Amanda (manda2119) wrote,
Amanda
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I seem to be just as bored as phaballa because I'm going to TV meme it up as well. I'm a huge TV junkie but really haven't been as devoted to recent shows as in the past.

This is going to be dominated by Friday Night Lights btw!



01. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:

Friday Night Lights, over and over and over again. When I'm bored, FNL, when I'm sad, FNL. I'd say I've seen each episode at least five times.

Sex and the City. I love this show because even though it is an ongoing series the episodes as individual pieces are excellent as well. Through repeats on TBS (damn you for cutting out the best parts) or just having the entire series on DVD I'm almost positive I've seen each episode at least twice.

Six Feet Under. Best show that isn't Friday Night Lights. Seriously maybe one of the first TV shows that I was absolutely obsessed with. I remember being shocked watching the pilot and the death scene and just how open they were about it all. I'm terrified of death (aren't most people) this show for some reason appealed to that terrified element in me, kind of like how I love to watch Tornado chasing shows yet I'm terrified of those as well.

Seinfeld. The wonderful show about nothing. I've seen every episode, multiple times. I still catch at least one episode a day whether it's when I get home from work and I'm eating dinner or later before I go to bed. It's always on.

Finally, Roseanne. I remember watching it as a kid, vaguely and then sitting and watching it with my mom when it started to repeat when I was younger too (am I really that old). But I've really caught most of the series on Nick @ Nite. I kind of just want to be a member of the Conner family.


02. Name a show you can't miss:

Friday Night Lights, of course. I sit up until ungodly hours to wait for that thing to be uploaded by someone (I curse and bless the DirecTV deal simultaneously). Entourage, The Office, LOST, Law & Order: SVU.


03. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to watch a show:

Hmm, I'm not really into that many actors that they would make me inclined to watch a show. Adam Brody maybe. I think he was adorable on the OC and I would love to see him make a return to TV because I'm not sure he has what it takes to make it as a movie star. I'll pretty much follow Taylor Kitsch to whatever show he may find himself on. Kyle Chandler was the initial reason for my interest in Friday Night Lights. I had a major crush on him back during his Early Edition days. Noah Wyle, I fear that he's forever going to be Dr. Carter and probably won't find another home on TV, but he really is a great actor and I wish we'd see more of him.

04. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:

If Kirsten Dunst ever decided to do TV it would be a death sentence for that show for me, I can't stand her and I have no real explanation why. Jennifer Aniston, she'll just never be anything but Rachel for me.

05. Name a show you can and do quote from:

Friday Night Lights, just because there are some seriously great one liners, generally just thought up by the cast considering a ton of what they do is improv. I mean "what would Riggins do?"

Seinfeld as well, how can you not, doesn't everyone quote Seinfeld.

06. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:

King of the Hill? I don't know, I love that show. I'll watch it whenever it's on, it's probably my favorite animated show, followed closely by Family Guy. I also love medical shows like Dr. G and Trauma Life in the ER, but I have issues with getting my friends to sit down and watch those shows with me for whatever reason.

07. Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song:

Saved by the Bell and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I think I break out into the entire Fresh Prince intro at least once a year and every time it amazes me that I can still remember all the words.

08. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:

Well if you didn't know it was coming, it is. Friday Night Lights. I'm not sure what can be said about this show that already hasn't. Most realistic portrayal of family, small town life on TV maybe ever? I don't know, at times I have to remind myself that Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen aren't really sweating it out on the football field in Dillon, Texas right at this moment. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton anchor that show and have the most amazing chemistry as a TV couple. It feels like home when you're with them. Add in an amazing supporting cast of pretty much unknown actors who are allowed to mold these characters with a hell of a lot of improv, it just feels so real and is incredibly acted.

09. Name a TV series you own on DVD:

Friday Night Lights, Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, LOST, ER, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television:

Well, Taylor Kitsch I guess. I had no expectations of how he was going to be on Friday Night Lights. I knew he was a model previously and thought for sure he was just cast as the eye candy of the show (which he is) but he actually has some acting talent. And I'm eager to see him away from the role as Tim Riggins sooner than later so the poor kid doesn't get type cast.

11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series?

This may very well be impossible to answer because I love so many different episodes of Friday Night Lights for different reasons. Black Eyes and Broken Hearts in season one is probably the best episode in my opinion. The ability of the show to be able to handle such a heavy subject and just the entire episode is perfection, perfection. I also love There Goes the Neighborhood in season 2 just because it's pure comedy to see Tim Riggins move in with the Taylors. Why could that not be a permanent move?


12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch but you just haven’t gotten around to yet:
Dexter, Mad Men, Californiacation, 30 Rock

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
Grey's, it lost me after season 2. Desperate Housewives turned me off after season 2, but really I couldn't stand to look at Eva Longoria any longer. I started watching Fringe this season and it looked so promising in the first two episodes (the second coming of the X-Files) and now it's just sort of fallen off.

14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:
Both Friday Night Lights and Six Feet Under. Friday Night Lights probably gets me choked up at least once an episode, but I have had some full out bawling moments with that one. Six Feet Under is sad just in general but the series finale of that show, the end, I think I cried for a couple hours after that one.


15. What do you eat when you watch TV?
Whatever, usually I eat dinner while watching TV. Cheez-it's!

16. How often do you watch TV?
I watch a lot of TV, a lot. I always have my TV on, it's my comforting background noise. So if I'm home there's a TV on, probably not always sitcoms, usually sporting events. But it's always on.

17. What's the last TV show you watched?
Friday Night Lights early this morning.

18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of TV?
I prefer comedies but the 30 minute genuinely funny TV sitcom almost seems to cease to exist. I mean yes CBS seems to have cornered the market on marginally funny sitcoms but I can't remember the last time I've actually turned on CBS. I love Drama's but if they get too over the top, unless you're going in selling me the series as over the top (hello True Blood, thank you) you're going to lose me quick (see Fringe).

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Saved by the Bell. Zach Morris owned me. I was a whore to that show, I would watch it all the time, tape it all the time, still find myself knowing exactly what line is coming up next when I happen to turn it on super early in the morning.

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched?
My So Called Life. Bitter sweet with that show, it was so good and ended way too soon. My fear is that any good TV show that I love is going to be canceled.

21. What is the weirdest show you enjoyed?
True Blood would probably be it. I'm not big on alternate universe or supernatural themes unless it's the X-Files. So this show is a big step out of the ordinary for me, even if Anna Paquin's character bugs the living shit out of me, I still like it just because it's different.

22. What TV show scared you the most?
The X-Files probably. There were episodes that I watched (yeah I was kind of young but still scary) that gave me nightmares. I still will not watch it when I see it's repeating at night if I'm home alone.

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?
Probably Seinfeld and I would say the Office. That show makes me laugh out loud more often than not and that's rare.

24. Do you prefer TV to films?
Absolutely, I like to invest myself into something and the characters. It's rare that I become so attached to film characters, but give me a few weeks with a TV character and I can become truly obsessed.

25. Name 3 TV relationships that you love.
1) Tim Riggins and Lyla - I'm shipping a couple, what is wrong with me? First of all I hated Lyla for the majority of season one and two. But I'm obsessed with Tim Riggins and he and Lyla together just seems so right...like it's something that was meant to be/building up for two seasons. I truly believe she's going to help get this boy out of Dillon, something I never thought I'd see after season 1.

2) Dwight and Jim - their dynamic cracks me up week after week. I mean is there really an explanation needed, Jim knows Dwight is ridiculous and yet you truly knows that he cares about him and is a friend. Love them.

3) The entire Fisher Family, Nate/David/Ruth/Claire - I love each and every one of these characters and the dynamic that is created between each all of them. They're so perfectly dysfunctional.

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Somehow I totally forgot The Office in my meme. It has made me cry many times, and also is one of the funniest shows ever. And I second the Dwight&Jim show!! OMG I love them.
I've gotten teary eyed a few times during the Office, which always surprises me. But seriously that show is perfection as well, though I'm not feeling the Jim/Pam disconnect this season...damn character growth all to hell.
Yeah, I don't like Pam not being there. *sadface* When does that end?? NOW PLEASE. But I love that they brought Ryan back! Ahaha. I want to see more Mindy (wait... that might just be her real name... the Indian girl) - Ryan interaction.

FASHION SHOW AT LUNCH!

Also: Dwight, you ignorant slut!!