What Is Your Favorite TV Show?

Discussion in 'The Meadow' started by Lyne, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. AlphinaNovaStar

    AlphinaNovaStar Energetic

    For some reason I was not a fan of Peter, but I am hoping I will like the new lady. Has she started yet?
     
  2. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    That's exactly how I felt Rae...knew it was on the cards but I'm still not sure about it. Everyone has a favourite doctor for different reasons. My mum loved Jon Pertwee...I think that those who've only seen the recent series are more invested in the more recent doctors quite naturally.

    There are little things in the new shows that do refer back to the older versions...like the Master eating Jellybeans and offering his wife one. I found that humorous as Tom Baker always had the jellybeans in his pocket and offered them to everyone.
     
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  3. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Well, come now. Capaldi is Scottish. Soo ... quite naturally, he would be a favorite for me. Of course, David Tennant is also Scottish. How I wish he'd been allowed to use his native accent as the Doctor!

     
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  4. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I didn't like Capaldi at the start but as time went on I did. He kinda reminded me of the old doctors like Baker.
     
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  5. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Wonder if a few of you guys might remember a Nickalodeeon show called iCarly? Did you know that the website featured on that show, www.iCarly.com was a real site and it's still online?
     
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  6. quietrob

    quietrob Extraordinary

    Earl, that's pretty slick. There was once a remake of a movie called the Manchurian Candidate. It had a web page setup for the multinational corporation that was used in the movie. Just for the heck of it, I tried the url and was amazed that it showed up and had biographies of it's corporate officers who, of course, weren't real. Still, for probably 10 to 100 bucks a year (depending upon the provider), it's nice for old time Carly fans AND you keep control of the site.

    Keeping control of the site is nice. Ask John McCain who had to listen to Rachel Maddow telling of how she bought his website because his people were lax! Back in the day, Whitehouse.com was a porn site! The government finally snapped it up when the owners of the site didn't renew ownership. (Whitehouse.gov was and still is the proper website for those wishing to look at the white house but I think both will get you there now.)
     
  7. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Oh, I remember that remake of Manchurian Candidate. As good as it was, it wasn't half as good as the original. Now THAT was a movie.
     
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  8. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    I used to watch iCarly when I was about 10! I think they were repeats but I loved watching them after school.
     
  9. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    A treat for Bonnie... First time tv appearances of some big name stars of today.

     
  10. James R.

    James R. Busy Bee

    Ah Doctor Who. :)

    My first Doctor was Tom Baker. We got the series in Canada where I lived, but several years after it had been broadcast in the UK. So I was watching his first episodes in about 1980.

    I was so excited about Baker’s cameo in Day of the Doctor. As soon as I heard that voice, I was a kid again.

    Tennant very quickly became “my” Doctor, though. I was quite sad when he left.

    I all but stopped watching during the Matt Smith years. I had high hopes, but...so much of felt like it was done just to spread Whovian Fandom. I don’t think Smith hit his stride till his last series. I liked his restrained, more mature, but slightly mad Doctor.

    Capaldi...brilliant, lots of humour and gravitas, but let down by so-so stories, IMHO. By the end of his time I was sold on him. I will miss him, too.

    Speaking of “miss”, though Michelle Rodrigues was fun and batty - yet wonderfully menacingly sociopathic - as Missy... I did not like the idea at first. It was obviously a test for how people would react to a female Doctor...and thus it felt too obvious. Ah well. I do think she was marvellous in the role but I never could think of her as having been The Master... she really was her own unique malevolent character, in my eyes.

    Which brings us to — oops, I skipped Eccleston. I quite liked him as the first “new” Doctor. Too bad it was so brief for him. Imagine if they’d explored his character over a few series... A missed opportunity but I understand why he quit.

    Anyway that brings me to Jodi Whittaker as the newest Doctor. I think (and hope) she’ll be great. I thought she was fantastic in Broadchurch. Her acting has depth and she can be quite funny.

    Above all I hope Chris Chibnall writes stories for her that don’t feel like they were written in incomplete bullet points, like the outgoing dude wrote.
     
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  11. James R.

    James R. Busy Bee

    In Living Color was crazy funny! So hilariously inappropriate!
     
  12. quietrob

    quietrob Extraordinary

    If you look closely, besides the young stars who went on to become big stars, two of the fly girls (the dancers) were Rosie Perez (White Men can't Jump) and Jennifer Lopez! It was a funny show for a while.

    Man, those 90's dance moves!
     
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  13. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    @James R. , my kids rant about the bad writing with the last couple of doctors...I do think that both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi are very capable actors...it's just a pity they didn't get better scripts. I found watching Missy in the last few weeks interesting, she reminded me of a psychopathic Mary Poppins due to the wardrobe. She was quite interesting but like you I didn't really associate her with the master. I'm looking forward to seeing how the female doctor goes...she is as you've mentioned a really good actor and it will be interesting to see how it goes.
     
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  14. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Actually, Rosie wasn't actually a Fly girl. She was the show's choreographer and musical director. As such, she had to teach those girls, including J-Lo how to do those moves.
     
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  15. quietrob

    quietrob Extraordinary

    Ah, you're probably right. I seem to remember seeing Rosie as a Fly Girl at least once. A big kick for those of us who watched Soul Train but maybe it's just the memories mixing.
     
  16. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    so can you or someone TELL ME if I should purchase the Christmas Dr. Who??? Is this the debut of the new lady doctor? I'm willing to give her a try...just want to start with the right episode/story....thanks!
     
  17. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    I recently watched the Christmas episode where he changes. He doesn't change until the very end. So if you like the current doctor you will probably want that episode. I don't want to say too much as I don't want to give it away to those who haven't seen it yet.
     
  18. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I think even if you don't like Capaldi you still need to watch it :D
     
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  19. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Very true...I've just got the Mysterio episode left on stan and then I've run out of episodes and will have to look and see if the rest are on DVD yet...I did buy season 3 &4 of Lewis though so I still have something to watch...
     
  20. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Just... because.:sneaky:

     
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