Monthly Archives: June 2013

Greetings and Salutations

Hello! This is my very first post to my brand new blog, “Real Mom of SFV.” The name of the blog is a spin on those “Real Housewives” shows, which I am a fan of & the “SFV” stands for San Fernando Valley, which is where I live.

Recently I had lunch with a friend of mine, where we discussed the season finale of “Mad Men” along with other things. It came up in conversation that I have watched all of the “Real Housewives” shows since the franchise started. These shows are my guilty pleasure, much like other folks watch singing competitions or dating shows. I have to say also that I am a HUGE fan of Mad Men, Homeland, Downton Abbey and The Killing. You would be amazed (or appalled) at my DVR list.

The way I can explain this is by way of the high-low concept. You know how Michelle Obama will take a fancy designer dress & then pair it with a J. Crew cardigan? This is mixing high & low brands. I do the same, but regarding highbrow tv shows, mixed with lowbrow (albeit trashy) reality tv shows. Make sense?

All I can say is, thank goodness for cable & the invention of the DVR!

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has high/low tv viewing habits. What say you? I would love to hear what some of your favorite tv shows are – guilty pleasures or not.