Open Thread Follow up: Guilty Pleasures

Apparently I’m not the only one who spent time in lockdown parked in front of the TV.

Popcorn and binge watching seems to be the guilty pleasures of choice among the readers who commented so far.  And some of ’em get pretty darned fancy.

“I love Popcorn. Sometimes it is my meal, others my dessert. Whenever I have it, it is generously sprinkled with nutritional yeast, both cayenne and black pepper, occasionally dill and always drizzled with olive oil.”


Others like a little sweet with their salty snacks.

OMG! Where do I start. Popcorn with a good video. followed by a nice Magnum Caramel ice cream bar.


…And binge watching is hugely popular during the lockdown.

“The entire series of McLeod’s Daughters on Pluto TV. Riveting :-)”


We’ll keep the comments open to let more people weigh in on their guilty pleasures.  Now excuse me, it’s almost time for Columbo!

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Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at