Friday, March 04, 2011

Gone but Not Forgotten Blogfest!





Today we will focus on the TV Shows that have left our airwaves but left an impact on us.


Lost
Surviving a plane crash, polar bears and smoke monster, the LOSTIES were able to keep me entertained for  6 seasons.  They even were able to introduce new characters- like a BILLION  new ones, on a deserted island!  Did it have a few super weak episodes?  Yep. Did it have a few MIND BLOWING Awesome episodes? Yep.  Was it character driven? Yep?    Do I miss it?   Yep.  Am I glad to have an extra hour back in my life every week?  Hell Yeah!

Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. (I'm clumping them all together.)


Oh Joss, you genius was underrated.  Your female leads were smart, emotional, strong and all around made out win.   You always had a geeky adorable male sidekick.  Your villains scared the crap out of me.


The West Wing.
If only really life politics were this interesting and inspiring.  The West Wing made me care about city that's a few miles away.  Although as soon as it was off the air, I instantly stopped caring.  It had possibly the single greatest moment ever in TV history.  Josh Lyman was shot by a stray bullet intended for the president.  Toby tells Donna, Josh's assistant and one true love, "Josh was hit." The moment she fully understands is possibly the most heartbreaking moment.


You Can't Do That on Television
Locker Jokes, a kid run talk show, green slime if you said "I Don't Know."  Water dropped on you if you said, "Water."  It was Canadian. It was perfect.


Best Week Ever
Sigh, VH1 every once and a while you come up with good programming and then you break my heart.  It was funny, informative, and I didn't feel dirty like when I watch Entertainment Tonight for my news. 


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38 comments:

  1. I love blogfests, thanks for linking me to that one for next week. Will go and check it out, even though my blogfest calendar for March is already ridiculously chock-a-block :D

    Anyway...I don't know all your shows, but I totally agree on Joss Whedon in general. Love his stuff! The most sad is Firefly because it never got fully off the ground, but is so amazingly awesome!

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  2. I forgot You Can't Do That on Television! You're so right! That leads me to so many more than I posted. Remember Salute Your Shorts? Holy hot dog! That one should've (not couldn't), even needed, to keep going.

    Great post!

    Marie, http://marierearden.blogspot.com

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  3. We have similiar faves. And I forgot to list Buffy on mine! That was a great show too.

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  4. I see a Whedon trend already this morning. I do miss The West Wing. :(
    Thanks for a fun blogfest!

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  5. Joss Whedon is the best! Love Lost. I did a rewatch last year that coincided with the final season, it was a teary couple of weeks.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who absolutely loved Best Week Ever. So much fun!

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  6. LOST is on my list too! I didn't watch the other shows, but you have my interest piqued. Going to look for these in syndication!

    Fun blogfest -- thanks for hosting!

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  7. BEST WEEK EVER!! *sigh* That show used to make my weeks. Wouldn't stop laughing for hours...

    YAY for Buffy and Angel!! Haven't seen Lost yet (I know...), but will rectify this soon.

    Thanks for hosting the blogfest!

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  8. Oh my gosh, you just totally gave me a blast from the past with You Can't Do That On Television...gotta love those Canadians shows :)

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  9. I loved You Can't Do That on Television, especially because my parents hated it. Did you ever watch Roundhouse? That's in my own personal top five. :)

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  10. You can't do that on Television!!!!! I SO loved that show! Great one.

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  11. Oh, great choices! I agree with Joss's genius, and I loved Lost (though was content with the ending)

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  12. You rock. That is all. ;) Thanks for the fun blogfest.

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  13. Josh Whedon seems to be an all-out fav everywhere, don't know why his shows keep on getting cancelled

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  14. "You Can't Do That on Television" sounds hilarious! I'll have to check it out.

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  15. OMG, I LOVED Lost! TV seems to suck a lil more with it gone. :(

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  16. You Can't Do That on Television. So Awesome.

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  17. I used to be a VH1 junkie and watched Best Week Ever every Saturday morning, along with I Love the 80's and similar shows.

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  18. I think I must be the only person who has not seen Lost.

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  19. Need to check out Firefly...I've heard of it but never seen it (I think it's an instant play on Netfix if anyone else is interested).

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  20. Wow - love to see that Joss is everywhere!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE BtVS. Probably my all-time favorite show. That and Angel are the only tv shows I own on DVD (so far...). I'd add Veronica Mars, Pushing Daisies, and Stargate to the list. :) New follower - great blogfest idea. So glad I came across it!

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  21. I forgot about You Can't Do that On Television! :D

    Love your list!

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  22. Oh, I forgot. Thanks so much for hosting this, Erinn!

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  23. Lost was made of everything awesome in life :) Great choice!

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  24. Cool list! Thanks for hosting this awesome blogfest! Thinking about my answers for your Bucket List one now! As for your giveaway, I've linked it to my blog! :)

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  25. Ahh, Angel and Buffy. Still love them so much. I've been meaning to watch Firefly too :) Gotta get on that. Thanks for having this blogfest! It was a blast!

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  26. Totally agree about Lost and Buffy, awesome shows! Just got back from work and got my post up. Thanks for posting this blogfest, it was really fun to do.

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  27. Great list! I had completely forgotten about Angel. Oh the horror!

    Thank you for hosting such a great blogfest.

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  28. I love LOST! Such a great show.

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  29. your choices seem amazing--ive heard SO MANY awesome things about all of the shows, but have yet to see them. i will, though...one day.

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  30. Never saw the show about what you can't do on television.....

    Michael

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  31. Gosh, Buffy is the best. Except, I have all the seasons on DVD, because I can't live without them xD Spike was the BEST. And Firefly and Dollhouse are pretty awesome, too, but still. Buffy. Yeah. xD

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  32. I almost put Buffy, but I didn't.

    Buffy and Lost are the only two on your list I ever watched.

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  33. I never watched Lost. By the time it was on my radar I'd missed enough of it so that I would have been lost (pun intended!). I keep meaning to catch it on Netflix or something, but always forget!

    I loved West Wing, too!

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  34. I LOVED You Can't Do That on Television!!! And of course Buffy & Angel. Great list!

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  35. I'm a late entrant-I'll be lucky to get mine posted by midnight!

    The Joss Whedon shows are all good. But is it too soon to miss Lost?

    Tough to get down to five....

    Larry

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  36. Best Week Ever -- YES! It used to be my guilty pleasure show -- I totally forgot about it!

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  37. Joss Whedon really is a genius. Though, I've only ever seen Firefly...

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