09 June 2010 @ 03:37 pm
TV Meme: Day 1  
I'm seeing this television meme ALL OVER my f-list. I've been resisting since I have the whole, "how can I only choose one?!?" thing going on. I don't tend to be an -est kind of girl so much as shades of gray kind of girl. But I want to play along, too!

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled:


Firefly. Is there any other answer?? In fact, does anyone need it explained? It's Joss Whedon. It's a great ensemble cast. Fox are idiots.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching:
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season):
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever:
Day 05 - A show you hate:
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show:
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show:
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch:
Day 09 - Best scene ever:
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving:
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you:
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times:
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show:
Day 14 - Favorite male character:
Day 15 - Favorite female character:
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show:
Day 17 - Favorite mini series:
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence:
Day 19 - Best TV show cast:
Day 20 - Favorite kiss:
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death´╗┐´╗┐
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colls: SGA Teyla!freaked[personal profile] colls on June 9th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! another lemming
:p
Mish: Castiel -- Twirly Coat O'Doom[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
Just color me a Victim of Peer Pressure. :D
[identity profile] shadowserenity.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yay, glad to see you're doing this, too! I've had to pause my meme due to school, but it's lots of fun (and hard decisions!).

Good choice on Firefly! I completely agree!
Mish: Janet -- Gorgeous Smile & Twinkling Eyes[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
It's a good meme because it's what originally led to a lot of us meeting. I sincerely doubt that I'll make it without cheating it a bit with multiple answers or tweaking the categories but I'm going to try. I'm still trying to figure out what my favorite series ever is. I have no idea what I'll answer.

Good luck with your exams and school! When are you done? *hugs*
[identity profile] shadowserenity.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
28th of this month. So close, yet SO far! I shall be very, very happy in the days after the 28th.

Yeah, favourite series is a toughie. I went with Star Trek: TNG because of good childhood memories.
Mish: Star Trek -- We Are The Borg[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
I was a college freshman when ST:TNG premiered so it showed during the years when I didn't own a television. I remember gathering in a friend's dorm room with as many people as we could fit to see the pilot. We were all happy geeks. Her little 12" TV was the only one I knew of in the entire building.

ETA: Oh man! You are SO close. I remember that feeling of joy at finishing a semester. I hope you have something fun planned. :D

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ext_1336: fringe: dirgible[identity profile] winterfish.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
That is an excellent choice. Wow, I miss Firefly. Stupid FOX.
Mish: Team -- Team Awesome[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
IKR? When I think of "travesty," I think of their canceling Firefly.

I love that icon! Gorgeous coloring.
ext_1336: fringe: olivia[identity profile] winterfish.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's from Fringe, the show with the whacky skience that's currently taken over my brain. :D
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[identity profile] luvmax1.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Totally agree with you on that one. Firefly was so special, there wasn't another show like it on air, and probably won't ever be again. As much as I love Buffy and Angel (and oh God, I do!), and sort of love Dollhouse, I think Firefly was Joss's true masterpiece. I miss it.
Mish: AtS -- I'm No Angel[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Firefly had the same witty, tight writing that Buffy did. It's hard for me to compare the two, though, since I hardly got to really know Firefly before it was over. Buffy I can celebrate its wins and mourn its misses. Firefly seems to be 15 hours of awesome and that's an incredible record. Many of my favorite shows (I'm eying you, SG-1) had some real stinkers as they were feeling around in their first season. I would have loved to have at least 6 more seasons of Firefly to see the show in the totality of what it could have been.
[identity profile] luvmax1.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
15 episodes really isn't enough time to judge much of anything. It kills me that we got just a glimpse of what the show could be- like you, I wonder what would have happened several years down the line.

I loved Buffy, right from the get go. All the way through, even though I think I might have loved the show a smidge less when David Boreanaz left. Angel was truly my number one Joss show, I loved that one beyond reason. I'm still sort of devastated by the ending. I say sort of because I can appreciate the whole "slay the dragon" thing, but I want to know what happened! (I know there were comic books, but I don't read those. It's just not the same to me.)
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superbadgirl: monsters ch[personal profile] superbadgirl on June 9th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Heh. I refuse to play (I'm like that), but I have been enjoying everyone else's memes.
Mish: C&H -- Skelvin[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 9th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have you change a contrary hair on your head. *smooches*

TV unites a lot of my f-list (excepting those who I know from college, who tend to enjoy even more obscure geekery) so it seemed like a good meme to provoke discussion. Although I have to admit that I'd be shocked if anyone thought canceling Firefly was a good idea.

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superbadgirl: bluffing[personal profile] superbadgirl on June 9th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Trufax: I know people who do/did not enjoy Firefly one single bit.

Immediately after I pronounced my refusal to meme this meme, I had an fierce urge to meme this meme. I blame this on low blood sugar more than anything else. ;)

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archersangel[personal profile] archersangel on June 10th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
about 50-60% of these that i've seen have firefly for the first answer
Mish: BtVS -- Vengeance Bunny[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 10th, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised. It's such an obvious answer because it's heads above the norm for television. It had great actors, great sets, great writing. It was developed and written by a team that had batted a thousand at that point. It's a huge WTF moment in television history.
[identity profile] mesmerising.livejournal.com on June 10th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
Noooooooo, another victim to the TV meme! *refuses to fall prey...!* (Especially since I hadn't discovered English-speaking TV shows until...last year? XD)

Also, this is where I admit that I haven't seen Firefly yet, but I will, and I know it will be awesome!!
Mish: DeeJ -- Followed Me Home[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 10th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
LOL! Is there anything on your f-list that ISN'T this meme? I know I'm seeing it everywhere. :D

Firefly is worth setting aside a looong day for because once you start watching it, you probably won't want to stop. It's that good.
[identity profile] clockwork-sky.livejournal.com on June 10th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
I have been answering the -est questions with at least three each, so don't feel bad.

I need to see Firefly.
Mish: Team -- Crossovers Go Bad[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 10th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
I suspect that's exactly what I'll be doing. Because I'm incapable of choosing amongst Babylon 5, Buffy, and SG-1.
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Doctor Who and SG-1 for me.
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[identity profile] riverfox.livejournal.com on June 11th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Firefly. Most damn definitely. Best damn show on TV and we weren't just robbed by FOX, we were assaulted. Bastards.

Okay. So. Now that I've seen what this meme is ... er, yeah, you know. ;)
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Mish: Sam -- Reading Is Sexy[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on June 19th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Moving here so I can read the comments. :)

What are some of your favorite books? In fiction I loved The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and Madeleine's ghost, by Robert Giradi. In nonfiction, I tend to favor history, especially British history. I'll read anything by Alison Weir or Antonia Fraser.

Fiction: Anything by Amy Tan. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams. The Iliad. Pride & Prejudice. Elizabeth Peters's Vicky Bliss series. (I like some of her Amelia Peabody series, too, but it has lost my interest.) Animal Farm. The Aeneid. The Once & Future King. The John Ciardi translation of The Inferno. The Mists of Avalon. The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin. Most anything by Tony Hillerman. Lord of the Rings. Lysistrata & The Birds by Aristophanes. Soulless by Gail Carriger is a new book that I enjoyed. For fluff I read Carol Nelson Douglas's Irene Adler novels, Evanovich, Hiaasan, Aaron Elkins (though his books have become travelogues and I'm less excited now), J.D. Robb, and Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series.

I'm obviously an escapist who loves her genre fic. I hate listing things because I KNOW I'm forgetting some really important books.

Non-Fiction: The Woman That Never Evolved by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. I love that book SO HARD. I have read it probably 5 or 6 times, which is amazing because it's very dense prose. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Most books by Stephen J. Gould, even if he was sort of a dick. Several lab manuals for bone classes I took. (I know, that's weird.) Edith Hamilton's Mythology. I tend to read biology and/or science-y magazines if I'm going to read non-fiction. I prefer to get my non-fiction on t.v., which is actually the bulk of my television viewing.

Cookbooks (yes, it's an entire genre for me): The Vegetarian Epicure Vols. 1 & 2 changed my life. Previously, being a vegetarian was all about what I didn't eat and those books opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book. The Veganomicon.

It's funny that you bring up Alison Weir. I recently bought a copy of her Six Wives of Henry VIII because I'd read a borrowed copy years ago and watching The Tudors made me want to pick it up again. On a whim I also ordered a collection of three of Jean Plaidy's novels, entitled "Katharine of Aragon," but haven't gotten around to reading it.
[identity profile] luvmax1.livejournal.com on June 19th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I love Amy Tan. And Edith Hamilton's Mythology, one of my oldest and most favorite books. I became obsessed with Greek mythology when I was a kid, and I never really let it go.

Alison Weir writes wonderful historical books, especially her Tudor related works. Jean Plaidy is alright, not fantastic, but readable. I read her Katharine of Aragon novel years and years ago, and it wasn't terrible or anything, but she's really not my favorite writer. For Tudor related fiction, I tend to prefer Philippa Gregory. The Other Boleyn girl was the first Tudor related book I ever read, fact or fiction, and it started my love for english history. Margaret George is pretty good with historical fiction, as well. She has "autobiographies" of Henry VII and Mary, Queen of Scots, and a really excellent one about Cleopatra.

I'm not a big sci fi/fantasy reader, even though I love TV and movies in the genre. One of ones I did love, though, was Sherri S. Tepper's The Gate to Women's Country. Brilliant book, all about gender and equality.