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TV meme

Some questions about the telly:

Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:
Probably not that many, because I am always missing odd episodes of things. But Life on Mars for definite.

Name a (current) show you can't miss:
None at the moment. Over new year I did stay up too late every night for two weeks to watch season 2 of Breaking Bad.

Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show:
Ah, you know, there are loads of them in my icons. One I haven't iconed - Simon Pegg.

Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:
When you turn on a new show speculatively and there's someone who is just too plastic and good looking, and you switch off. That one. No idea of his or her name.

Name a show you can, and do, quote from:
"Don't philosophize with me, you electronic moron. Answer the question."

Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:
Audience of one, eh? I still doggedly watch Taggart, because it's been twenty odd years and I'm not abandoning the old girl now.

Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song:
'I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose/ Drinking fresh mango juice/ Goldfish shoals/ Nibbling at my toes'

Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:
Any David Attenborough nature series. I believe the gods walk on Earth, and David is the god of television.

Name a TV series you own:
Six Feet Under, all seasons.

What is your favourite episode of your favourite series?
Episode six of Edge of Darkness:
The waves lap against a nameless shore over nights and days. The camera pans against the side of snow covered hill where black flowers bloom, harbingers of Gaia's war against mankind.

A show you mean to watch, but you just haven't gotten around to yet:
I probably ought to watch The Sopranos some time.

Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
Yes, more often than not. Heroes for instance, or Lost. That time-message show Paradox was probably the most recent.

Name a show you aren't interested in watching, not in the least:
Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent... deep breaths, deep breaths.

Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:
Some TV documentary about young people in prison or something like that.

Oldest TV show you like?
Probably Doctor Who. I was two when it first came out.

Newest TV show you like?
Breaking Bad.

What do you eat when you watch TV?
I might eat my dinner watching, if the rest of the family are already engrossed.

How often do you watch TV?
Not every day, but some most days, and a lot (too much) some days.

Do you have a favourite talk show?
I hate talk shows.

What's the last TV show you watched?
Wire in the Blood: a quote from Burnt Norton.

What's your favourite/preferred genre of TV?
I probably watch more gloomy stories about murders than anything else.

What's your least favourite genre of TV?
I was going to say reality shows, but there is one my kids watch that I don't mind - Come Dine With Me. The rest are shite. I'll have to say Talk Shows because there isn't one I can bear.

What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Obsessed is a big word. Probably Blakes 7. I remember thinking it was a show made by people who liked the kinds of things I do.

What TV show do you wish you never watched?
I just don't watch 'em if I feel like that.

What's the weirdest show you enjoyed?
The Clangers.

What TV show scared you the most?
The Singing Ringing Tree when I was a wee nipper. Yetis in the Underground. The Woman in Black one-off drama scared the life out of me.

What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?
At the time of watching Fawlty Towers I had never realised that TV could be as funny as that. 'You invaded Poland!' Nobody made jokes like that on telly in those days. I was weeping with astonished laughter. It was its time and place.

Which do you think is the best TV series ever made?
The Wire is fantastic. On the other hand there are shows which are both brilliant and popular, which modify television itself in big ways forever, change the aesthetic of television. In that category - original Star Trek, Doctor Who, Monty Python, The Simpsons, The X Files, The Office.
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