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Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


Current TV show obsession... well, now we're in the inbetween time for summer, but Mad Men is starting about a month from now.



Others: Community, Justified, Chuck. And I watch an inordinate amount of Tosh.0.

Fandom-wise, it's mostly Chuck and Legend of the Seeker right now.

Saddest character death... hmm. Well, we did just see the end of Lost, which featured any number of Jears-worthy deaths. However, if you watched The X-Files, and you saw "Closure," when they revealed Samantha's (most-likely) fate... well, I still want to cry when I hear "My Weakness" by Moby, because of that episode. Technically Samantha didn't die in that episode, but Mulder found out what had happened to her and it was kind of like her dying all over again, because until then he just didn't know.

(I found the explanation lame, but the emotional impact of that scene in the field was still pretty powerful.)

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ndnickerson: (madmen-out of this skirt)
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


Current TV show obsession... well, now we're in the inbetween time for summer, but Mad Men is starting about a month from now.



Others: Community, Justified, Chuck. And I watch an inordinate amount of Tosh.0.

Fandom-wise, it's mostly Chuck and Legend of the Seeker right now.

Saddest character death... hmm. Well, we did just see the end of Lost, which featured any number of Jears-worthy deaths. However, if you watched The X-Files, and you saw "Closure," when they revealed Samantha's (most-likely) fate... well, I still want to cry when I hear "My Weakness" by Moby, because of that episode. Technically Samantha didn't die in that episode, but Mulder found out what had happened to her and it was kind of like her dying all over again, because until then he just didn't know.

(I found the explanation lame, but the emotional impact of that scene in the field was still pretty powerful.)

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Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Oh hell. The list of shows that haven't disappointed me is much shorter.

-Chuck - I've written many, many entries on why Season 3 just didn't work as well as I was expecting. (In fact, I'm working on another retrospect one.) That's not to say I won't be watching Season 4; I just feel like S3 was a lot of wheel-spinning.
-Veronica Mars - Seasons 1 and 2 were strong, especially S1; I lost interest in the show halfway through S3.
-Big Bang Theory - I liked Leonard/Penny until it happened. (I'm sure the show could manage to screw up Sheldon/Penny too, let's be honest.)
-The X-Files - should have ended with S7.
-Lois & Clark - You have to admit, that lame clone marrying Clark thing was... yeah, lame. On the whole, though, I did love this series, and the cliffhanger at the end was just mean, considering that we never saw the resolution.
-Law & Order: Criminal Intent - got rid of Goren and Eames. After driving Goren's personal life off a cliff.

Otherwise I get disappointed when a show doesn't live up to its hype - I think Harper's Island was good but I was expecting something a little different. And sometimes I'll get very excited about a show but then its pilot utterly sucks and I have no interest in watching after that. (I figured out very early that I didn't want to watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, or Grey's Anatomy every week.) It's possible those shows got better. I'm probably not going to tune back in to find that out.

(Also, am I disappointed that Stabler and Benson haven't hooked up? Yeah, a little, even though I stopped watching SVU a few seasons ago.)

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ndnickerson: steveholt! (ad-maeby steveholt!)
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Oh hell. The list of shows that haven't disappointed me is much shorter.

-Chuck - I've written many, many entries on why Season 3 just didn't work as well as I was expecting. (In fact, I'm working on another retrospect one.) That's not to say I won't be watching Season 4; I just feel like S3 was a lot of wheel-spinning.
-Veronica Mars - Seasons 1 and 2 were strong, especially S1; I lost interest in the show halfway through S3.
-Big Bang Theory - I liked Leonard/Penny until it happened. (I'm sure the show could manage to screw up Sheldon/Penny too, let's be honest.)
-The X-Files - should have ended with S7.
-Lois & Clark - You have to admit, that lame clone marrying Clark thing was... yeah, lame. On the whole, though, I did love this series, and the cliffhanger at the end was just mean, considering that we never saw the resolution.
-Law & Order: Criminal Intent - got rid of Goren and Eames. After driving Goren's personal life off a cliff.

Otherwise I get disappointed when a show doesn't live up to its hype - I think Harper's Island was good but I was expecting something a little different. And sometimes I'll get very excited about a show but then its pilot utterly sucks and I have no interest in watching after that. (I figured out very early that I didn't want to watch Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, or Grey's Anatomy every week.) It's possible those shows got better. I'm probably not going to tune back in to find that out.

(Also, am I disappointed that Stabler and Benson haven't hooked up? Yeah, a little, even though I stopped watching SVU a few seasons ago.)

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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 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

I'm going to cheat

("now she says she's going to cheat?" you exclaim irritably at the computer screen. "like she ever does anything else?")

and say favorite episodes of 5 TV shows. And then probably embed video/explanation behind the cut because it always slows this blanking computer down/could spoil you.

01. The X-Files: Memento Mori
02. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker
03. Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Wee Small Hours
04. Mad Men: Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency/Shut the Door. Have a Seat
05. Chuck: Chuck vs the Colonel

explanation )

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Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

I'm going to cheat

("now she says she's going to cheat?" you exclaim irritably at the computer screen. "like she ever does anything else?")

and say favorite episodes of 5 TV shows. And then probably embed video/explanation behind the cut because it always slows this blanking computer down/could spoil you.

01. The X-Files: Memento Mori
02. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker
03. Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Wee Small Hours
04. Mad Men: Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency/Shut the Door. Have a Seat
05. Chuck: Chuck vs the Colonel

explanation )

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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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ndnickerson: (ad-except for the hand)
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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1. Pick your 5 favorite OTPs (One True Pairings)
2. Find pictures and post them
3. Give the name of the OTP and what fandom they're from
4. List your favorite moment between them
5. Tag 5 people to do this meme (yeah, whoever'd like to do it, knock yourselves out.)

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ndnickerson: (Default)
1. Pick your 5 favorite OTPs (One True Pairings)
2. Find pictures and post them
3. Give the name of the OTP and what fandom they're from
4. List your favorite moment between them
5. Tag 5 people to do this meme (yeah, whoever'd like to do it, knock yourselves out.)

pics here )

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