What are some themes/tropes/cliches or something along those lines that are a guilty pleasure in a story you pick up and read? Something you might or might not admit to others, but you just can't help but love. Don't feel the need to limit yourself to one, I know I have more then one guilty pleasure. I have a thing for the charismatic jerk. Not to mistaken for the jerk with a heart of gold, or out right jerk. The charismatic jerk is smart, suave, arrogant, but has this charm that you can't help but root for the guy. I don't know what it is about this type of character, but they win my heart every time. Ex. Patrick Jane The Mentalist Cal Lightman Lie to Me Evil science experiments. Particularity of the "human experiment kind" but not in the horror movie way. In the "gained extra powers from an experiment" type way. It probably ties in with my love of conspiracies. This is one I don't admit openly in public, I'd just get weird looks. What are some of your guy's guilty pleasures?