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TV, as I live and breathe

The mark of an enjoyable night on the couch watching telly is when the next day, you're still thinking of whatever it was you saw the night before. Like yesterday, when all day long I kept thinking back delightedly on Rufus Sewell and erm...Iforgethername..'s portrayal of Kate and Petrucchio in the modern day adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew as part of the Shakespeare Re-Told-project. After last week's disappointing MacBeth, this was far more to my liking. It had pace, it had drive, it had funny in abundance...and to see Rufus prancing about in drag was priceless.

Alternatively, what you see on television may make you sad -- and I'm not talking about news footage of starving children in Africa or the plight of the tiger in India, because that takes sadness to a whole different level; but of the sadness born of watching favourite characters break up -- like Luke and Lorelai did in Gilmore Girls last night. How could Luke give up on him and her just like that? They were meant to be 4evah! This was my only 'ship left after the wreck of Spuffy and the ultimate sacrifice of Nine/Rose. I feel a bit fragile today, and it's all Luke Danes's fault!

Anyway, here's a meme I gacked from crackers4jenn, that's sort of in keeping with this theme:

My "Everybody Loves It And I Do Too" Show:
Well, I don't know about everyone, really; but I think a fair number of people on my flist would agree with me when I say: Doctor Who, of course! Amazon have let me know that my box set has been shipped, and I can't wait!

My "I'll Catch It on DVD" Show:
Rome...though on second thought, I probably won't. I've seen 2 or 3 episodes, but can't get excited about it. I, Claudius however is one I am really tempted to buy, especially since I saw it on special offer the other day.

There's two "I Love It And You Should Too"-shows that I can think of: first off, there's American Dad. The BBC have only recently started broadcasting it, together with Family Guy, but I like American Dad better. I'm not usually that keen on cartoons, but this one, I really enjoy. Secondly, there's Blackpool, currently airing on Belgian TV. An all singing, all dancing murder mystery set in the seaside town of that name, it reminds me a bit of such other much-loved British shows like Pennies From Heaven or The Singing Detective.

My "I Love, But Keep Missing, Dammit" Show:
Desperate Housewives. And the same goes for Lost. All week long I go "mustn't forget, Desperate Housewives on Tuesday!" and "mustn't forget, Lost on Friday!"-- and every Tuesday and Friday I realise that drat! I've forgotten to tune in again.

My Guilty Pleasure Show:
EastEnders -- no matter how bad or far-fetched or unrealistic or plain stoopid the storylines get, I'll always come back to it.

My "Comfort Food" Show:
Sex & The City. Where I live, it seems to be on endless repeat, which is good as I still haven't seen each and every episode, or any idea how many boyfriends Carrie went through while pining for Mr. Big.
Also, What Not To Wear...it's such a relief and a comfort to see time and time again that there are things that can be done to flatter my body shape and type!

My "I'll Never Abandon You, EVER" Show:
Except...I sort of did. But still -- the Buffyverse: BtVS and AtS S5.



Nov. 23rd, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
dammit Shrew would have to have been good wouldn't it!!! - I got so disappointed with Macbeth half way through! - I deleted both of them from the Sky+ box :(!!! - but I'll watch Dream :)

and Rome is still on there to be seen - but I know what you mean - I keep passing it over because I don't really care.
Nov. 23rd, 2005 11:27 am (UTC)
What? You deleted Shrew unseen? You did miss out on a treat (though not the kind as shown in my icon)!

The thing with Rome is that it's far too disjointed to make much sense -- the BBC shows a cut version to the original, but even when I tune into that on the Belgian channel, I have a hard time getting into it. Since I know my Roman history inside out, there are too many things that grate, too many things that don't mesh, and too many things that are simply not that interesting from my POV. The only character I sort of have a rapport with, is Pullo...but having read som spoilers, I'm sure that'll go rapidly. And I hear Cleopatra is totally miscast...
Nov. 23rd, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
I did!! unseen!!! for shame! :( .. I was annoyed at Macbeth for being boring and got trigger happy freeing up space on my Sky+ memory... if only I'd known yesterday!


I didn't realise Rome was cut - knew Italy was but not here .. aahhh. ...but don't even recognise a character called Pullo, so that shows how much attention I'm giving it! I studied Roman only so far as A'level archaeology demanded - so not enough to get annoyed with the history.

I think I'd better crawl back into MY "comfort food" show CSI - Vegas

probably grisly murder and corpses shouldn't be comforting.
Nov. 23rd, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
I was annoyed at Macbeth for being boring

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought so! I only stuck with it for about 10 minutes...and for the last week, I've been worried about possibly not being a big enough Shakespeare buff to appreciate it properly!