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{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Ganked from babykid528.

I'll be posting 100 TV Shows and my feelings about them. No particular order.

1-Miami Vice
2-Hollywood Squares
3-Twin Peaks
4-Barney Miller
5-Ground Force
6-Changing Rooms
8-Hill Street Blues
9-Hodge Podge Lodge
10-CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
14-The Edge of Night
15-Hawaii 5-0
16-The Sopranos
18-Later With Bob Costas
19-One Day at a Time
20-Hot L Baltimore
21-House MD
22-Spooks (MI5)
26-Dirty Jobs
28-City of Angels
29-LA Law
30-Due South
31-Chico and the Man
35-White Collar
37-Reasonable Doubts
39-Knots Landing
40-Live at Five
43-Mad Men
44-Countdown with Keith Olbermann
46-Anything But Love
47-Happy Days
48-Welcome Back, Kotter
49-Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.
50-It Takes a Thief
54-Broken Badges
57-The Hour
58-Baa Baa Black Sheep
59-Mission: Magic!
61-The Monkees
62-Six Feet Under
63-Star Trek
64-All In The Family
65-The Jeffersons
67-Midsomer Murders
68-Person of Interest
70-The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
71-The Electric Company
72-Sesame Street
73-Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
77-The A-Team
79-True Detective
82-Life on Mars
84-The Good Wife
85-Ashes to Ashes
86-The Mary Tyler Moore Show
89-New Tricks
90-Time Team
91-The Galloping Gourmet
92-The Rockford Files
94-The Kenny Everett Video Show
95-Solid Gold
96-Faoi Lán Cheoil

100 tv shows-#99-Batman

Almost there, guys!


RIP Adam West, You will always be MY Batman.
Yvonne Craig as Batgirl is probably my first ever girl-crush/role-model. I was Batgirl for Halloween at least three or four years running. When we played Batman in the basement of our house on 6th Street in Fair Lawn, or ever in the hallway back in Washington Heights, I was ALWAYS Batgirl.
I can still tell you the name of every actor who played a Special Guest Vi
This show was my introduction to the awesomeness of Tallulah Bankhead.
I fell in love with Cliff Robertson as Shame.
Please don't ask me to pick a Catwoman, but Frank Gorshin is clearly the best Riddler.
I was too young in 1966-68, but I vividly remember watching this every day after school in Washington Heights, so I must have been watching the re-runs between 1970 and 1974.
I still say "Holy Guacamole, Batman!" when a juicier exclamation might be inappropriate.
I'd definitely vote for Mayor Linseed.
I feel like the campy, but dead pan humor was as important to the evolution of my persona as watching Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares.
How did it take me this long to remember how important this show was to me?
I miss my New York/Gotham City of the 70's.
I want my cape back.
But there was a commentary on episode 11, so I had to re-watch Middle Ground with the commentary. Hopefully I can finish the season next weekend.


100 tv shows-#98-Maude


"Lady Godiva was a freedom rider,
She didn't care if the whole world looked,
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her,
She was a sister who really cooked."

Of course, it was YEARS before I understood why any of this was humorous, but even then I knew it was catchy.

I'm pretty sure I watched most of this, which at least one, if not both of my parents, but I only remember one episode in any detail. Nope not the abortion episode.

It happened in 1976, so I was either 11 or 12. It was a two part episode called "Maude's Mood" Parts 1 & 2, which was actually the first time I'd ever heard of manic-depression. Maude decides that Henry Fonda should run for president. She makes up a theme song and is so excited and manic that she sort of gets people to go along with her. Then in the 2nd part, she somehow arranges for Henry Fonda to show up for
what he thinks is some kind of promotional appearance. He then gently lets her down and she totally collapses. In retrospect, and probably at the time (12 years, old mind you) it was one of the most devastating things I'd ever seen on television, which certainly speaks to what was actually possible on TV back them as well as the acting skills of Miss Bea Arthur. She won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in 1977, which must have had a lot to do with this episode.

I loved her and Walter's relationship on the show. For a 70's sit-com marriage, it seems very real and certainly less one-sided and borderline abusive than what a lot of sit-com marriages look like with our woke eyes.

Bill Macy's acting was beautiful in the manic-depression episode. He's everything a supporting actor should be. I probably proto-shipped them on some level and may have had an early girl-crush on Adrienne Barbeau.

That uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizin',
Right on Maude!

100 TV Shows-#97-Phenom

A long time ago in a galaxy...oh, OK, back in July of 2012, and right here in this very chair, I wrote an entry about Knot's Landing, Dallas and Live at Five, in od which I mentioned my obsession with one William Devane. I mentioned that I'd followed from Knot's Landing to other shows including a little item called Phenom and that some day I would write about it. It's now nearly six years later, and I am nothing, if not a woman of my word.


I guess we'll put this in the Broken Badges and even Arrow (shudder) category of shows I watched for a single actor in spite of all reason. Because by 1993, I was a long time past any interest in sit-coms, especially a "family" sit-com a single mom and teenage kids, which I remember some sarcastic article, maybe in TV guide or even the American version of Spy describing as "Who's the Blossom." BUT...William Devane!!! Greg Sumner. JFK. The made for TV not-half-bad remake of From Here To Eternity. THOSE TEETH!

So...there I was, 29 years old, already married, and watching THIS because of how much I loved William Devane. So the whole Barrowman/Arrow thing definitely had an antecedant, but since there was no interwebs to vent on, or a fandom to commiserate with, I didn't have the kind of rage-a-holic reaction I'd develop later to disappointing television or just plots that didn't do what I wanted them to.

1 season, 22 episodes. I'm pretty sure I watched them all.

I don't remember much, except I think I wanted more Devane and less family and that the Coach character was comic relief rather than a bad-ass mofo and it wasn't fun to watch, although Devane in tennis shorts probably was. I doubt this even exists on DVD and I don't see any episodes on Youtube, but I'd curious to see it again. I vaguely remember his flirtation with the Mom, but probably also a frisson with the girl. It's a little sad because I didn't follow Devane anywhere else, even IMDB tells me he's worked consistently and been in TONS of series and Made for TV. He was awesome in that one episode of NCIS and still has a great set of teeth.

But you know, time marches on, and he'll never be quite as hot as he was as Greg Sumner.

I'm glad we did have one more fling.

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Guess where I found the glasses that were missing for two days?
No, it was not on top of my head which might have been somewhat amusing....but rather....wait for it....
IN THE POCKET OF MY BATHROBE! That would be the same bathrobe I wore the day after I swore I couldn't find the damn glasses.
This is what distraction does to me. Yes, I'm still struggling with the knitting, the book and the broom, or at least all of the above in the form of Social Media, E-Books, and podcasts.
Also clutter. I need to just throw shit out and instead I just keep stuffing it into different drawers, telling myself I have to go through everything because I'm terrified I'll through something out that I really need.
I also need to figure out a way to do Karaoke AND Kirtan tomorrow without losing my voice.

We're going where the sun shines brightly

And this years Spring Holiday takes us to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's pretty random. Basically I go where I can get free hotels and sit in a plane for less than three hours. I've already worked through my anticipation of drama around food...and I'm as addicted to food drama as I am to food itself. I've got my Paleo snacks pack
ed and my hard and fast rules for what I will not eat. Beyond that, it's the one plate rule and staying honest with my food buddy along the way. I'm sure there will be SOME drama because I am such a Drama Queen, but hopefully not that kind of drama.

I'm still working on getting all my LJ fic, including the 2011 Drabble-a-Day project, posted to A03. At SOME point LJ will leave us or I will mwake a final exit from both DW and LJ, but I do want the fic available. Sturgeon's Law may apply, but damn, some of that stuff was really good. Or it wasn't, but it still speaks to my ID, even if I hope I'm no longer the person who wrote a lot of it.

Some of the drabbles are crap, though, although I really did work hard on them.

100 Things Meme...ALMOST THERE! I am going to finish that m.f. thing. Seriously.

Hubby update: He turned sixty and decided he needed a skateboard, an electric skateboard. Then a regular board. Then a longboard. Then a short board. Then a custom board. At some point justifiable homicide may kick in, assuming the Universe doesn't take care of the situation for me.

Work still rocks. I'll have my dream shift for the next six month. Closing shift Sunday to Thursday. I keep my Karaoke on Saturday, I have Fridays with hubby and I can sleep in on Sunday.

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So basically: Yoga, Work, Program, Karaoke.


I don't believe this.

96 entries.
I'm almost done!
That's awesome.

BUT---I've been posting to Dreamwidth with a cross-post to LJ. And the "master list" for each one has the links to the original posts on the correct platform. I just did the 96th entry and when I updated the master list on Dreamwidth, I forgot to disable the cross-posting. Which means my master list on LJ, now has 96 Dreamwidth links. ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH.

My self-diagnosed OCD is not happy, and will eventually require me to go back and redo the whole post with the 96 LJ links.

But not right now.

100 tv shows-#96-Faoi Lán Cheoil

Here's a bit of a wild-card. Neither US or UK, but rather a "reality show" from TG4, a public service channel for Irish language speakers in Ireland.

My husband is the following:
Of partial Irish ancestry.
A lover of traditional Irish music.
A player of traditional Irish music. At the time of this writing he currently owns and can play to some extent, the tin whistle, the Irish flute, the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, octave mandolin and a few others.

Two years ago we traveled to Ennis in County Clare to attend the Fleadh Cheoil. At that time he'd pretty much just taken up the flute and took classes at the Fleadh with 6 year old flute players who could already kick his ass.

Around that time we discovered this reality show on Youtube. (It's since been pulled.) The premise that eight celebrities (seven of them Irish) learn to play a traditional Irish instrument with the help of a famous player. The non-Irish person is English actor Jeremy Irons, who lives in Ireland in a castle and who I kind of adore. He may have been my "hook" into the whole thing. He was the only one I'd ever heard of, although I was amused to find out that at least two of the actors appeared on an Irish soap opera called "Ros Na Rua," which I was super-amused by on our trip to Ireland in 2001.

Obviously as in all "reality" shows, the situation is arbitrary and who knows how much of the difficulties in learning the instruments are completely real or just part of the set up for suspense as the big performances arrives?

That being said, and have seen all the episodes multiple times, because when we like anything of a musical or documentary nature, we watch it over and over and over, and it's thoroughly enjoyable.

It gives so much insight in the music and the people and Ireland and oh my god, I now love Jeremy Irons even more than I used to so if he's problematic for you for any reason...skip that one. I'm not sure where to find it now that TG4 has pulled the Youtube plug, but if you get the chance and you love Irish people, Irish music, Irish instruments, Irish accents, or Jeremy Irons...go for it.

Here's the line-up:

John Creedon learns the flute

Marie Jones learns button accordion

Adrian Dunbar learns Sean Nós Singing

Macdara Ó Fátharta learns tin whistle

Paddy Courtney learns the Bodhran

Jeremy Irons learns the fiddle

Andy Reid learns Banjo

Dearbla Lennon learns concertina


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