The FRIENDS tag: TV Shows

A while ago thepunktheory from Le Cinéma en Rose tagged me to join in a TV series blogathon adapted from a book blog tag  related to FRIENDS… I have been a bit rubbish lately at blogathons and guest posts lately so it’s taken me forever to get to this but here goes. Finally!

The One where Eddie Won’t Go – a character I wish would just go away:

I used to be a really big Doctor Who fan. Over the last three or four series my great love affair with The Doctor has died. I put that down largely to overly complex story arcs and questionable writing but one of the biggest reasons I lost interest was The Doctor’s most recent companion, Clara. Every single thing about her irritated me. I kept hoping the Tardis was going to land on her and squash her!

Character I wish would go away

The One where Ross and Rachel Take a Break – favorite break up scene:

I recently rewatched a lot of Buffy and Buffy and Angel’s forbidden relationship still totally rips me apart. Watching them break up not because they had fallen out of love but because there was no other way was absolutely devastating and probably one of the most emotionally resonant scenes in the show.

Breakup

The One with all the Kissing – a TV show with lots of “kissing”:

There are a lot more raunchy shows on TV now than there were when I was growing up but right now I am going to go for Game of Thrones especially Jon Snow and Ygritte those two were so hot together.

All the kissing

The Last One – favorite series finale:

Man, that’s a tough one but I am going to go with The Office Season 2 where Jim confesses his feelings to Pam. It was such an epic cliffhanger and it felt like everything in the previous two seasons had been building up to it.

series finale

The One with a Blackout – a show or season I’d like to forget:

Criminal Minds used to be Mr O and my go to show when we didn’t know what else to watch. It had great characters and such compelling story lines but right around season 9 the wheels fell off and by season 10 we’d given up. It just felt like things had gotten stale, they were recycling ideas and they were expecting me to believe Jennifer Love Hewitt could be a psychologist. So we stopped watching. I still miss Reid though.

Series I wish would vanish

The One where Chandler can’t Cry – a show that did not make you as emotional as others:

I tried to watch Supernatural but I just don’t get it. It’s the kind of thing I would normally go for but it never clicked for me and I couldn’t manage more than a few episodes here and there.

Show I didnt get emotional about

The One with the Thumb – a recent show that you would give two thumbs up to:

I heard a lot of buzz around Daredevil before I watched it and in my experience when there’s a lot of hype it’s often very unfounded and I end up disappointed but this show absolutely blew me away. It deserves all the praise it gets and I am so ready for season 2.

Recent show I loved

The One with the Ick Factor – a show with a pet peeve:

Mr O and I are big Friends fans so we recently bought ourselves the box set as a treat and then watched all nine seasons from beginning to end. It was only at this rewatch that I realised just how many homophobic and transphobic jokes there are in the series. I get that the show finished over a decade ago but it really jars for me and I wish that those jokes would just go away.

Pet Peeve

The One with the Lesbian Wedding – favorite LGBTQ character in a TV show:

I love Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black. I think the character is teaching people so much about transgenderism and the challenges that go with it. Plus she’s a total badass ass as well as being so incredibly likable.

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9 Comments

  1. I completely agree with you on Doctor Who! Ever since Clara stepped in I started losing interest (and Capaldi as Doctor completely killed the show for me).

    1. I don’t mind Capaldi that much but Clara is just painful. I never thought I’d write off Doctor Who but I’m done.

  2. Daredevil seems to be the show for me to dive into. I’ve heard only good things about it.

    1. You should definitely check it out. It’s really good.

  3. My favourite LGBT character on TV is Omar from The Wire.

    1. I’ve never watched The Wire but I’ve heard good things.

  4. Great post! Totally agree about Doctor Who. I used to love it! Now I’ve completely stopped watching it. 😦

  5. I absolutely cannot wait to start watching Daredevil season two. That show is freaking fantastic!

    1. I still need to start it. My concentration span has been shot lately.

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