Another Monday, another meme – and with distinct similarities to last week’s Book meme, today I’m doing @malbooth‘s TV meme…
Do you snack while watching TV? Yes. Hubby and I actually do dinner pretty much every night in front of the TV. We claim we’re getting it out of the way before we have kids so we don’t teach them bad habits.
What TV show makes you run to change channels? Current Affairs programs – I’m thinking ACA, Today Tonight and 60 Minutes in particular. They’re beyond cringeworthy. (Although I will admit to having been on Queensland Extra once, hypocrite that I am)
How do you view your TV guide: online, on-screen, newspaper, magazine, other? We press the groovy Prog.Inf. button on the remote and read the magic list. New TVs are fun…
Have you ever been surveyed for your TV-viewing habits or do you know anyone who has been? Do they even do this anymore? I thought they could just tell by recording digital signal data…
Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly? No, I’m more a news radio girl…
Do you watch any TV “soaps”? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.) I watched Neighbours and Home and Away for a few years in uni when various flatmates did, but not religiously. I also had a Young And The Restless addict nanny when I was a kid, so school holidays were full of that.
What other series shows do you try not to miss? I’m one of those awful people who watch things online, legally or otherwise, if I miss them. Or if I miss too many, I give up on the show (e.g. Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Lost). I have been trying not to miss The Good Wife this year, since Channel Ten doesn’t rescreen it online and I have to go to slightly more trouble to track it down…
Any previous series or shows you really liked? Oh, so many. Other than those mentioned above? I loved Firefly, Sliders, Rome and Deadwood. And I was very fond of Crossing Jordan (which I keep promising myself I’ll track down on DVD one of these days)
Do you have pay TV or are the digital channels enough? I’ve never had Pay TV. I’m a bit jealous of those who do sometimes, but I just don’t have enough time at home to make it worth it.
Do you only watch certain TV shows online? Nope – only ever viewed online where I’ve missed things I normally watch on screen.
Do you regularly use services like ABC catch-up or other online replays? Not regularly. Though I will admit it’s getting more prevalent, since hubby’s addicted to Masterchef and out quite a bit at the moment.
Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts? No – I have an itchy remote control trigger finger and ALWAYS flick channels in the ads.
Do you multi-task while watching TV & if so what else are you doing? Sometimes, I’ll be reading a book – more commonly, if I’ve got a game I’m into at the moment, I’ll be playing Nintendo DS. Oh, and cooking.
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? Oh, never! I get precious few social invitations as it is! 🙂
Do you record TV shows & if so why and how (VCR, DVD recorder, TIVO, laptop, etc.)? We have a DVD recorder, it gets a bit of a run sometimes. It used to be good for watching one channel and recording another. Since we got a new TV, though, we’ve been too lazy to install the antenna splitter, so that means watching only what you’re recording. We’ll get around to it. One day.
Least favourite TV personality/actor/character? In the words of the glamorous fionawb “Ooh, only one? There’s so many.” Australian, would have to be David Koch from Sunrise, hands down. International, probably Fran Drescher in her The Nanny incarnation? (My family all loved that show – ten year old me just about sued for emancipation every new season!)
Most popular TV personalities/actors/character? Again, so many! Oz from Buffy; Ioan Gruffud’s Horatio Hornblower, Eric from True Blood. And if I had to pick a girl, Abby Shiuto or Jordan Cavanaugh from NCIS/Crossing Jordan respectively.
Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events – made for TV drama, etc.)? Most other people who’ve done this meme have interpreted it differently, so I’m a bit unsure about this… I remember very dimly a special episode of Playschool which was double-length, featured pretty much all the presenters of the day, and focused around playing doctors/hospitals quite vividly, and I would only have been 3 or 4 at the time, so does that count?
Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows? Series, definitely – I love to get invested in a long-term plot. Just please, let it die before it gets pathetic!
Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over? It depends on the person I’m recommending to, really – if we’ve already established we have similar tastes, then I’m okay with recommending and lending something. But only after we’ve had long conversations about that particular genre, or whatever. I’d have to say it’s my Stargate DVDs that get loaned out the most often!