Top 5 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

By Nicole Koehn

5. Catfish

    Starting off this countdown at number 5 is the popular show from MTV, Catfish. This documentary styled show follows Nev and Max as they help people who have fallen in love online. This show keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and wondering if each internet date is real. Almost every time, audiences are devastated to witness lies and broken hearts. Only on the rare occasion is there a happy ending.

4. Teen Mom

    The number 4 pick also comes from MTV: Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2. These shows are staples in current pop culture. The show follows the lives of young teen mothers raising their children and dealing with the drama with the fathers. Audiences are intrigued and want to follow their journey as the mothers figure out what to do with their lives.

3. Toddlers & Tiaras

    Number 3 comes with as much controversy as it does spray tans and glitz: TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras. The show follows children competing in beauty pageants accompanied by their winning-obsessed mothers and occasionally fathers. The amount of money these parents spend to have someone tell them their child is pretty is outrageous. It also makes audiences question how these kids adjust to society as adults.

2. The Real Housewives of…

    Next at number 2 is Bravo’s The Real Housewives of… franchise. With over six cities to watch, these shows will never run low on drama. In the daily lives of these wealthy women, audiences see the back stabbing, name calling, and fights that break out at least once every season. The antics of the cast are hysterical as it is hard to believe that people can actually behave this way.

1. Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    The number 1 guilty pleasure show is one that helped to popularize the phrase “famous for being famous”: the E! show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. With an over-involved and career-obsessed mother, a self-absorbed daughter, and the rest of the family keeping it as grounded as possible, it is impossible not enjoy the outrageous behavior of the Kardashian clan. Four spin off shows and eight seasons have originated from this Kardashian drama.