Late Nights & Bad TV

I don’t know if this is the same case for you, but on an especially light night I find there’s nothing better than indulging in some really bad TV. I mean let’s face it, there generally isn’t anything that good on after 11 or 12 anyways. You could just put on some Netflix or better yet, try to catch a few z’s. But what’s the fun in that? By switching to Netflix or sleeping, your closing your eyes to a world of hurt, uh, I mean quality television. That’s the thing about bad TV though, sometimes it’s so bad… That it’s good.

It wasn’t until fairly recently on a night where the sandman didn’t bless me with his magic dust, again, that I rediscovered this love/hate relationship. You probably know that there are certain channels solely destined to air only bad TV shows, especially so late at night. Can you name the one I’m thinking of? If TLC came to mind then, well, you would be correct. If you have no clue as to what TLC is known for, according to the internet, “TLC initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories”. What came as a shock to me was that I had no idea that the channel originally started for educational purposes because, well, when I think about TLC I think about shows like, “What Not to Wear,” “Say Yes to the Dress,” “My Strange Addiction” and a true classic, “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Though… Interesting, if anything, I wouldn’t say that any of those shows hold any sort of educational content. Unless you want some sort of misconstrued fashion advice that is.

There are certainly a variety of other bad TV channels to flick on nowadays though,  I know of a few people who put on the History Channel for trippy late night conspiracy shows, or better yet they just flip to the channels that are airing those horrible hour long infomercials. What’s some bad TV that you like to watch? And do you have a favourite channel?

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