8 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows Some People Can't Admit They Like

Glee (2009 – 2015)

Ryan Murphy’s high school saga celebrates belonging and diversity through a show choir’s journey, starring Lea Michele and Chris Colfer amid musical performances and personal growth.

Riverdale (2017 – present)

Initially lauded but later criticized for inconsistency, Riverdale follows Archie and friends in a dark, mystery-laden small town, blending nostalgia with modern teen issues.

Gossip Girl (2007 – 2012)

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester lead this stylish drama set in Manhattan’s elite circles, navigating scandalous storylines while exploring themes of friendship

The Rookie (2018 – present)

Nathan Fillion shines in this light-hearted police procedural as John Nolan, a mature rookie in the LAPD, bringing humor and heart to solving crimes alongside a diverse cast.

True Blood (2008 – 2014)

Anna Paquin stars in this campy HBO series set in Bon Temps, Louisiana, where vampires emerge into society, blending horror and Southern gothic with supernatural antics.

Castle (2009 – 2016)

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic lead this crime drama where a novelist assists NYPD in solving murders, blending procedural cases with character-driven arcs and witty chemistry.

Once Upon a Time (2011 – 2018)

Mixing fairy tale characters with modern-day drama, this series follows Emma Swan discovering her royal lineage in Storybrooke, navigating curses, love, and dual identities.

One Tree Hill (2003 – 2012)

Set in Tree Hill, this teen drama explores the lives of half-brothers and their community through basketball, relationships, and personal growth.