Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
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TV Meme...


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 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 04 (your favorite show ever): Life on Mars [UK]

Believe it or not, this was actually something I had to think about. I don't, for instance, think Life on Mars was the best show ever made. I have certainly loved other shows nearly as much as I adore Life on Mars. Plus, I have 'issues'. The finale disappointed and confused the hell out of me for several reasons, and I can still, surprisingly, rant on at length about it if I so wish (I won't this time, I promise.) However, for anything it got even slightly wrong, Life on Mars got nine billion things right. I loved and continue to love almost everything about it; the sets, costumes and myriad details, the way it was shot, the use of music, the acting, the characters, the dialogue, the incidental plots, major elements of the overarching plot. It was thrilling! And thought-provoking! And touching! It got under my skin, in so many brilliant ways. I love that this show had excitingly ridiculous things like car chases and explosions, and yet managed poignancy in regards to issues such as corruption and the many isms inherent in our world. I love that it could be as funny as it was dramatic, that it generally steered away from melodrama. I love that it felt nostalgic, but rarely in a mocking way, and that it was very, very subtle, even though it could have been GIGANTIC CHEESE. I love that it made me feel so much for the characters I would jump up and down in my seat and make squeaky noises, and cry, and giggle, and clap. (I love that it can still make me do that.) It got the balance so fucking right, I am still surprised, when I rewatch an episode, by just how damn good it is. I've watched a lot, a lot of quality tv, and none of it quite compares to Life on Mars in the 'owns my heart and soul' stakes. So, yes, it's safe to say it really is my favourite ever show. Like you're surprised.
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