The AfterEllen.com Huddle: Guilty pleasures

Everyone has that something — that one thing that you’re not supposed to like for one reason or another, but you can’t help it; you do! Whether it’s a shallow TV show for a younger age group or some fan girl obsession you’ll never outgrow, admit it: you have a guilty pleasure.

Ready, break!

Lesley Goldberg: I have mad nerd-worshiping geek love for CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. What started out appealing to my pop culture obsession kicked up a notch with lovable characters — and great guest stars like Sara Gilbert and now Mayim Bialik (Blossom!) — that are insanely lovable. I’d love to share some time on the couch with newly minted Emmy winner Jim Parsons — and I’ll even let him sit in Sheldon’s spot. Watching this show is like falling in love with the underdogs. Bazinga!

Dara Nai: I like to occasionally crank call conservative groups, using their toll free phone numbers. They pay for the call, and I get to mess with them. It’s a pleasure, but I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about it. This may be a misnomer.

Dorothy Snarker: The Vampire Diaries. Yes, I watch a teenage show about vampires that airs on the CW. Got something to say about it? No other show on TV right now has the same deliciously fast pacing, crazy plot progression and sexy vampire love triangle (whatever, True Blood) as TVD. My heart skipped a beat when Nina Dobrev jumped out of nowhere to join that amazing Emmys opening number. And, yeah, I just ordered the Season One DVD yesterday. Suck on that.

drummerdeeds: Ugh, my guilty pleasure-obsession is Pretty Little Liars. I never thought I’d be addicted to a show on ABC Family, and, quite frankly, I’m really embarrassed to be posting this on the Worldwide Web. However, thanks to PLL, my summer was not in the least bit lonely as I had my TV girlfriend Emily Fields (played by Shay Mitchell) heating up the screen in my cold, dark basement. Sure, she has only one facial expression, but do you know anyone else who could melt the polar ice caps with just a lip pout and furrowed brow? I think not. I’m guilty, but the pleasure is all mine.

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