Jesse Benjamin joins Jen to discuss why certain kinds of TV shows make people feel so bad for enjoying them so much. From the soapy and salacious like Sex and the City, to trashy reality like The Real Housewives of Orange County, to oddly addictive competitions like The Challenge, there’s no shortage of guilty pleasures on TV. But what about these shows makes them guilty pleasures rather than shows we can just admit to enjoying without the caveat that we know they’re in some way lowbrow?
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- You can follow Jesse on Twitter and Instagram, and check out his website, jessebenjamin.com
- Jesse’s recommendations: Frasier and the music of Mike Krol
- Gordon Ramsay‘s various reality shows
- The Real World and The Challenge
- Sex and the City
- Shark Tank
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