Before I get into my guilty pleasure, I'm taking over the Booklover's Inc blog today! There's a funny short featuring Johnny, Menessos, & Nana.
Now back to my Guilty Pleasure...
I rarely watch TV independently. If I do, I’m sick, can’t sleep, or both.
Because I am very susceptible to the powers of the magic light box. When it’s on, I stare and the ol’ noggin powers down like C3P0 in Cloud City. (That’s Lando Clarissian’s city in the Bespin system, where “Goldenrod” accidentally found Stormtroopers in hiding and ended up in a droid chop shop.)
Geek-digression aside, my fella Jim records certain shows and we watch them together (rudely fast-forwarding through the time wasting minutes put forth by the kind advertisers who pay for the show). We watch Burn Notice which I like VERY much, but my favorite is: THE MENTALIST! Simon Baker plays Patrick Jane who is not a psychic. This character has no precognitive or ESP “powers,” but he has a specific skill set that he’s adapted throughout his life and which allows him to be a very clever asset to the California Bureau of Investigations. He’s suffered much personal tragedy in the past, and is still working through it. This depth (and the fact that he’s using his consultant status to the CBI to further his personal search for the man known as Red John who killed his wife and daughter) creates an interesting, well-rounded character that I can’t help but like. He’s a suit-wearing wise-ass with a calm confidence that keeps him one step ahead of the team and always closing in on the killer. Moreover, he sets the killer’s up to give themselves away and it cracks me up.
The fact that he’s hot is purely coincidental. (LIE.)
What’s your guilty pleasure? Here’s a sample of mine: