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First things first: comment here if you want a lemur!  I have 4 left to give.  Also, somebody needs to send me one.  Specify that his name is Zoboomafoo in the notes. [think I got it covered...]

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
I thought about this for weeks, and realized that I have such a broad range of TV loves, I've never had a show be my #1 favorite for more than about a year.  I'm steadfastly loyal to everybody, but they take turns in the actual spotlight, sliding in and out when something shinier catches my eye.  The only thing that has ever clearly been a leader longer than that is...


I hate giving it to a 90's show (because unlike cinema and literature, TV is constantly improving; the 00's were a GOLDEN AGE), and I hate giving it to a paranormal/sci-fi show, but  X-Files is about the only series more than 2 years old that I love from start to finish.  Even the Dogget/Reyes years, because season 8's premiere coincided with the week I actually turned X-Phile, after years of just being good buddies.  I'm no fan of the mytharc**, MotW is where it's at here, but most of the episodes have endless replay value no matter what.  I'm not even going to do my usual 'oh, but it's not really sci-fi!' claim because yeah, it is 100% of the way, but the side of it that deals with ghosts and monsters makes up for the aliens.

**In fairness, mytharc is usually where you get the greatest doses of shippy Mulder/Scully stuff.  And that's...a really large part of what makes this show so flippin' amazing. 

But basically, I chose it because this is the only show that really felt like "mine."  Doctor Who, Numb3rs, Lost - fans devote their entire hearts to those shows; I just rent out big roomy portions of it while still dividing my attention among others.  I owned TXF inside and out, even as a non-contributing fan.  There was a time when I could name you every episode in order, and I can probably still pinpoint a title if given 15 seconds of teaser.  I devoted a binder to its fannish works.  I have merchandise (8 books and a calendar.  That counts). Face facts, it is my life partner.  P.S. The Lone Gunmen?  Greatest.  Spinoff.  Ever.

[Edit: and I just want  you to know, since it's already getting three slots I'm not letting it have 'favorite title sequence,' but this is the best TV theme ever created.  So much scarier than the actual show, in a bait-and-switch way, and yet so recognizable and wonderfully creepy in its own right that I just watched it four times in a row.]  

Lastly: The Hand Puppet Theater.  Nuff said.  [um, apparently, all links may not work...if not, try a different version of the site via the Wayback Machine using jerrythefrogproductions.com)

Serious Request: what did you think my favorite show was going to be?  I'm curious to know what my fannish professions of love look like from the other side.  What show comes to mind when you think of me?  No wrong answers here!  Just give me something!

Comments

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aries11
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Woohoo X-Philes unite!

I actually thought you might choose "Numb3rs" or "Ghost Whisperer".
rainbowstevie
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I love that you said Ghost Whisperer, considering that prior to Halloween my default feeling was "kill it, kill it with fire! or at least a cancellation axe." ...in retrospect, Universe, not a fan of your delayed response time.

Meanwhile, Numb3rs probably is my favorite, but I'm already planning to mention it at least 3 other places and I didn't want to overload the meme more than I had to. Good guess!
eleigh
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
In fairness, mytharc is usually where you get the greatest doses of shippy Mulder/Scully stuff. And that's...a really large part of what makes this show so flippin' amazing.

My three favorite episodes have nothing to do with the mytharc ("Bad Blood", "Arcadia", and "Triangle").

There was a time when I could name you every episode in order, and I can probably still pinpoint a title if given 15 seconds of teaser.

This is me and Stargate SG1. At least the first 6 seasons. I get spotty with the last 4 only because I haven't seen those episodes as often.
rainbowstevie
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love those three! Bad Blood especially. It's probably a contender for the best thing ever done with vampires, across all media.
dreamingwriter
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for the lemur! I'm commenting at my page too, but I wanted to say thanks again. :D
muzzy_olorea
Jun. 11th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
I admit I have tried but failed getting into The X Files because of the whole supernatural element - just not my thing unfortunately.

I honestly thought you would choose Numb3rs!
rainbowstevie
Jun. 12th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ah well, can't convert 'em all. *snaps fingers in mock disappointment*

Numb3rs is an excellent guess! To be honest, I think that's probably the real answer at this point, except I'm already mentioning it like 6 times on the meme. (Plus I fell in love with it real late in the game, and there's a whole season I stubbornly refuse to watch because my OTP is still too awkward. That's the rationale I chose for disqualification.)
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