Monday, April 13, 2009

Guilty Pleasure

Monday, April 13, 2009

“I can’t believe you’re watching that show,” D said after I regaled him with some of the most recent highlights of American Idol. But why not? Watching it is definitely more fun than watching the news with its day-to-day staple of inexorable iniquities. Though denounced by some as pandering nonsense and idiocy, the show is still widely followed by lots of people—I included--who take pleasure in watching it. Maybe it’s precisely the show’s “inanity” that appeals to us. Its offer of an hour’s respite from life’s woes and drudgery is simply too hard to resist. In this world where things are sometimes taken too seriously and there’s a dearth of things to look forward to and to take pleasure in, a good dose of idiocy and frivolity can be incredibly refreshing.

Besides, watching what some disdain as a “silly” show doesn’t make you silly, does it?

10 comments:

witsandnuts said...

I absolutely agree with the last statement. The same thing with book selections. We all need some 'junk food' for the brain. My family laughed at me when I told them I'm currently hooked with tagalized All About Eve (originally a Korean series).

dinadelias said...

adam lambert. nuf said =D

Angeli said...

Hi Jo. Sobrang tama ka. May karapatan din naman tayong maging jologs, di ba? :)

Dina! I'm a fan of Adam, too. Who else can get away with that much eyeliner? haahahah

Amelia said...

hahahah...yeah right jologs...I think there's nothing wrong in watching American Idol...basta ako si Danny Gokey..heheheheh :)

Angeli said...

oh, this is getting interesting! two votes for adam and one for danny. any other votes out there? :)

nica said...

hihihihihihihihih.....

Basta ako ANOOP at adam, pero mas gusto ko si anoop kaysa kay adam...

hihihihihihi...

Angeli said...

..at malapit na syang matanggal.. :)

jacqueline said...

i haven't watched lately. is kris allen still in? :)

Angeli said...

hi Jac. he still is. and according to idol analysts, it will go down to a battle among kris, adam and danny. :)

jacqueline said...

yipee! :) hope kris wins. :)

 
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