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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 12:26 am
TV Meme day 2

11. A show that disappointed you
Flash-Forward

I'm a sucker for time-travel, immortality, and shows that run with metaphysical dilemmas. Which the pilot promised. Unfortunately, the rest of the show quickly became a hot mess. Bad writing, bad casting, arbitrary aborted storylines and a lead character I couldn't find interesting at all. This show earned it's cancellation, and it's too bad because of could have been really,really good.

12. An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Profit - the Pilot

Easily more than five times, half the time trying to get other people into it. And mostly never succeeding. This show rocked my world. A real roller-coaster ride.

13. Favourite childhood show
The Baseball Bunch

Featuring lessons from many of my favorite players, Tommy Lasorda as the dugout wizard, and zany antics of the San Diego Chicken. My favorite was the episode he went on the run from Andre "the Hawk" Dawson.

14. Favourite male character
J.R. Ewing

I love the gruff, tough-love, sardonic father figure types. Red Foreman, Dr. Perry Cox, Martin Crane... but JR Ewing is the best of all time. A total magnificent bastard. The kind of character who, if he gets shot, every one he has ever met has a motive to kill.

15. Favourite female character
Daria Morgendorffer

There are probably a lot to pick from, but I thought Daria was just such a well fleshed out character, that felt both very true to me and given a lot of depth by her writers. And I really liked Daria's intelligence, wit and wicked sense of humor.

16. Your guilty pleasure show
Gossip Girl

Yeah. I sometimes watch this. Among all my TV watching, something had to fill the 90210/OC schlock slot and the new 90210 was much fail.

17. Favourite mini series
Fresno

Growing up, my mom and sister watched all the prime-time soaps. CBS ran a spoof-miniseries -Fresno- about a raisin magnate starring Dabney Coleman, Carole Burnett and Charles Grodin. A parody of Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest and the like, it was totally awesome. Or I hope it was - it's not like anyone has seen it in 25 years.

18. Favourite title sequence
Dallas, New Amsterdam

Don't lie. The credit sequence and theme song to Dallas are just the most awesome thing ever. I also loved New Amsterdam's Time Lapse 'evolution of Times Square' collage for a more artistic variant on credits. We'll go ahead and put "Magnum PI" third.

19. Best TV show cast
Community

I honestly don't want to think to hard or look far back, so I'll stick with "Community" which is an amazingly well cast show. Seven lead actors each bringing very different elements to the show and having no real weak spots. Great use of guest stars/extras too.

20. Favourite kiss
Annie kisses Jeff in "Debate 101".

Man is evil! I'm not really a big connoisseur of kissing scenes. I like funny, but not the obvious shut-up-kiss or slap-slap-kiss. "Drop the paraplegic" kiss, apparently, I go for.
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 11:39 (UTC)
Couldn't agree more on FF, a real disappointment.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 13:44 (UTC)

"Drop the paraplegic" kiss, apparently, I go for.

Ahahaha. Awesome.

That was a great scene in a great episode. I love that show.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 22:25 (UTC)
Agreed on Flashforward and (hee) Gossip Girl (which is a guilty pleasure and better acted than most of them).

Flashforward is currently taking up space on my DVR...and it's up in the air whether I'll watch it or just delete at this point.
I watched up to about March, and have about six episodes left or thereabouts.

The characters never grabbed me for some reason, and the ones that did - we rarely saw - the Japanese Woman Mechanic/Guitarist was amongst them. It would have been more interesting if it focused less on Mark Benford (who I found sort of dull and poorly acted by Joseph Fiennes who does not have his brother Ralph Fiennes talent), and more on his partner and some of the supporting characters.

The plot? All over the place.

Won't miss it.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 01:03 (UTC)
You watched FlashForward long after I gave up on it. I was more interested in the Flashes than I was in the Long Plot, and not finding Mark Benford interesting (or JF's acting interesting) hurt. John Cho, at least, made what he could from the material he had.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 01:17 (UTC)
JR? Really. Never would have guessed that
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 01:26 (UTC)
I think I did one of these memes years ago when it was "favorite character currently on TV" and said Red Foreman.

JR is a 'love to hate' character, but the type of character that can really make a show go. Sort of like, a more competent, sophisticated, and functional combination of Dexter Morgan, Jim Profit and Buddy Garrity.

I loved me some JR Ewing.
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 01:29 (UTC)
I'll take your word for it. Honestly If I watched more than a half dozen episodes of Dallas I'd be shocked. I'm not sure I even made it through even one