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Trashy and Cringeworthy Movies & TV Shows to Distract You From a World of Chaos


I'm sure like many of you I'm not the only one that's been over-consuming news stories about the Coronavirus. For weeks I've felt like if I don't check the news every hour of every day I'm going to miss something groundbreaking. This caused me high levels of anxiety and even a panic attack.

I tried reading books to distract myself from the chaos of the world - DIDN'T WORK.

I tried starting up a new hobby like drawing - DIDN'T WORK.

I tried spring cleaning my apartment and cleaning out my closet - DEFINITELY DIDN'T WORK.

But you know what did help me? Watching many hours of trashy movies and TV shows . The more cringeworthy the better because it makes you feel like you're in a whole new world. A world where everyone ISN'T concerned about losing their jobs or self isolating from family and friends. Instead a world where everyone is only talking about reality stars, GTL, Mr Big and botched plastic surgeries. So here are my recommendations.

1. Sex and the City 2

The sequel to the highly successful 'Sex and the City' movie is definitely the queen of cringeworthy movies. I adored the TV series. I adored the first movie. The second movie, well, it will definitely make you cringe at how rich and tone deaf the characters are in the movie. You will ogle at the outfits, you will laugh at Samantha being Samantha and you will yet again scream at your television, "CARRIE HOW COULD YOU CHOOSE MR BIG OVER AIDAN?"

Available on Netflix

2. Jersey Shore

This is great if you are in need of a little bit of nostalgia. I watched this show all the time in my pre-teen years. Probably a bit too much. But I mean where else are you going to get a drunk woman running next to the beach screaming, "WHERE'S THE BEACH?!" Or

a group of men getting pumped about GTL - gym, tan, laundry. And all these years later I'm sure when you hear someone say 'stop' you automatically get flashbacks to Sammi Sweetheart screaming "RAHN STAHP! STAAAHP IT RAHN. STAAAAP!"

Available on MTV

3. The Sweetest Thing

This is easily my favourite trashy movie of all time - it's cheesy but there are many HYSTERICAL moments in this film. I'm not talking it'll make you giggle a little. I'm talking crying, snorting, falling off your chair laughing. Look in the first 10 minutes of the movie you're already gonna know how it ends. But the journey it takes you to get there - SO WORTH IT! Plus it has an all-star cast including Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair and Jason Bateman.

Available on Netflix

4. How Far is Tattoo Far?

Okay yes I know this is all kinds of levels of trashy but trust me it's addictive. Snooki (from good ol' Jersey Shore) and Nico Tortorella (if you haven't seen him in Younger you're missing out) host the reality show and every episode two people design tattoos for one another. PLOT TWIST: they won't know what the tattoo designs are until they're permanently inked on each others' bodies. Why do people volunteer to do this? NO CLUE. But it's entertaining AF. Couples, brothers, sisters and friends come on the show together, but by the end of the episode they're either fighting, crying, throwing shoes or having a good laugh at their ridiculous tattoos. On a side note - I recommend just watching the tattoo reveals on the show's Facebook page rather than watch the entire episode.

Available on Facebook and MTV

5. Botched

I have been obsessed with Botched for years. I just find the world of plastic surgery so fascinating. And yes there are people that come on the show that have had EXTREME enhancements. There was once a woman with breasts so big she could smash a watermelon. And there was also a woman that had her pubic hair transplanted onto her eyelashes. But the doctors on this show don't perform the unethical wacky plastic surgeries - they fix the faces and bodies of patients that have already gone to unethical plastic surgeons. The greatest thing about Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow is that they know how to say no to patients when they are asking for procedures that's just too dangerous.

Available on Hayu

Demi Lynch,

Announcer & Producer of 'The Nasty Woman Club Podcast'

Co-Producer & Co-Announcer of Radio 4EB program 'Fair Comment'

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