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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - Brian "Butch" Schepel ()

Whose Line Is It Anyway? w/ Drew Carey ()

On a plane, with headphones on, is not always the best idea for uproariously funny stuff, but it was a long way back to Singapore from Cape Town, so I thought, whatever. OMG. Literally six-pack training, facial cramping, need a seatbelt, ass-off laughing, all the while trying to keep a lid on it because everyone else on the plane was sleeping.

I should try to find more Queer Eye episodes somehow. Come to think of it, there are a lot of TV shows I'm supposed to like. Arrested Development, Dead Like Me, Lost, 24... I have a growing list of things people have told me about.

I currently don't watch any TV at all. I might watch more once we get a few furniture issues straightened out. I have CSI Season 5 on DVD and that's it.

Sadly enough, I didn't like Firefly. Sorry =P I understood the Chinese and I hated it. I might have liked it if it were A) appropriate and/or B) pronounced properly. But as it is, it seriously detracted from the whole thing. However, Badger saying "pi-gooOOoo" all wrong had me in ROFL-copters. *sigh* I hear the movie isn't as bad. I'll see it when I see it...

But, having said that, I think it's fairly telling to hear what other people recommend that I watch. It's a way for me to see others' perception of me. =)

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chenpion
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is one of the best shows ever!
I have a television sitting next to my monitor at work, and Whose Line is a must-watch. I'm really glad that it's on STAR WORLD. Wayne's the best!

Not that wild about Queer Eye, though I'm trying to find the DVDs because I could use the advice! Can't always be calling up Female Friend™ for help.

What about West Wing? Have you tried that?

I love Firefly. What bothers -me- about the movie is that the Chinese is always consistent. Sometimes it's Cantonese, sometimes it's Mandarin, and it's always badly pronounced. Half the time, I'm not even sure what they've tried to say. Sigh.
bride
Jan. 12th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is one of the best shows ever!
Wayne's the best!

HAHA! I love what he does with the singing ones =D

I've heard a lot about West Wing... I'll put that on my list, thanks =)
axiem
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
As I don't speak Chinese, I never noticed the bad Chinese in Firefly. And upon learning about it, I merely passed it off as linguistic shifts...after all, it's 500 years in the future.

English, of course, would also be radically different, and they do a decent job of evolving the language as a result.

But some concessions, I think, do have to be made to be turned into something watchable that will sell.

As for the appropriateness of Chinese...Whedon had a pretty consistent vision of what the next 500 years of history would look like such that English and Chinese were the two dominant languages of the 'verse.

You are the first person I know who doesn't like Firefly. :D
rcantilles
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
http://www.somewhatdamaged.net/Videos/whosline.wmv

(Richard Simmons as a guest on Whose Line. One of the best Whose Line skits EVAR.)


I don't watch a lot of TV. The only things I consistently sit down for are Whose Line, Mythbusters, and Good Eats. And I do enjoy Queer Eye every once in awhile. As such, while people bug me about watching Firefly, I'm just not interested.... I don't like that sort of show.
bride
Jan. 11th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
Mythbusters! Yes, I'll watch that one too =D
qmrq
Jan. 11th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
Have you seen Significant Others? Awesome show.
bride
Jan. 12th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Oo, that sounds funny too =)
qmrq
Feb. 6th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
See here.
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