The PopWatch Confessional (Vol. 3)

Schaech_lIf you count the 900+ posts on our Vol. 2 call for the TV moments that made you cry — and clearly, we did — you’ve proven you’re an empathetic people, PopWatchers. But are you humble and willing to admit when you’re wrong? Here are a few statements I’ve made over the years that I’d like to take back:

- "Joe Versus the Volcano is the worst movie ever." I said it when I saw it theaters in 1990, but I’ve since enjoyed it on cable. Many times.

- "’Hot in Herre’ is stupid." The first time I heard the Nelly track, it was on the radio and I came in mid-chorus. Not ideal. After a friend forced me to listen to the song in its entirety, I finally got it. (Note: No one’s made me sit through "My Humps," so that statement stands.)

- "I’m not attracted to Johnathon Schaech." The guy’s always been hot, but he’s never shown a sense of humor. After catching his sex scenes his recent Lifetime movie Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall (pictured) with Heather Locklear, I realize he doesn’t need one. And that I’m renting Road House 2 this weekend.

- "I don’t watch Boston Legal." How did it take my mother raving about James Spader and William Shatner to get me to give this show a chance after three seasons? Fortunately, she’s already gotten me into Brothers & Sisters.

Your turn.

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  • Mark

    “Man, that ‘Baby…One More Time’ song is so freaking lame.” I was just trying to be cool. I should have known better and just succumbed to the inevitable.

  • Evie

    This is an easy one – “I don’t like The West Wing.” This judgment was based on one scene I saw while channel surfing, in the situation room; now it’s my favorite show ever!

  • Tyler D

    No, you were right about “Hot in Herre” being stupid. It’s only a small step above “My Humps.”

  • Miranda

    Hello, anyone that dismissed Backstreet Boys can’t deny JT has made it.

  • Holly

    “An American verison of The Office????”.

  • Julie

    “I’ll never watch the American version of The Office.” At the time I thought it was a travesty to try to recreate the brilliance of Ricky Gervais’ version. My how I was wrong-I subsequently grilled my foot on my Foreman Grill as punishment for being so narrow minded.

  • aramis

    Here are mine:
    1) I took five seasons of protesting against “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” before I watched it and fell in love with it. Thank the PTB for reruns on FX (and well, DVD). I hated it because it was based off a movie I thought was crappy at the time.
    2) “Buffy…” the movie. I watch it now and realize it was genius then. Joss Whedon rocks!
    3) Refused to watch “Grey’s…” for two seasons thinking it was overhyped. Obviously, I was DEAD wrong (but not in an Izzy’s boyfriend kindof way).
    4) Sorry to Mike Slezak, but after repeated listenings to Beyonce’s “Bday” I think it’s overrated and underproduced (I’ve heard sneezes last longer than the count time on this album).
    5) It tooked “Charmed”‘s cancellation to get me to finally watch the show. I feel like a jackass for not watching it. It’s a fun show.
    6) Aaron Sorkin could do no wrong. *coughSTUDIO60cough*
    7) I’d seen it all with Britney Spears (apparently NOT with those pics of her in the car)…
    Damn, I could go on…

  • clare-clare

    “Scrubs isn’t that funny.” Oh how I wish I had never uttered those words. Thanks to my boyfriend’s obsession w/ the show, I have since seen the light.

  • Ed

    That I put all my hope in Lindsy Lohan. I swore she was going about town getting drunk and showing her who-who just so that she can get publicity for her upcoming movies. Bobby turned out to fizzle, Georgia Rule, haven’t heard anything positive -D.O.A and her in production stripper movie, put on hold for rehab.
    Not only that, she was in rehab so that she didn’t have to go to Park City and watch her movie get booed.
    My big mistake for 2006!

  • Maggie

    1)I too resisted Buffy too long….luckily I discovered it in season 3
    2)I said all reality shows, specifically dating shows are stupid and I stand by that except for the fact that I found myself hurrying home every Wednesday for Beauty and the Geek

  • aramis

    Ed – I feel you on La Lohan. I’m sure she’ll bounce back though. Keep the faith, lol!

  • Sam

    “Grey’s Anatomy”- I groaned when I saw yet another medical show (having recently quit watching “ER”) but when I actually got over my bias, I got completely sucked in.

  • Kelly

    “South Park is stupid”-after I evolved from my conservative Christian mindset, I realized it is anything but stupid-and only the intelligent cool people get it
    P.S.-JEEBUS-you can lambast Backstreet Boys all you want, because Justin was from NSync and obviously they were the best :)

  • mike

    How about the new shows I decided to watch this season: Smith, the Nine, and Kidnapped. I even watched all three episodes of Twenty Good Years because it came on after 30Rock.

  • paige

    I was against seeing Borat because he was being overexposed during months before the movie came out and i had a big fear of it being overhyped. I also didnt know if I really wanted to watch a non-Christopher Guest mockumentary AND I never watched Borat on Ali G. I was DEAD WRONG! that movie is by all accounts hysterical, disgusting, cring-worthy and above all: Smart. I’m so glad i’ve seen the light.

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