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Gosh, I'm really really behind. This weekend was... overwhelming, and now I'm having all kinds of technical problems with the two books that are putting me further and further behind. So much for regular posting!

Day 27 - Best pilot episode
I think I would give this one to Miracles. Back in the day, when TV shows weren't uploaded to torrents, you kind of had to make a point to catch a show when it aired, and I was really intrigued by the sound of the episode description when it bowed. I also knew that was the show David Greenwalt had left Angel for, so I expected it to be good. I was completely blown away. From the beginning, with the accidental exhumation of the nun (I always think of Destina's "frosty dead nun eyes" here) to the extreme crisis of faith Paul has in the first moments, to the meeting between Paul and Alva, and then the car-train crash (I could NOT believe that they killed off their hero in the first episode!) with Paul's blood forming God Is Now Here, and then that cool Exorcist shot at the end with Paul going up the stairs... I was utterly and completely hooked. I wish so much this show could have come out on TNT or something like that, where they would have known what to do with it.

Um, I guess I should make a new web streaming copy of Darkness, Darkness and put it up, huh?

Day 28 - First TV show obsession
I'm not entirely certain how this differs from favorite childhood show, because to me, the feelings are pretty synonymous. So I will probably have to go back to Laredo, because I went to great lengths to try to watch it when I was young. If this means being in fandom and doing fannish activities, then it would probably be The Professionals -- we watched it on Canadian TV back in '78 and were so insane for it that we gathered every Friday night hours before it aired (at 12:00 am) and got prepped with the old piano-key VCR and all our snacks and drinks, and then immediately played it off the tape after it was over. Then we joined the Professionals fan club, which we saw advertised in the London Times (yes, I know, Times of London, whatevs) -- this was no small feat in 1978, trust me. I had the fan club posters and other crap all over my dorm room when I went to college, and everyone always asked me who they were.

Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
I miss the days when I felt that obsessed about things, you know? The closest thing I have to that is Justified, right now. That's really the only series I feel like, I have to see the new ep rightnowomgi'lldieifidon't. Even True Blood I've only just caught up on the first two eps today. Whatever it takes to make it work for me like Pros did once upon a time, Justified is the one show that really has it. And White Collar is somewhat close.

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greenpear
Jun. 29th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
I did like Miracles and you're right. It would have been better served if it was on a channel like TNT.

And I think I'm gonna have to go find a copy of at least one Laredo show. Your talk has peaked my interest...
deejay
Jun. 29th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
*gratuitous icon is inserted gratuitously*
fenchurche
Jun. 29th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
I think I would give this one to Miracles.


Ooo... thanks for the reminder about that show! I missed it when it was on and have always regreted it, since I generally LOVE David Greenwalt's work. Looks like it's out on DVD now... may have to see about picking it up.
killabeez
Jun. 29th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I am totally doing Miracles for best pilot episode, heh.
przed
Jun. 30th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Um, I guess I should make a new web streaming copy of Darkness, Darkness and put it up, huh?

Yes, you should. You totally should. That is possibly my favourite of your vids. I have watched it countless times, and would love to see a shiny new version.

Miracles is one of those shows that I will always mourn. The existing episodes were so wonderful, and it had such potential to go even further.

::sigh::
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