Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 5: Television Meme

Sorry for the break, but I was on vacation! Caribbean waters, so very nice...

So I'm going back to the meme (in a not-so-cheerful-way) with...

A Show I Hate

Seinfeld sucks. I'm sorry. Jerry Seinfeld's acting, Michael Richards' pre-racism over-the-top "kookiness," George Costanza; Everything that isn't named "Julia Louis-Dreyfus" is pure garbage on this show.

Whenever I try to watch Seinfeld (which is not something that happens often), there are always punchlines like "You have a lot to learn about pancakes." Blah.
I'm sorry to the millions of Seinfeld fans, but this show is crap.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 4: Television Meme

My Favorite Show

So much has been written about my favorite show: Friends.

I'm not sure what's left to say. It's the go-to show for me whenever I'm feeling anything. Sad, happy, in need of a laugh, tired, angry, excited. 236 episodes of some great comedy. Well, some episodes do misfire a tad (The One with Russ), but when it's good (which is about 200+ of these episodes) it's really good (The One with the Red Sweater). I was too young to watch the series during its incredibly successful, 10-year run on the now-failing NBC. But I found the show in reruns, and now I own all ten seasons on DVD and regularly (very, very regularly) watch them.

Some random musings:
-Season 6 is the best. No wait, Season 9. No wait, Season 5. I can't choose!
-My mind changes on the order of my favorite characters all the time. I posted it on Andrew's blog a little while ago, but I don't remember that order. The order as of today: Phoebe, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Ross.
-I usually can't bring myself to watch the final episode because it makes me cry. There, I said it!

One day I might rank all of these episodes, is there demand for that though? Sound off in the comments if there is! Also, what are your thoughts on Friends?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 3: Television Meme

Your Favorite New Show (Aired This TV Season)

Because I'm often so disappointed with Glee (or at least the second half of season 1), I'm going to have to choose the show of yesterday's meme: Cougar Town. I think I pretty much summed up my thoughts on its quick pacing and how it is full of heart. So, for today, here are some pictures:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 2: Television Meme

A Show You Wish More People Were Watching

Cougar Town, Courteney Cox Arquette's return to network television, got off to a shaky start. The first handful of episodes were struggling to find that balance between comedy and sentiment, raunchiness and clean one-liners, much like Cox's character was trying to find a balance between single mother and dating divorcee. But in the second half of the first season, the show became one of the funniest shows on the major networks.

Cox is a gifted comedienne (uh, Monica!) and here she is able to finally burst into the spotlight. On Friends she was an ensemble player (as they all were), and here she gets to be the comedy-star we knew she could be. If the name turns you off, just please give it a try. It has a heart, and it has found its stride.

Amendment to yesterday's "Never should have been canceled" meme: Lisa Kudrow's The Comeback. That show should still be on today. Valerie Cherish is a character for the ages. Along with Arrested Development, this show is a comedic gem that should still grace the airwaves.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm Back, with All That TV

Sorry I've been on an extended leave, but school and finals got pretty hectic, but I'm done! And I've seen this new, 30 day Television meme over at Encore Entertainment, and I decided to jump right on in because I've been on a TV kick recently. I'll be gone June 23rd-27th (vacation!) but I promise to give you reader(s?) a summer filled with posts.

Highlights may include (but are not limited to):

-Thoughts on the recently named Tony Award winning play, Red
-Thoughts on the recently named Tony Award winning musical revival, La Cage Aux Folles
-Television meme
-Oscar thoughts

So onto Day 1 of the Meme...

A Show That Should Have Never Been Canceled

Arrested Development was a cerebral little nugget of a show. My favorite character would have to be Portia de Rossi's dimwitted Lindsay, but legitimately everybody in the awesome ensemble gives her a run for her money. Hilarious guest stars (Henry Winkler! Charlize Theron! Liza Minnelli!) actually seemed to add to the show and were able to understand the series' beautiful, totally odd way of thinking. There were only three seasons (with the possibility of a movie that seems to never be happening), and each one is equally quirky. If you haven't seen it, some of the episodes are available on Hulu, but I totally recommend buying all three seasons blindly. You will not be disappointed.

What are your thoughts on Arrested Development?