Before I did this meme I would honestly have said that I didn’t watch that much tv ….
Now I know different! thanks @malbooth
What is your favourite TV show?
Umm – it’s so hard to choose. Probably Foyle’s War at present. Well equal first with Shameless.
No, but it sounds fun. And would finally bring some balance to those reviews in favour of ABC/SBS.
I used to think a fun job would be rating films and tv series, until I saw a documentary about it and discovered it’s like reading a good book for English class, it ruins the content for you as you can’t immerse yourself in it, you’ve got to read it removed so you can make notes about style and themes. Or in the ratings case notes about swearing and sex.
Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly?
No. I think it’s all too depressing now. Anyway I think those 5 min updates on ABC news before a program give you as much as the whole earlier 30 mins of news program.
I do love an ABC online news feed at present that gives you random news articles. So fun – sometimes I read about pumpkin scone poisoning in Qld, sometimes about Kevin Rudd.
Do you watch any TV “soaps”? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.)
When I was at residential college for Uni we watched Melrose Place every week with half the house crammed into the tv common room. We talked through the whole thing, but it was fun. The irony of watching as a shared college a group of people who all chose to live in the same building together was lost on us though at that time.
The BIll – been watching that one for years.
Dr. Who – of course!!!
Amazing Race – adore this for the awful American factor. Fabulous.
Wife Swap – British series was fantastic, however no longer on, only American version. That’s not as good but I still HAVE to see it.
The Good Wife
Being Erica (argue with the content a lot but learn from it)
The Goodies (just for the silliness and fun of it all)
Yes Minister (at the time because it actually got me interested in politics; now because it explains so much of the public service in which I work)
Queer as Folk (American version cause we never got the British one)
Police Rescue (because I loved Gary Sweet back then)
This Life (for depicting life as a series of cockups that you survive and move on from)
Digital channels only (my Mum didn’t believe in TV when we were kids, so I think it’s self indulgent enough to watch tv when I want, but it would be wicked to spend MONEY on it!)
Only if I forget to record something
Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts?
No that’s when you get up to get more chocolate, go to the toilet or write stuff online. Or when you record everything you can press the magic skip button on the remote 3 times and it’s like the ads are never there.
I was late to any college outing on a Sat night so I could stay in and watch The Bill.
I missed a friend’s birthday party during the Hamish MacBeth first season.
I turned down 3 drinks nights when British Wife Swap was on.
Stephen Fry for making a tv show about interesting words
Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events – made for TV drama, etc.)?
The Good Life – This gave me the ability to laugh at the middle class pretensions surrounding me in Ballarat as I grew up, rather than get so angry.
Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows?
Either as long as it’s good.
Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over?
No because my friends very rarely watch what I do so I don’t do a lot of recommending.