09 June 2010

TV meme for #blogeverydayofjune

Do you snack while watching TV?
Yes, all the time.

What is your favourite TV show?
Probably The Killing on SBS right now.

What TV show makes you run to change channels?
A heap: Masterchef (all versions); Sunrise; any morning TV really; SYTYCD; AGT; any Idol show; Biggest Losers; & any other reality TV.

How do you view your TV guide: online, on-screen, newspaper, magazine, other?
I get a paper version in The Weekend Oz on Saturday and then mostly view online or on-screen (digital).

Have you ever been surveyed for your TV-viewing habits or do you know anyone who has been?
No.

Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly?
No.

Do you watch any TV "soaps"? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.)
Is Glee a soap? OK, if not I 'fess up to sometimes watching Home & Away - just 'cos its on when I am cooking.

What other series shows do you try not to miss?
NCIS (all), CSI (all), Criminal Minds, Vampire shows (eg. True Blood & Vampire Diaries), A Modern Family, Top Gear, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Foyle's War, Le Tour de France (live), Robin Hood & Dr Who.

Any previous series or shows you really liked?
Edge of Darkness, X-Files, Buffy, Angel, Queer as Folk (UK & US), East West 101, Frasier, Seinfeld, The Eagle, Unit One, Spooks & Little Britain.

Do you have pay TV or are the digital channels enough?
No: digital channels are more than enough.

Do you only watch certain TV shows online?
No, hardly ever when in Australia.

Do you regularly use services like ABC catch-up or other online replays?
Yes, I have sometimes - mostly using the ABC or SBS online.

Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts?
Never. Well unless a friend of mine is in an ad. I did like that Victorian Tourism ad about Rabbit Pie Day.

Do you multi-task while watching TV & if so what else are you doing?
All the time. I read newspapers on the weekend, sort mail, wash-up, clean and use my laptop.

Is there a TV show that makes you laugh out loud?
Yes, currently Top Gear and A Modern Family. Laughing is good for you, therefore TV is good for you.

Have you ever said no to a social invitation to stay at home and watch TV? (Truth again please.) Mind telling us what the show was?
From memory it was probably during Edge of Darkness many years ago and maybe also the first time Brideshead Revisited was on broadcast. When QAF (US) was on we actually had a regular social gathering for dinner and then a viewing on Monday nights. (I am sooo boring!)

Do you record TV shows & if so why and how (VCR, DVD recorder, TIVO, laptop, etc.)?
I use Eye-TV on an old MacBook plugged into the aerial and the TV to record digital TV. Usually I record stuff I want to see when I'm not in or watching something else.

Least favourite TV personality/actor/character?
That Kochie guy on morning TV.

Most popular TV personalities/actors/character?
Probably Brian Kenny on QAF (US). I aspire to his moral standard.

Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events - made for TV drama, etc.)?
Edge of Darkness was ahead of its time and Bob Peck was intoxicating in it as the lead character. I also enjoy all of Ken Burns documentary series (Civil War, New York, Baseball, Lewis & Clark, etc.) as well as the fairly recent Band of Brothers.

Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows?
Whatever is good really. And by good I mean something that can capture my attention and make me stop playing on the internets.

Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over?
The Killing on SBS.

So, here are your questions:
Do you snack while watching TV?
What is your favourite TV show?
What TV show makes you run to change channels?
How do you view your TV guide: online, on-screen, newspaper, magazine, other?
Have you ever been surveyed for your TV-viewing habits or do you know anyone who has been?
Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly?
Do you watch any TV "soaps"? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.)
What other series shows do you try not to miss?
Any previous series or shows you really liked?
Do you have pay TV or are the digital channels enough?
Do you only watch certain TV shows online?
Do you regularly use services like ABC catch-up or other online replays?
Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts?
Do you multi-task while watching TV & if so what else are you doing?
Is there a TV show that makes you laugh out loud?
Have you ever said no to a social invitation to stay at home and watch TV? (Truth again please.) Mind telling us what the show was?
Do you record TV shows & if so why and how (VCR, DVD recorder, TIVO, laptop, etc.)?
Least favourite TV personality/actor/character?
Most popular TV personalities/actors/character?
Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events - made for TV drama, etc.)?
Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows?
Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over?

3 comments:

CW said...

Ooo, I'm not sure if I can actually answer this one, but I'll try. Thanks!

restructuregirl said...

LOL! Brian's my hero too. Wish I could be that consistently honest about everything.

Mal Booth said...

A late addition: I need to add ALL TV chefs and food critics to most annoying "celebrities". I never want to see or hear any of them ever again. They should all be not sen and not heard.