I am and always have been a comic fan, I am currently writing 2 or 3 blogs which state that fact quite eloquently. But as a man who was born into a nation with 3 channels that has watched it grow into 300+, I am just as much a TV guy. I have watched a lot of TV in my life and I have enjoyed that almost as much. Finding that hidden gem, or that series that you get and few others do, that sharing of something you love with someone and watching them get it, or howl with laughter as a sense of humour you thought was foreign to everyone but you, is something that you share. I like that, TV is something you can share with someone. With busy lives, lots to do and a son to raise, often there’s little that the MIGHTY Rosie and I can do in the couple of hours we have together before we go to bed is watch some TV. But with the exception of some stuff on Munky on Merseyside (misfitmunky.wordpress.com) I haven’t really written much about the TV I enjoy and the people I enjoy it with.
So I had planned to do some posts about TV I have enjoyed recently, but being the neurotic mess that I am, I needed some form of structure, so I thought about how TV Programs start. Watch a recent Doctor Who, then look at what it came from 1963’s the Unearthly Child. That’s not even the same show. So I thought I would write about first episodes, then I spoke to a Facebook friend who suggested a whole new blog, “Give it room to breathe.” is what he said. So this is sort of his fault. So then I started thinking about TV shows that I have seen the first episodes of, the idea became a discussion with the MIGHTY Rosie and then it snowballed into a list of over a hundred shows.
So with that established, here are the rules. Because rules is rules and if you don’t have them where are you? French! (For my Lady)
Rule 1: I have to be able to watch the episode, which sort of goes without saying.
Rule 2: It had to be televised at some point and them gone to series, so this takes the Aquaman and Justice League pilots out of the running.
Rule 3: It has to be original to TV, so it can spin off from a film, but not another TV show, so no Frasier, or Angel and no Star Trek after 1970.
Rule 4: Only scripted TV, so no ‘Reality’ shows, game shows or talk shows.
Rule 5: At least a year or 18 months old, so we don’t have to deal with spoilers of stuff that’s on the air.
With that out of the way, I have broken it down into 4 Categories
Procedural: (Mysteries, Cop shows, medical shows and that sort of thing)
Comedy: Sit-coms and stuff like that.
Kids: Things aimed towards my boy, rather than me.
Sci-Fi: Comics related and other sci fi and fantasy shows.
With all that set up, this is where I start.
0 Down and 100 to go.