Sorry, again, for the absence from the blogosphere. I’m really hoping to get back on a semi-regular blogging schedule once the insanity from work calms down after the next two weeks.
Today is Tuesday, so I’m doing another Top Ten Tuesday inspired by the fabulous people at The Broke and the Bookish blog.
Today’s topic… Favorite TV shows or movies. Movies would be too hard for me, I think. My top five are fairly solid, but after that it gets dicey. I like more movies than TV shows, so it’ll be easier to snag my top ten TV shows.
And here they are!
1. Sherlock – The current BBC version. LOVE IT! Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite actor (and he’s also the physical inspiration for my villain), so I had to check it out when it first came out. I so wish they had the time to put the seasons closer together than TWO YEARS APART!!! The next season isn’t due out until January 2016. *Whimper*
2. M*A*S*H – Yes, the army show from the 70s/80s. I adore the characters and although they find humor in their situation, there are so many serious and enlightening moments regarding war.
3. Downton Abbey – This was a serious contender for numbers one and two, and often, they change around. I love historical anything, but especially historical shows. You’ll probably see a fair amount of British shows in this queue, as well (see what I did there?), because I’m a bit of an anglophile. And Maggie Smith (aka Professor MacGonagall), cannot be beat!
4. The Big Bang Theory – These dudes are hilarious, and Jim Parsons does a phenomenal job as Sheldon. He definitely deserves the Emmy awards he’s received for that part.
5. Doctor Who – Another contender for the top slots. It’s a combination of so many fabulous loves of mine, and the details in the storyline are out of this world! (Literally and figuratively). Another great example of how small details come back in big ways.
6. Seaquest – This show was only on for three seasons, but I loved them all! The first season is the best, of course. It combines a lot of things I love: science, the ocean, mythology, good vs. evil… Love it!
7. Bones – I have quite a few seasons of this on DVD, and I used to watch it over and over again. They deal with some heavy stuff, but manage to keep some lighthearted, hilarious moments in it. And I’m sorry, but David Boreanaz is in my top 10 favorite good looking guys.
8. CSI – NY – This one held the top slot for a few years, but so much else has come about and changed since then, but I still love it. The relationship between Danny and Lindsay is probably my favorite on-screen romance. Remember that my favorite literary couple is Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables. Again, combines science, mystery, romance, humor… all the best stuff!
9. Supernatural – This one might move up the ranks a bit in the next few months as I’ve just started watching it. The Winchester boys are *ahem* pretty darn hot. But the plot is awesome and pokes fun at a lot of other shows. (Can you tell I like sci-fi/fantasy yet?)
10. Phineas and Ferb – Yep. Rounding out my top ten is a sweet Disney Channel original series. I don’t even know if I can explain what it’s about, but it’s pretty stinkin’ awesome! I started watching it when I nannied for a family during grad school and I got hooked. I still watch it when I can. And yes – it is a cartoon. I’m not ashamed.
There you have it! My top ten TV shows of all time!
On another note, I’m super frustrated/excited/upset because, although I’ve finished the first book in my MG series, I had a jolt of inspiration on how to rewrite the beginning. Again. It’s been rewritten at least 20 times, but each time it gets better.
I take comfort in the fact that other writers do this all the time. Even after it gets to a publisher/editor. J.K. Rowling said she’d wanted to use the beginning of book six (The Half Blood Prince) since she started writing the Harry Potter series.
So now, here I am… back to the beginning. I’m hoping it’s just the first 30-50 pages or so… but we’ll see where it takes me. Hopefully not too far down the rabbit hole.
“Rewriting is the crucible where books are born.”
― Cathryn Louis
“When asked about rewriting, Ernest Hemingway said that he rewrote the ending to A Farewell to Arms thirty-nine times before he was satisfied. Vladimir Nabokov wrote that spontaneous eloquence seemed like a miracle and that he rewrote every word he ever published, and often several times. And Mark Strand, former poet laureate, says that each of his poems sometimes goes through forty to fifty drafts before it is finished.”
― Susan M. Tiberghien, One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft