March 13th, 2011


30 day challenge - 21: One of your favourite shows

We're pretty selective with our TV and if it's on for wallpaper it's usually cartoons or cooking shows (or for me, the news). Those don't really count as favourite shows though.

What shows do I get interested and excited about... hmm...

Bones, Fringe, Lie to Me, it seems to be a running theme of eccentric geniuses but then that's also a theme that's running through television as a whole at the moment I suppose. There's a few other things such as Doctor Who but everything that's ever been said about Doctor Who has that pretty much covered and while I enjoy it - particularly since a decent writer took over - my formative Doctor is Tom Baker and as far as I'm concerned nothing can outdo him.

Bones it is then I guess.

It's just nice to see a rational protagonist and while she's a little socially dysfunctional it's not to the unbelievable extreme that some of the other, similar characters are on TV. I did like the lack of supernatural shenanigans, that she was pretty much always right (until the season before which was a bit disappointing) and somehow the romance between Brennan and Booth doesn't try my patience in the way that other series' handle the same sort of situation. It's a bit of a mystery why I like this show so much, I don't like other forensic procedurals like CSI etc but there's some combination of factors that makes Bones great for me.

Great and formative shows of my childhood/Adolescene would include...

Dr Who, Robin of Sherwood (dark haired Robin), Knightmare, Blake's Seven, Day of the Triffids (80s series version), The Adventure Game, The Great Egg Race, Number 73, Get Fresh, Round the Bend, Robotech, Voltron, Battle of the Planets, Mr Ben, Buck Rogers, Starfleet, The Muppet Show, Terrahawks, Stingray, Tomorrow's World, The Goodies, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, The Kenny Everett Television Show, Jigsaw (terrifying), The Flumps, Bagpus, Ivor the Engine, Captain Pugwash, Jamie and his Magic Torch, The Perishers, Paddington Bear.

Is it really any wonder I turned out as I did?