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Day 07 - Least Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show
There are only 18 episodes of Slings & Arrows! That's barely a season of anything else! And to be perfectly honest, none of them are AWFUL. Probably episode three or four of season 2. It slowed down a bit there as Henry Breedlove was so ghastly he wasn't even funny ghastly. But really, there's still a great deal to be said for season 2. There's Joanne Kelly now of Warehouse 13 as Juliet! And she's tiny and adorable and eventually even Darren Nichols succumbs to letting her be adorable. And then the whole cast of R&J gets naked in the dark and gropes each other with glow paint. BRILLIANT.

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Day 06 - Favorite Episode of Your Favorite TV Show
That's easy. The third episode of the first season of S&A. With the sword fight and Bob Martin getting drunk with Paul Gross and Maria's amazing stage manager monologue... I love it to teeny tiny pieces. As [ profile] lornelover will tell you, because I gush about it ALL THE TIME. So much love.

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Day 05 - A show you hate
This one was actually really hard for me, because it seems unfair to pick something I've never seen (Bill O'Reilly, The Bachelor/ette, Jon and Kate Plus 8) but... I really don't watch things I hate, that's why I have a remote and DVDs. On reflection, I have decided to go with 24, specifically this past season which made no sense and in which the actors were not told what their character arcs were, which explains why so often it seemed like characters turned on a dime with no motivation. But I didn't really hate it, I just stopped watching it.

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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
It's a solid tie (for completely different reasons, obviously) between Slings & Arrows and Mr. Rogers's Neighborhood.
S&A is absolutely my favourite adult show. The combination of humour and pathos and the absolute truth of the theatre setting make it just brilliant, the Shakespeare is just icing.
On the other hand, I grew up on Mr. Rogers. It's smart, not patronizing, and espouses values that, honestly, everyone could stand to review.

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Day 03 - Your Favorite New Show (aired this TV season)
It's so hard to define "this season" now. With midseason pickups and summer season, it's all sort of a jumble. I guess I can identify four shows that I would consider from "this season", emcompassing the last regular season and this summer season, Glee, Justified, Rizzoli & Isles, and Covert Affairs. Glee I only watch semi-regularly because the plots make me crazy and the continuity is for shite. I basically watch it for the musical numbers. Justified I watched all in one go and I did find it well-written, but it's not a whole lot of fun. I love the premise of Rizzoli & Isles. I love the slashiness of Rizzoli & Isles. The writing on Rizzoli & Isles is rather shite and that makes it unlikely that I'll make it through the season. Covert Affairs suffers from similar issues of writing, a lack of wit and common sense that makes it sort of painful, so that one'll likely go as well. Which, by process of elimination, makes Justified my favourite, I guess.

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Day 02 - A Show That You Wish More People Were Watching
Honestly, I'm pretty much okay with the fan circles I have on the shows I watch. Is that unreasonable of me? When fanbases get big then people do the crowd thing with the sheepy tendencies and then I want to go away. I will say that I wish more people watched Warehouse 13/Leverage/Eureka because then the excellent casts and writers might actually get award nods that they richly deserve.

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Day 01 - A Show That Should Never Have Been Cancelled
Yeah, it's the obvious one, the one everyone talks about, but... It's also the good answer. Firefly. It was funny and smart and perfectly cast. It had an interesting story and engaging characters, the world was well-fleshed out... It was an awesome awesome show. And maybe it would've suffered from second season slump and gotten unfunny, like Serenity and Joss would've killed off the characters everyone loved just because he could. But... we'll never know now. And that, I think, is the major tragedy.

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January 2015



I Cannot Hide What I Am

I must be sad when I have cause and smile
at no man's jests, eat when I have stomach and wait
for no man's leisure, sleep when I am drowsy and
tend on no man's business, laugh when I am merry and
claw no man in his humour...
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in
his grace, and it better fits my blood to be
disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob
love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to
be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied
but I am a plain-dealing villain. I am trusted with
a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog; therefore I
have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my
mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do
my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am and
seek not to alter me.

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