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TV Meme... 
18th-Aug-2010 05:08 pm
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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 27 - Best pilot episode

Slings and Arrows. Okay, so there isn't an episode of S&A that isn't brilliant in some way, but the first episode is a work of art in how it introduces the characters, establishes the setting, opens up the world and engages the viewer. I feel a rewatch shall be in order very, very soon. I have vowed that if I ever teach Shakespeare to Secondary kids, I am so going to find a way to show them that scene from the first series between Paul Gross and Bob Martin. It is perfection.
Comments 
18th-Aug-2010 07:45 am (UTC)
I finished rewatching the first series today, and it's even better than I remembered. And just - Geoffrey Tennant. ♥_♥
18th-Aug-2010 07:49 am (UTC)
I know, right? I don't think I remembered to mention Geoffrey as one of my all time favourite characters, and, omg, I LOVE HIM so much. How could I forget that?
18th-Aug-2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Ah, I am so glad that you are doing this meme! Slings and Arrows is one of those shows that I have been meaning to watch for quite some time.
18th-Aug-2010 08:49 am (UTC)
I cannot recommend it highly enough. I really can't. I somehow managed to forget it while doing this meme earlier, but it's pretty much my favourite show of all time. (Well, alongside LoM and Dexter.) I watched the first series in a day, it was so compelling.
18th-Aug-2010 09:32 am (UTC)
I've seen bits of it, as I have friends who love it. As it's not that long, I can probably add it to my September list.

Dexter is a show that I will make myself watch one day. Probably not any time soon, but at some point!
18th-Aug-2010 11:18 am (UTC)
You haven't seen Dexter? This is incomprehensible to me. Everyone should watch at least one episode, if only to turn around and say "yeah, really not for me."
18th-Aug-2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I've watched much of the first season. It's well-made and acted. But it was hard for me to take. It's hypocritical as I enjoy many things that feature stylized violence. I can handle reading books about serial killers. I can usually watch films. But a whole series set in Florida? Even with an "atypical" serial killer, I can't seem to watch it.

It's a bit hard to describe. I currently live in the town that Ted Bundy stalked some of his prey. I remember Danny Rolling and the fear and hysteria around the time he killed and mutilated the five students at UF. And I remember the poor kid who first falsely charged with Rolling's crimes. I remember Aileen Wuornos. Not to mention various spree killers. Or the fact that one of my best Krista's brother killed their mother when I was in high school. For no apparent reason. That happened a year before Rolling. And there are many other things, too, that would take a while to list.

It really is a series that I want to some day. But, right now, it would unsettle me too much.
18th-Aug-2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
See, that, I completely understand.

18th-Aug-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I figured you would understand. Ha, wasn't entirely sure how much sense I was making!

I will watch all of it some day, though. Probably when it ends. Because, honestly, several of my all time favorite films are much more violent than Dexter. And I did like quite a bit of it.
18th-Aug-2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh man, Slings and Arrows smashes every single one of my enjoyment buttons. It's just brilliant. My favourite bit is the way Paul Gross has apparently dressed up like Dylan Moran :)
19th-Aug-2010 07:00 am (UTC)
Yes and more yes :D
18th-Aug-2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
My Tivo recently picked up that episode from Ovation and I watched it about three or four days in a row. It's brilliantly constructed, bringing into the situation, and introducing the characters WITHOUT making you feel like the teacher is standing at the chalkboard writing it down for you. And the little "hidden" lines crack me up, especially the way Oliver says, "he was my Bottom for years."
19th-Aug-2010 07:08 am (UTC)
:D I really need to pull out my DVDs.
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