Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Hm. I'm not sure how to answer this one. I don't really have a guilty pleasure show. Perhaps, Time Tunnel, which is really bad and cheesy and makes me roll my eyes, but I'll still watch it if it comes on? But guilty pleasure implies seeking it out to enjoy it... and I don't seek out Time Tunnel, nor do I own it on DVD or have any intention of owning it, nor do I particularly feel embarrassed watching it, bad as it is, so the guilt factor is lacking. So... not so much an answer. Hm.
I suppose I'll settle on Queen of Swords, a short-lived series that came out in 2000 (that long ago????) about, basically, a female version of Zorro. It wasn't actually bad though, you just had to suspend your disbelief. I mean, come on, since when do lace masks guarantee anonymity, particularly for a woman?? But there were some really well-written eps in there, and the rest were all better than average. And, of course, it had Peter Wingfield and Valentine Pelka in it, and I adore both actors so much it wouldn't matter what they're doing.When they're together... even better. I originally watched the show for them, but the female actors ended up winning me over too, particularly Paulina Galvez as Marta. She was awesome. I wish I could see her in more things. Queen of Swords was fun and entertaining and full of eye candy. Hm, so I guess this show isn't an answer either, as I'm not feeling any guilt for loving it.
If this show ever comes out on DVD, I will snap it up. Alas, I don't think it ever will. Too small and forgotten. Sigh.
(Of course, it was also hard not to see this as an odd sort of off-shoot of Highlander, with Peter Wingfield's character of Dr. Helm simply being one of Methos's aliases over the years. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. There can never be too much Methos or Peter Wingfield in the world.)