Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
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.
Day 24 - Best quote.
How can you pick one quote from things you watch? It's not easy.
I knew the show I wanted to use, as it's one of my favourite shows ever, but not the exact quote, as it's a show from which J and I quote a lot. Thus, it wasn't overly surprising when J was the one to come up with a quote I decided to use - and unasked for, it just fell into our day-to-day conversation.
It's from the wonderful series Yes, Prime Minister from Season 2, Episode 1: 'Man Overboard'. Strictly speaking, it's a teeny bit of dialogue as Humphrey and Jim are involved, but it's just so good, and so fitting for me personally, I had to use it. And it comes from the show, so it's a quote, right?
Sir Humphrey: "Prime Minister, you're not being indecisive, are you?"
Jim Hacker: "No, no! No, I just can't make up my mind."
Yes, Prime Minister and it's forerunner Yes, Minister are series I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. They are a satirical look at our political system. The humour is tremendous, but I guess it wouldn't appeal to everyone, you need to enjoy that kind of more humour to appreciate it. I'm also not totally sure how it would work to non-native Brits. Thus if there are any non-native Brits on my flist who have watched it, I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
Cribbing directly from Wiki: Set principally in the private office of a British government cabinet minister in the (fictional) Department for Administrative Affairs in Whitehall (the sequel was set in the Prime Minister's offices at 10 Downing Street), the series follows the senior ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the will of the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. Almost every episode ends with the line "Yes, Minister" (or "Yes, Prime Minister"), uttered (usually) by Sir Humphrey as he relishes his victory over his "political master" or acknowledges defeat—and, more rarely, to acknowledge a joint victory.
One of the best things about the series are the long, convoluted speeches Sir Humphrey comes out with, pretty much in any and all situations. Speeches that you think 'I'm going to get it all this time' and then still get lost.
The other and even more important thing are the characters. Jim, Humphrey and Bernard are a superb cast who interact so well together, play off one another, again there's no 'I'm a more well-know actor than you', type of thing; they are great. And the supporting cast, be it those who appear several times or just once are also all excellent.
It's a series we've watched many times and one we'll watch many more times.
Yes, Prime Minister on Wiki
Yes, Prime Minister on the BBC