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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2012-06-07 06:23 pm

favourite shows meme

Stolen from [personal profile] chaila:

Pick 5 TV shows you like before reading the questions.

1. Doctor Who
2. Avatar: the Last Airbender
3. Avatar: Legend of Korra
4. Community
5. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

1. Who is your favorite character in 2? (A:tLA)

KATARATOPH. TOPHKATARA. um um. Okay Toph by a whisker, though they both delight me in my soul. Toph is brash and bratty but has huge heart and courage, her sarcasm gives me live and her lack of ability to care about what other people think she should do is pretty much the best ever.

2. Who is your least favorite character in 1? (Doctor Who)

Ten. When he's at his best, he delights me, but when he's at his worst I pretty much can't stand him. His dickishness to Harriet Jones, Mickey, Martha et al were low points, as was the year of Specials and Manpain. Sigh.

3. What’s your favorite episode of 4? (Community)

Shortlist of Modern Warfare, Basic Rocket Science, Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Paradigms of Human Memory, For A Few Paintballs More, Remedial Chaos Theory, Studies in Modern Movement and Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism, but Digital Estate Planning has shot to the top of my list, I think. THE STUDY GROUP AS RETRO VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS. It has pretty much everything I love about Community - a delightfully earnest dedication to spoofing a genre, all the characters getting apt moments of hilarity/awesomeness, and it's genuinely heart warming. I even like Pierce in it, which basically never happens.

4. What is your favorite season of 5? (DS9)

I've only really rewatched the first couple of seasons recently so it's hard to say, but scanning through the episodes on Wikipedia it strikes me that there are a lot of episodes I love in s3.

5. What’s your favorite relationship in 3? (Korra)

Hmm - I'm very excited about the potential of Korra's relationships with Asami and Lin, but I think Korra and Tenzin's interactions are often my favourites. I think it was a really smart move to have them already know each other when the series started, I love the way that they fight a lot but also really care about each other. And they're very reminiscent of Buffy & Giles, which doesn't hurt.

6. Who is your anti-relationship in 2? (A:tLA)

um. I pretty much ship everyone in a big a cuddle pile so this question does not apply.

7. How long have you watched 1? (Doctor Who)

Since 'Rose' aired in 2005. Love at first sight.

8. How did you become interested in 3? (Korra)

Given it's the sequel to A:tLA, since they first announced it omg. I remember when it was just going to be a mini-series, and now s2 is in the works and eeeee everything is beautiful. It's so nice watching it week to week after only getting into A:tLA when it had finished.

9. Who is your favorite actor in 4? (Community)

Danny Pudi delights me in so many ways omg. Particularly when he and Alison Brie are being all bff-y, eee their faces.

10. Which show do you prefer, 1, 2, or 5? (Doctor Who, A:tLA or DS9)

Well, Doctor Who, because it is the show of my heart and I love it always. But A:tLA is one of the best bits of television I've ever seen in terms of character development and diverse representation, and DS9 is fantastic for similar reasons (though more missteps on the representation front) as well as its satisfyingly long, political and complicated story arcs. <3

11. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3? (Doctor Who or Korra)

Well, I am a week behind on Korra and so have only seen 7. Including Classic Who and Big Finish and everything else, with Doctor Who it's more like 70, at least.

12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be? (Community)

I don't know, actually! They're all kind of a bunch of failboats which is why I adore them, and I see myself in a lot of them, but I'm not sure I'd actually want to be many of them. Maybe Abed, because ♥Abed♥. Or, ooh! Professor Slater! She actually had her shit together in ways I admire.

13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 5? (DS9)

THE SHOWRUNNERS ALREADY DID. I DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT IT. :(( (And I love Ezri, but. But. Jadzia was kind of my first sci fi lady love.)

14. Would a 3/4 crossover work? (Korra/Community)

Kinda? It feels weird to be crossing US non-Asian characters into an Asian fantasy world but given how easily Community fits into every genre ever it could work. Also, let me present you with the totally adorable mental image that is Troy as an airbender. :D

15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple? (Doctor Who)

Doctor Who is the greatest for random crossover ships! For instance ship Amy/Martha a bit for reasons that are only 50% totally shallow. I think they'd get on!

16. Overall, which show has the better cast, 3 or 5? (Korra or DS9)

Given I don't know anything about the voice actors in Korra, DS9 it is! And having seen a bunch of them at Dragon*Con a couple of years ago, I can attest that they're pretty great. I also enjoy the extent to which Andrew Robinson and Alexander Siddig ship their characters bless. <3

17. Which has the better theme music, 2 or 4? (A:tLA or Community)

Oh, A:tLA definitely, the music's amaaaaaazing.

[personal profile] meri 2012-06-07 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Troy as an airbender? So awesome. I can't help but think of Shirley as a fire bender though, she'd think it's too flashy but it makes her temper and her tendency towards self-destructive behavior in the past make so much sense
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[personal profile] coffeesuperhero 2012-06-07 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)


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[personal profile] elsane 2012-06-07 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)

and Toph and Iroh and Azula and Sokka and Zuko and Ty Lee and Aang and Katara and! But Mai is the only one I've got an icon of, which says something.

Korra and Tenzin's relationship is my favorite character interaction in Korra so far, too. Actually, I could happily watch a whole show of quiet slice-of-life drama set on Air Temple Island. Tenzin's family is so great.

[personal profile] noldo 2012-06-08 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
ship Amy/Martha a bit for reasons that are only 50% totally shallow

I ship this for reasons that are 100% totally shallow and am not even ashamed about it. A fine choice.
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[personal profile] masakochan 2012-06-08 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Ten. When he's at his best, he delights me, but when he's at his worst I pretty much can't stand him.

Same here. Not to mention his treatment of Jack (at the end of Series 3).

Oh, A:tLA definitely, the music's amaaaaaazing.

The studio is missing out on the money they could make from making an official CD to sell.
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[identity profile] 2012-06-13 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
GUH. You're making me want to watch all of DS9 ALL OVER AGAIN! <3