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Oh why not. TV MEME! Taken from qkellie.

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

Doctor Who, Her--no, er, wait, that's a lie, I've only seen the first season and the first few episodes of S2 twice. I've seen the first season like, three times, though. I may have seen up to Parasite four. And...and I think that's it. Wait, crap, I've only seen S4 of Doctor Who once, so not even that. What. How is this possible? How? Still, I will be watching S4 with some friends after Christmas, so that shall be fixed. And I've seen all of the first three seasons of Supernatural twice, with scattered episodes thrice, and, er, the exceptions of Route 666 and Heart, which I've only seen once. I've seen all but the first two episodes of Life on Mars twice. Ooh, Firefly, I've seen that at least twice! And the first season of Due South! And...and seriously, Firefly is the only show I've seen 100% twice? Somehow I feel very disappointed with myself. Oh, wait, does Being Human count? Sure, there was only one episode, but I've totally seen it twice.

2. Name a show you can't miss:

Doctor Who, SJA, Merlin, Dexter, Torchwood, Supernatural, and, as of late, Leverage. Alas, I am not so worried about being an episode or two behind on my other shows; I do love them, but they are not omg important like those ones.

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

Lee Paaaace ♥ Probably Michael C. Hall and Jensen Ackles as well (one day I will finish Six Feet Under and one day I will watch Dark Angel, oh yes). And I wouldn't say no to more stuff with Catherine Tate in it. (Her show is also on my "one day" list. It is a pretty big list, okay.)

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

Uhh...I cannot really think of any, since Jack Nicholson does not typically do TV. WHAT I AM ALLOWED MY ECCENTRICITIES OKAY.

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

I did get the chance to say "Bananas are good!" a few days back. I was very proud of myself.

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

I do not think there are any! Most shows that I watch are recommended to me by other people, so obviously there are other people who like them. I do not have any close contingency of Reaper fans, though. Woe.

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

...does "humming it when no one is listening" count? Because in that case, er, Superjail. Shut up, it's actually pretty cool. Life on the outside ain't what it used to be...

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

I kind of want to say Superjail here, but I am not sure I want to inflict that on everybody, so: Leverage! Come join us, it is totally the new budding fandom. You know you want to.

9. Name a TV series you own:

Whole series? Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Supernatural, X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, The Batman Animated Series, the HHGTG miniseries, Wonderfalls, Profit, Due South, and I think my dad has the entire Dick Van Dyke Show and classic Twilight Zone. Oh, and the DVDs of ST: TOS. Partial: the first season of Doctor Who, the first two seasons of Heroes (*tear*), the first season of Smallville, the first season of Six Feet Under, the first season of Nip/Tuck (what? it was on sale; someday I shall watch it), I think the first season of Carnivale, the first season of House, the first season of The Office US, and god knows what else. We have a lot of DVDs, is what I am saying.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television:

Honestly I haven't the faintest idea. Pretty much all of the TV actors I'm familiar with are very solidly TV actors. Somewhat relatedly, why is it that when TV actors try to get into movies, they all get stuck with crappy horror flicks? Jared Padalecki (three times if you count Christmas Cottage, BURN), Jensen Ackles (I have DeVour on my hard drive, I am not sure if I actually want to watch it), Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, okay I am starting to sense a trend here so maybe it is just if their names start with the letter J, oh wait Milo Ventimiglia, Ali Larter, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristen Bell, Eliza Dushku, Nathan Fillion (although he gets points for Waitress), and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Is there some kind of stigma? Quite probably, alas.

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

Supernatural: Hollywood Babylon and In The Beginning, because I am slightly schizophrenic when it comes to favorite episodes.
Heroes: ...well, I still really like Six Months Ago.
Doctor Who: I will always adore Runaway Bride, Partners In Crime, and, of course, The Sound of Drums.
Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of The Berserker, bitches! I heart it so much, as do we all.
Torchwood: Ghost Machine was what made me first stare at the screen and go "Wait, this Owen guy is really kind of awesome", and I shall always love it for that.
Superjail (what?): I really like the pilot and Combaticus, actually. Because the pilot has the Warden riding in on a rainbow and Combaticus has him just bending all over the place on a climbing rope. And of course Time-Police, and Terroriarum, and...look, I just really like stuff that has the Warden being particularly silly, okay?

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

Oh, god. The rest of Six Feet Under, Dead Like Me, Drive, Babylon 5, all the other Star Treks, Bones, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Blackpool, Veronica Mars, Dark Angel, Nip/Tuck (one of the main guys canonically wonders if he's in love with his male best friend, guys), Queer As Folk UK, The Office US, Avatar (I get the feeling I should watch it before the movie comes out in all its clusterfucky cast-white-actors-as-Asian-characters glory), the rest of Jeeves & Wooster, The Catherine Tate Show, Oz, the rest of Ashes to Ashes, the rest of The Sarah Connor Chronicles (I loved the first two episodes but somehow never got around to the rest), the rest of Stargate SG-1, the rest of The West Wing, the rest of Sports Night, the last two or three seasons of Top Gear, and I'm sure there's stuff I'm forgetting. TOO MUCH TV, YOU GUYS.

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

Erm...aside from the obvious, I also stopped watching Lost.

14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:

Heroes, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Lost, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, The X-Files, and I remember Due South making me, if not actually cry, then go into a state of nervous wreck for a little while. Look, it makes me edgy when characters in otherwise generally pleasant shows get the crap kicked out of them okay? (And we shall not even talk of the breakdown I had during the two hours between the time the East Coast flooded onto the internets to talk about Powerless and the time I actually got to see it; I can't actually remember being more freaked out than I was then. kind of sad, really.

15. What do you eat when you watch TV?

During the daytime, when I'm catching up with shows my parents don't watch, I often eat lunch. Or cocoa. Or lunch with cocoa.

16. How often do you watch TV?

This is a tricky question. I do not watch a set amount of time per day, but per week, it adds up to...let's see, the highest it's ever been would probably be the confluence of Doctor Who, House, Chuck, Reaper, Pushing Daisies, Supernatural, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report that was last spring. (Heroes had already gone on hiatus by then.) There may even have been some SGA in there, I don't know. So that would be...42 x 7...296 minutes a week, or a little under five hours. It would be rather more were it not for TiVo, let me tell you. 

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

Um...I watched Supernatural two nights ago. And I'm about to watch Leverage, does that count?

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

I am not picky, really, but it seems to me that the vast majority of the shows I watch contain some supernatural or fantastical element in them. House, Chuck, Leverage, and TDS/TCR appear to be the only exceptions. And one could argue that Chuck is science fiction with a tech focus. I did like Rome and Deadwood, though.

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

The first show I ever read fanfic for was Invader Zim, so let's go with that. I was pretty obsessed with it, let me tell you. We all have our dark pasts.

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

Even if ultimately they only brought me pain, I never regret watching any of my shows. If nothing else, they were part of my cultural education.

21. What's the weirdest show you enjoyed?

Ahahahaha. Superjail, by far. It's Willy Wonka running a prison, you guys. The first time we see the main character, he is riding a green armless pega-centaur, and the second time, he smashes through a window on a rainbow. Also he briefly wears the bloody skin of a rabbit for a hat. And we're not even going to go into the really disturbing stuff.

22. What TV show scared you the most?

Again I reference the breakdown I had before watching Powerless, but The X-Files terrified the fuck out of my preteen self with the episode with the green glowing bugs that came in the night and cocooned you. I wasn't too fond of the Fluke Man, either.

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

Well, I watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, so...but when it comes to shows that are not hosted by comedians, Pushing Daisies is often prone to uppercuts of hilarity. You never expect the dirty jokes, but they always sneak up on you, oh yes.
Tags: all things joss whedon, being human, chuck, daily show colbert report, dexter, doctor who, due south, good god that's a lot of tags, heroes, house, i like actors, i like television, i won't list every show i haven't seen, leverage, life on mars, lost, pushing daisies, reaper, sarah jane adventures, star trek, stargates of one kind or another, superjail, supernatural, torchwood, wonderfalls, x-files

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