my 3 tv shows

So Day asked me which 3 TV shows, past or present I would like to have taken part of, in any production capacity (writer, producer, director, etc). These were my answers:

1)Batman & Robin – the original series with Adam West. Why? Because to me, it symbolises all that is camp. And I loved the written fight noises on the screen, plus the show-ending commentary was so perfect..

2) Sportsnight – A couple years ago, Aaron Sorkin was writing the 2 best shows on Televsion : The West Wing, a comedic drama about the people who work in The Whitehouse, and Sportsnight, a sit-com about people working at a sports newscentre. It had a great cast, and some of the best witty dialogue I’ve ever seen on TV.

3)Counterspin – I’ve only seen the Sunday night edition, but I love the topics, I love the way that panelists are chosen and allowed to speak and I love the host, Avi Lewis. It would just be great to be able to claim some responsibility for this show.

Shows that narrowly missed my list: Buffy, Sesame Street, Peewee’s Playhouse, West Wing, Law & Order….

6 Replies to “my 3 tv shows”

  1. I love Avi Lewis, too. Avi for Prime Minister! My favorite thing about him is how unapologetically opinionated he is. He doesn’t let freaky zealots get away with anything — he questions everything. But then, you wouldn’t expect anything less from Michele Landsberg’s son and Naomi Klein’s partner. (He’s both.)

  2. I love Avi Lewis, too. Avi for Prime Minister! My favorite thing about him is how unapologetically opinionated he is. He doesn’t let freaky zealots get away with anything — he questions everything. But then, you wouldn’t expect anything less from Michele Landsberg’s son and Naomi Klein’s partner. (He’s both.)

  3. oh pee wee’s playhouse. that would have been great. that show is one of my all time favorites. anyone else remember the episode where he marries a bowl of fruit salad? anyway, i would have loved to have been a buyer for all the kitsch on that show.

    twin peaks would be up there on my list as well. again, i don’t think i’d want a role in writing or directing, as i think those were masterfully undertaken as is, but would have loved to have been a location scout. or maybe Sherilyn Fenn’s personal assistant or something.

  4. oh pee wee’s playhouse. that would have been great. that show is one of my all time favorites. anyone else remember the episode where he marries a bowl of fruit salad? anyway, i would have loved to have been a buyer for all the kitsch on that show.

    twin peaks would be up there on my list as well. again, i don’t think i’d want a role in writing or directing, as i think those were masterfully undertaken as is, but would have loved to have been a location scout. or maybe Sherilyn Fenn’s personal assistant or something.

  5. i’m with emira, it’s all about the early days of pee wee’s playhouse–when you can still see the boom and the loft’s (that they shot in) ceiling beams…classic classic stuff–enjoying yr’ blog–cheers

  6. i’m with emira, it’s all about the early days of pee wee’s playhouse–when you can still see the boom and the loft’s (that they shot in) ceiling beams…classic classic stuff–enjoying yr’ blog–cheers

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