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25 August 2010 @ 07:24 pm
TV meme, days 28 and 29  

One post for yesterday's and today's related questions.

Day 28 - First t.v. show obsession

My first obsession was with Twin Peaks, I suppose (in 1990), although it was not nearly as bad as last year's obsession with the first series of Being Human and this year's with Life on Mars.

Day 29 - Current t.v. show obsession

Current obsession with a t.v. show: Life on Mars; obsession with a current t.v. show: none.

And now the end is near: last question tomorrow!

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heartofdavid: gothgreendressheartofdavid on August 25th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
I had a lot of television show obsessions when I was a little kid. Besides certain (many) cartoons that I loved to watch, I loved The Mickey Mouse Club, Captain Kangaroo, Garfield Goose (a local show) and Lassie.

Television love faded as I became completely obsessed with music and books, but I still enjoy watching a good show.

I had to switch to digital cable, and decided to get an add-on package of 60 more channels for only $7 per month, which includes BBC America and VH-1 Classic, stuff I really wanted.

Have been checking out the other channels a bit and found an old show I used to like a lot...Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, have you heard of it? It is a bit corny, but I liked the character Sully; he was easy on the eyes. Here's a link to a fan vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bPh6jL17jI

I do enjoy romance, but I'm picky about the kind I like. For example, I thought the film The Madness of King George was wonderful and very romantic, if atypical. I also enjoy many of the old Hollywood romances.

Edited at 2010-08-25 09:06 pm (UTC)
Mnemosyne: gilbert fun_lethe_ on August 26th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't think I had TV show obsessions as a child. Of course there were shows I loved, as I mentioned here, but they didn't occupy my mind like LoM does.

Music was different. I didn't really start to listen to pop music until 1970, but then I became obsessed. First with the Beatles, and a few years later I discovered radio Caroline, a pirate station that was an oasis of album music in those long lean years of Abba and disco.

Is VH-1 Classic a videoclip channel? We had VH-1 for a while here, until it became a paid channel. And yay for BBC America, although they do cut out bits of programmes to make room for commercials.

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman was broadcast here by the EO, a very right-wing religious broadcasting company, and therefore dismissed unseen. I do remember a rather funny parody by French & Saunders, which you can probably find on YouTube. I believe they called her "Dr. Quimn", with an m.

I can't watch videos on the YouTube site any more (only embedded ones on other sites), so I'll have to watch that clip sneakily at work. Was Sully Quinn's love interest?

King George was brilliant, with Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren. You could tell the king and queen loved each other very much.

I especially love the old Hollywood screwball comedies, like Bringing Up Baby and such. :)
heartofdavidheartofdavid on August 26th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
...but they didn't occupy my mind like LoM does.
Got it. A bit different with me because my childhood show obsessions were often the basis for games I played with friends, make believe stuff.

Is VH-1 Classic a videoclip channel? We had VH-1 for a while here, until it became a paid channel.
They do play videos, but also have other programming, documentary type stuff - I've watched ones about Genesis and Rush so far. They also have scheduled programming, such as The Metal Show which is an interview show about heavy metal artists - I like that one as I like a lot of heavy metal (not as much as I used to though).

And yay for BBC America, although they do cut out bits of programmes to make room for commercials.
I haven't watched that yet, anytime I check what is on it is nothing I'm particularly interested in, but I've seen ads for Being Human and other good shows.

Dr. Quinn</b> was very wholesome, from the same page as shows like The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie, but I like Janey Seymour and enjoyed the idea of her being a groundbreaking Western woman. Yes, Sully was the love interest, a guy who did things his way, was a friend to the local Indian Tribe, had long hair and ran around in tight buckskin trousers - only good looking guy on the show, lol.

Those screwball comedies were great, think my fave is The Philadelphia Story - I never get tired of rewatching those old films, whether comedies, musicals, suspense, horror...they seem to have a freshness each time, unlike most of the newer movies which once I've seen them I have no interest in seeing them again. There are exceptions, but I find too much dependence on flash, effects, and gimmicks in many modern films, and not enough emphasis on story, character and acting.

Mnemosyne: affection_lethe_ on August 27th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie were indeed also broadcast by the EO, so that makes sense. :)

Watched the video. Sully is a walking shampoo ad, the little headshake he gave at one point made me giggle. He is good looking though, I can imagine Dr. Quinn becoming unwholesomely hot and bothered when he is around.