You know what I haven’t done lately? (If you say “blog,” I’m gonna smack you.) Talk about the TVx3 Podcast. It’s certainly not because we haven’t been recording. In fact we’re up to episode 32 now. Hopefully we’ve finally found a good rhythm!
Anyway, I bring it up because our latest podcast discussion was about our perfect week of TV programming. Mine was actually pretty hard to put together. I had to leave a lot of my favorites off the list. And that’s after I cheated by extending the schedule into Saturday and programming mid-season shows. Ha. Still, when we were done, I was left wishing my schedule really was what I watched every week.
In the podcast, we tried to pick which of our nights was our most ideal. After all, that’s what our listener had really wanted us to reveal. Surprisingly, it didn’t take much thought from me at all. My Tuesday night line-up is my perfect night of TV:
- 8:00 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 9:00 - Veronica Mars
- 10:00 - Alias
As I was lamenting not having those shows on my Tuesday nights, I realized… I can! After all, I’ve got the DVDs for the shows. So this past Tuesday, I sank into my sofa and watched the pilots of all three shows one right after another.
I have to tell you, I loved it. It’s not the lineup a “true” TV critic would ever pick but I don’t care. These are three shows I adored. They never failed to pick me up when I was feeling down. Probably because they feature strong female characters who’ve had to learn to stand up for themselves. Plus, they’ve all got a great mix of humor and humanity in there as well. I loved it so much I’m going to keep going. Not all three shows have the same number of episodes available so I am probably going to end up skipping around a little for Buffy and Alias but with my Tuesday nights free for the summer I figure I can get through quite a few of my favorite episodes before the new Fall season starts.
And, hey, if any of you are interested in joining me on my Ideal TV Tuesdays, just let me know and I’ll be sure to post a schedule of what episodes I’m watching. Because I actually would enjoy discussing the episodes a bit. (Like how both Buffy and Veronica Mars had great pilots but I often find myself distracted by things that will later become continuity issues. I know it’s mostly due to not being able to get the same locations for filming purposes or not knowing where a character would go so I don’t get caught up on them… but they definitely stick out more and more with every new re-watch.)