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(the drawing belongs to Pénélope Bagieu)
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Day 28 - First TV show obsession
I honestly can't remember, but I would say Highlander.

Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
ETA: I wouldn't call it an obsession, really, but as far as current tv shows go, I would say True Blood (because I'm reading the books as well).
Alright, I change my vote: it's Lost, definitely Lost [/ETA]

Day 30 - Saddest character death
Richie Ryan, in Highlander. There had been times when Duncan almost killed him before, and Richie was one of the regulars: his death took me by surprise.
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Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Lost
. This pilot episode got me hooked on the show. Granted, the interest did not last for me (it grew way too complicated by the end of season 2 for me to stay interested), but this pilot was awesome! I watched it again last night and I still loved it.

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Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
The last one was Dexter's last season finale. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about – if you haven't, I don't want to spoil you, so no video :)
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Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)

New: Game of Thrones: the buzz around it has me really curious.

Old: Lost. All the buzz about the series finale got me in the mood: I'm going to watch it again, from episode one, and see if I can keep up with it this time, because I remember how much I loved the first season (they lost me during season 2).

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Day 24 - Best quote

The series that has my favorite lines is Kaamelott, written by Alexandre Astier. I love this show: the writing, the acting, the way they deliver their lines, the casting...

To pick the best of them all would be impossible, but let's say that I have a soft spot for the one on my icon: in that particular episode, King Arthur's mother in law made a "tarte" (an open pie?), but the crust is so hard that they can't chew it, which leads her husband to say: "sans vouloir la ramener, la seule différence concrète avec des briques, c'est que vous appelez ça des tartes" (roughly translated: "the only real difference between this and a brick is that you call it a tarte"). I couldn't find a video link unfortunatly.
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Day 23 - Most annoying character
Derek Raines, in Poltergeist: The Legacy. No contest. Then again, I didn't watch the show for him, but still... Whenever he was on screen, it was like chalk squealing (or whatever the sound it makes is called) on a blackboard.
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Day 22 - Favorite series finale

I was really moved when Friends ended. I first watched this show the summer I was an au pair in the US, and I loved it. When I came back in France, I bought the videos, one season at a time. I followed it religiously, I knew the dialogues by heart... so of course, when it ended, it was a special moment. And that last shot around the apartment? I liked it a lot.

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Day 21 - Favorite ship
Tom and Lynette, from Desperate Housewives. I love their relationship.



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Day 20 - Favorite kiss
The kiss between Ross and Rachel after they watch the prom tape. They're not my favourite couple on Friends (I love Monica and Chandler together), but I've always loved that particular scene. Unfortunately, I can't embed it here (the bits I found did not allow it) but there it is.
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Day 19 - Best TV show cast
The West Wing
(surprise, surprise!). What can I say, they have great chemistry!

"Toby... Toby, Toby, Toby... Toby's a nice name":


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And I'm going to stop here because let's face it, there are many, many, many great scenes in this show.
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Day 18 - Favorite title sequence

True Blood! Ok, I'll admit that it was a tie between True Blood and Desperate Housewives in this case, but season 3 of TB just started, and it's definitely a show I could recommend (the Sookie and Bill drama tends to make me roll my eyes sometimes, but the "supporting " cast is great).



Oh, and for the record, I also really like the opening credits for Weeds, when they had the different versions of the song.
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Day 17 - Favorite mini series

Stephen King's Rose Red. I know, the BBC miniseries are fantastic, but what can I say! I have a soft spot for Stephen King. I think I have seen all the tv adaptations of his books (I especially liked the tv versions of It and The Stand), but Rose Red, having been developed specifically for television, is different.



That being said, I'm really in the mood for some BBC costume drama at the moment.
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Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Survivor
! I've been watching it since season 1 (that was my year in the US), and I've missed a couple of seasons along the way (out of 20 seasons - not that bad), but I catch it whenever I can. I blame it on Jeff Probst.

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Day 15 - Favorite female character

C.J. Cregg
, in The West Wing. Generally speaking, I love the female characters in The West Wing: they're strong, sensitive, funny and hold their grounds (the only one I couldn't really get used to was Amy Gardner): whether it's Abbey, Mrs Landingham, Joey Lucas, Ainsley Haines... I have to say that Aaron Sorkin knows how to write great female characters! And now, a few C.J. moments (at least the ones I haven't already linked to in the past few days – you'll find the root canal and the secret plan to fight inflation there ).

First of all, the Jackal. There is no way I can talk about The West Wing and C.J. in particular without linking to The Jackal!



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Day 14 - Favorite male character

Methos
, from Highlander. I know that there has been a lot of other characters since then, but I've always had a soft spot for him (which is too bad in a way, because now every time I see Peter Wingfield in another part, I feel like I am watching Methos playing a part).



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Day 13 - Favorite childhood show

If you don't count cartoons and animes, then it's Little House on the Prairie! There were reruns during lunchtime for years, and I would watch it very, very often.

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Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
an episode? As in one? I've watched the ten seasons of Friends (yes, every single episode) more than five times! And I've done that for other shows too: the first four seasons of The West Wing, and Desperate Housewives, and Scrubs, several Supernatural episodes, Kaamelott of course, I'm getting there with The Big Bang Theory, etc. Indeed, I have no life... or I am really dedicated to improving my English – either explanation works for me.
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Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Scrubs
. They should have cancelled it a few seasons ago. I loved the first seasons, and then it went down the crapper. I tend to pretend they cancelled it long ago (aaaah denial...).

Here is the first scene of Scrubs I've seen (back when I was in New Zealand), the one that originally got me hooked on it:


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Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

True Blood
. I admit it, I watched the first 20 minutes of the first episode and thought it was ridiculously stupid. Six months later, I was discussing it with a coworker who was a fan, I gave it another shot and just loved it. And the timing is perfect, because season 3 starts tonight!

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Day 09 - Best scene ever

Let's face it, to pick just one scene is impossible, so let's just pick one scene that never fails to crack me up. Yes, it's from The West Wing again – let's face it, I've put several TWW videos in the past few days, and I love all those scenes, so here is a new one: remember Ainsley Hayes? I love her "conversation style" in this scene with Leo:



And because I couldn't find a video of it, it doesn't really count, but I love this little scene between C.J. and the President (greedydancer will know what I'm talking about):
Bartlet: Were we talking about something?
CJ: I don't know sir, when I came in here - back in the late 50's - there was a purpose to it but then one thing led to another and I blacked out. I mean, I can hang in there with the best of them, sir but somewhere during the conversation about anise and coriander and the other fifteen spices you like to use to baste a turkey I simply lost consciousness.
Bartlet: You know that line you're not supposed to cross with the President?
CJ: I'm coming up to it?
Bartlet: No, no, look behind you.
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Day 08 - A show everyone should watch

Among the shows still airing, I would say The Big Bang Theory! It's my feel good show of the moment. There are many videos I could have included here to give you an idea of the tone of the show, but I chose the Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock moment:



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Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Like I said, my favourite TV show is The West Wing, and if you only count the first four seasons (I've seen seasons five to seven, but I don't know them as well, and I couldn't really pick one that I like least), I would have to choose Isaac and Ishmael (season 3, episode 0). It was filmed two weeks after 9/11, and it was a special episode. It's my least favourite because I found it patronizing. I can understand why they would need/want to make it, and I see why it was good, but it leaves me a little cold. Then again, a "cold" episode of The West Wing is still better than a lot of things, so... yes, you should still watch it.

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Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
It was established a couple of days ago that my favourite show was The West Wing. There are many, many episodes I love, but if I had to pick one, it would be Celestial Navigation (season 1, episode 15 – for those of you who know the show, that's when CJ has root canal).



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Day 05 - A show you hate
If you don't count the so-called reality TV à la Real Housewives of New Jersey, Cake Boss and other LA Ink (I don't mind some reality TV, I like watching The Biggest Loser, and Survivor, and I enjoy What not to Wear and Say yes to the dress, but some of those shows are just too much), I would say Dollhouse. I don't hate it, but couldn't get into it (and I thought that Eliza Dushku was a terrible actress).
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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

The West Wing
: the cast, the writing, the intensity, the comic relief moments... There's nothing I don't like in the first four seasons of TWW (after that, Aaron Sorkin left, and it wasn't the same). Picking just one extract was tough, so here are three:



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Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Glee
, because it cracks me up and I love the songs. I couldn't find a decent video of Kurt and Rachel singing Defying Gravity, but here is another favourite number of mine, with Kristin Chenoweth:

For the list of questions, see here.
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Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching

Arrested Development. I know that it's been off the air for a few years, but it's so quirky and funny, the characters are wonderfully weird... Example:

Michael: Since when are you against leather?
Maeby: Yeah, you're not even a vegetarian.
Lindsay: Well, I'm not against the insides. I mean, people need meat to survive.
Michael: You are aware they don't remove it surgically, right?



For the list of questions, see here.
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Let me start the meme that's been going around lately:

Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I adored this show, and was really disappointed when they cancelled it. It's funny, I loved the cast, I loved the characters, and yes, I keep watching the episodes regularly.



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Aaaaah spring... The nature is pretty and all, but man, allergies are coming back. Big time. It's like all of a sudden my body remembers that hey, it doesn't like dust either. Last night at work was ridiculous: I kept sneezing and talking with this weird "my sinus are clogged" voice. Two days down, fourty+ to go \o/ (it's ridiculous: I hurt my neck sneezing this morning. I have a massive pinch that's not going away. Oh the horror.)

To minimize the whole thing, I have to stay indoors as much as possible. You see where I'm going with this whining? That's right: no running outdoors! Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to use the treadmill every time, because I'm beginning to meet some nice people through the Running Room, ie I really don't want to stop going. But I'll only be running outside twice a week (stuffing myself with medication), the other days I'll be on the treadmill. I'm trying to rationalize it by telling myself that at least I get to watch tv while running (This morning: "What not to wear" - guilty pleasure).

So, here is my question: y'all have some advice on how to minimize the effects of it? What do you use/do for yours? Any trick in particular that you could share? Please?
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