Saturday, March 18, 2017

The TV Show Questions

I am supposed to be studying. But no. one tute paper is in, the other is looking at me funny, so I'm giving up for the night and doing my questions.

Questions, as always, come from Sunday Stealing.

1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:

There are quire a few of these, including:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The West Wing
  • Six Feet Under
  • Outlander
  • The Affair (though I still haven't seen the Third Season)
  • The Hour (Love English drama)
  • The Dr Blake Mysteries

2. Name a show you can't miss:

Currently, I'm a little into Married at First Sight. It's train wreck telly, but I love it.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show:

I do love Mary Louise Parker. Also having love Quantam Leap all those years ago, I rather like Scott Bakula. Dominic West and Romola Garai are great too.

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:

I don't get Will Ferrell. I he were on telly I'd turn it off.

5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from:

The Young Ones. Ra ra ra, we're going to smash the oiks. I still quote The Young Ones.

6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:

I get a lost of stick for watching really bad reality television - like Bondi Ink, Ink Master Embarrassing Bodies and Random Breath Testing. I have truly dreadful taste in bad telly. I do love a good/bad tattoo show.

7. Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song:

The Addams Family and the Muppets.

8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The West Wing
  • Six Feet Under
  • Outlander
  • The Affair 
  • The Hour
  • The Dr Blake Mysteries
9. Name a TV series you own:
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The West Wing
  • Six Feet Under
  • Outlander
  • The Affair (though I still haven't seen the Third Season)
  • The Hour 
  • The Dr Blake Mysteries
10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television:

Kylie Minogue can act when she puts her mind to it. So can Snoop Dogg.

11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series?

Other than the Outlander episodes with all the gratuitous sex. Probably an episode of Frasier called "Moondance". It's delicious.

12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven't gotten around to yet:

With the advent of streaming, there are a lot of them out there - but I would like to see This is Us - have heard good things about it. As I love Paul Giamatti, I'd also like to see Billions. And The Gilmour Girls. (I know of it but have never seen it all)

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?

Ummm, other than Game of Thrones, because it is too violent - I used to love Grey's Anatomy. That jumped the shark a while ago

14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Six Feet Under
  • The Hour  (NOOOOOO, Freddie!)
I'm also not allowed to watch animal shows as they make me cry. I just have to hear the Lassie theme and I dissolve into tears.

15. What do you eat when you watch TV?

Dinner. And sometimes icy poles as I am off ice cream for Lent.

16. How often do you watch TV?

Daily. Well it is on in the background most of the time.

17. What's the last TV show you watched?

I watched When We Rise this evening.

18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of TV?

Good drama or comedy - and thrown in some dodgy tattoo shows for good measure.

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?

I used to LOVE Santa Barbara. But my mother will tell me that as a kid, our home grown music show Countdown was a must see, much to her chagrin.

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched?

I don't have regrets like that, but I do advise everybody not to watch Antiques Roadshow under the influence of strange tobacco. It's hysterical.

I actively change the channel when "The Footy Show" is on on a Thursday night. That should be driven off the telly.

21. What's the weirdest show you enjoyed?

Probably Six Feet Under. Who enjoys a show about a family of undertakers, with a death at the start of each episode?

22. What TV show scared you the most?

Any episode of Q&A with any dreadful right wing politician being buoyed by a Murdoch stooge is dreadfully scary.

The news scares me a lot too.

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?

Hands down, Fawlty Towers. 30 years on and it still has me laughing.


Zippi Kit said...

I'm busily gleaning your list for possibilities to find on Netflix. And am SO going to steal some of your favs.

You have confirmed that Hunger Games are not something I can watch.
I so agree with you that the news is the most scary thing on TV right now.

Bev Sykes said...

I hope you manage to see This is Us. Great show!!!

Stacy said...

Thank you for making me feel less alone. I was beginning to think I was the only person on earth who hadn't seen This Is Us. Also, though it pains me to admit it, Snoop Dog really can act.

CountryDew said...

I haven't seen This is Us, either. At least I don't think I have. And I loved Six Feet Under, too. For a while it was the best thing on TV.