies are an integral part of the story. This is a story about people. These characters are incredible ~ with all the faults and complexities of real people and the zombie bits (pun intended, sorry!) are done completely realistically, as if this horror really happens. I'm hoping AMC keeps this show in their line-up.



With eye candy like that, why would I watch anything else?

Tell me your guilty pleasure. Even if you are into zombies.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

47 comments:

Rachel S-H said...

Love the new look of the blog.

VegasJilly said...

Hubby and I love this show! We haven't seen any of season two, we would always miss the night or not be able to stay awake. Will be happy when its on netdlix/dvd.....my guilty pleasure is watchimg gossip girl on netflix while I stitch. I got sucked right into that show, and, omg, sons of anarchy(mindblowing!).

Sue said...

DH had the walking dead season 1 for Christmas and we both loved it, can't wait to see season 2....xx

Kaisievic said...

Hi Sharon, Oh, I love The Walking Dead, too, I cannot wait until Season 2 resumes. I also love The Wire, Treme and Homeland. Have you seen The Misfits? A British series - check it out. I think that you would like it. The premise sounds a bit hokey (like The Walking Dead) but it is oh so clever.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1548850/

Hugs, Kaye xoxoox

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Michele said...

The Walking Dead is one of our favorite shows too! Can't wait for the new season!

Danielle said...

I am not a zombie fan at all but LOVE THIS SHOW!!! I watched the first episode to see what all the hype was about and was instantly hooked. Yes, it is more about the characters then the zombies. Tastefully done. Can't wait for the new ones to come on!

Jan said...

My guilty pleasure is Leverage. Never miss it, own every season on DVD.
I'll have to check this out on Netflix. Thanks for the recommendation.

Sue said...

Awesome! The Missus and I are very much into zombies. Thank you for sharing! Being Human (original British version), Babylon 5 ( I watch all the seasons over and over and over again! lol), Sanctuary and Fringe are my guilty pleasures. ;)

Michelle said...

Zombie films always scare me can't watch them! My guilty pleasure is watching Downton Abbey with a nice glass of red wine xx

TinaTx said...

Hubby watches it (and I think the boys do but since they don't live with me I could be wrong) I don't do zombies, but to each his own!

Melissa said...

The Walking Dead is must see tv around my house too!

Barbi said...

Everyone keeps telling me that I should watch this show. So I may have to look into it.
Mine....When I was sick with the flu last month, I saw Claire Daines on The Talk..talking about "homeland" nothing that I would be interested in on a general basis. But since there was nothing on tv and I had days to kill, I found it on demand, and ended up watching all the episodes up to that weeks airing. On Dec 27th they had a catch up marathon and got him hooked too...now we don't miss it!
(Probably more information than you wanted to know...huh? LOL)

Rachael G said...

That looks interesting, Not sure if it available over here yet, but I bet it will be!
My guilty Pleasure at the moment is Haven, watching the reruns at the moment.
My regular programmes are UK ones called Casualty and Holby City, oh and Shameless I could go on and on, not that I watch that much TV!!

Laurita Hall said...

Oh! Loves it, I will watch the dvds sometime next week.
My guilty pleasure, one of them, is Fashion Police, on E! (Became addicted to Mad Men, True Blood and The Big Ban Theory!)

Hugs,
Laurita

Katie said...

I just received the first season on DVD. We watched a few episodes. I can't believe I haven't watched this from the beginning. I love scary movies though haha. I want to catch up so I can watch the new episodes but I can't find when the old ones I missed are on. Of course they were on during New Years and I missed them until it was almost over...grr.

Shelley said...

I missed all of Season 1. Never heard of it until the final Season 2 episode aired before it's holiday break. The one episode I saw I liked. And yes that is wonderful eye candy.

I am massively addicted to horror and sci-fi movies and television.

My guilty pleasure is Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International. I would love to join the team but I am not a great night person with a 7 year old to deal with first thing in the morning, lol!!

Mouse said...

hahaha re the eye candy ...don't watch tv very much at all n guilty pleasure dark chocolate covered cranberries ;) love mouse xxxxx

Peggy Lee said...

I guess I don't watch too much TV either. Right now I'm in to House Hunters on HGTV. Pretty boring, huh?

Now I need to go get me some chocolate covered cranberries after reading that last comment!

Ziggyeor said...

My husband has watched it but I have not sat down to watch yet. I'm trying to watch the BBC's Robin Hood.

Angela said...

I have too many guilty pleasures (TV wise) to list, LOL. This is an excellent show though, although it did take awhile to grow on me I am now completely hooked! It's been a loooooong wait for the next half of Season 2 but it's not too much longer. I love anything horror although I do love ghost stories more than zombies. This show is not for everyone, there is a large amount of gore (which is fun really) and quite a bit of swearing too. This is a HUGE hit in AMC's lineup and I really doubt it will be cancelled anytime soon but it is an expensive show and they tend to get cancelled well before there time.

I'll admit my one huge guilty pleasure is Coronation Street!

Lisa V said...

OMG I soo hope we get this over here in Aus, its sounds fab. I am soo into horror, gore, zombies etc. My fave shows are anything with vampires in them. Currently watching The Vampire Diaries Season 1 and loving it. The only one I cant stand to watch is True Blood.

Cole said...

Prison Break. I.Can.Not.Get.Enough. LOL! We've been watching it on Netflix (didn't watch it until now) and we're at the series finale, we'll watch it tonight. Then I have no clue what I'll do. Maybe I'll check this one out to help me through my withdrawals, thanks! :)

Emily said...

Ok, I've never seen it ... but the eye candy might make me go take a look at it and see if I like it!!!

cause .. he's yummy!!

Pumpkin said...

I've heard good things about this series but don't get the channel its on. My guilty pleasure used to be Prison Break. At least I have every season plus the Final Break :o)

Joysze said...

Hubby loves this series. He, too, is in mourning till the new season starts. He got the in laws hooked on it too. Lol.

My guilty pleasure.... Hmm... I'm kindaa nerd... I love me my sci fi. Star Trek, TNG and Ds9 and Dr. Who a what I'm all about. :D

robindefender said...

Okay, I am a zombie girl, and I looooove this show! And you'll be happy to know that there are already plans for at least one more season.

~*Shar*~ said...

I won't watch anything w/dead people walking around; freaks me out too much..lol but my guilty pleasure is the old black & white Andy Griffith show; the ones w/Barney. I have 43 of them so far; I record them daily. LOL and save the ones I love..when I'm home alone and stitching I watch hours of Andy & Barney...

Hugs, Shar

Myra said...

Oh now I am curious and will have to check it out. Hokey? I love True Blood - now that can be really hokey.

Clarkey said...

You sound like me when I talk about Justified on FX.

pandy said...

Funny, I LOVE ZOMBIES LIKE WHOA, but I haven't been watching The Walking Dead. I'm not much for watching tv shows as they happen, I tend to wait til they are on DVD and then buy them that way (Like Game of Thrones.. waiting for that release in March!!). Walking Dead is on my wishlist though!

Paula said...

Walking dead is so good! Those living corpses and walking zombies :)

Lenne said...

I, too, love this show and was really miserable about the mid-season break :( Still, not long to go until we can resume watching *does happy dance!* Hmm my guilty pleasure would probably be Celebrity Big Brother UK. It's hilarious!

Julie said...

I don't do scarey stuff, much prefer the period dramas, I could watch them all day long.

Christine said...

I don't think we get that one over here.
I'm more of a vampire girl than a zombie girl (the sort of vampires who DO NOT ruddy well sparkle), but that sounds as if it would be good.
Sci Fi too, but then you knew that...

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

I guess you like this. I haven't seen it and must admit it's not my thing. I guess at times I just don't get it! Everyone likes their own styles and this is definately your thing. I'm more into the Sopranos and could just watch it over and over. Have a nice weekend and hopefully it won't be long before you can get another fix of this
x catherine

Chris said...

I watch way to much of the ID channel. ugh!

mdgtjulie said...

My guilty pleasure, and this is funny to everyone who knows me, is B grade horror movies. I love slasher films and have a ton of them. I also like the big animal movies, lol. And I totally admit I have terrible taste!! This show sounds like something I would like if I had cable...

Astrid's dragon said...

Can't wait for the 2nd season! I received the 1st season for Christmas and the gmen and I have been watching it since they haven't seen it yet.

I also love Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and American Horror Story - quite the mix!

Robin said...

We watch The Walking Dead at our house, but my very favorite "guilty pleasure" is Breaking Bad. Love, love, love that show! The last season starts next summer and I am already having withdrawal knowing that the story is going to end.

blue star stitcher said...

I love the Walking Dead too, though I worried after the first episode it would be too scary for me. Definetely a guilty pleasure for after my kids go to bed.

geeky Heather said...

We watched the first few episodes...kinda had to since parts of it are filmed just down the street! It was fun to see how they'd altered the geography of Atlanta. But it was way too horribly, disturbingly gory for me.

Loralynn said...

I love this show...it's amazing! I'm not much on watching tv, but I NEVER miss this show! My guilty pleasure...chocolate...that I hide from my children and don't share with anyone!

Sandra said...

I love, love, love the Walking Dead. DH and I can't wait for it to return, although I think we have to wait slightly longer in the UK.

Jo said...

Also love the Walking Dead - we're also having the mid-season break in the UK. Ooooh, the barn - AMAZING ending...

My other guilty pleasure has to be True Blood. Totally trashy, but completely addictive. You Yanks make amazing TV, but it's rather fun that the leading men in both are Brits!!

Trina said...

I just love, love, love this show!!!! I can't wait for Feb. 12th when it starts up again! You have to love the yummy men in it don't you?

Happy Stitching!

StitchyWoman said...

Woo hoo! I can't wait until Sunday! What the heck is gonna happen after the barn massacre? I just love Shane. mmm mmm

I know where you'll be. Same place as me...glued to the tube.

tkdquintmom said...

Ok Daffy I've been a BAD blogger lately but I couldn't resist this post....O.M.G...I LOVE THIS SHOW! I love it. Zombies, Rick,...the whole thing. This is the only t.v. I've come to watch...that and Falling Skies. I mean really watch. No stitching with it..nothing. My eyes are glued to the set the whole hour. I own Season 1 on DVD. This show is great. :) Oh and yes....Mr. Rick Sheriff Deputy isn't bad either...:D