Posted by: Mark | April 10, 2015

TV Meme

1. A show you wished was never cancelled: Deadwood, Carnivale, Arrested Development, and most of all The Fades.

2. A show you wish more people were watching: Community (current); Flight of the Conchords (cancelled).

3. Your favorite new show that aired this season: Gotham. It’s the only new show I watched this season.

4. Your favorite show: Futurama.

5. A show you hate: Revolutionary Girl Utena.

6. Favorite episode of favorite TV show: “Luck of the Fryish.”

7. Least favorite episode of favorite TV show: “Jurassic Bark,” not because of its quality, but because it’s so depressing.

8. A show everyone should watch: Mythbusters or any show that might develop the slightest bit of critical thinking or understanding of science.

9. Best scene: Breaking Bad had a huge number of strong scenes. The “say my name” scene sticks out.

10. A show you thought you wouldn’t like but wound up loving: I thought Elementary would be a bad rip off of Sherlock but it turned out well.

I couldn’t believe anyone would make a TV spinoff of Fargo years after the fact, but that turned out to be one of my favorite shows.

After the latest Hannibal Lecter movies, I expected the TV show to be terrible. It turned out to be one of the best visually realized shows I’ve ever seen.

Both Parks and Recreation and Star Trek:the Next Generation had awful first seasons but blossomed into fun shows.

11. A show that disappointed you: Bates Motel started out strong but slumped in the second season.

Community, The Simpsons, and Dexter definitely sagged towards the end but I still enjoyed them more than some of the rabid fans.

12. An episode you’ve seen at least five times: I probably watched every episode of the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You? as a kid and even more times with my kids.

13. Favorite childhood show: H.R. Pufnstuf. I just found out that Angelo Rossitto of Freaks played Seymour the Spider.

14. Favorite male character: Bender is sometimes described as a male robot but the episode “Amazon Women in the Mood,” explicitly states that he’s not truly male.

Evil and competent: Walter White.

Evil and incompetent: Blackadder.

Good and incompetent: Moss (socially).

Good and competent: Data.

15. Favorite female character: It didn’t occur to me how male-oriented the shows I watch are.

Evil and competent: Atia of Rome.

Evil and incompetent: Miss Piggy.

Good and competent: Arya Stark and Daenerys.

Good but incompetent: Liz Lemon.

16. Your guilty pleasure : Orange is the New Black.

17. Favorite ship: This might have been intended to be “relationship” but I’ll go with the original Enterprise.

22. Favorite series finale: Monk’s last episode tied up the series well.

23. Most annoying character: Ahsoka from Clone Wars.

24. Best quote: I’m having a hard time answering so many questions. I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

25. A show you plan on watching (old or new): Firefly.

26. OMG WTF series finale: Carnivale. It wrapped up all the loose ends and then created twice as many new ones.

27. Best pilot episode:   Boardwalk Empire.

28. 2First show obsession: Batman or The Munsters.

29. Current TV show obsession: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Hannibal, Fargo, True Detective, American Horror Story.

30. Saddest character death: Seymour.

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