Jul. 30th, 2010

brinshannara: (nothing good 2am)
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled -- "The Five Mrs. Buchanans"
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching -- "The Big Bang Theory"
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this season) -- "V"
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever -- "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Day 05 - A show you hate -- "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show -- "All Good Things..."
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show -- "The Child"
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch -- "Seinfeld"
Day 09 - Best scene ever -- All the quiz scenes from the Friends episode, "The One With the Embryos"
Day 10 - Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving -- "Weeds"
Day 11 - Day 11 - A show that disappointed you -- "Ellen"
Day 12 - Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times -- "Attached"

Day 13 - Favourite childhood show

I watched a lot of television as a kid. I watched everything from Sesame Street and Mr. Dressup to Read All About It! and The Polka Dot Door, from Today's Special and The Electric Company to The Muppet Show and Fables of the Green Forest, from Readalong to 3-2-1 Contact.

I also watched a lot of cartoons and sitcoms and loved The Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas. (When I was five, we happened to be in Texas and drove through Dallas and I "da-da-DAH-da-da-da-da-da-daaaah"ed my way through the Dallas theme for the entire 20 minutes as we passed through the city, much to my parents' annoyance.)

My favourite show was nearly a tie, but childhood memories pushed the winner just past He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

The Transformers was probably the defining TV show of my childhood. I will not watch these newfangled movies that threaten to (and probably do) ruin what was a great show back in the day.

My favourite character was Bumblebee and I grew to adore Starscream (who I never noticed had the same voice as G.I. Joe's Cobra Commander. Seriously.) because he was constantly talking about deposing Megatron when you knew Megatron could crush him if push came to shove.

My friend C and her brother B and I would play at Transformers when we'd play make-believe. We actually went through three major fandoms, to be honest; Superfriends, Transformers and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. And when we did play Transformers, it was my favourite. The stories we created are still with me; I remember them so very clearly. I remember her brother, B, being Optimus Prime and being all selfless and brave and stuff in our stories. We really took to our favourite characters and embraced them. We watched the show daily in syndication and could have named damn near any transformer, Autobot or Decepticon, you'd care to challenge us with.

Having said that, all the stuff including the 1980s movie and beyond kind of left me blah. I cried when Optimus Prime died and could care less about Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime.

Here's the first season intro.

Day 14 - Favourite male character

I've given this one a lot of thought. The favourite female character list is extensive. But the favourite male character list is kind of lacking.

I mean, there's always Jack Bristow, from Alias, who is just the baddest bad-ass ever.

There's Ted Mosby, from How I Met Your Mother, who basically is a slightly different (also male) version of me.

There's Jed Bartlet, from The West Wing, who was pretty much amazing.

There's even Bo Duke, from The Dukes of Hazzard, who was my first-ever TV crush.

And don't get me started on Star Trek characters, or we'll be here all day.

Ultimately, it's got to be:

Dean Cain's Clark Kent on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

The show went downhill once Lois cut her hair and started eating frogs (long story) but Clark was always Clark. He was just this normal guy with an admittedly big secret and he always tried to do what was right. This version of the Superman legend was really good at explaining that Clark is who this individual is, while Superman is what this guy can do. Clark was some guy, not a dorky clod the way Christopher Reeve's portrayal was. Clark, in L&C, was likable and funny and occasionally angsty and I loved him. I also thought Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher were equally hot at the time (I'd definitely go with Teri Hatcher over Dean Cain these days, but he's still very cute!) so that also helps. ;)

I love the complexity and depth that we got in this Clark Kent. And it's Clark that I really like, who's my favourite. Superman's just several of his abilities and talents. Clark was just so relatable, which is hilarious, considering he's, you know, an alien. ;)

So there ya go, days 13 and 14 together.

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