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Meme Day Two

Meme day two!

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Most of the shows I watch have a pretty good fanbase, and are usually watched by other people in my household and/or my friends, so there aren't many that are obscure and make me scramble and pray people will watch so they don't get canceled. (All of the ones like that were ALREADY canceled!)

The only one no one else I know, or at least no one fandom-inclined, watches is probably United States of Tara, which is a lot of fun, if sometimes headdesk inducing. And I'm sure that someone who was knowledgeable about MPD would probably go nuts watching, just like TV always butchers something badly enough that people who are actual experts on the topic cringe. But Toni Collette is awesome, which goes a long way toward selling the concept.

The show resolves around Tara, who has multiple personalities the show refers to as alters. It starts with three established alters, Buck, a redneck war veteran man; T, a hormone crazed teenage girl, and Alice, the perfect housewife.

My sister's favorite alter is Buck, but mine is Alice. Alice is very proper and is the caretaker of the alters, and on the surface seems like the obedient, 50's housewife tending after her man. But Alice id FEROCIOUS, and you really, really don't want to fuck with her. She's hilariously single minded, and does exactly what she wants while making it seem like it's just logical, no matter how insane.

Also part of the regular cast are Max, Tara's good-guy husband (who is starting to indulge in some "good guy" douchebaggery this season), her smart-mouthed teenage daughter Kate (who usually speaks in the typical Diablo Cody ironic patter, but has some good moments despite too much tongue-in-cheekness), her gay, generally sweet and mild son Marshall, and her sister Charmaine. Charmaine is easily the most irritating character, but she does improve as the show goes along.

The show is in half-hour installments like a sitcom, which makes it easily watchable, and while Tara and her alters takes most of the screentime, the side characters get a good deal of screen time too.

So yes, its mostly very enjoyable. And people should watch it so I had someone to talk about it to.

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence

Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death

Today, I realized that you could answer comments on A03. How I didn't realize that before, I have no idea, but now I feel bad for all the comments on stories I never answered there. I think it's too late to answer now without looking stupid though. (Which would be fitting, considering it too me this long to figure out in the first place.)

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Tags: fandom - united states of tara, meme, tv talk

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