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08 September 2010 @ 10:34 pm
TV Meme Day 27  
Okay this list got to be too unwieldy, so I'm going to display the rest a little differently now...

TV Meme:

Day 01 – A show that should never have been canceled. (Moonlight)
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching. (Aguila Roja)
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV season). (The Vampire Diaries)
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 – A show you hate (American Idol)
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite TV show ("Birthday" from Angel)
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show  ("The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco" from Angel)
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch (Supernatural)
Day 09 – Best scene ever (Epic Topher/Claire Scene in 2x01 from Dollhouse)
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving (Dollhouse)
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you (Merlin)
Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times ("The Dragon's Call" from Merlin)
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show (Wishbone)
Day 14 – Favorite male character (Dean Winchester)
Day 15 – Favorite female character (Cordelia Chase, Morgana)
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show (Gossip Girl)
Day 17 – Favorite miniseries (The Mists of Avalon)
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence (The Tudors)
Day 19 – Best TV show cast (Angel and Supernatural)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss (Logan/Veronica's first kiss from Veronica Mars)
Day 21 – Favorite ship (Cordy/Angel from Angel)
Day 22 – Favorite series finale ("Sonata" from Moonlight)
Day 23 – Most annoying character (Jenny Humphrey)
Day 24 – Best quote ("This is my Timey-Wimey detector..." and "I think you need a Doctor" from Doctor Who)
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new) (Legend of the Seeker)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale (3x16 and 4x26 of Bones)

Day 27 – Best pilot episode
Day 28 – First TV show obsession
Day 29 – Current TV show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death show cast

Day 27 – Best pilot episode:

Supernatural's pilot was a close runner-up for this, since on repeated viewings I do find it's a very solid episode that really sums up the show and has some great lines and moments. But to be honest, the SN pilot did not grip me all that much the first time I saw it, I only thought it was okay, and as a result it took me an unforgivable 3 years or so to come back to the show and give it another shot...

Being Human's pilot, on the other hand, was not only fun and well-written and very representative of the show, like the SN pilot, but immediately gripped me and left me wanting more (which is good since at only 6 episodes, there's not really time to mess around and find its footing!). I think it immediately established the characters, relationships, themes, and tone of the show quite well. I also just love the way it's done, the opening sequence with Annie's voiceover showing how they all "died" and then came to live in the house, combined with that music, is perhaps my favorite opening to a series ever. A wonderful pilot for a wonderful little show! :)

I'm also almost caught up now with Doctor Who, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself after I finish season 5 tonight, lol...besides rewatches...or Torchwood.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "Sleep Alone" by Bat for Lashes
Steph: Jensenvengefulspirit on September 9th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Great pick with the Being Human pilot. I loved it, too. But, the SPN pilot was what hooked me in last year when I saw it, so I'm biased LOL

Re: 6 episodes of Being Human. I don't know how in the world they make their short seasons so amazing. I swear it feels like I've seen 22 episodes compared to the 13 it actually is. THAT is a sign of truly great writing.

I don't know what I'm going to do with myself after I finish season 5

I've been watching all of the Doctor Who Confidentials (hour-long specials of behind-the-scenes stuff with actors/writers/directors/etc. for every single episode, love them) and David Tennant's past work LOL When I finish all of THAT...all of my shows should be back on, including SPN, so it won't be so bad.
sherrilina: 9/Rose (Doctor Who)sherrilina on September 9th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I actually thought that perhaps 8 epps was a little too much last season, even, as far as stretching out storylines...oh well, more manageable this way! I really want to get a copy though of it all, but the DVDs apparently strip away most of the music because they couldn't afford the royalties...:( Which is no good...

Oooh where are you finding the DW Confidentials?! I'd really love to see them as well (Lol @ the Beeb milking their shows for all they're worth by making shows about making their other shows! :p Merlin has the same thing called "Behind the Magic" or something, though I've never watched it much). I've only seen a few clips here and there on YT (like the extended kiss that should have been included in the actual epp dammit!)...loved the one for TSE when DT refers to Rose as what the Doctor wants most in the universe, and wanting to be able to run full out towards her in that scene! :D What a shipper...

Also I heard that one DW Confidential says that the idea for "The Lodger" in season 5 originally came from a story in Dr. Who Magazine about 10 lodging with Mickey while Rose is away somewhere or something...I really want to read that story now!

(Lol, I actually haven't made any more progress yet in watching the rest of "The Pandorica Opens" because I had to change computers and then got distracted by ~SASSY~ and D/R vids, WTF? :p)
Steph: David Tennant Yellowvengefulspirit on September 9th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Here's the Season 2 Confidentials (plus a ton of other stuff mixed in). The post is put together horribly, but if you look under "Doctor Who" and then "Series 2 Confidentials", they're all there.:


Season 3 confidentials (what I'm watching now):


Some Season 4 (haven't found all of them):

408: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/2239687.html

409: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/2251339.html

410: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/2258356.html

411: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/2285223.html

End of Time Pt. 1: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/3290166.html

End of Time Pt. 2: http://community.livejournal.com/tennant_love/3326840.html

Hope that helps :D
sherrilina: 9/Rose (Doctor Who)sherrilina on September 10th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Ooooh thank you thank you thank you! :D Awesome...I'm so grateful to have you as my DW guru/santa, lol! ;) (Gifs, music, etc!)
Jennifer: Being Human - Mitchell/Annie laughinghmsharmony on September 9th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
The Being Human pilot is EPIC. I love the beginning as well! Great choice, bb!
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on September 10th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
TY! I just wish it was on YT or something, I was going to use one of Annie's quotes from the beginning for the cut, but couldn't find it anywhere...:( I wonder if I still have the VHS tape with it all on there (but broken up by a zillion commercials).

It's so annoying that the DVDs don't include all the music that was played on the show, it makes me not want to get them...
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [potc] sailing the wine-dark seathedoingofit on September 13th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the original Being Human pilot? Do you have any thoughts on it as compared to the rest of the series?
sherrilina: Mitch/Annie (Being Human)sherrilina on September 14th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Lol, actually I haven't--I totally forgot about that Pilot when answering this question, I guess it was probably a bad show to pick for it, since I'm technically talking about the first epp rather than the pilot! :p

I'm just glad I didn't watch it before the show, because I love Aidan and Lenora so much, and I wouldn't want to feel at all resentful of them or how their characters are written now as opposed to how they were in the original Pilot...I haven't really seen much of that Pilot as I said, though from what I've seen ( a few clips) and the photos I definitely prefer the replacements actors and personalities...
I forgot my name, and drowned.: [bh] mitchell light splatterthedoingofit on September 14th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Heh - that's why I was curious, actually! You should watch it sometime, although (as you say) it isn't the same without the real Annie and Mitchell! There's some pretty classic lines that weren't recycled in the first episode, though, alas... ;oP
sherrilina: Harry/Hermione (HP)sherrilina on September 14th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when I was looking for quotes from the first epp to put in the cut of this entry I saw some from the original Pilot, and it looks there were some great lines--loved the convo about HP for instance! :p