30 Days of TV Meme: Day 15

Day 15 – Favorite female character
Another easy one…

BUFFY! aka The Vampire Slayer.

She’s just a girl who happens to be the “Chosen One.” Despite her extraordinary strength and skill, she’s still completely relatable. She goes to school, has friends, falls in love — all while questioning her destiny, struggling with the responsibility of her powers, and at times, wishing she could go back to being “normal.”

The definitive Buffy moment for me comes in the season 5 finale when she gives her own life to protect her family and friends…

“Dawn, listen to me. Listen. I love you. I will *always* love you. But this is the work that I have to do. Tell Giles… tell Giles I figured it out. And I’m okay. And give my love to my friends. You have to take care of them now. You have to take care of each other. You have to be strong. Dawn, the hardest thing in this world… is to live in it. Be brave. Live. For me.”
– Episode 522, The Gift

*sniff* This scene always has me in tears.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 14

I’m exhausted. The combination of real life and work has been overwhelming recently. I’m so looking forward to the weekend when hopefully I can play a little personal catch-up.

In the meantime, I’m going to continue on with this TV meme because gosh darnit, I started it and want to finish it even if it takes years. Which I hope it won’t. 😛

Day 14 – Favorite male character


PACEY. From Dawson’s Creek, of course. 🙂

I love Pacey so, so much. His journey from the sarcastic and insecure boy in season 1 to the witty and romantic man he became in the later seasons involves some of the most compelling storylines of the show. The push/pull with his dad, his courage in the face of Andie’s mental illness, falling in love with Joey and dealing with the fallout — in many ways he was the true heart of the show. <3

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 13

Day 13 – Favorite Childhood Show
I’m stumped. I didn’t watch a lot of TV as a kid. Maybe Sesame Street or Reading Rainbow?

The first show I remember watching regularly was Beverly Hills Teens when I would get home from school. That was when I was about 7 or 8, I think.

Around the same time, we got cable in our house and my go-to show became The All New Mickey Mouse Club. The first few seasons with the members of The Party not the later seasons with Britney, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

I loved the TGIF sitcom block on ABC too. Full House, Family Matters, Just the Ten of Us, etc. It’s interesting that I watched more sitcoms growing up than I do now. Huh.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 12

So as I was reading through my blog archives, I noticed that I have a tendency to start a series of posts or memes and never finish. I end up abandoning them after a few weeks. Oops? 🙂

I started the 30 Days of TV Meme right around the time that we moved last summer and I inevitably got caught up with unpacking that I didn’t even get halfway. Let’s see if I can pick up where I left off and actually finish it this time.

Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
I could take the easy way out and name a Dawson’s Creek episode since there are many that I’ve seen at least 5 times. But I thought I’d go with the series finale of another one of my beloved shows, The OC.

Thanks RAWR Caps!

The End’s Not Near, It’s Here isn’t a perfect episode but it’s hopeful. Which is exactly what I wanted for these characters I loved so much. The episode featured a mix of closure (Cohens moving to Berkeley, Julie choosing herself, Ryan and Seth heading to college, and Summer joining GEORGE) with flashes to the future (Julie graduating from college, Seth and Summer getting married, Ryan becoming an architect) and hints of what might be next for the characters (Ryan and Taylor!!!). When I feel nostalgic for the show, this is the episode I tend to watch — it’s such a satisfying goodbye.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Days 8-11

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!

So yeah. I pretty much disappeared. Besides working, Rob and I have been prepping, painting and moving. OMG. It’s an incredible amount of work. In the past week, we’ve painted the entry, great room, staircase, 2nd floor hallway, and master bedroom. And there’s still many more rooms to finish. We thought we would be done with the entire house this weekend but that didn’t happen. We totally got burned out. Not to mention that the movers came last Friday so we’ve also been busy unpacking and trying to get things organized and livable. We’re getting there sloooooowly. Very slowly.

Catching up (a little) with the meme (I’m such a failure at these)…

Day 08 – A show everyone should watch

Friday Night Lights. This show is AMAZING. I think many people get caught up in the football/sports aspect of it and don’t give it a chance. It’s so much more than that. Football provides the framework but this is about small town life in Dillon, TX and the people that make it their home. The characters are likable and real, the storylines are rich with emotion, and the show’s not afraid to take risks (some bad – Tyra & Landry’s season 2 storyline, some good – turning the show upside down at the end of season 3). Catch up on DVD! You won’t regret it.

Day 09 – Best scene ever

From Dawson’s Creek episode 3.22: The Anti-Prom…
Joey: I’ve been meaning to ask you something all night, Pacey. Would you like to dance with me?
Pacey: Yes. (they move to the dance floor) How come this feels so right?
Joey: It was those dance lessons.
Pacey: (he looks at her earrings) Where did you get those? They’re not you.
Joey: Why? Because I’m just a poor tomboy or… Dawson gave them to me.
Pacey: Nah. (raising her hand with the bracelet) See this? This is you. It’s not showy or gaudy. It’s simple. Elegant. Beautiful.
Joey: It’s my mom’s bracelet.
Pacey: I know.
Joey: How do you know?
Pacey: Well, because you told me. Six months ago. You were wearing that blue sweater with the snowflakes that you have. You were walking down the hallway at school. I was annoying you as per usual. You said, “Look, Pacey, I just found my mother’s bracelet this morning… so why don’t you cut me some slack?”
Joey: You remember that?
Pacey: (whispering) I remember everything.

LOVE THIS SO MUCH. The ultimate romantic moment.

Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Burn Notice. Rob started watching this show and I just wasn’t interested. The burned spy premise sounded intriguing but nothing about the cast (specifically Gabrielle Anwar) or the advertising appealed to me. Yes, I’m *that* superficial. Fast forward a few years later when I happen to catch an episode and instantly fall in love with Michael Westen. He’s smart, witty, and unbelievably charming. I’ve only seen season 3 on but hope to catch up with the beginning soon.

Day 11 – A show that disappointed you

Heroes. It doesn’t even get its own photo that’s how bitter I am about this show. Season 1 was so great — an ordinary group of people discovering their powers and figuring out how to go about their lives. But it allll went downhill from there. They ruined perfectly good characters with lame storylines (Hiro’s time travel in season 2 was an absolute snoozefest, Peter in Ireland also comes to mind). Characters were introduced only to let them fall by the wayside (Maya, Elle, Monica). Story arcs were unclear and confusing (only season 1 had a fulfilling arc – after that, I had no clue what the point of each season was supposed to be). What wasted potential.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Days 5-7

OMG. Rob & I spent the ENTIRE weekend painting the living areas of the first floor. I AM ^%$#@! BEAT. But it looks pretty good if I do say so myself! Still lots of little touch-ups to do, though. I’ll post some pics once it looks less like a disaster.

Onward with the meme.

Day 05 – A show you hate
No show in particular but basically ALL of those reality shows where someone is trying to find their “true love” — like The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Rock of Love, Flavor of Love, etc. They’re so cringe-worthy. I get SEVERE second-hand embarassment.

Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Dawson’s Creek 323: True Love.

Awesome payoff for the Pacey & Joey romance arc in season 3. Loved that Pacey laid it all on the line for Joey and she finally showed him that she has feelings in return by sailing away with him on the True Love for the summer. So romantic!

Honorable mention to Dawson’s Creek 615: Castaways. It’s an ENTIRE episode of Pacey & Joey. I don’t know what could be better.

Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Dawson’s Creek 515: Downtown Crossing.

Just thinking about this episode kills me. Joey is walking home at night and is mugged at gunpoint. After robbing Joey, her mugger is accidentally hit by a car. No, I’m not joking. WAIT. IT GETS BETTER. She proceeds to stay with him until the ambulance arrives, somehow meets his daughter at the hospital and LIES to her about her father being a hero. WTF. I wish I was kidding.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 4

Day 04 – Your favorite show ever


As if you didn’t know. Heh. DC premiered when I started college and I associate it with that time in my life — when I was newly independent, away from the comfort of friends and family, and figuring things out for myself. It’ll always be special to me. My #1.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 3

Thanks for the well wishes! 🙂 Rob, Diesel & I are super happy about the house. We’re painting this weekend and the movers are coming 4th of July weekend. Exciting!

Ok, back to my regularly scheduled meme.

Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)


It’s not your typical crime drama. Especially when you have the delectable Matt Bomer playing white collar criminal turned FBI consultant Neal Caffrey. HEISSOCUTE. And I *adore* his unlikely love/hate relationship with his FBI handler Peter Burke. Their back and forth banter makes me positively giddy.

Honorable mention goes to The Vampire Diaries. Honestly, I had EXTREMELY low expectations for this show (I’m not a Twilight fan). I pretty much only tuned in because the CW owns me. But I was pleasantly surprised. The story actually progresses in every single episode! That’s pretty much unheard of in a teen show. And there’s a love triangle that’s well done. I can’t even decide between Elena/Stefan and Elena/Damon. Craziness. It doesn’t hurt that the cast is HOT. Guh.

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 2

Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching

CHUCK! It’s a hidden gem. I SWEAR.

I know that a computer whiz downloading government secrets into his brain (and later becoming a super spy) sounds a little (ok, a LOT) out there. I get it. That’s what I thought too! But it’s about the characters. Chuck’s a likable boy next door who works at the Buy More (aka Best Buy) and has a “secret” life complete with NSA & CIA handlers John Casey and Sarah Walker. And OMG, their interactions and spy missions are awesome. Throughout the past 3 seasons, we’ve watched them accept each other and develop into a real team capable of learning from and appreciating one another. Throw in Chuck’s nerdy best friend Morgan and his over-protective sister Ellie (neither of whom know his secret) and you’ve got yourself a fun action-comedy.

LOVE THIS SHOW. Catch up on DVD!

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30 Days of TV Meme: Day 1

We’re supposed to close escrow on our house this week so my brain is too focused on packing and moving to write real blog entries. So instead, I will attempt another 30 Day Meme! Heh. This one’s about TV so hopefully I’ll actually finish it this time.


Day 01 – A show that should never have been canceled

I’ll agree with EVERYONE and say Firefly. I found the show on DVD well after it was canceled and with only 14 episodes, it left me wanting more. I loved Mal and his ragtag band of Serenity crew members. Freaking FOX always ruins everything.

I’d also like to give an Honorable Mention to Everwood. The show did have 4 wonderful seasons, though, so I’m just being greedy.

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