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My tv DNA

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Before you read my reviews, you need to know where I’m coming from. So here is my TV DNA, you can then judge my recent rants accordingly.

I love…

Arrested Development

The best TV show since the turn of the century. I can’t really begin to summarise how much I love this. Suffice to say, anyone that comes to our house that hasn’t seen AD watches the pilot, then loves it too. How did this get cancelled?
Favourite character:    GOB
Favourite episode:       Pilot

Tobias Fünke:     Okay, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over – an analyst and a therapist. The world’s first analrapist.
Tobias Fünke:     No, no, it’s pronounced a-nal-ra-pist.
Buster:              It wasn’t really the pronunciation that bothered me.


Once my favourite sitcom. The witty dialogue and doomed aspirations of Frasier Crane are worth repeat viewings. Once Nile got his girl it all went a bit soft really, but the last series still had some great episodes.
Favourite character:    Niles
Favourite episode:       Are you being Served? season 4

Frasier:      Daphne, if you don’t mind, there’s some caviar on ice in the kitchen. Now would be the appropriate time,  if you would, please.
Daphne:     I am so sorry! Here I am dawdling with the laundry when it’s ten minutes into “Caviar Time”!


After school comedy – along with Get Smart, Seinfeld and the Simpsons.

Favourite character:   Hawkeye
Favourite episode:      Dear Dad

[as Maj. Burns looks for bombs in a field]
B.J.:           What’s Frank up to?
Hawkeye:    I think he’s vacuuming Korea. Eisenhower’s coming; he wants everything just so.

Flight of the Conchords, Seinfeld, The Soup, Damages, 30Rock, 24 (apart from Day 6), Chicago Hope, The Larry Sanders Show, Astro Boy, West Wing, Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, Californication .. I’ve got more quotes to find.

I’d rather watch Antiques Road Show…

University Challenge – I love Jeremy Paxman, especially when he’s angry, but students today are just…
X Factor – Give me Fame Academy any day.
Question Time – What’s the point, we went to war anyway.
Soaps – Sorry, I’m from New Zealand and have managed to avoid the soap addiction your bad weather has forced upon you.
Local News – Kill me now!
Poirot and other BBC mystery dramas set in quaint villages filled with freaks and fuddy duddies in sad puffy jackets, all of them waiting to strangle you or out walking the dog. How did a whole country get hoaxed into accepting these lame motives?

Written by Victoria

September 18, 2008 at 10:02 pm

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