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Really Stupid Films, Television Shows, and Series You Nevertheless Loved

I'll start:

"Animal House" - it should really own this thread.

"A Summer Place"

"Where the Boys Are"

Frank Langella's "Dracula"

"Twister"

Old Warner Studio westerns: Cheyenne, Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train (but not Bonanza)

"The Patty Duke Show" with the identical looking cousins, one English, one American.

And does anyone else remember that series from some years ago, "Wolf Lake" about a bunch of shape-shifters who turn into actual wolves when they hit puberty in a little town in (naturally) the Pacific Northwest? I loved it, doopy as it was, and they cancelled it without warning, and now I'll never know if John McCann (a still hot Lou Diamond Phillips who walked around with his shirt off a good bit) ever realised that the white wolf was his long-lost Ruby, or if the daughter of Sherriff Donner (get it? get it?) ever completely flipped to wolf form as she matured.

What else of deliciously inferior quality did you defiantly like?

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 5:23 AM

^*John Canaan (not McCann - I have no idea where McCann came from . . .)

by Anonymousreply 105/19/2020

It's Pat

First Period

by Anonymousreply 205/19/2020

OP, what was stupid about Dracula?

by Anonymousreply 305/19/2020

"Animal House" is bad according to you? You are an imbecile and boring just from saying that.

by Anonymousreply 405/19/2020

Lost In Space

Land of the Giants

The Time Tunnel

The Flying Nun

The Man From Atlantis

by Anonymousreply 505/19/2020

Weekend at Bernie's - So much stupid humor, it was a blast.

by Anonymousreply 605/19/2020

Mama's Family

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2020

I hung in with Supernatural for years, but eventually it got too stupid for me. But I loved it in the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 805/19/2020

What/If on Netflix -- trashy but addictive. Unfortunately, I don't think it will get a second season.

by Anonymousreply 905/19/2020

Rocky Horror Picture Show

by Anonymousreply 1005/19/2020

True Blood was good at first but sucked really bad after the first few seasons

by Anonymousreply 1105/19/2020

Passions

Revenge

by Anonymousreply 1205/19/2020

OP, if you're coming for A Summer Place, then that means you're coming for Connie Ford and that just will not stand in these parts.

by Anonymousreply 1305/19/2020

GCB,Lonestar,Love Sydney .

by Anonymousreply 1405/19/2020

GCB,Lonestar,Love Sydney .

by Anonymousreply 1505/19/2020

Desperate Housewives! There was something about that show that really hooked me, but man oh man was it stupid. (Especially the second half of the 8-season series.)

by Anonymousreply 1605/19/2020

Malibu's Most Wanted. Fucking hilarious movie about a w*gger who thinks he's Eminem and how much of a joke he is.

by Anonymousreply 1705/19/2020

Pacific Blue Acapulco H.E.A.T. Silk Stalkings All those early USA shows.

by Anonymousreply 1805/19/2020

You Can't Do That on Television

Full House

Power Rangers

by Anonymousreply 1905/19/2020

Sabrina the Teenage Witch with MJH

by Anonymousreply 2005/19/2020

Finding Bigfoot

by Anonymousreply 2105/19/2020

Are we talking about "guilty pleasure"-type stuff?

If so, then a lot of old stuff from the'50s and '60s - "Father Knows Best," "That Girl," "Hazel."

by Anonymousreply 2205/19/2020

Three's Company in reruns

Survivor

by Anonymousreply 2305/19/2020

"The Blues Brothers" Bad movie but it cracks me up every time.

"Summer Lovers" Another bad film about a gorgeous threesome who spend a summer fucking in Greece.

by Anonymousreply 2405/19/2020

R13, I got your back.

by Anonymousreply 2505/19/2020

Anything with Troy Donahue, but I especially love Parish and Imitation of Life because Troy plays a bad boy who says a very bad word.

by Anonymousreply 2605/19/2020

Fired Up is stupid as hell but i love it. Same with The Roommate.

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by Anonymousreply 2705/19/2020

Flash Gordon (1980). Ridiculous fun. Sexy cast. Music by QUEEN. Love it.

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by Anonymousreply 2805/19/2020

Men of a Certain Age - Andre Braugher, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula. This series barely lasted two seasons but it was great. They were all buddies going through their own angsts. Ray - divorce, Andre - father-in-law issues, Scott - actor facing aging. PLUS the show was funny!

by Anonymousreply 2905/19/2020

Midnight Madness.

by Anonymousreply 3005/19/2020

Susan Slade with Connie Stevens.

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by Anonymousreply 3105/20/2020

Any and all of the "Lucy" incarnations.

"The Facts Of Life."

"It's A Living."

"The Golden Girls."

("Screamer TV" shows, one and all.)

by Anonymousreply 3205/20/2020

As for Troy Donahue -

Parish is a stupid film and only somewhat likable

Imitation of Life is an excellent film (and I love it)

A Summer Place is a good film, not a stupid film, and I really enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 3305/20/2020

The 1979 Dracula definitely has some problems but it also has a fantastic score by John Williams and I like Langella’s performance. He had great chemistry with Kate Nelligan.

by Anonymousreply 3405/20/2020

Overboard. Completely stupid, but if it's on tv, I end up watching it. Of course Kurt Russell is nice to look at.

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by Anonymousreply 3505/20/2020

R4 - It was racist, misogynist, homophobic, unbelievable, and damned silly in parts.

It wasn't exactly Bridge on the River Kwai, Oliver Twist, Henry V, or Hitchcock . . .

That was the point of the thread: stuff that is hardly deep or meaningful but that one nevertheless loved.

Which is why "Animal House" heads my list. I think I've seen it 25 times - the scene at the vegetable counter with Otter and Mrs Dean Werner, and Matheson whistling "Peter and the Wolf" as he saunters into the girl's dormitory at a nearby university, are alone worth the price of admission.

It's junk - but a very high grade of it, which is why it head my list.

If you're not happy with that clarification, go fuck yourself and get off the thread, you humourless numpty.

If that is too much of a stre

by Anonymousreply 3605/20/2020

^* damn, hit the post button too soon before erasing that last phrase . . .

by Anonymousreply 3705/20/2020

R34 - OP here - I agree. It had some awful scenes it it, actually, they went over the line to camp, but Williams' score was perfect for it and Langella was 1) delicious, and 2) nailed just the right note.

by Anonymousreply 3805/20/2020

R33 - Oh, come on. A Summer Place is a pot boiler. It might have a few more serious moments than Where the Boys Are, but let's face it - Mom telling Dee she was going to take off every scrap of clothes so the family doctor can give her an internal exam and make sure her hymen is intact??!!

by Anonymousreply 3905/20/2020

[quote]It was racist, misogynist, homophobic, unbelievable, and damned silly in parts.

Doesn't that describe the 70s in a nutshell?

by Anonymousreply 4005/20/2020

R22 - YES - this is a "guilty pleasures" thread - perhaps I should have included the phrase in the thread's title. You know, like, for people who buy and eat Ring Dings or Hostess Cupcakes when no one is watching.

Oh, and for the Troy Donahue fangurl upthread: a moment here to acknowledge "Rome Adventure".

by Anonymousreply 4105/20/2020

No love here for "Charmed"?

by Anonymousreply 4205/20/2020

Scary Movie 3

by Anonymousreply 4305/20/2020

R32-Mr Mooney always came across as a bit of a QUEEN to me. By the mid sixties -with her raspy CIGARETTE voice and bouffant hair do Lucille Ball looked and sounded like a DRAG QUEEN.

by Anonymousreply 4405/20/2020

A Summer Place IS a potboiler. As such it is good one! We are still watching it decades later!

And potboilers are not stupid movies they are a genre of movies. Sheesh!

by Anonymousreply 4505/20/2020

The Nanny!

by Anonymousreply 4605/20/2020

House of Women: Future soap matriarchs Constance Ford and Jeanne Cooper dukeing it out, and Connie has no dish towel!

The First Traveling Saleslady: Ginger & Carol, two future Dolly's, with Carol singing a song about corsets and getting to be kissed by Clint Eastwood.

Caddyshack: Stolen by the lower billed Lois Kibbee ("The Edge of Night") who gave a new meaning to "Don't touch it!"

The Fuller Brush Girl: A comedy classic, yes, but I love the parrots on the ship. ("Dem boids told me!")

by Anonymousreply 4705/20/2020

R46 Bette "What a Dump" Davis or Fran "Even I know my voice is annoying" Drescher "Nanny"?

by Anonymousreply 4805/20/2020

haha. both! R48

by Anonymousreply 4905/20/2020

Talking about STUPID shows- Has anyone watched VALERIA on netflix. It is a stupid show but I watch only because some of the men are so good looking especially that married guy the woman with the brother in the wheelchair has the affair with.

by Anonymousreply 5005/20/2020

"Here's Lucy"

Those "Three Stooges" feature films from the 1960s that were played on TV a lot in the 1970s and early 1980s.

"Ma and Pa Kettle" movies

by Anonymousreply 5105/20/2020

I love The 3 Stooges, Little Rascals, and the old Charlie Chan movies. There is no redeeming social value in any of those titles and they are products of their time, but they were just so much fun and escapist, which is every now and again all you need to get through a rough day.

Hazel is another show that is just mindless escapist fun because it is so absurd.

by Anonymousreply 5205/20/2020

The Porky's series with the teenagers played by actors pushing 30. Still - great fun, particularly the first one.

by Anonymousreply 5305/20/2020

Dark Shadows (More badly executed than stupid, at least until the second or third trip Parallel Time)

The Flintstones (much unfunnier on viewing as an adult)

Melrose Place.

by Anonymousreply 5405/20/2020

Porky's was a lower-rent Animal House.

by Anonymousreply 5505/20/2020

R43 it should be a DL classic.

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by Anonymousreply 5605/20/2020

A second vote for "Dark Shadows" here . . .

by Anonymousreply 5705/20/2020

I would say starship troopers. But In retrospect, it had a lot of good social commentary.

by Anonymousreply 5805/20/2020

How is it that "Peyton Place" and "Return to Peyton Place" (with Mary Astor turning in a film-stealing supporting role as the town's moral guardian and Ted Carter's domineering mother) haven't been mentioned yet?

I can watch them both any time of day or night.

by Anonymousreply 5905/20/2020

[quote] Really Stupid Films, Television Shows, and Series You Nevertheless Loved

This thread would really open itself up to more options if it also included Really Stupid Films, Television Shows, and Series You Nevertheless Watched for Male Eye Candy.

by Anonymousreply 6005/20/2020

60 replies and no mention of The Brady Bunch? C'mon now, it wasn't exactly high art, bitches

by Anonymousreply 6105/20/2020

R61, that's because we all learned a lesson at the end of every Brady Bunch. It was socially uplifting.

by Anonymousreply 6205/20/2020

"Married With Children'

by Anonymousreply 6305/20/2020

Some like "Here's Lucy" that I loved as a kid, I can still enjoy nostalgically. But others like "Hogan's Heroes" and "Gomer Pyle" I cannot stand as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 6405/20/2020

R60 - Have at it with my blessing - OP

{Why do you think Cheyenne is up there on my first list? Clint Walker's dramatic power? The subtle philosophical subtext of the scripts?)

by Anonymousreply 6505/20/2020

F Troop - headed Mr Hung Himself . . . Forrest Tucker.

by Anonymousreply 6605/20/2020

The original Dynasty, or as they say in the UK, Dinis-tee.

by Anonymousreply 6705/20/2020

Joe Dirt -- so stupid but I watch it every time it shows up on cable. And I HATE David Spade!

by Anonymousreply 6805/20/2020

The splendid UK version of "Being Human" - it was idiotic, let us be honest, but sooooo much fun and we had ample eye candy in Aidan Turner.

There was wailing heard in flats throughout my building when George killed Mitchell! And it was really all over after that, although they tried hard to keep it going. But without Mitchell it became, er, bloodless.

Toby Whithouse, who created "Being Human", also created "The Game" with barely out of twinkdom but toothsome young Tom Hughes.

by Anonymousreply 6905/20/2020

"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

Just adore it. I mean, Iain Glen (we've never talked about him, have we - anyone here seen his crime series "Jack Taylor" - longer in the tooth but still hot, and that smoky voice!) AND Daniel Craig . . .

by Anonymousreply 7005/20/2020

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Lidsville

by Anonymousreply 7105/20/2020

Xanadu, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Can't Stop The Music, etc. Basically any late 70s/early 80s movie "musical".

by Anonymousreply 7205/20/2020

The soap "Santa Barbara" with A. Martinez

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by Anonymousreply 7305/20/2020

I used to love the cheesy WB show The Lost World when I was young. I also watched WBs Jack of All Trades, Cleopatra 2525 , The Outer Limits, and Beyond Belief Fact or Fiction.

by Anonymousreply 7405/20/2020

Logan’s Run

by Anonymousreply 7505/20/2020

H.R. Pufnstuf!

by Anonymousreply 7605/20/2020

A French series called Plan Coeur on Netflix. It started mildly stupid and then got ridiculously stupid but I stilled loved it. It was set in Paris and the leads were beautiful and charming.

by Anonymousreply 7705/20/2020

I'm a sucker for all those 70s/80s comedies that didn't age well...Midnight Madness is a good one, as mentioned above. Walk Like A Man with Howie Mandel, all the National Lampoon films, Just One Of The Guys, Rock 'N Roll High School, Revenge of the Nerds, Meatballs, etc.

by Anonymousreply 7805/20/2020

King of Queens

by Anonymousreply 7905/20/2020

I saw Norbit while stoned with friends and we all enjoyed it.

by Anonymousreply 8005/20/2020

The Golden Palace

by Anonymousreply 8105/20/2020

R78 I think Just One Of The Guys has aged pretty well for an 80s movie.

by Anonymousreply 8205/20/2020

Pirate Movie.

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by Anonymousreply 8305/20/2020

Phantasm and Phantasm II are extremely silly and inexplicably watchable. I've never seen the direct-to-video Phantasms.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Thursday at 2:47 AM

Henry Danger to see Jace Norman

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by Anonymousreply 85Last Thursday at 4:40 AM

Mortal Instruments City of Bones

(A profoundly stupid but honourable entry to this list.)

by Anonymousreply 86Last Thursday at 11:50 AM

Drop Dead Gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 87Last Thursday at 12:01 PM

The original "Stargate" with Kurt Russell

by Anonymousreply 88Last Thursday at 2:19 PM

LOVE Stargate. Great popcorn fun. And Kurt Russell so damn sexy.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Thursday at 3:10 PM

R87 is gay gay GAY!

by Anonymousreply 90Last Thursday at 9:22 PM

Dante’s Cove. I recall the first season being campy fun, but after that, it became a totally different show —unwatchable trash.

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by Anonymousreply 91Last Friday at 4:00 AM

Another vote for "That Girl" and shocked that no one has mentioned The Donna Reed Show with the delectable young Paul Petersen . . .

And . . . "Spin and Marty"??? WHET Tim Considine?

The Rifleman with that unmistakably phallic opening title?

by Anonymousreply 92Last Friday at 4:20 AM

I watched a movie once called "Cabin Boy." It was unbearably stupid. It's with the neighbor guy/mayor from Schitt's Creek.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Friday at 4:21 AM

I would say about 70% of “gay” films are terrible. Obviously most are independent films, so they aren’t going to be big budget productions. The problem is they are often vapid vanity projects by some eldergay who hires all the no-talent pretty boys he wants to fuck as actors. I won’t name any because many here enjoy sitting through two hours of bad writing and bad acting with a gay twist to see 2 minutes of soft core porn.

by Anonymousreply 94Last Friday at 4:24 AM

Both of the Mortal Kombat movies. Robin Shou is hot and Linden was charming as Johnny Cage. Annihilation is a disaster since half the cast (and it's budget) is gone. But the actor doing a Shakespearean take on Shao Kahn is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Friday at 4:35 AM

Street Fighter. Van Damme vs. Julia!

by Anonymousreply 96Last Friday at 5:36 AM

Stealing Harvard

by Anonymousreply 97Last Friday at 8:03 AM

R73 I loved much of "Santa Barbara" too, but even though she wasn't on all that much after the first year and a half, this is what I think of when I remember "SB".

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by Anonymousreply 98Last Friday at 8:04 AM

I loved Midnight In The Garden, even though most people say it was the worst Eastwood film ever made.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Friday at 8:08 AM

I loved Midnight In The Garden, even though most people say it was the worst Eastwood film ever made.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Friday at 8:08 AM

Sugar&Spice

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by Anonymousreply 101Last Friday at 8:10 AM

Blue Mountain State

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by Anonymousreply 102Last Friday at 8:24 AM

Pandemonium. An 80s parody of slasher movies. It makes Airplane look like a Francois Truffaut film.

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by Anonymousreply 103Last Friday at 8:40 AM

Love At First Bite

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by Anonymousreply 104Last Friday at 8:46 AM

R104 - Another vote for "Love at First Bite" - that was a first-rate rom-com, even if it wasn't "My Favourite Wife" with Grant and Dunne, and had some lastingly funny lines in it.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Friday at 10:59 AM

Not Another Teen Movie

by Anonymousreply 106Last Friday at 2:37 PM

"Ozzie and Harriet"

by Anonymousreply 107Last Friday at 2:40 PM

OMFG!

We forgot GIDGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 108Last Friday at 2:41 PM

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! was HORRIBLE but I LOVE IT. It's the gayest movie ever made... and it just doesn't care what you have to say about it.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Friday at 5:41 PM

The Pitch Perfect movies.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Friday at 7:45 PM

The Pitch Perfect movies.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Friday at 7:45 PM

Dude where's my car?

A couple of hot guys and a stoner dog.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Friday at 8:11 PM

Any Godzilla or King Kong movie.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Friday at 8:36 PM

The 1998 broadway taping of CATS. What a stupid musical, but the dancers are hot with amazing skills, and they seem to not give a F about the whole ridiculous mess.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Friday at 9:08 PM

Valentine(2001)

by Anonymousreply 115Last Friday at 9:18 PM

Three’s Company. Which is on right now.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Friday at 10:44 PM

This movie is so dumb but it makes me 😂

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by Anonymousreply 117Last Saturday at 12:58 AM

This movie is so ridiculously bad it’s good. JLo becomes a Krav Maga expert in a few weeks while wearing a terrible mullet wig.

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by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 1:03 AM

OMG Halle girl, thank you for this fine piece of cinema!

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by Anonymousreply 119Last Saturday at 1:05 AM

Everything, with exception of “The Color Purple” that has starred or co-starred Whoopi Goldberg.

Follow that with:

Ellen DeGeneres in...everything.

by Anonymousreply 120Last Saturday at 4:12 AM

Tango and Cash (anything with Kurt Russell, actually)

by Anonymousreply 121Last Saturday at 4:12 AM

Canadian television that was actually so bad it was good, in a campy, low budget spot the boom shadows and tilted wigs way:

Adderley, about a spy, I think or a cop. Doesn't matter because Winston Rekert was in it and he was hot as hell. They knew it was ridiculous so they had fun with it.

Sledgehammer--same thing. David Rasche who was an under-rated comedian. I always wondered why he never did better. Also starring Anne-Marie Martin who I think was one of Michael Critchton's earlier wives.

I might be the only person who remembers them.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Saturday at 4:33 AM

Mighty Mouse ("Here I come to save the dayyyyyyyy!")

Superman (the original TV programme, and dumber than shit)

Mister Ed (dumber than just about everything else mentioned)

by Anonymousreply 123Last Saturday at 2:13 PM

"I dream of Jeannie"

The BEST, EVAH!

by Anonymousreply 124Last Saturday at 2:13 PM

No love for "Bewitched"?

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 5:23 AM
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