TV - Steve's TV Five A Day: Day Five

TV Five A Day

Steve Taylor-Bryant gets involved in social media games again, we do try and stop him, honest...

There have been a couple of great sharing ideas on social media recently and being the naturally lazy man I am instead of thinking up my own ideas for articles I have selfishly stolen other people’s ideas to fill these pages. One of my favourite ideas I stole from author Alec McQuay who in turn stole it on Twitter from @MiloBOK. It is a month of tweeting various things each day about television shows and your memories and thoughts. I don’t like doing just one thing a day though, so I am cheating (surprise, surprise) and I am putting the entire month’s choices into a few days. So here is your fifth “Five-A-Day,” otherwise known as Days 21 -25…

Day 21 – Your favourite ship…

Ooh this is a great question. There are ships I like from shows that maybe I don’t watch as much any more, ships that are actual ships not spaceships, and so many memories tied to each one. I loved the mining ship Red Dwarf, there is obviously the Titanic, are we including Tripods as ships? I think we should although they aren’t my favourite. No, my favourite is the ship that has been a constant part of my life, even when the show was on hiatus, and that’s the blue telephone box known to The Doctor and his travelling companions as the TARDIS. It has upgraded and changed over the years, it has taken human form in the wonderful The Doctor’s Wife, and has always been there when I’ve needed it.





Day 22 – Favourite series finale…

I’ve cheated slightly as I know that in another article there is another finale question that asks for a more explosive choice so I don’t want to blow my wad in this first choice. That makes it very difficult to answer because now I just want to talk about a series finale that I can’t mention just yet. That instantly makes whatever my answer is here slightly inferior doesn’t it? I don’t like to think of anything I love as inferior so you’ll just have to trust that my choice isn’t. So now which show do I go to? There have been some great season finales in Supernatural but with an upcoming series of articles I have planned on Supernatural I’ll have to pick another show. So I shall go to my love of Bones for this choice. I have enjoyed Bones for many years, it’s not the cleverest show ever written and it has some casting issues that I haven’t always agreed with, honestly it took me two whole seasons to buy into Dr. Saroyan as I didn’t understand the decision to remove Daniel Goodman, played by Jonathan Adams, as head of The Jeffersonian. But Bones always got me back. The characters I did buy into stayed with me, the storylines I did enjoy were a level of enjoyment I don’t get all the time, and there was one character in particular I really liked. Dr. Lance Sweets, the team’s psychologist played by John Francis Daley has always been my favourite since his introduction. His insights, love for Booth and Brennan, and his intellect have always impressed. He had been crucial in the ongoing Pellant story that ran for a few seasons but its Season 9 Episode 24, The Recluse in the Recliner that I am picking. Whilst the storyline has more of an effect on Sealey Booth, it is Sweets that takes the lead and tries his hardest to uncover the truth. It also leads in to season 10 and Sweets sad demise.

Bones


Day 23 – Most annoying character…

Bones again for this one. I liked the rotating of Brennan’s interns since her original apprentice, Zack Addy (Eric Millegan) turned out to be helping a serial killer. The introduction of different interns all with their own character traits and levels of intellect was enjoyable and I went into every episode wondering which one I would watch this week. I was only ever disappointed when it turned out to be Daisy Wick. I am sure that actress Carla Gallo is supremely talented but I just got annoyed every time she appeared as Daisy.

Daisy Wick


Day 24 – Best quote…

Toby Ziegler: [holding his twin babies] I didn't realize babies come with hats. You guys crack me up. You don't have jobs. You can't walk or speak the language. You don't have a dollar in your pockets but you got yourselves a hat so everything's fine. I don't want to alarm you or anything, but I'm Dad. And for you, son - for you - this will be the last time I pass the buck, but I think it should be clear from the get-go that it was Mom who named you Huckleberry. I guess she was feeling like life doesn't present enough challenges to overcome on its own. And, honey, you've got a name now, too.Your mom and I named you after an incredibly brave woman, really not all that much older than you. Your name is Molly. Huck and Molly. So, what do I do? Well, you're going to need food and clothes and doctors and dentists and there's that. And should you have any questions along the way...





Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)…

Grimm. I vaguely remember seeing the pilot episode many years ago but something happened in my life that somehow prevented me from continuing my viewing. Anyway, my mother bought me the complete collection thus far available on DVD for Christmas so now I’ll finally get to see what all the fuss about.




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