Day 01 – A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever
It’s incredibly cruel to force a TV lover to pick one show out of all the shows they’ve loved and call it the favorite show ever. So we’re going to have a list, instead.
Scifi: Farscape, Stargate, Firefly, Doctor Who, and Primeval are definitely all there. The complexity of storylines, the character development, and the just plain weird moments that catch and hold your attention qualify all of them.
Fantasy: Buffy, definitely.
Cross-Genre: X-Files (Scifi / Horror), without a doubt. And nowadays, Fringe, which fills a lot of the same blanks on television, in its own way. Lost (scifi / fantasy / mystery / allegory), right up until the last twenty minutes of that last episode–it’s a crap-put of an ending, but the show itself is very good.
Mainstream: Bones, The Mentalist, Castle, Person of Interest. The last is the best-written and most tightly-prganized of the these, but all have interesting characters and complex interactions.
Throwback: Downton Abbey. It’s like real housewives of the Edwardian Era, but much better written and with much prettier clothes. It’s fantastic.
What are your favorite shows?
Day 05 – A show you hate
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch
Day 09 – 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
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
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