October 1st, 2011

Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Thirty Days Professionals Meme. Day #01 - How did you discover The Professionals?

First seen on probodie's journal and on several Pros fans since then. All the ones I've seen have been done in one day, but I'm going to make it a thirty day meme instead.

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Day #01. How did you discover The Professionals?

I first saw The Professionals when it aired originally in the UK. I used to watch it with my parents and grandma each week - it was 'not to be missed family viewing'. Even though I had no idea what slash was (or that it existed) and was very naive really, I did 'slash' Bodie & Doyle pretty much instantly. I saw them as being 'together' with the girl of the week as just being the 'girl of the week'. Of course then it was nothing more than hand-holding or kissing *wry grin*

Then many years later when I was looking for a second fandom/pairing (I had by that time discovered I was not odd in my 'slashing notions' and discovered many like-minded folk) to compare/contrast with Starsky & Hutch for my Master's degree dissertation on Media Fandom I decided on The Professionals as I knew the show, it was a very similar era, they were both buddy copy shows and one was American and one was British. The interest was only going to be academic *g*

Thus for me they were discovered in December 1977 and re-discovered in January 2001!