Favorite Show: TV Questions
Pick 5 TV Shows you like before reading the questions
1. Party Down
2. New Girl
4. True Blood
5. Grey’s Anatomy
1. Who’s your favorite character in 2?
Nick Miller (because how can the constantly grumpy President of Earth not be your favorite character?) And also, I’m secretly in love with Jake Johnson -wait, that wasn’t the shameful secret; the shameful secret is I kinda want him to leave his wife. For me, y’know!
2. Who’s your least favorite character in 1?
Bobbi. I know, I’m taking the easy road, here because Bobbi was only in two episodes, replacing Constance after Jane Lynch left to shoot Glee. And honestly, Jennifer Coolidge is always awesome, you know, especially in the season 1 finale calling lemons “sun eggs” and arranging amuse-bouches in the shape of “that Nazi thing” when she wanted it to look like a snowflake… (Yeah, I’m trying to lure you into watching Party Down. Keep in mind this is my least favorite character!)
3. What’s your favorite episode of 4?
Plaisir d’Amour [S1 E9] is my favorite episode of True Blood, for many, many, many reasons. Pam is a delight to watch. So is skeptical Tara getting an exorcism. But, I love it mostly for Jason and Amy. I made no secret they are my OTP, no matter how short-lived their love story was. Only death could tear them apart. Amy is far from being perfect and she has a dark side, but she was perfect for Jason and I strongly believe that no one understood him the way she did and no one will ever love him as much. He’s never been happier than when they were together and I don’t think he will ever be able to love someone as much as he loved Amy, because they were soul mates. And this is precisely what this episode shows us. I’ve screen-capped Jason and Amy’s love story back in November, if you’re interested. But, to sum it up: they kidnap a vampire, get high on his blood, have V-trips-filled sex in front of said vampire (the moment when Amy stops Jason to thank Eddie for his blood, before he gets inside her never fails to crack me up!), and play in their own Garden of Eden eating raw almonds and saying I love yous… Also, maybe it’s the writer in me, but I value continuity and the previous episode ended with Amy and Jason in the car (with kidnapped Eddie) listening to “that hippie song”: Plaisir d’Amour.
4. What’s your favorite season of 5?
I’m gonna shock you and say I loved season 5. I know, I know the whole Izzie‘sbizarre love affair with Denny’s ghost was fucking awful, but season 5 is also when Christina is saved from an ice sickle injury by GI Doc (aka Owen), when we get to meet Derek’s mom and it’s Tyne Daly!!! (I’ve been waiting for her to come back ever since), when we got some of the most beautiful episodes of the show with In the Midnight Hour, Wish You Were Here, Sympathy for The Devil and Stairway to Heaven to name a few (the death row inmate patient was one great story-arch and Eric Soltz, just awesome); when Callie and Arizona meet and Arizona makes that beautiful, moving speech to Callie’s dad… I also love how Arizona calls Callie “Calliope”. So, yes Izzie’s storyline sucked, made no sense, took way too long to unfold and George was hit by a bus, but plenty of beautiful things also happened in this season and I like to see my glass half-full.
5. What is your favorite relationship in 3?
Castle and Beckett are the Brangelina of the show and he’s the one saying it -hearing him think out loud: “Rickate… Katick…Caskett” in Murder, He Wrote rejoiced my fangirling, OTPing heart! I ship them since season one, when Castle once replied “not yet” to someone asking if he and Beckett were an item.
6. Who is your anti-relationship in 2?
Nick with anyone who isn’t Julia! I love Julia! Like I really adore her! I loved her from the moment she called a night of kissing 24-years-old law grads’ asses a “classic fifth date”, tried (and failed) to do a good Bill Cosby impersonation (Nick’s is pretty spot on though), and of course when she kicked the shit out of Benja-mean’s ass; I, like Nick was super turned-on! Actually, I kinda thought Jess was pretty annoying in the Jess and Julia episode, because why the fuck would she tell Nick Julia asked if he was seeing other women and make both he and Julia cry in the bathroom (although I did love the little exchange this led to: Nick: I’m having sex right now, and she’s on top. Figure that out!). I love Jess so much I usually find her endearing when she’s annoying, but not here. That’s how much I love Julia! And I’m gonna start a campaign to bring her back on New Girl. Seriously. Jess would be an acceptable second choice though.
7. How long have you watched 1?
Since it premiered in 2009. On a loop. So, I guess: forever!
8. How did you become interested in 3?
When it premiered. I was drawn to it because, let’s be real: Richard Castle is the male/big city resident/wealthy version of J.B. Fletcher (and I’m a die-hard Murder, She Wrote fan). Also, I write crime novels (or at least, I try). That’s why I came, I stayed because it’s so goooooooooooood, because Nathan Fillion, because Stana Katic (and because of the immediate sexy banter between Castle and Beckett)!
9. Who’s your favorite actor in 4?
Can I say Lizzy Caplan as Amy Burley? Because it’s true! I miss Amy so much!!!! (I also love Ryan Kwanten as Jason).
10. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5?
1. Party Down will always be my number 1! I can’t wait for the movie!
11. Which show have you seen more episodes 1 or 3?
Well, given Castle is in its fifth season and Party Down (sadly) only had two, you do the math. But, the number of times I find myself re-re-re-re-watching episodes of the catering show is ridiculous. I mean, there’s not a week where I don’t Party Down (awful pun intended)!
12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
Amy Burley. Psycho Amy, that is. Sexy organic vegan, eco-friendly, V-addicted, vampire-kidnapping, minuscule-carbone-footprint-leaving, perky-boobs-owning, full-blown psycho Amy. Do you want me to develop?
13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 5?
My favorite characters are Meredith and Arizona, but for the sake of not killing anyone at the end of this answer, I’ll say it’s Meredith because you cannot kill off the character whose name is in the show’s title, right? Besides, I don’t think Shonda needs any help with that!!!
14. Would a 1/3 crossover work?
Wait, wait, wait… Yes, it would. I think I can make that work. Okay, so, picture this: Castle and Beckett are in LA for the premiere of whichever Nikki Heat novel they turned into a movie. Party Down is working the after-party. Somebody gets killed, obviously! Who? Hmmm… Let me think…Who? I don’t know a drunk lewd producer, maybe, who hit on Casey and Kate, bickered with Roman, puked on Ron’s shoes and did other outrageous and/or gross stuff. Of course, Caskett investigate and Casey, Roman, Kyle, Henry, Ron and Lydia all are suspects. O. My. God. This needs to happen! Right? Right??? (I need to write this!!!) Okay, I even have this:
CASTLE (to Beckett after she’s questioned Casey): “So, do you think she did it?”
BECKETT: “I don’t know, Castle; but if she did, she did the world a favor. If it hadn’t been your party, I would have shot his balls off! I didn’t want to outshine you!”
CASTLE: “Yeah.” Pause. “You can’t outshine me!”
15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely but strangely okay couple.
Casey and Kyle. Oh wait, no; they wouldn’t make a strangely okay couple. Ron and Lydia would, I guess, given their “past” (Not on my Wife Opening Night, S2 Ep6). But Kyle and Casey would make a far more interesting story. A hookup. A drunken hookup, obviously, happens and… Casey’s pregnant. The gang caters a bridal shower or something equally ridiculous… Boys are already working the party, Lydia is in the kitchen when Casey comes in. Lydia looks at her for a while, like she does sometimes (which is kinda creepy) and tells her: “Casey, you’re late!” Casey panics, asks how the fuck she knows, Lydia connects the dots and gets all giddy about the Pollard-Klein baby to come. Casey tells her she considers abortion and makes Lydia promise not say a word about it. Roman overheard, tells Henry he’s gonna be a daddy, because you know how Roman feels about the Truth. Henry’s happy, sort of, you can’t always tell with him. Roman tells him he should be pissed at Casey for not telling him, Kyle comes in, asks: “Tell him what?” He’s a little freaked Henry might have found out about his and Casey’s one-night-stand. Roman: “They’re having a puker?” Lydia and Ron come in, the other dudes look puzzled. Ron thinks their all pissed about the tip jar, he gets the “fucking tip jar, here, you’re happy now? Can we be professional now?” Casey enters, they all shut up. But Ron. “Casey, go circulate!” Casey to the others: “What?” Everyone: “…” Casey: “What?” Henry and Kyle: “You’re pregnant?” Casey turns to Lydia, Lydia swears she didn’t say anything. Roman: “I heard you guys talking, I thought Henry had to know.” Wow, this really is becoming fucking fan-fiction! Casey: “What the fuck, Roman! It wasn’t your place!! It wasn’t your fucking place to tell them!” Henry: “You mean, to tell me?” Casey and Kyle exchange a look, a telling look; Henry seesit, gets it, jumps at Kyle’s throat, rips his pink bow-tie off and punches him (yes, Henry, does that). Everyone’s yelling. Ron: “Work place romance is a RDD!” Roman: “So you will fuck EVERYONE but me??” Lydia: “Gentlemen, behave! There’s a lady with child here!” Casey leaves. Slightly drunk bride-to-be enters the kitchen and sees the chaos in there: “Who the fuck is working my party???” Points at them: “You’re so not coming back for the baby shower!!!”
16. Overall, which show has the better cast, 3 or 5?
Argh! Tough call! Let me be very diplomatic and say this: I love everyone in the Castle cast, when some characters in Grey’s are just annoying. Castle wins, I guess.
17. Which has the better music, 2 or 4?
4. And the opening credits are just awesome! Bad Things by Jace Everett, if you wonder!