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The other day at Sugar HQ, some coworkers and I started talking about whether Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is good (or at least getting better). One colleague said it was just too cheesy and nonsensical at times for her to really stick with it. I was in a different boat: It doesn't matter how many cons there are with Dollhouse, I just can't seem to quit it. It's sort of the opposite of a guilty pleasure, in that there's not a lot of pleasure, but if I stopped watching now, I'd feel too much guilt. I also sometimes feel this way about Private Practice.

So I'm curious: Is this unique to me, or are there shows that you keep watching despite not necessarily always enjoying them? What shows' flaws do you put up with, for some reason, week after week?

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bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
WHY LORD WHY CAN I NOT QUIT AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL??? I really he that show, but I keep coming back to see Tyra i more and more ridiculous outfits.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Dollhouse (which I actually really like), Ugly Betty (but it's improving), the new 90210, Damages (I sorta quit - they're just hanging out on my TIVO, waiting for me, but I wasn't as into it this year)
bluestar bluestar 8 years
Grey's....omg, I started watching "Bad Girls Club" for some reason. I got hooked and that's the worst show on TV!!!! I will never start that up again.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Gossip Girl. Every time I watch a new episode I say to myself that I'm not going to bother to watch the next one, because the show keeps getting worse and worse. The plotlines make absolutely no sense this season! But I've kept watching anyway, and I keep hoping it gets better...
bleached bleached 8 years
I finally quit Heroes this season and I've just about quit on Ugly Betty. I think the only show that I still torture myself with is Numb3rs...
BabyNorbert BabyNorbert 8 years
The Hills...
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Embarrasing. And CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Even though I know I can skip an episode and not miss anything, I just can't.
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Grey's. But there's always some good parts in Grey's. Private Practice too, but I kind of enjoy it
melx melx 8 years
grey's anatomy :(
emalove emalove 8 years
For me, it's Grey's Anatomy...only because I was SUCH a fan from the get-go and loved it so much for the first three seasons. But then, last season, I started to lose interest, and now I REALLY am not that into it. But I feel this weird, almost guilty feeling giving up on it!!! I don't know why!
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
Smallville, sometimes the episodes suck but I keep on watching it though cause they do throw in a few good episodes. Gossip Girl, sometimes I also feel that way about it, it feels like the same storyline repeating itself but I continue to watch it.
orangeflowers orangeflowers 8 years
Dollhouse, How I met your mother, Gossip Girl/One Tree Hill, The Office, The Hills (so glad it's back!)
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
I like Dollhouse and Private Practice. Dirty Sexy Money was one that I couldn't quit, but didn't always enjoy, but I guess thankfully ABC felt the need to pull it out from under me. That said, I dvr quite a few shows, all that I enjoy, but I take a bit of time getting around to watching them, in that I don't really feel like watching them, but generally I always end up enjoying them.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I'm about to be two episodes behind on Dollhouse but that just means more to watch in one sitting. I really hope it at least goes on into another season.
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
Heroes.. I sometimes think I just keep watching it because I started at some point. And also GG, sometimes it's pretty bad. Actually I think Lost is getting better again (and so is Grey) so I'm glad I stuck with it. I gave up on 90210 after abou 3 episodes.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I, too, have gotten into the sick habit of every Wednesday night, save like 2.5 month annual gaps, I sit down at 8:00 to watch Top Model. I don't want to-- but I compulsively have to. And I recently developed a truly sick obsession with Wheel of Fortune, but we are not even GOING there right now. Vanna takes the term "annoy" to a truly different level.
smileyyy123 smileyyy123 8 years
I can't seem to get off the America's Next Top Model bandwagon either! It gets in your blood.. But I definitely broke up with House and 90210 in the last season or so, everything got so repetitive.
crystahl crystahl 8 years
america's next top model is driving me crazy this season... but i.just.cant.quit others: one tree hill, private practice, hell's kitchen.. man the list could go on forever!! I watch way too much DVR it's sad when the networks decide to quit the shows for us... like pushing daisies... :(
Yvonne271 Yvonne271 8 years
I have that with Prison Break, so I'm really glad there are only a few episodes to go..
luna08 luna08 8 years
For some reason I watch Dollhouse on Hulu every week. It's horrible; terrible writing and acting, but I keep watching. In the past I've quit Lost (after season 2), House (God knows when, it just got so annoying) without a problem.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
GG obviuosly. it's way relaxing. Lost as well, as i was watching yesterday's episode today i couldn't find a reason to ditch it and yet i have been watching it for 3 year now (precisly, i started in beginning of april 2006, it's the only show that lasted this long on my list), is it good is it not good? i can't tell :) i just love it, unconditionally. and when it comes to bad tv - it's ANTP that i can't quit, i know it's terrible TV i know it's a waist of time, but it's just too gooooooood :))
sillyho sillyho 8 years
I'm hooked on Lost (always have and always will). But with the new pilots out, I think I'm going to have to tivo some new shows. Cupid and The Unusuals are promising.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
gossipandthecity gossipandthecity 8 years
House , Gossip Girl , The hills
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
I hate any show on MTV, I'm more of a sucker for talk shows.
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