There are a few guilty pleasures I’ll admit to in my life – and one of them is my love for musical TV shows. Reality shows, scripted shows, from “Glee” to the “The Singing Bee” – you name it, I’ve watched it at least once. But after a few episodes, I usually get bored and move on to something else. That is until last year, when I got hooked on “The Voice.“

I have yet to pinpoint why it’s my favorite. Maybe it’s because I love Christina Aguilera – who I heard in concert years ago and was stunned at how amazing her voice really is. Or maybe “The Voice” producers just do a better job at getting the audience to connect with the judges and the contestants. All I know is that I don’t want to miss an episode.

And I can’t leave out “American Idol.” I must confess, I’m one of those people who only watches for the first few weeks to catch a glimpse of all those crazy auditions. I know, I know. Most of it is for show. I get it. But they’re hoping you watch – and that you’ll get attached to at least one contestant so you’ll keep coming back every week. Only I don’t. That might change now that my musical idol – no pun intended – is judging the show. Gotta love me some Mariah Carey, that’s for sure.

But it’s rare that I watch these shows live, which means the next day, I have to avoid social media like the plague. And that’s a little tough in my line of work. You see, I refuse to subject my wonderful and amazing hubby to this type of television since he isn’t a fan of these shows. (I’m sure he’s not the only husband out there who feels this way – it’s just not his thing.) Now, I watch them while he’s at work, at the gym or when he’s watching football. It’s a pretty good balance.

So, I’ve trained myself to look for certain words on Twitter and Facebook. And I will avert my eyes if I see anything resembling a spoiler until I have watched my recorded shows. The bonus part of all this is that I get to fast forward through the horrible singers, and boring songs. And if I really like the episode? I just start it over, sit back and watch it again.