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

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 third “Five-A-Day,” otherwise known as Days 11-15…

Day 11 – A show that disappointed you…

The Kennedys. Based on writer Emma Kennedy’s own life, the plot of a family moving to an estate in the seventies in the hopes of becoming middle class had all the tools to deliver some wonderful memories and fantastic humour recognisable to most of us but seemed to me to just be microwave lasagna and fondue jokes that didn’t quite hit the mark.



Day 12 – An episode you have watched more than 5 times…

Most episodes of every show I’ve ever even remotely liked. This is such a non question to many of us, this question is the social media equivalent of Netflix’s “are you still watching” 3 episodes into a binge watch.

Are You Still Watching

Day 13 – Favourite childhood show…

This depends on what period of my childhood we are talking about? If it is from about 9 years onwards then we are talking the likes of The Fall Guy, Street Hawk, Airwolf and The A-Team. If you are looking at younger than that then I have to go with Stig of the Dump from 1981.



Day 14 – Favourite male character…

Growing up I always wanted to be Colt Severs, a stuntman with a great side job. As an actual grown up with life, family and work responsibilities I tend to see more of The West Wing’s Josh Lyman in me. You know, tries really hard to do the right thing but nearly always fucks it up in some way or gets blindsided by someone craftier than him.



Day 15 – Favourite female character…

So, so many female characters that I absolutely adore makes this question a really tough one to answer. I’ll stay away from The West Wing ladies and look a little closer to home to one of my favourite British actresses working today. I am a huge Keeley Hawes fan, like uber huge, and everything she touches turns to gold in my eyes. There is one show in particular that she really shone in though, aside from Line of Duty, Doctor Who, The Missing, The Durrells, The Casual Vacancy, and Spooks, and that show was ashes to Ashes. After Life on Mars you already knew what the twist was going to be so how do you make that work for a sequel? You cast Keeley Hawes as Alex Drake is how.



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