Three Blush Worthy TV Guilty Pleasures

March 5th, 2012 3:30pm EST

Mob Wives TV is one of my favorite pastimes, slightly bordering on addiction, depending on who you ask. While some are a little off beat, others are downright embarrassing to admit to.

'Mob Wives': Let’s start here. As a huge fan of the ‘Real Housewives’ series, I was a bit ticked off when I began to see the growing list, of what I perceived were knock off series. After several ‘glowing’ Facebook and Twitter ‘recommendations,’ I reluctantly gave in. In the first five minutes it was over. Call ‘Intervention,’ it's bad. If you thought ‘Real Housewives’ had fights, you haven’t seen anything yet! These girls make Nene Leaks and Kim (Zolciak) Bierman look like America’s sweethearts! As grand-daughters, daughters and of course wives of mobsters, these girls know how to throw a punch. The animosity is high, the language is atrocious, the behavior deplorable-you know, all the ingredients for mouthwatering TV.

Despite all the insanity, the women are surprisingly, incredibly like-able. Especially my favorite character: Big Ang. A tall glass of scotch, she’s robust and husky toned. Her demeanor is such a departure from the rest of the cast. Always smiling, laughing and talking about ‘wise guys.’ Wise guys are rich men in Big Ang talk. Some might call her, well let’s just say not so pleasant things based upon her appearance, but no one deny her personality. Hooked yet? NO?! Just try one episode, come on, everyone’s doing it.

'Mob Wives' airs Sundays at 8 PM on VH1.

'Dance Moms': I know, I know! Horrible, isn’t it? I thought to myself, no, you already have enough shows. Then, one day after a ‘Will & Grace’ marathon, it popped up. Before I knew it, I was a goner. ‘Dance Moms’ revolves around young children beginning their dancing careers. Think ‘Toddlers and Tiaras,’ times 100. It's nothing short of amazing. Abby Lee Miller, the famous dance instructor is ruthless, loud and sometimes just plain rude to both the children and their mothers. However, the mothers are not saints themselves and routinely lose their cool with one another, the other children and of course sharp-tongued Abby. Lifetime is not joking around when they say, “The show you have to see to believe.”

‘Dance Moms’ airs Tuesday at 9 PM on Lifetime.

'Storage Wars': “YUUUUPPPP!!!” ‘Storage Wars’ may not be as much of an embarrassment to cop to, but it’s still not one that rolls freely off my tongue. The A&E series centers on, you guessed it, storage units. A motley bunch of characters meet at various locations in Southern California to bid on abandoned storage units. Wait! Don’t fall asleep yet, we haven’t gotten to the good stuff. While the premise may seem faint, the cast certainly is not- there’s a reason they call it ‘Wars.’ Each week Dave (infamous for his bidding call “YUUPPP!!”), Jarrod and Brandi (a couple), Barry (an old timer who keeps everything) and Darrel (an annoying player) meet up to duke it out for the best locker. The stakes can get pretty high, depending on what gold is in the lockers. The goal is to pay the least amount for a unit that has multiple items of high value for re-sale, without tipping off anyone but your partner. Sometimes, when they’re ticked off at each other, the crews purposely bids on units they are not interested in just to raise the price for the other, causing long-lasting frenemes. The combination of these intricacies is insatiable. Especially the low value lockers they pay high ticket prices for-amazing!

Claim Your Locker Tuesday’s At 10:30 On A&E.

Well, that should get you well on your way to TV addiction. I’ve given you a Sunday show to ease you into the work week and two Tuesday programs to prepare you for the mid-week bump. What’s your TV addiction? Share with me below.

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