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Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss


For Best cast, I'm going with Arrested Development.



Honorable mention: Carnivalè, Alias, MST3K, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And Archer, because, wow.

Favorite kiss. There are a lot of good candidates, but my favorite is from Lois & Clark. I had to embed the whole episode, but it's around 23:00. Lois and Clark figure out that the person keeping them captive in virtual reality is provoked when they get close, so they start making out, very self-consciously and awkwardly, and end up on the bed, pretense pretty much forgotten.



Honorable mention: Mulder and alt-Scully's kiss from "Triangle," X-Files; any time Duncan and Veronica make out during Season 2, Veronica Mars; Chuck and Sarah waking up in bed together from "Chuck vs the Colonel," Chuck; Sydney and Vaughn's kiss from "Phase One," Alias.

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ndnickerson: (ad-bustergirls)
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss


For Best cast, I'm going with Arrested Development.



Honorable mention: Carnivalè, Alias, MST3K, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. And Archer, because, wow.

Favorite kiss. There are a lot of good candidates, but my favorite is from Lois & Clark. I had to embed the whole episode, but it's around 23:00. Lois and Clark figure out that the person keeping them captive in virtual reality is provoked when they get close, so they start making out, very self-consciously and awkwardly, and end up on the bed, pretense pretty much forgotten.



Honorable mention: Mulder and alt-Scully's kiss from "Triangle," X-Files; any time Duncan and Veronica make out during Season 2, Veronica Mars; Chuck and Sarah waking up in bed together from "Chuck vs the Colonel," Chuck; Sydney and Vaughn's kiss from "Phase One," Alias.

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Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

(Now, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jesshelga, I keep reading it as 30 Days of Night TV.)

This one is hilariously easy and I'm not going to bother cutting it. I can't find any video of it on YouTube. You'll thank me.

I didn't start watching X-Files until Season 3 started. And, if you like the show, you have to admit: Season 3 pretty much rocked. If there was a good place to jump into the show, that was probably it. There are some really great episodes in that season.

None of which prepared me for the horror of "Teso Dos Bichos."

I can't remember what that translates to, nor do I care. Artifact starts causing crazy shit to happen.

Cats in sewer under museum lose it.

Cats in sewer under museum attack Scully's neck and it's obvious she is having to hold the lamer than hell cat puppet to her to simulate its stupid attack.

This wasn't John Shiban's first episode (his first, and only prior one, was "The Walk," also in S3, although that one is aces compared to this one), and it would not be his last, but from then on, when I saw his name in the opening credits, I quirked a skeptical and not-a-little displeased eyebrow at the television. He had his occasional flashes of non-batshit insanity, but that was maybe 20% of the time. When I found out he was one of the main writers for the second movie, I thought, "Oh fuck. Oh living fuck. Why would you pick him. WHY DIDN'T YOU GET GILLIGAN."

(Vince Gilligan created Breaking Bad, which I've heard is excellent and is on my list of shows to watch, and wrote/co-wrote some of my favorite X-Files episodes.)

There are worse episodes of The X-Files (Mexican goatsucker, anyone? ALSO WRITTEN BY SHIBAN?! Amorphous water-demon? That one with the slutty vampire girlfriend? (Which, granted, does have some angst value and isn't completely wretched, but it's still close enough)) but this was the first one that really, really let me down. Even "Jose Chung's From Outer Space," which, if you'll remember, was promised in the promos to give us some real answers and instead was one of the funniest episodes ever, didn't do that to me.

I've sat through boring, unbearably lame, cringe-tastically wretched episodes, but apparently, to really get me? You need to include shoddy partially-prehistoric-CGI cat puppets.

--

As a bonus: one I forgot from yesterday, "Favorite episode of favorite TV show."

I bought and devoured Arrested Development seasons 1 and 2 on DVD when they were released, watched S3 when it aired... and "Motherboy XXX" is my favorite episode of the series, so much so that when I lost the disc it was on, I rebought the entire season. (And found it later. Heh.)

clip from motherboy )

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ndnickerson: (belle)
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

(Now, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jesshelga, I keep reading it as 30 Days of Night TV.)

This one is hilariously easy and I'm not going to bother cutting it. I can't find any video of it on YouTube. You'll thank me.

I didn't start watching X-Files until Season 3 started. And, if you like the show, you have to admit: Season 3 pretty much rocked. If there was a good place to jump into the show, that was probably it. There are some really great episodes in that season.

None of which prepared me for the horror of "Teso Dos Bichos."

I can't remember what that translates to, nor do I care. Artifact starts causing crazy shit to happen.

Cats in sewer under museum lose it.

Cats in sewer under museum attack Scully's neck and it's obvious she is having to hold the lamer than hell cat puppet to her to simulate its stupid attack.

This wasn't John Shiban's first episode (his first, and only prior one, was "The Walk," also in S3, although that one is aces compared to this one), and it would not be his last, but from then on, when I saw his name in the opening credits, I quirked a skeptical and not-a-little displeased eyebrow at the television. He had his occasional flashes of non-batshit insanity, but that was maybe 20% of the time. When I found out he was one of the main writers for the second movie, I thought, "Oh fuck. Oh living fuck. Why would you pick him. WHY DIDN'T YOU GET GILLIGAN."

(Vince Gilligan created Breaking Bad, which I've heard is excellent and is on my list of shows to watch, and wrote/co-wrote some of my favorite X-Files episodes.)

There are worse episodes of The X-Files (Mexican goatsucker, anyone? ALSO WRITTEN BY SHIBAN?! Amorphous water-demon? That one with the slutty vampire girlfriend? (Which, granted, does have some angst value and isn't completely wretched, but it's still close enough)) but this was the first one that really, really let me down. Even "Jose Chung's From Outer Space," which, if you'll remember, was promised in the promos to give us some real answers and instead was one of the funniest episodes ever, didn't do that to me.

I've sat through boring, unbearably lame, cringe-tastically wretched episodes, but apparently, to really get me? You need to include shoddy partially-prehistoric-CGI cat puppets.

--

As a bonus: one I forgot from yesterday, "Favorite episode of favorite TV show."

I bought and devoured Arrested Development seasons 1 and 2 on DVD when they were released, watched S3 when it aired... and "Motherboy XXX" is my favorite episode of the series, so much so that when I lost the disc it was on, I rebought the entire season. (And found it later. Heh.)

clip from motherboy )

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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

God, this is hard.

While I own many, many TV series on DVD... it's like choosing children. I'd probably go with The X-Files (Seasons 1-7), to be honest, but Arrested Development is just so damn perfect that I keep returning to it over and over. Then there are my favorite shows when I was younger (Get Smart, The Tomorrow People, The Adventures of Pete & Pete) that I can't really view objectively because when I see them I get filled with this giddy nostalgia and I'm eight years old again. And Lois & Clark makes me feel 12 again.

Technically this is a clip from the movie (and, well, if you already know about the hallway scene, you have probably seen it 23,000 times like I have) and conflicts with canon (Mulder says he doesn't drink in Season 3), but, it's a pretty good summary. ;)





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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

God, this is hard.

While I own many, many TV series on DVD... it's like choosing children. I'd probably go with The X-Files (Seasons 1-7), to be honest, but Arrested Development is just so damn perfect that I keep returning to it over and over. Then there are my favorite shows when I was younger (Get Smart, The Tomorrow People, The Adventures of Pete & Pete) that I can't really view objectively because when I see them I get filled with this giddy nostalgia and I'm eight years old again. And Lois & Clark makes me feel 12 again.

Technically this is a clip from the movie (and, well, if you already know about the hallway scene, you have probably seen it 23,000 times like I have) and conflicts with canon (Mulder says he doesn't drink in Season 3), but, it's a pretty good summary. ;)





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