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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 11:13 pm
TV Meme - Day 3 and Conclusion.

In discussing credit sequences, I would be remiss if I didn't also bring up the closing credits to TWiB (This Week in Baseball) featuring the fanfare tune "Gathering Crowds" which played over a montage of highlights closing on a tracking shot of the spin of a curveball in slow motion.

On to my - dare I say it - final answers:

21. Favourite ship
the Pacific Princess

It's the Looooooooooove Boat! The shippiest ship that ever shipped.
Also receiving votes - the Planet Express Ship. Not receiving votes - the SS Minnow. Because it's a lemon.

22. Favourite series finale
Cheers, Family Ties, Scrubs

I'm a sucker for heartwarming sitcom encomia. Coincidentally, all three of these were semi-sappy episodes closing out shows that had run a little too long and faded near the end. I particularly liked the musical home movie montage at the end of Scrubs. (I'm counting Scrubs+Interns as a separate show.)

23. Most annoying character
Dr. Izzy Stevens, Grey's Anatomy

The most annoying character on maybe the most annoying show. I know writers let their characters violate the rules of their universes, but I really don't like it. Especially doctors who end up violating every kind of protocol, treat hospitals like personal playgrounds, and kill patients through incompetence. She should be in jail. Why I quit the show.

24. Best quote
Charlie Crews - Life

Correctional officer: Are you making fun of us?
Charlie Crews: It is the universe that makes fun of us all.
Dani Reese: Why would the universe make fun of us all?
Charlie Crews: Maybe it's insecure.

25. A show you plan on watching (old or new)
ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary SeriesDallas - "It Was All Just a Dream"

The most infamous closer in TV history. I didn't actually care about this show - I just liked watching JR be evil. But my mom and sister screamed bloody murder.

27. Best pilot episode
The Modern Family

Rare feat of establishing all of the characters, all of the relationships, and the tone of the show - without getting bogged down in exposition. The rare feat of a good show that already knew what it was from inception.

28. First TV show obsession
The Muppet Show

Also Three's Company and WKRP.

29. Current TV show obsession
n/a

Don't really have one right now. Maybe waiting for Stephen Strasburg? It would have been the NHL playoffs, but then my team choked right out of the first round. Hard to still care after that.

30. Saddest character death
Optimus Prime

Okay - it's cheating, since he died in the Movie of the show. But Optimus Prime was the best transformer of them all. And that's when I realized my TV show about robots, was just an excuse by Hasbro to market a product line of toys. And I could never get past them killing off characters to introduce new product. What? I was ten, and I would never watch TV with innocence again. Or some crap like that...
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 05:07 (UTC)
Oddly, I don't recall ever watching the Transformer movie. The TV show, yes, but I would think Optimus Prime dying would have made a more lasting impression if I'd seen the movie.
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 17:37 (UTC)
In particular, I'm referring to the 1986 Transformers animated movie, not the recent ones with Michael Bay...
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 21:24 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, obviously! I don't really count the new movies as the real Transformers.
Friday, May 28th, 2010 13:44 (UTC)
Ugh, I quit Grey's Anatomy for the same reason. I just couldn't take that Izzy was still working in that hospital after that fiasco. I can handle characters violating the rules of their own universes occasionally, but that was too much. I've never watched again.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 21:44 (UTC)
Heh. Actually - I didn't try to call you. Though my call log says I did. I think I may have sat on my phone and dialed you by accident.

I hope it didn't cause too much consternation.