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08 June 2010 @ 04:36 pm
30 Days of TV Meme - Day 08  

I went back and forth and back and forth on this one and I finally decided that I couldn't chose between two shows. The first is one that I rec all the time, so it shouldn't be a surprise. And the second one, well, who knows if it will surprise anyone.


Six Feet Under

Here you have two very dramatically different shows but they are both so amazing in their characterization, writing, and direction. First, you have Rome, which is basically ancient Rome. Sure, they are a little loose with the actual history but so have hundreds (if not thousands) of writers before them. When I saw the first episode, I was so unsure. But I kept watching and I fell in love. Everyone I know, I've made them watch this show and they've been as in love with it as I have.

The second is completely different. It's the tale of the modern family, at the root, despite the fact that they run a funeral home. The stories are so compelling and heartbreaking real. You just ache for these characters. I watched the finale with my mom (which I had seen twice before) and I still wound up sobbing. Big fat tears and tons of snot. It was not a pretty picture. And that is why it's awesome. Because I cared SO much about these characters, I wept as if they were real, as if they were my family.

There is also a part in Rome where my heart aches for Pullo and every time I rewatch Rome, I have to stop the disc and just let it all out. Doesn't matter how many times I see it, it still kills me deep inside, like a sword to the gut.

That, my friends, is excellent television.

Day 01 - A show that never should have been cancelled (Starved)
Day 02 - A show you wish more people were watching (Nurse Jackie)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season) (Glee)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 - A show you hate (Jersey Shore)
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Can't decide!)
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show (Eternity and Smiletime)
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch (Rome & Six Feet Under)
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death
phantom_queenphantom_queen on June 8th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, I thought everyone loved Smiletime. Not that I would know I totally kicked Angel to the curb after S4.
Kelly: LOTS: Darken Rahlxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Trust me, you didn't miss ANYTHING in S5 except for maybe You're Welcome. The rest of it was a waste and OOC.
do do do dosentine on June 9th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
You would make a wonderful PR : you've made me want to watch both shows!
Kelly: Rome: Atia Far Betterxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Aww, thank you. My Persuasive Communication professor would be proud of me. :)

There is a lot of slashy (and texty) goodness in Rome and in Six Feet Under, there is a gay couple that is one of the main pairings. (Cause I know you likes da slashy bits)
leobratleobrat on June 9th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)

Oh...I adore Ray Stevenson. I want to climb him like a tree.


The part that you're talking about...which part is that? I can think of 3 off the top of my head...
Kelly: Rome: Heart Pulloxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh...I adore Ray Stevenson. I want to climb him like a tree.

Gah. Me too. Me too sfm.

One word to avoid spoilers: Eirene
leobratleobrat on June 13th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, that scene is so...raw. That is the only word I can think of.

I loved *everything* about Pullo and Eirene.
Kelly: Rome: Quotexlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY! It just rips you up. Like an open wound, it hurts so bad.

I loved them sfm. They are totally my Rome OTP.
Nikkinikkiwawa79 on June 9th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Kellyxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Me too, bb. :)
missmayzemissmayze on June 9th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Dude! I JUST finished watching Six Feet Under last week... and it was INCREDIBLE! The finale, lord have mercy, it broke me. Absolutely broke me.

Although, when I go back to watching Dexter this fall it's going to be a total mind fuck. I'll be like, "David!? What are you doing!?" -_-
Kellyxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh I know! It just goes to show what an incredible actor he is. Such totally opposite characters and he does them so so well.

The finale still guts me. Even thinking about it.
yazizzle33: Cordelia/Charismayazizzle33 on June 9th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
I've heard that Rome is a fantastic show, mainly from my older brother, but I haven't yet gotten around to watching it. And big surprise to me, but I haven't heard anyone talk about Six Feet Under. :O But these shows will definitely go on my list now! :D
Kelly: Cordy: Internet Addictxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Since we seem to have similar tastes, I would say go for it for sure. They are short series since they were on HBO so you can go through them lightining quick. :)
Eibhlin with a Bimpetusofadream on June 9th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
ROME!!!! I utterly love that show!

EMPEROR BINGLEY FOE TEH MOTHER F-ING WIN!!!!....oh sorry inside joke.
Kelly: Rome: Atia Far Betterxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Poor Rome. I would have loved to have seen where they went with it. There is still talk about a Rome movie and I can't wait. Since SATC did so well and Rome has a huge following since it went to DVD. I would be first in line to get a ticket for sure.
Eibhlin with a Bimpetusofadream on June 15th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
I think I read just recently in E! Weekly that the movie was green lighted....but I could have been wrong. I'd be surprised if they didn't make it since the guy who played Vorenus has been on Grey's Anatomy for awhile now.

I will be SO happy if they do!
Katie: Benrykatiesangels on June 9th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't like either of those. *ducks*
Kellyxlivvielockex on June 13th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
No need to duck, bb. :) We all like different things. That is what makes people great. :)
Katie: London - Into the Nightkatiesangels on June 15th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Hehe, it was just since everyone else loves both of them. I watched a couple of episodes of Six Feet Under years ago but I coudn't get into it at all. Rome, while I love history and Roman history, I just ... it just didn't click with me. :D