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End-of-year meme #1! There are roughly...at least half a dozen more of these happening within the next ten days, in various shapes and sizes, but this is the one everyone seems to be doing first. I have loaded every question with like six answers, so be prepared for lots of text.

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2011?
Pretty Little Liars (has it only been one year?), Hawaii Five-0 (same question), Off The Map, Mr. Sunshine (remember that?), Chuck, Scott & Bailey, Terra Nova, 2 Broke Girls, Castle.

Wow, that is a lot of shows, albeit most without lasting fandom status.

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2011?
Medium dropped off the face of the earth after cancellation (as did Mr. Sunshine, which I forgot about), and Life Unexpected mostly withered away after doing the same. (but is my brain still willing to send Lux out to find Eric at the drop of a hat? Why yes. Yes it is.) 

I also divorced Grey's Anatomy, but it just keeps sucking me back in for one night stands with annoying regularity.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2011? Why?
Still perennial favorite answer, Friday Night Lights. And Merlin. Because I got very lazy and inefficient about my TV-watching this summer. Hart of Dixie & Once Upon a Time for lack of room on the fall schedule.

Oh, and "Reconstruction" when it didn't get picked up. You had better believe I can stay enraged about this for eternity.

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2012?
The first four above are booked for summer 2012 (new shows will get priority, on the theory they'll go by quicker), and I'm also planning on Awake and Smash -- more out of cast member loyalty than anything, because I'm already bored by them both.

I'm riding the line on "Luck," which, on the one hand: HBO, network of living nightmares. But on the other hand: horses.
"Heartland." Right. The family-friendly show about much more interesting horses than racing ones.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2011?
CSI: NY continued its quest to match CSI: Miami in the "astoundingly terrible" department. And Grey's Anatomy managed to achieve that rare feat of pissing me off enough with a single event to get itself fired from the official lineup, so that was pretty disappointing. Especially after several years of becoming continuously more enjoyable.

Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2012 unless things significantly improve?
Southland? If I have to suffer another season of snoresville like the last one, I may stop caring. More likely, I just heard that Law & Order: UK is losing Jamie Bamber in short order. I cannot promise to stick around without him.

Which TV show impressed you the most in 2011? Why?
* Primeval came roaring back from the abyss of failure to be better than ever before. It was a superhero.

* Off The Map will forever be remembered as my unfair casualty. It gave me 100% pretty people, 80% likable people, and a doctor with a) an irreversibly comatose wife, b) moral dilemmas, and c) a girlfriend with a FATAL HEART CONDITION. I request the highest of fives.

* Community is consistently solid, which I think we all agree on.

Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
This year, I feel pretty secure in the fact that CSI and I could grow old and gray together if circumstances permitted it. They are relatively skilled at hiring likable new people to replace their minor cast shifts. Still waiting for Ted Danson to live up to his potential, but...

And I think I have an actual addiction to Glee, which has put me through some pret-ty horrible abuse but always makes me forgive it the second it does something nice for me.

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While we're at it, we should do the blogging snapshot meme. It goes by many names, but surely you recognize it:
What was the first sentence you wrote each month in 2011?
January: It's finally an appropriate time to begin spamming you with my wrap-up memes, and then I go and get too busy to post for the last 3 days in December.

February: This is what happens when you just write down your stream-of-consciousness thoughts for a whole day's worth of online dawdling and then, quite inexplicably, post them despite forcing yourself to wait 24 hours in hopes of better judgment.

March: (quoted) "It's that time of year again, where I cruelly make you choose between beloved characters in a bloody, no holds barred, single elimination tournament. Tears will be shed, capslock will be abused, flists will be torn apart. Let's do this."

April: *side-eyes internet* How obnoxious do you plan to be this year, exactly?

May: Very worst thing about my new computer: INABILITY TO PLAY OREGON TRAIL II.
[edity note: ugh, eight months later and I still haven't figured out how to navigate around this 64-bit bastard's hatred of everything that is wonderful in computer programming.]

June: I checked out some Ben/Leslie stuff on YouTube, JUST FOR YOU, to see if it would help.

July: It was a battle of wills with myself to stick to a Taylor Swift theme.

August: Holy cow, Scrubs is having one of those rare but golden renaissances of Shiny Renewed Obsession Love

September: Livejournal is currently refusing to load the option of rich text vs. HTML tabs, even though it says the page is done loading and everything else works.

October: Good morning! Happy October!

November: So this is what a water-treading episode of Terra Nova looks like.

December: Fine. NCIS wasn't on, so I put Glee on in the background, muting or turning it off at frequent occasions, because I figured it would be easier to see the performances live than track them down later.

Hah! From these sentences, you almost can't tell that this journal is 90% fandom talk. And I especially like how September foreshadows a season full of increasing hell, LJ-ruining wise.




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