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Day 05 - A show you hate

They fed us wine at the company meeting (well, afterward, and with dinner), so filters are sort of off.

I can't think of a singular show that I hate, but rather, a genre of shows: those sort of 'reality' shows that glamorize and give fame and notoriety to people who really don't deserve it. I won't even watch them, any of them. Anything with the Kardashians (is it just me, but does anyone think of this?), Bridezilla, Bachelor, Bachelorette... you name it. These people are getting more than their 15 minutes' worth, and we really need to stop rewarding them for it.

(I did rather enjoy season one of RuPaul's Drag Race, when we had cable.)
peppermintesse: (Danger of Death)
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever

This will probably come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, but...

Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I can say with certainty that no other TV show has inspired such amazing levels of squee in me. It was the one and only TV show for which I could actually say I was an active part of its fandom (I frequented some Lost forums, but nothing compared the fangirlism of TNG). I've met some pretty awesome people because of that show, and the confluence of the rise of the early internet (mailing lists, usenet and IRC) helped to nurture those friendships between those of us so geographically distant. Heck, when you come right down to it, I met [ profile] grian_ruadh because of TNG. :)

I still get a bit fangirly whenever I happen to catch an episode. I can even still name that episode before the teaser and the opening credits... well, for some episodes, anyway. ;)

Plus, dude! Patrick Stewart! Gates McFadden!
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Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this season)

I literally cannot think of a single show off the top of my head. Looking at the series premieres listed for last autumn (and I'm sure there are others, like V, that I'm forgetting), I saw about two episodes of Community (eh), one of Flashforward (I liked it; too bad it got canceled), and several more of The Cleveland Show. I was amused by the one episode of The Good Guys that I saw. I didn't feel the pull that said 'you must move mountains and part seas to watch this show' with any of 'em. I've been much more excited by shows that are new to me, namely True Blood and The IT Crowd.
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Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Hm, this is a hard one, because the amount of television I've been watching and keeping up with since we dropped cable has plummeted significantly. I have been contenting myself with DVDs and shows airing online, etc.

So I guess I'll say The IT Crowd--because it's hilarious and only airing currently in Britain, guaranteeing a fairly low viewing audience amongst those of you not living there. Like me.

There are only 6 episodes per series (seasons to you and me), so it's both fairly easy to get caught up, and frustrating because you want more. New episodes (series/season 4) are currently being aired; #4 was on last Friday, and no, I have not seen it. :)
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[ profile] brinshannara made me do it! :D

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled

My first, knee-jerk reaction was to say Firefly, Wonderfalls or Pushing Daisies, but I realized that in a way, through fandom, these shows are still going strong.

So instead, I'm going to name two others I have always wished could have stuck around longer:

Nowhere Man: From the Wikipedia page: "Nowhere Man is the tale of a photojournalist named Thomas Veil. After leaving to use the restroom while out to dinner with his wife, Tom returns to find that his life has been "erased." His wife does not recognize him and is living with another man. His ATM cards no longer work. His best friend turns up dead. His mother was previously recovering from a stroke, so she is incapable of confirming his existence. In the course of a single evening, every trace of Tom's identity has been erased."

I loved the premise, I loved the execution, and I was disheartened when it only lasted a season. I'd love this series on DVD. (1995??? I don't remember it being that long ago!!)

Journeyman: From Wikipedia: "The series centers on Dan Vasser, a newspaper reporter living with his wife Katie and young son Zack in San Francisco. For an unknown reason, one day he begins "jumping" backward in time. He soon learns that each series of jumps follows the life of a person whose destiny he seems meant to change. Dan's jumping affects his family life and his job, and instills suspicion in his brother Jack, a police detective. While in the past, Dan reconnects with his ex-fiancĂ©e, Livia, whom he had believed was killed in a plane crash…" [spoiler snipped]

This too only lasted a season, and had great potential, but was a casualty of the 2007 Writer's strike. It was a little bit Time Traveler's Wife, a little bit Quantum Leap. There was so much more to tell. I was so disappointed that it only ran for 13 episodes, and this one is not yet available on DVD.

The rest of the meme, if you want to play along. )
peppermintesse: (*headdesk*)
So on the USA network last night, I finally managed to catch the episode of "NCIS" in which Kate... departs, shall we say. And just at the crucial moment at the end is about to happen, the stupid DVR throws up an alert that fills the screen, because two things were about to record at once and did I want to change the channel when that happens?

I jumped up from my office chair and dashed to the remote but by the time I clicked OK and the screen disappeared, the episode was over. ARGH!

So... I technically still haven't seen that happen. I suppose it might be available on YouTube, but haven't had a chance to go and look.

And because this is too funny not to share everywhere: Austenbook, in which the story of Pride & Prejudice is told through the Facebook news feed (only in chronological order, making it easier to read). HILARIOUS.
peppermintesse: (Squee!  (Love Actually))
I love browsing the used CDs at CD World, especially the odds & ends rack. They actually had a copy of The Waltons' Lik My Trakter (which I didn't buy because I already have one) for $2.95. Today, I came away with a cool CD from World Market called World Groove with covers of songs like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by Ananda Shankar (Indian pop) and "James Bond Theme" by The Surf Champlers (Okinawan pop). The other one was 18 Grooves from&hellip the Wild Side with songs like "Fool's Gold" by the Stone Roses and "All Together Now" by the Farm (songs I became familiar with from Canadian radio from the mid-80s to early 90s). $2.95 a piece!

...and I just saw that Witchblade is available on DVD in July! W00T!
peppermintesse: (Kitty Has Reached Critical Mass)
(Crossposted to [ profile] flight815islost)

A friend sent me this link from the Washington Post: NCAA-style bracketed "who's the best 'Lost' character" competition?

I went through the first round. Can't believe they pitted Sawyer against Hurley!
peppermintesse: (Crush your head!)
This show this season is FREAKING ME OUT AND BLOWING MY MIND (and, apparently, crushing my head). So far I'm really enjoying this season. I'm loving trying to figure out where we are now and what happens in the future and how things are going to connect.

I ran across this week's episode as a minute by minute blow by blow, and it's very amusing, thought-provoking, and (DUH!) spoiler-laden.
peppermintesse: (Happy Mac)
The fourth season premiere of "Lost" airs tonight at 8pm Pacific... Check local listings, as they say...

ABC re-aired last seasons' season finale last night with "pop up" backstory hints (to help those people coming in late to the game understand what was going on). I thought about watching it for amusement factor, but figured I couldn't justify staying up until 11.

ETA: Weak: the new episode doesn't actually start until 9pm. I was jazzed for a 2 hour episode.

Heads up

Jan. 13th, 2008 05:13 pm
peppermintesse: (Darcy)
Tonight at 9pm Pacific time, PBS kicks off Jane Austen-o-mania with a new production of Persuasion and continues each Sunday for the foreseeable future with other Austen productions, including the (in)famous 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice, until the entire Austen repertoire is complete.


Nov. 20th, 2007 08:34 pm
peppermintesse: (Darcy)
Last week's CSI (15/Nov/07). )


Oct. 1st, 2007 08:11 pm
peppermintesse: (Rock on!)
Did I just hear what I think I heard on "Chuck" as one of the secrets: spoiler )? Because if I did hear that correctly? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh no!

May. 17th, 2007 07:03 am
peppermintesse: (Introverted)
Jenna Fischer (Pam on "The Office") falls and breaks her back in 4 places. High heels & marble staircase: not a good combination. :( The story says she is expected to recover in 4-6 weeks; not how she wanted to spend the off-season hiatus, I'm sure. Sending good thoughts.

The funny

Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:22 pm
peppermintesse: (Dwight Vending Machine)
In case you didn't see: Playing Dwight Schrute is... Jim Halpert? (promo for this week's episode of "The Office": "Product Recall". Probably the pre-theme song teaser).

ETA: And kinda spoiler-y, so, beware.
peppermintesse: (And brush our teeth)
Lost: Oh, Desmond. This episode made me love you. (That was, I think, the best episode all season so far. Well-told, and !!!-inducing at the end.)

The Office: Oh, Pam. Oh, Michael. Oh, Joss Whedon.
peppermintesse: (facepalm)
It is very windy outside... and all I keep thinking is "don't let the power go out for 'The Office' tonight."


Dec. 13th, 2006 08:06 pm
peppermintesse: (Misplaced my brain)
I was on autopilot the other night and only set my VCR on Monday night to tape an hour instead of an hour and a half, thereby lopping the last 1/2 hour off of "The Eleventh Hour". ::cries::
peppermintesse: (Bite my shiny metal ass)
Yesterday: two eps of "NCIS" via On Demand. (Why is CBS the only broadcast network on On Demand?? I mean, thank goodness, because it covers most of my favourite shows, but... argh!)

Then last night, at [ profile] hrothgar1's: Mirrormask. Weird. Visually astounding. I really liked it.

Today: two eps of "CSI:" via On Demand, an episode of "Medium" on tape (see above comment). Thought there were three "CSI"s and a "Numb3rs", so I guess we got off a little easy. =)

Why am I still up? ::ambles off to bed::

Uh oh

Oct. 29th, 2006 01:16 am
peppermintesse: (Oh holy Jesus)
Evil, evil Travis has introduced us to Farscape. We watched four episodes tonight. Now I finally understand some of the references.

Like I needed something else to watch. :)


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