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TV Meme... 
3rd-Aug-2010 10:25 pm
Life on Mars (Maya is Contemplative)

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v. season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v 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 t.v 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 t.v show obsession
Day 29 - Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


Day 17 - Favorite mini series

Don't make me chooooose. This will come as a shock to precisely no one who has ever read my thoughts on television or read my fic: I LOVE the mini-series format. It all comes down to these things --- I am not a gigantic fan of wide-reaching serials such as soap operas, but I love, love, love plots that involve foreshadowing and callbacks. I like a bit of mystery and intrigue between episodes, but, seriously, my attention span is not that large. I like stories that are self contained, but find movies too gosh darn short to truly care about the characters. I like period pieces and historical drama and there aren't a whole lot of them in the modern movie world. All in all, mini-series are perfect for what I want out of entertainment.

So. My favourites are probably Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Cranford (2007) [I never watched the Cranford Christmas specials - should I?] Because they make me happy in my heart. They are guaranteed smile-inducing for oh so many reasons. But I also have a fairly large collection of mini-series that have interested and entertained me. I loved Tipping the Velvet and enjoyed certain aspects of Daniel Deronda (Hugh Bonneville for the versatile win!) I recently watched Boy Meets Girl and would change so, so much about it, but found it very fascinating in many ways. Same goes for The Devil's Whore, actually (which I firmly believe should have been six parts, not four.) I am almost always willing to give a mini-series a go, even if it's DRAMA (and I am aaaaall about the comedy at the moment), because I know it will be short, and may very well be awesome.

By the obvious by, I am also a Big Fan of telefilm series such as Hornblower, Midsomer Murders (don't judge!) and Sharpe.
Comments 
6th-Aug-2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Being without internet last week, I finally watched the Christmas specials from Cranford, and I can honestly say I really enjoyed them! I was apprehensive, and you'll no doubt miss Mr. Carter like I did, but he does live on in the story, definitely worth watching!

(I come here to talk about bonnies, but seem to get horribly sidetracked, you evil woman!)
7th-Aug-2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the rec!
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