TV Show Meme

I think this meme is doing the rounds (or has it been already and I've missed it?). I sat down to catch up on some reading - Google Reader was getting a little crazy - and I saw it on Becky's blog. I decided I was a little busy at the moment so I gave it a miss, but then I saw it on LadyTink's blog and decided that it was just telling me that I had to play. It was all the memes fault for my deviating from my normal bookishness.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice: Ooh, I'm a bit of a TV-on-DVD junkie... but I'll behave myself and just say, as my sister does, "any show starting with 'star'" - Stargate, Star Trek...


2. Name a show you can’t miss: I don't really watch many shows actually sheduled on TV, mostly cause I always forget they're on. But I always watch Ellen and, when it's on, Crossing Jordan.
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show: Hmm, shall I just go with my TV-actor obsession? Okay. Amanda Tapping.
I considered changing the word 'obsession' there to something less crazy sounding, but then I realised that I would never get that past certain people who I know will read this. I spose I'll stick with the truth.
4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show: I can't actually think of one at the moment ... though I'm sure I will later.
5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from: We're TV quoters around here, and while I will (and do) quote from all my favorites (Stargate, Star Trek, Gilmore Girls, Firefly), my sister and I quote from F.R.I.E.N.D.S on a daily basis. Usually to the confusion of those around us.
6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys: As you may have picked up, I'm a sci-fi fan, and I don't actually have a lot of sci-fi friends, but at the moment I'm going to go with Firefly, which I LOVE but can't get people to agree to watch.
7. Name a TV show which you’ve been known to sing the theme song: I'll sing anything. I spose I'll go with: F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ("I'll Be There For You"), Gilmore Girls ("Where You Lead"), Stargate SG:1/Atlantis (humming, of course), Firefly ("Ballad of Serenity").. yeah, told you I'd sing anything.
8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch: Either Gilmore Girls, for a nice audience pleaser, or Babylon 5, for the show I've been most impressed with for a long time (watched it for the first time last year)



9. Name TV series' you own: (oh boy)
  • Andromeda (season 1-2)
  • Babylon 5 (complete)
  • Charmed (complete)
  • Crossing Jordan (season 1)
  • Dinotopia (complete)
  • Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman (season 1)
  • Firefly (complete)
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S (complete)
  • Gilmore Girls (complete)
  • MacGyver (seasons 1-3)
  • The Nanny (season 1)
  • Sabrina: the Teenage Witch (season 1)
  • Stargate Atlantis (seasons 1-4)
  • Stargate SG:1 (complete)
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series (complete)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (complete)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (complete)
  • Star Trek: Voyager (complete)
  • The X-Files (complete)
I think I would like to reiterate: Oh Boy. And that's just 'mine'; that's not including all the other collections the house has: Buffy, Angel, The OC, Dawson's Creek, Supernatural, M*A*S*H, Xena, McLeod's Daughters, NCIS, Ghost Whisperer ... and any others I've forgotten.
10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting choices in television: Hmm... I actually can't think of any - got any suggestions?
11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series? Oh man, no way will I inflict that one on you. Getting me to fess up to a favourite series let alone episode is like pulling teeth. My friend actually took great pleasure in putting forth the question of who was 'better': Kathryn Janeway or Samantha Carter, and then watching as I nearly tore myself about trying to let both win (yes, Brett, I'm still freaking out about it). Let's just say I don't handle such decision making well and leave it at that.



12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven’t gotten around to yet: Probably West Wing because Wendy says it's good. Either that or Farscape cause it just looks too weird for me not to like it.



13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad? No, but I've gone on temporary moretoriums because characters where being bad. They should just listen to me, their life would be so much easier if they did.



14. Name a show that’s made you cry multiple times: Babylon 5 usually get me at least one episode in three, but I'm just a sucker for Delenn's voice and she's normally the one with all the tear-chocking speeches (not to mention all the "John!"s). Buffy is another one that usually gets me.



15. What do you eat when you watch TV? Usually coffee and biscuits; sometimes ice cream.



16. How often do you watch TV? Actual on-TV, TV? Almost never. But I do do DVD marathons. At the moment I'm working on X-Files.
17. What’s the last TV show you watched? Ellen.
18. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of TV? Science fiction.

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with? Star Trek: Voyager. It was the obsession that started all obsessions. And yes, it was an obsession.



20. What TV show do you wish you never watched? I watched the first season of Cleopatra 2525 because it was recommended by a friend... let's just say I never got to the second season an this friend is now banned from making recommendations. Come to think of it, this is an answer to the stop watching/bad show question.

21. What’s the weirdest show you enjoyed? I have no idea, Firefly is pretty weird sometimes I guess, but I love that.
22. What TV show scared you the most? Probably X-Files when I was little, but I really enjoy it now.
23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched? F.R.I.E.N.D.S. still makes me laugh every time without fail, despite the fact that I've easily watched it ten times through.

24. What show was cancelled too early? I have my favourites that I hated to see end, but I've got to say that despite my whinging (/crying/hysteria), they all probably ended right when they should have.






If you actually read all that, you deserve a medal. Seriously. In fact, if you did actually make it all the way, can you let me know in the comments, cause I would be very suprised.
note: I'm choosing to inore the fact that I could have written ten complete reviews (or at least gotten caught up) in the time it took me to fill this in.

12 comments :

Beth F said...

Great answers and visuals! This is a fun meme to read.

Vickie said...

You gave me a good template to work from by adding the images...

You and I have quite a few shows in common.

Ladytink_534 said...

So glad I convinced you! Neat answers! Yeah I chose to ignore the fact that I really should have been taking notes on the book I just finished instead of looking for photos for mine lol.

Jennifer said...

I'm so doing this one!
I get pretty obsessive about tv shows too. My rationalisation is that it's more fun that way. ;-)
I love Voyager. Janeway is probably my favourite of all tv characters.

Laura Jayne said...

Read it through. :) I too love Firefly.

Carrie K. said...

I just recently started watching Gilmore Girls on DVD - it's so good and I'm completely addicted. Fortunately, my best friend owns every season. :)

Firefly was definitely cancelled too early!

I did this meme earlier in the week:

http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/02/17/tv-meme/

debbiesworld said...

Star Trek Voyager, Next Generation and Charmed rule! Carter is much better than Janeway in my opinion though :)

Jenny Girl said...

LOVED Stargate SG1 and Atlantis. Still ticked both got cancelled. You would definitely like Farscape. Weird at first, but you get over that real fast. Fringe is pretty good too. And yes, X-Files made me scared too, especially the one with the mutant family, with the torso that lived under the bed?
Great meme!

Rebecca said...

all: thanks for replying! Way more got to the end than I would have thought :)

Beth F: It was fun to answer too!

Vickie: I love it when that happens, makes you want to answer it yourself. And that's because they're all the best ones!

Ladytink: denial is fun, huh

Jennifer: I completely agree with you, it is far more fun that way!

Laura Jayne: Yay for Firefly :)

Carrie: haha, that's how I got all my friends hooked on GG. Ooh, I'm off to read yours now.

Debbie: OOoh dangerous assertion there... I mean she... but Sam... Oh, but Janeway... and then when they... NO! It's just too hard!

Jenny: I'm thinking that Farscape should definately be next on my list.

Cath said...

I feel like a trespasser because I wandered in from somewhere or other, started reading this meme and yes... got to the end! This is because I absolutely love to discover that there are other folk who obsess over TV shows just like me. Wonderful replies. (Fellow Star Trek: Voyager, OS, TNG, X-Files and Buffy fan here... not to mention British shows such as Dr. Who and Torchwood.)

Amy said...

friends is the best show ever;)
-amy

Book Lady said...

Mine should just be called the Firefly and Buffy meme because most of my answers were those two!

http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2009/06/non-book-related-tv-show-meme.html