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Month-long TV Meme - Day #28 - First TV show obsession.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than five times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.

Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
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 28 - First TV show obsession.

A really easy one. It was Starsky & Hutch.

My obsession with this show goes back more than three decades to 1976 when it was aired on UK television. We used to watch it every Saturday night as a family (Mother, Father, Grandma and me) and I was hooked on it.

I didn't just love the show and watch it, I bought the monthly magazines (I never did find out what happened to them after I left my parents home, and I had the whole set) and other magazines that had articles, pictures, posters of them. And I had posters on my bedroom wall - a rare thing for me, make that a very rare thing for me. We used to 'play' Hutch's jump onto his car before/after gym lessons and it was a show to which I looked forward every week.

I loved both Starsky and Hutch, but my favourite was Hutch, as well as Captain Dobey and Huggy Bear. The story-lines were enjoyable, the characters excellent, it was good, all round entertainment and it's a show that I feel has well stood the test of time and can still be enjoyed today. The only 'warning' I'd put on that is to say remember when it was set. It was set in an era before PCness took over and yes, there is a fair bit of sexism in it. But you can't apply today's standards back then.

It was a really excellent example of the buddy cop show.

It also some twenty-three years later became my first fandom, but more on that when I do another thirty days meme.

Starsky & Hutch on Wiki

Glyn Davies's Starsky & Hutch page
Tags: !memes/quizes, tv show: starsky & hutch, tv: 30 day meme, tv: general

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