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Day 10: A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

This is an easy three-way tie between some of my favorite current shows.

1. Supernatural

This show seems like it's tailor-made to my interests. Demons? Check. Siblings? Check. Overarching mythos? Check. All-male cast? Errr. Wait. I didn't request that. I generally don't watch shows that only have dude protagonists. I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe it's because I feel like I can't always relate to them. Maybe it's because it feels unbalanced (I generally don't watch all-female protagonist shows either, Charmed being an exception). I'm really not sure. I just usually don't care for them. Actually, now that I think about it, a better reason may be because usually shows and movies like that tend to have "token," two-dimensional female characters, which seriously irks me. But Supernatural does not. It's an incredibly well-crafted show (recent redundancy in emotional notes aside) with really well-developed characters - both major and minor. And I fuckin' love it.

(ignore the subtitles, it's the only version I could find that allowed embedding)

2. Doctor Who

Doctor Who always struck me as super cheesy. And, let's face it, it is. I had no interest in watching the first four seasons of the current series, and now that I've watched 2.5 of them, I agree with my first instinct. But this last season has been really well-written in terms of story. Some of the character work is really bugging me, especially after the finale, but I'm going to wait until the next season to comment more on it. Not sure where it's going, but I do know I'm enjoying it.

3. Leverage

I don't watch TNT/USA shows. It's not that they're bad, but they're kind of all the same. I'd meant to check out Leverage for awhile because of Christian Kane, but just kept putting it off and putting it off. And then the thing that always happens to me happened. I was reading fan fic for one show (Buffy), clicked on the author's profile, started reading other stories she'd written, wound up reading a (realllllly OOC) Leverage one, decided I wanted to know more about the character (Parker), researched the episode guide, picked an episode, watched, and boom. In love. Leverage is still a procedural with occasional emphasis on character and backstory like the other TNT/USA shows, but damn do I love these characters! (Minus Nate, of course.) It's such a nice variety, and they don't feel like characters I see on other shows.

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Day 2: A show that you wish more people were watching

I'm going to assume this means a current show. Gosh, to be honest, there's nothing on right now (meaning either this summer or that was on last season/is returning in the fall) that I absolutely love and want everyone to watch. Except maybe Supernatural, but a lot of people watch that anyway. So I guess I'm going to have to go with...

Children's Hospital

Basically it's a web series that got picked up by adult swim to do 15 minute episodes this summer. They're currently re-airing the original ten 5-minute episodes that were "broadcast" on, and then they'll have new stuff. What I believe is the first new episode is already on the adult swim website.

The very loose premise of the show is that it's a bunch of doctors in a children's hospital doing incredibly inappropriate things. It's pretty much a parody of every medical show ever. Which is awesome cuz those shows are ridiculous. And Children's Hospital is even more ridiculous, but in an absolutely awesome way. Plus, I LOVE that it's an example of a web series that moved to television. Worth supporting.

Here's the first ep:


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