Oh, 2010. Aka a TV meme post.

Brain is a tad fried, so instead of some musings on what 2010 should be, and aspirations and goals for the future, there will be instead a TV meme, via Mr Peeeeeeet.

Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Also Star Trek: TNG, probably Voyager, Friends, Black Books, Angel, almost certainly Buffy the Vampire Slayer… the list could go on, I’m sure.

Name a (current) show you can’t miss:
Grey’s Anatomy.

Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show:
Oooh, don’t know. Have a feeling Brothers & Sisters seemed more worth getting into because of Calista Flockhart, who is still forever Ally McBeal, or Rachel Griffiths, who will always be crazy-Brenda. Possibly William Shatner. Just because.

Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:
(William Shatner?) I don’t know. Can’t think of any that have actively put me off watching something.

Name a show you can, and do, quote from.
The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, currently. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, always. Black Books, for conversations about children’s picture books and wine.

Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:
Apparently some of the world find Gilmore Girls annoying, but they are clearly very wrong, right? And I prefer the US Queer as Folk to the UK version, which apparently is not the done thing, only it’s oh-so-much prettier.

Name a TV show which you’ve been known to sing the theme song:
Some of them you can’t sing along to! Some of them are only instrumentals! Look, I’m not picky. I’ve sung along to the Enterprise theme song. My standards are oh-so-low. Also, Sweet Valley High and California Dreams.

Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:
Current? The Big Bang Theory or How I Met Your Mother or possibly Glee.

Name a TV series you own:
As the Pete has noted, one does not own TV series as such, but rather owns copies of things. I am going to go for Blackadder.

What is your favourite episode of your favourite series?
This is a difficult question. Um. How can I pick a favourite series? How?
Also, upon thinking about it, it’s difficult to select individual episodes of some TV shows – it’s more the season as a whole that works, or the series as a whole that works.

A show you mean to watch, but you just haven’t gotten around to yet:
Apparently The Wire is, y’know, The Best Thing Ever. I still haven’t seen The Sopranos either. But really the candidates are Dollhouse and 30 Rock.

Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
Enterprise. Oh yes. (And even then I had to watch the last episode. Just to see.) Also 7th Heaven. (You can tell it’s late at night when I am admitting that I ever watched 7th Heaven. I mean, what on earth did I expect?) But generally I’m very tolerant of alleged seasonal rot. I tend to watch things to the end. Oh, I did give up on ER though. But Carter had left!

Name a show you aren’t interested in watching, not in the least:
Quite possibly The Wire and The Sopranos. Also any of the CSIs.

Name a show that’s made you cry multiple times:
Dawson’s Creek. *shame*

Oldest TV show you like?
Probably original Star Trek. And even then I’m not sure I ‘like’ it so much as ‘am amused by it’.

Newest TV show you like?
Glee. Pretty much the only thing of recent origin that I am aware of.

What do you eat when you watch TV?
Food. Tea. And as ’tis the season, Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.

How often do you watch TV?
Mostly boxsets or recordings than actually watching series as they air, so depends on the time of year. A lot over holidays and time off, less so at other times.

Do you have a favorite talk show?
QI doesn’t count as a talk show, does it?

What’s the last TV show you watched?
Tonight’s episode of Desperate Housewives on RTE2, and don’t you just want to slap Susan across the face? (That’s not spoilery, that could be any episode, really.)

What’s your favourite/preferred genre of TV?
Teen drama or medical show or sitcom or crazy lawyer show…. oh, don’t make me pick. Probably the breed of show which features professionals in their workplace, with a balance of comedy and drama, and where half the time they act like teenagers and/or wackiness abounds. So, y’know, Grey’s Anatomy or Boston Legal or Brothers & Sisters or Scrubs or…

What’s your least favourite genre of TV?
Reality TV.

What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Ooh, don’t know. Dawson’s Creek or Friends or Ally McBeal, probably. Or else something on TCC (back in the day).

What TV show do you wish you never watched?
Um. But. It’s not like you’re wasting years and years of your life – if you don’t like a TV show, there’s no one holding a gun to your head telling you that you must keep viewing Or Else. And even if it all goes a bit wonky at some stage, then so what? It doesn’t mean you didn’t enjoy most of the show. Silly question.
(Plus I’ve never seen Lost…)

What’s the weirdest show you enjoyed?
Define weird.

What TV show scared you the most?
I try to avoid the scary. Am a wimp.

What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?
Black Books or The Big Bang Theory or Frasier.

Which do you think is the best TV series ever made?
So difficult. Probably either Six Feet Under or The West Wing.

About clairehennessy

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7 responses to “Oh, 2010. Aka a TV meme post.

  • Eimear Ryan

    Agree with you on the QAFs. When it comes to gay shows, I’ll take pretty over gritty. (Plus I wasn’t too convinced by Stuart and Vince ending up together. Found Brian and Michael’s tragic ‘just friends’-ness much more interesting.)

    You must watch Dollhouse. It’s chock-full of OMFG moments. First five eps are only okay, but then it gets amazing. Enver Gjokaj is my new Best Actor Ever. Plus loads of Whedon alums! Lol-o-incest!

    • Claire

      And Brian and Michael are prettier! So very much. Whereas Stuart… is not a sex god. At all. Definite plausibility issue there.

      I have been told many a time to watch Dollhouse. Think DVD boxset may be absurdly cheap on Amazon at the moment… must investigate.

  • Eimear Ryan

    I actually find Stuart kinda hot, but it was disconcerting that Nathan towered over him so much …

    Yes, I got Dollhouse for someone for Christmas, and it was only about £12 on Amazon. You’ve no excuse. 😉

  • Augie Johnston

    I absolutely love the Glee show. The acting and show is great and all but I love the music. Speaking of the music you can hear a ton of songs and watch the complete season 1 for here.



  • Emerald

    Lost is good. You just have to get the box sets (or steal them off the internet, if you’re a normal person) and watch them one after another. Non-stop. Once you lose about 4 days of sleep it starts to make sense.

    Also, FIREFLY! You run the spec fic course in a nerd camp, and you don’t even reference Firefly? (Not to mention being a Joss Whedon fan). That is shameful. Just… shocking.

    • clairehennessy

      Think my little brother probably has most of the boxsets, he’s useful that way. But I’ve seen Lost drive too many people to madness to let myself fall into the trap…

      I LOVE Firefly! Oh, I do feel ashamed I didn’t mention it in this post – don’t know how that happened. Because it is genius, and for a single-not-quite-season, it sets up its characters better than almost anything else I’ve ever seen on the TV. Bad Claire, bad!

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