I love movies and watch a lot of them. So it may be surprising that I don’t have a big DVD collection. I usually go to a couple of first run movies a week at the theater, and then I’ll see some older movies on TV or using On Demand during the week. So I don’t really feel the need for a major DVD collection.
I do have a drawer full of DVDs, which mostly fall into three categories. Although I like most genres (except horror), there are some that I really like most of all. One category I actually keep around the house are martial arts films: the Bruce Lee collection, a couple of Tony Jaa’s films, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. So far, so good.
The next category I keep in the house is Victorian romance. I have some version of all the Austen films in particular. If my wife goes off to a rock show in Minneapolis for the weekend, on occasion I’ll pop in the six-hour BBC Pride and Prejudice and watch the whole thing in one sitting. So now we’re starting to get into the embarrassing territory (or maybe we’re already there).
The last category I have is some of the specifically Mormon films. And here is where the embarrassment begins to skyrocket.
Saturday night my wife went to an art opening at the Cultural Center in Chicago. I had already seen my big screen movie for the day (Cyrus), and there was nothing good on TV. And I was in the mood to just laze and watch a flick.
So I opened the video drawer, considered my options, and plugged a DVD in the slot. My choice for the evening? Singles 2nd Ward!
Oh, my. If Richard Dutcher were dead, he’d be rolling over in his grave.
But as embarrassing as it is to admit it, I actually enjoyed watching it. There are specific scenes that crack me up, such as the old lady organist, or the soliloquy on Friends of Scouting.
Anyway, now you know my secret. Oh, the shame!
I went first, now it’s your turn. What are some of your guilty pleasures?