amanda_mary (amanda_mary) wrote,

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Day 1: A show that never should have been canceled
Day 2: A show you wish more people were watching
Day 3: Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 4: Your favorite show ever
Day 5: A show you hate
Day 6: Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 7: Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Day 8: A show everyone should watch
Day 9: Best scene ever

Day 10: A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11: A show that disappointed you
Day 12: An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13: Favorite childhood show

Day 14: Favorite male character
Day 15: Favorite female character
Day 16: Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17: Favorite mini series
Day 18: Favorite title sequence
Day 19: Best TV show cast
Day 20: Favorite kiss
Day 21: Favorite 'ship
Day 22: Favorite series finale
Day 23: Most annoying character
Day 24: Best quote
Day 25: A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26: OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27: Best pilot episode
Day 28: First TV show obsession
Day 29: Current TV show obsession
Day 30: Saddest character death

I really wanted to love Wonderfalls. Instead I ... liked it. Self-conscious quirkiness is really, unbearably grating to me, and this show has it in spades. But there are enough cloud-breaks of earnestness to make it tolerable -- and even enjoyable -- more often than not. Still, by the time I got around to watching this on DVD, it had been "talked up" to me to the point that anything short of the Second Coming would have been disappointing.

The DVD set also contains a handful of un-aired (post-cancelation) episodes. You know what? They canceled it at the right time. There. I said it.

"Once More With Feeling": Buffy the Vampire Slayer

a.k.a. "The Buffy Musical"

(I just love that shot, in this opening number, where she stakes the vampire and emerges, all high drama, from the dust cloud).

This episode is strangely mytharc-y for being so high concept. Nonetheless, when Cullen watched it -- having been only peripherally aware of Buffy beforehand -- it converted him. Ha-ha!

So, funny story. I actually bought the first album (well, If You're Feeling Sinister) by the band Belle & Sebastian because of my childhood love of the semi-obscure, early 1980s cartton Belle and Sebastian, which aired on Nickelodeon.

If there are any doubts as to the validity of this story ("Like, I totally picked up a copy of this record by this [as Wikipedia designates them] Scottish indie pop band in 1997 in a fit of nostalgic happenstance. Then they got all wildly popular. Who knew?"), my mother can confirm it. Apparently, we were a Nielsen family for a period, and she is convinced that I single-handedly kept this show on the air!

Belle and Sebastian is about this little French -- Spanish? -- orphan who befriends a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog (recently escaped from ... a circus? Or some kind of abusive captivity? My memory fails me) and rides her around Western Europe in search of his rumored-to-be-alive Gypsy (sic) mother. Sebastian has another dog (this one pocket-sized), too: the comic foil character. And the police are always trying to apprehend the dog for some reason. It must have been a slow year for crime in the region when a dog is the most hotly pursued international felon.
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