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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)

Glee

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.

Day 01 – A show that should have never been cancelled
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching

Day 04 – Your favorite show ever
Day 05 – A show you hate
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you
Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show
Day 14 – Favorite male character
Day 15 – Favorite female character
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 – Favorite mini series
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite ship
Day 22 – Favorite series finale
Day 23 – Most annoying character
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Best pilot episode
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death

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4 Comments

  1. We knew we were going to be gleeks as soon as we saw that Jane Lynch was going to be in the show; now we’re wondering how Molly Shannon’s character will develop. There’s a good story on it in this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

  2. As I’ve noted elsewhere, I’m of decidedly mixed feelings on Glee. Like some of the kids, like Will, love a lot of the musical number, have problems with the over-the-top plots, and loathe Sue.

    Which kind of limits my choices, as it wasn’t a great year for new shows. Sharon would probably choose Who Do You Think You Are?, a reality show where celebrities track their genealogy. I think, based on the episodes shown so far, I’ll go with Justified, a new series on FX based on an Elmore Leonard character. It’s got interesting characters and much better than average dialog.

  3. Since it was the only new show that I’ve watched the whole season of (save for the upcoming finale), I guess I have to say FlashForward here. But I’m not picking up a lot of new TV right now. 🙂

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