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Day: May 22, 2010

A Month of TV Commentary: A Meme in 30 Parts: Day 4

From aiela, via madlori, the 30-Day TV Meme.

Day 04 – Your favorite show ever

Doctor Who

As much as I’d love to say Firefly, my first great TV love was and is always Doctor Who. When I was in Junior High and High School, I was completely obsessed with the series. I collected books, comics, magazines, posters…anything I could get my hands on. I studied the series obsessively, and never missed it. I had every episode aired on North Carolina Public TV on VHS tape. My friend Jeff and I even conducted a Doctor Who Role Playing Game campaign that was epic in scope. (He was by far the better Gamemaster, though, and in all honesty was primarily responsible for it’s success.)

When I moved down to Georgia to live with stars_and_magic, I became active in local DW fandom, and met a great many friends as a result.

When they announced the plans to revive the series in 2004, I was skeptical. After all, that had been tried once before to no great success. But when the rough cut of “Rose” leaked on the Internet, I downloaded it, put it up on the TV and watched. And at the end, when Rose runs towards the TARDIS and the sting of the theme began, there were tears in my eyes. It wasn’t perfect, by any means. But it was back. And that’s all I cared about.

I hope this run of the show lasts as long as the first run. I could well do with another 25 years of the good Doctor’s adventures.

A Month of TV Commentary: A Meme in 30 Parts: Day 3

From aiela, via madlori, the 30-Day TV Meme.

Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)


When I first heard about Glee, I thought “That sounds like it might be cute.” So one day while I was playing video games, I pulled up Hulu on my laptop and noticed the pilot was a featured selection. I cued it up, thinking it would make a nice diversion.

Three hours later, kitanzi returned home from having coffee with a friend, and I called her over to the sofa and said “You have to watch this.” We were both hooked, and it went on the season pass as soon as it actually debuted that fall.

There’s a lot of things to love about this show, the music not least of them. But most of all, I love this show because I grok these kids. When I was in high school, it was theatre and not glee that gave me sanctuary, but I defiantly know what it was like to be the weird kid that never really fit in anywhere, and how much that artistic outlet meant to me as a result.

Glee isn’t a perfect show. But it’s darn close, and it’s such an unlikely hit in this day and age that I can’t help but smile just to think that it’s on the air and not only surviving but thriving. Score one for the music geeks.

Honourable Mention: Accidentally On Purpose

Were it not for Glee, this would be my winner. Another one that I watched online and got so enthralled that I added it to the TiVo, this one succeeds largely on the combination of sharp, clever writing and the adorable Jenna Elfman’s pitch-perfect comic timing. It’s also one of the sweetest, realest, and most honest relationships I’ve seen in a sitcom in a long time.

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