Jun. 11th, 2010

pataka02: (jack and sam groping)
I haven't been to bed so it's actually kind of still Thursday. Sort of.

Oh well.

Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

This one was remarkably easy to pick -- The Good Wife. It's without a doubt my favorite new show, and I'll tell you why: AWESOME WOMEN. Seriously... the women in this show are SO good, from Alicia to Kalinda (I want to be Kalinda when I grow up!) to Diane to even Peter's mother, who is kind of secretly a bad ass (and Alan Cumming's fantastic character is slightly afraid of her, as he should be!). The writing is so nuanced (for the most part, I'm ignoring you, stupid "cliffhanger," and the recent look at Kalinda's personal life), and it's weird how I have no idea what I want to happen -- do I want her to reconcile with Peter? Maybe. Or get with Will? No idea. Or keep her job as a result of using her connections? Kind of.

This show brings new meaning to shades of gray. It's suspenseful without being gimmicky, and intriguing on so many levels -- how does an older woman reentering the workforce cope? What is a good wife and mother? How much do you have to sacrifice of yourself for your family and your job? Can anyone balance everything? And everything in the professional life seems to be based on making connections, on finding a name for yourself... so what do you do when your name is kind of infamous due to your husband's crimes?

When in doubt, go to the bar and down some tequila, a la Kalinda.

Day 4...

Jun. 11th, 2010 11:41 pm
pataka02: (Buffy Halloween by effulgent_girl)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

It's kind of funny how easily I came up with the answer to "My favorite show ever"; there is only really one viable option, and that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There have been so many shows that I've loved and adored over the years, but Buffy was the first show where I really became immersed in the whole fandom aspect, and where I actually wanted to talk about it, think about it, obsess about it, rewatch it, etc.

I love Buffy. I still love that show to this day. It's comforting and fantastic, and so much fun. It was heartwrenching when I watched it as it aired, but looking back, I love that this television show brought me to such highs and lows and made me so invested. I can't remember a show previously that had done that. Before, it was sitcoms which you kind of leave behind once they're over, or maybe for a drama there was ER, but nothing else that captured me the way that Buffy did. 

It's not just that it was the first show to do this, but that to this day, I still care about Buffy and the Scooby gang. I still adore them, even when they annoyed the crap out of me (I'm looking at you, Willow... or Dawn). The characters were amazing, the writing fantastic -- pithy, witty, and heartbreaking when necessary. BtVS (just typing that kind of gives me a thrill!) will always be my favorite show. It set the bar. It showed me what television can do. I think I will always love it.

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