[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Quotes from Television Shows


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite TV Shows to Marathon


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five TV Shows I Love, but Didn’t Expect to Originally


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

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Five Shows I Love, but Didn’t Expect To Originally


Castle
Yes, I once fell into the category of Bones fans who thought Castle stole their idea. I have since seen many, many differences between the two series (and a few silimarities), and came to really love Castle. Primarily because of Nathan Fillion, who manages to impress me more and more with every episode. BROWNCOATS UNITE!!!


Doctor Who
I fought so much against liking this series. It took me almost 6 months to get through the first season (I know, I just didn’t really care for Nine originally). But once I watched the first episode with Ten I let out a big sigh thinking “Well, crap. I’m doomed.” Of course, I’ve since been completely addicted.


Eureka
I had heard small things about Eureka here and there while watching Sanctuary on SyFy, but it never struck me as a series I would want to watch. I’m not much a sciencey person (with the exception of Mythbusters), so it never appealed to me. That is, until I met Fargo while watching an episode of Warehouse 13. I love me some geeky/nerdy characters, and Fargo was one I needed to know more of. Little did I know I’d become super emotionally involved in the everyday lives of these characters.


Haven
After my last Eureka marathon, I was itching for a new SyFy show. Something that was different. My friend Allison suggested I watch Haven. Figuring I was sure to find something else if I didn’t like it I gave it a shot. After all, the first season is only 10 episodes. I met the characters Nathan and Duke, and haven’t looked back since.


Veronica Mars
This may come as a surprise. I had heard rumblings of this show on various networks for about a year before ever watching it. Really, the credit for me starting this series goes to CW, they put Veronica Mars on right after Gilmore Girls (best line up EVER). One day, when my laziness was too much to overcome, I watched an episode. It was obvious that this was a show I was going to like a lot, with it’s high quality characters and girl power attitude, how could it not be?

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five TV Shows/Movies That Have Influenced My Vocabulary


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

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FIVE TV SHOWS/MOVIES THAT HAVE INFLUENCED MY VOCABULARY

It’s no secret that I really like quoting tv shows and movies. I’m pretty sure that at least 20% of my vocabulary is stemmed from tv shows. Here are a few of my most used quotes/words from my favorite shows and movies.


“Shiny!” (Firefly)


“Frak” (Veronica Mars, though I know that it’s originally from Battlestar Galatica)


“What a crazy random happenstance.” (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog)


“Bazinga!”(The Big Bang Theory)


“Boo, you whore.” (Mean Girls)

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Television Characters I Would Trade Lives With

inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’s be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

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FIVE TELEVISION CHARACTERS I WOULD TRADE LIVES WITH


5. Juliet O’Hara | Psych
Jules is one of those characters that, when you look at her, you assume she’s not going to be as awesome as she is. She’s accepting of Shawn’s interesting “talent,” deals with Lassiter being crazy and isn’t afraid to stand up for things that she’s passionate about. Plus, she and Shawn have excellent chemistry!


4. Piper Halliwell | Charmed
Piper was one of the first (not animated) characters I ever wanted to be when I grew up. She was smart, didn’t take crap from anyone, and still remained very down to earth and real. She was always the character that I identified with the most (and still do when I have a rewatch). On top of all her amazing attributes, add her power to freeze/blow up things, and the fact that the Piper/Leo romance was one of my first television ships ever… I would trade lives with Piper in a heartbeat.


3. Veronica Mars | Veronica Mars
Oh Veronica, aside from having severe commitment issues and always going for the wrong guy, I admire your spunk and can-do attitude. If you ever watch Veronica Mars you’ll notice that because of how much I’ve watched this series, I tend to speak like she does. Veronica is one of those characters that you would want to be friends with, but at the same time, be afraid of her awesomeness.


2. Donna Noble | Doctor Who
Being new to the Whoniverse, Donna quickly became one of my favorite characters after her guest appearance in the Doctor Who holiday episode. When they brought her back in season four, she endeared herself to me because she was the first compainion for the Doctor that had no romantic feelings for him. All she wanted was adventure. She was also the first of the companions that wasn’t afraid to tell the Doctor when he was being an idiot (which, let’s face it, is often). If that meant that I had to forget the Doctor to go on the adventure, I’d still do it. I’d still switch lives with Donna easily.


1. Claudia Donovan | Warehouse 13
Raise your hand if you’re surprised by this. No one? If there was ever a character that I would want to be more than anyone, it would be Claudia Donovan. She has an awesome job and team, and gets to do all the nerdy things that I love to do. I tend to like the snarky and sarcastic (snarcastic?) characters, ones that know when to stand up for themselves and how to make an awkward situation less awkward (though it doesn’t always work). Claudia is no different. On top of being snarcastic, she’s also a techie and a quotes a lot of pop culture things (sound like someone you know?). If you need more convincing as to why Claudia is an amazing character check out these few videos.

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Also, if you have an idea for a Fantastic Five Friday let me know!
(This post was edited by Helen Kiaya Pemberton, who is the awesomest awesome person ever.)

Cancelled and Confused

With the recent announcement of Eureka’s cancellation, it’s forced me to reminisce on my other TV shows that never finished the way I would have liked to see them end. We all know that our favorite shows won’t last forever (as much as we may want them to). Good things must come to an end. In Eureka’s case, five seasons, is a good long run. The fact that they have a little time to wrap up the series in a some what satisfying way, gives me a little hope.

However, there have been shows that haven’t had that opportunity.

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