30 Days of TV – Day 28

Day 28 – First t.v show obsession

The Simpsons. I can’t remember which season I started obsessively watching—probably after its golden years—but it’s been on syndication so much that I’d seen years of episodes before I saw my first “new” one. But I made time for the show, watched every new episode, and as many repeats as I could, and got pretty irritable if I missed an episode for some reason. I didn’t even get all the jokes at first. And I’ve seen trace amounts of the first few seasons, though local TV repeats include some fairly early ones (the one where Bart is Patton, the evil babysitter one).

There once was a time where I would have looked forward to a Simpsons movie with wide-eyed astonished joy. Instead, one came out a few years after I’d lost interest, because the show had become so formulaic, dull, and thanks to Family Guy & Co., incredibly generic. Futurama, on the other hand…

Day 01 – A show that should have never been canceled – Jericho
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching – Fringe
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV-season) – Game of Thrones
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Day 05 – A show you hate – various micro-rants
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – The Oath/Blood on the Scales
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – Black Market
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch – Better Off Ted
Day 09 – Best scene/episode ever – Out of Gas
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving – NCIS
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you – Heroes
Day 12 – A TV show you’ve watched more than 4 times – Robotech
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show – Talespin
Day 14 – Favorite male character – The Doctor
Day 15 – Favorite female character – Laura Roslin
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show – Top Gear
Day 17 – Favorite mini series – Band of Brothers
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence – Rescue Me
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast – Firefly
Day 20 – Favorite kiss – Adama and Roslin, Galactica, The Oath
Day 21 – Favorite relationship – William Adama and Laura Roslin
Day 22 – Best pilot episode – Battlestar Galactica
Day 23 – Most annoying character – a whole helluva lot
Day 24 – Best quote – Ray Person, Generation Kill
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new) – Sons of Anarchy
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Day 27 – Favorite series finale – The Prisoner (1968)
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession – The Simpsons
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death

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