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So, a while ago I went over to [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's place. When we have dinner, we usually watch tv, but we couldn't decide what we wanted to watch. I was in a Sentinel mood, because of [livejournal.com profile] toft_froggy's joy about it, and [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings has been trying to convince me to watch the new BSG for years. And so we had the following conversation:

eruthros: Hey, can I maybe convince you to watch a couple episodes of The Sentinel? It's awesomely bad!
tww: Oh, I don't know if I can watch much of that. What about finishing the BSG miniseries?
eruthros: But it's so depressing.
tww: Hey, I'll trade you an episode of The Sentinel for an episode of BSG!
eruthros: *falls down laughing*
tww: I'll even trade you one for one.
eruthros: omg, if you TOLD the BSG producers that you were swapping their show on an hour for hour basis with The Sentinel!
both: hysterical laughter for a while

But then we watched TS and BSG in alternation and ... actually ... this was a really good idea. Because everything that's missing from The Sentinel, I get from BSG; and everything that's missing from BSG, I get from The Sentinel. In the one, it's gritty and tense and the problems are well conceived -- and in the other, Jim says he needs to housebreak Blair and and Blair says "the ebola virus is BAD NEWS, man."* It really is everything I need in a TV show! Too bad it's two tv shows. But seriously, we've done three of these exchanges and it works beautifully. Highly recommended!

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*It occurs to me that, if this were a wine pairing, it would be kind of like that guy who tries to figure out what wine to pair with cheetos.

Date: 2009-01-29 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cathexys.livejournal.com
it would be kind of like that guy who tries to figure out what wine to pair with cheetos.

ROTFL

Date: 2009-01-29 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sineala.livejournal.com
I have nothing to say except that I support the watching of new BSG. Just don't expect it to be as awesome as Babylon 5.

Date: 2009-01-29 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] very-improbable.livejournal.com
That is beautiful.

Date: 2009-01-29 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redbyrd-sgfic.livejournal.com
Wow. That's TV whiplash, right there.

Date: 2009-01-30 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toft-froggy.livejournal.com
Last night we watched the episode where Blair does the macarena in the lift, and laughed hysterically at the bit where the flames woosh up through the hole in the floor of the elevator! So much joy.

Date: 2009-01-30 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] livrelibre.livejournal.com
I love it! Y'all are absolutely hilarious:)

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