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It's been a while since I've recommended anything. But, thanks to YouTube, I was reminded of a show that must be shared with the world. So, today, I'd like to introduce to you a classic TV series called Baywatch Nights. As you might have guessed, this was a spin-off of Baywatch. Sadly, it wasn't nearly as successful, and only lasted two seasons. Something that makes it's many fans weep bitter tears.

What was Baywatch Nights about? Well it was about what Mitch (David Hasselhoff) got up to at night, when he was through guarding lives on the beach. What did he get up to? It usually involved fighting vampires, evil spirits, sea monsters, aliens, werewolves...You know, the usual.  

Here are the opening credits, to sort of give you a hint of what the show was like. You might notice a few familiar faces in the cast.

I love people's reactions when I tell them about this show, which is usually along the lines of, "What the hell does fighting vampires have to do with watching the bay?"

Is Baywatch Nights a good show? Not really. The writing's not great, the acting sucks a lot of the time, most of the stuff that's supposed to be scary ends up being hilarious instead, and there's enough cheese to keep every pizza joint in the world fully stocked. But I can't help loving the mere fact that BN exists. There's something about the audacity of it that just appeals to me. The producers of this show shamelessly and without apology tried to cash in on the success of not one but two major (and totally different) hits of the times, Baywatch and The X-Files. It didn't work out, but the fact that they thought it could is kind of awesome.

Plus, while the show is sort of bad, it's bad in an entertaining way. A lot of people who decide to watch a few minutes of Baywatch Nights to witness the badness for themselves end up getting hooked. That's what happened to me, and it just might happen to you. :)