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Okay, so VERY late because of unexpected hospital and power-outage interruption. I actually wrote this days ago but haven't been able to post, so throwing it up now. (I WILL do all 30 days, just not consecutively.)

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
This is really, really hard. My fandom entry point was pretty much Buffy, and that remains one of my fondest TV loves because of that. Then there's Firefly, which was not only one of the best complete show runs ever, but was also something of an epic fandom story. The fandom that got a movie made, seeing the sneak peeks of that movie with a bunch of other fans - all fond, fond memories. There's also my really early shows that I loved - The Young Riders, which would have been my first fandom if I'd known fandom existed, back then, The Muppet Show, cable shows that got axed early, like Carnivàle or Dead Like Me.

I think in the end though, I have to go with Firefly. Because Firefly was the most cohesive fannish EXPERIENCE for me. I didn't watch it as it aired, in its entirety, but I watched the fandom grow, and was in it from the start, at least from an observation point of view, pretty much. I read the meta and was there in the fandom, pulling for the show's renewal, and then for the movie to happen.

And the experience aside, the show itself was an education for me. It made me realize that no, I didn't dislike Sci-Fi, I just didn't like entirely conventional sci-fi much of the time. It was Firefly that made me open the door to other fannish shows that I came to love, like Battlestar.

Its short run kept the show from ever teetering into the mid-season blahs, or teetering too far from where it started. Firefly gave us Nathan Fillion, or at least brought him to our attention. It gave us River Tam, and Reavers, and Wash and Jayne's hat. It gave us, most importantly, Mal Reynolds, and I think it's my utter and undying love for Mal that, in the end, puts this show into my top slot. Nostalgia probably keeps it there, and I'm sure that I've got my rose colored glasses on a bit about the fandom, because it was such an enchanted honeymoon - but yeah, I'm going with Firefly.

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
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

In unrelated news - how awesome is the new cut-tag code, and the crossposting options on DW? SERIOUSLY awesome. The cut tag thing seems to mess up if there's code beneath the cut right now, but I'm sure they'll fix it soon.

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Tags: fandom - firefly, meme, tv talk

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