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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.

Day 01 – A show that should have never been cancelled
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)

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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2 Comments

  1. I’m going to split this one in two. For favorite genre show, it’s Babylon 5. Joe Straczynski did an amazing job, at least in the first four seasons, of combining an overall vision with great characters.

    All time favorite? The West Wing. I’ve been sampling the morning reruns on Bravo as I have breakfast, and it holds up beautifully. I’ll certainly be mentioning things from this show in future answers.

    • I love Babylon 5 and now that the season’s wrapping up for current TV we’ll be finishing it up — we’re partway through season 4 when we left off.

      The West Wing is high on my list of shows to watch next. I’ve loved every episode I’ve seen of it so far, but I want to take it in properly, on DVD, rather than trust scattered reruns.

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