Monday, July 12, 2010

tv quiz

Stolen from Wayne.

Do you snack while watching TV?
Very rarely. But I will eat dinner watching tv.

What is your favourite TV show?
Of all time - It's Garry Shandling's Show (though I'm having trouble getting through the box set). Currently - Big Love, Mad Men, Community, Doctor Who.

What TV show makes you run to change channels?
Sport. Hey Hey It's Saturday.

How do you view your TV guide: online, on-screen, newspaper, magazine, other?
'Where's the fucken Green Guide? This is last week's.'

Have you ever been surveyed for your TV-viewing habits or do you know anyone who has been?
Yeah in the 70s.

Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly?
News, 7:30 report, the first twenty minutes of Q&A.

Do you watch any TV “soaps”? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.)

What other series shows do you try not to miss?
Well I'm excited Rush is coming back on. Three more sleeps. Hope it finally jumps that shark.

Any previous series or shows you really liked?
Of course, I'm 45.

Do you have pay TV or are the digital channels enough?
They're not enough, but do I want to pay a thousand dollars a year for repeats of (tries hard to think of some generically uninteresting tv show from yore) The Wacky Races?

Do you only watch certain TV shows online?
Very occasionally try i-view.

Do you regularly use services like ABC catch-up or other online replays?
What did I just say? Pay attention.

Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts?
I like the coffee break ad and the AMI 'what about me' ad.

I don't endorse or use either of these products.

Do you multi-task while watching TV & if so what else are you doing?
Sometimes read or draw.

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?
No doubt, though not for a long time.

Do you record TV shows & if so why and how (VCR, DVD recorder, TIVO, laptop, etc.)?

Least favourite TV personality/actor/character?
I don't really pay attention any more.

Most popular TV personalities/actors/character?
Who cares. They're all a bunch of wastrels and bludgers.

Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events – made for TV drama, etc.)?
Yeah the Den and Angie argument on Eastenders late 1986 where the window washer kept barging in. Also one time on Neighbours in the early 90s Jim pointed to the toaster and the toast popped up and Paul was balancing a spoon on his nose.

Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows?

Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over?
Community, it would seem, judging by the above.


fxh said...

Garry Shandling was my favourite too. Last I looked the set was terribly expensive from USA

David said...

I got it for under $30 at JB

fxh said...

ooh have jb got it?

How long ago and what branch - last I asked they hadn't even heard of it

David said...

I got it for my brother for xmas from broadmeadows JB

David said...

I see they are listing it (but not stocking it!) at $75.99 now.

fxh said...

thanks - but $75 - bah

David said...

That's not a bad deal... for the best tv comedy show ever

Ann ODyne said...

LarrySanders set worth the $$ for Warren Zevon's appearance alone.

FTA TV can be good for those who research beforehand.
The first series of Auf Weidersen Pet premiered at midnight, but I knew the writers would deliver so i was ready for it.
Sorkin delivers.
AUS never got Studio 60 which looked good to me.

and here's a beagle alert
(which is the reason I dropped in.)

David said...


Anonymous said...

big love is strangely addictive. larry sanders is up there with buffalo bill, the greatest show ever.