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10 May 2019 @ 01:28 am
Television Meme, Part 3  

Which TV show has the best musical soundtrack, in your opinion?
Battlestar Galactica, absolutely, hands down. I mean, I could say anything that Bear McCreary composes for which he has done a lot of television scores over the years, but BSG was the first notable one that really deserves such praise. The music complements the show beautifully, and it's one of the television score soundtracks that I own all seasons for and have listened to on repeat. In fact, there's not a single day that I don't listen to at least one track from it, it's just that epic much like the show itself.

Honorable mentions: the Hannibal soundtrack by Brian Reitzell, which is both beautiful and unsettling to listen to hence makes it brilliant to complement the show's entire mood and aesthetic. And I have to give props to Kyle Nixon and Michael Stein for the Stranger Things score, because the synthwave sound, particularly for the first season, made it completely stand out and part of the essence of the 80s vibe and tone of the show.

Have you ever watched a show just for a specific actor? Did you enjoy it?
Oh, of course. I think most of us have gone down that hole of watching everything on your favorite actor's filmography, knowing and preparing yourself for the disasters that await. And while some shows can pleasantly surprise you, others really just leave you absolutely confused. When it comes to newer shows though, if a favorite actor is going to be in them and if it sounds like something I'd watch, I'll most likely give it a try. But if I'm not enjoying it I'll not continue on with it. With older shows though, it's no problem because I can just skip around if I'm not really feeling it just to see the parts of that particular actor. So, the enjoyment level varies, but it's interesting to see the evolution of where an actor came from to where they are now in their career.

What genre of TV show is your favourite?
I find that I'm more drawn to specific genre television, such as science fiction, fantasy and horror. While I will watch anything where the premise sounds interesting, has good casting and plot/story direction and can keep me engaged, I've noticed a pattern that I will most likely be attracted to something that falls into either of those categories. Though it's not really a surprise, scifi/fantasy/horror are my favorite genres overall in all forms of fiction.

Have you ever written fanfiction for a TV show?
Of course I have, for plenty of my fandoms. I've never posted any of it online though, since it's just for my own personal enjoyment, and also it's because I have a lot of ideas outlined and partially written but never actually finished.

Have you ever drawn fanart for a show?
Not really? I've doodled a bit, but I'm not much of an artist to actually create something like that. However I do admire the fanartists in fandom because I find them incredibly talented, just seeing their different styles and techniques. Fanart has always been something I like looking at.

Are there any shows on your “to watch” list right now?
There are several that have been on my "to watch" list for a while that I just haven't gotten to yet. I've always been meaning to check out Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23, From Dusk Till Dawn, Marco Polo, and Into The Badlands, just to name a few. Also, when it comes to older shows, due to recommendations via gifsets I've been curious about Relic Hunter.

Netflix, Hulu, or Prime originals?
This question seems hilariously awkward in hindsight considering that there are so many streaming services being put out there now because companies are greedy. In truth, I don't really have a particular preference. There are shows from all three that I have watched and loved. But I will say that Netflix's popularity has gone down immensely over the years for me due to how they handle things, a.k.a. cancelling shows, even critically acclaimed ones, without warning and giving flimsy excuses for it. I mean, sure they have quite a selection on their service which definitely beats out most of their competition, but their dismissive and almost condescending manner of how they've handled things in response to fan outcries of cancelled shows just makes them less favorable as a company, imho. This has become more evident lately with people becoming aware of their ridiculous new contract deals, with them cancelling shows after two or three seasons no matter what and without telling the creators this beforehand, leaving many of them, and the audience, blindsided by these decisions. It's not really a good business model to be conducting. So at the moment, I'd say Hulu and Amazon Prime are more likely the better streaming options for original shows since, for the moment, they're not doing that.
 
 
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Laura: Black Sails: Levelsviolateraindrop on May 10th, 2019 10:57 am (UTC)
Bear McCreary does amazing work. Agents of SHIELD's soundtrack sounds like a blockbuster superhero movie soundtrack and still is its own thing. I also love the Black Sails soundtrack.

I'm the same with new shows from actors I like. I still never tried Conviction despite Hayley Atwell, Manny Montana, and Shawn Ashmore being part of the main cast. It didn't sound that interesting, got bad reviews, and online reactions were far from favorable.
So far, I've always been pleasantly surprised watching older shows though.

Netflix probably has lost a lot of popularity since this meme started alone...
Renée: BSG. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.rogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2019 11:43 am (UTC)
Bear McCreary is a musical genius. It doesn't matter what project he's working on (television, movies, video games, etc) he manages to always deliver every single time.

I remember the previews for Conviction, and people talking about Hayley in the suit she was wearing. But after that I didn't hear much, and it was only after it was cancelled that I heard that it wasn't that good. Which is sad, but not surprising. I think most people were hoping it was good after Agent Carter was unjustly cancelled since we wanted to see Hayley Atwell grace our screens again, but not every project was going to be a winner.

Netflix probably has lost a lot of popularity since this meme started alone...

Yeah, I mean I don't know whether they'll lose a significant amount of their subscribers, but they've certainly lost a lot of respect and popularity because of how they've been cancelling shows. And it's only been recently that articles and such have been coming out explaining the situation. So their popularity is most likely going to be going even more down now because of it that.
Nadinemalicat on May 10th, 2019 07:15 pm (UTC)
I must warn you about Into The Badlands. It's an incredible show,the best fight scenes aside from Daredevil,awesome cast,gorgeous costumes and scenery etc buuuut the show treats female characters (especially WOC) very,VERY badly. Also,the series finale ends on several cliffhanger. I don't regret watching it but you should know what you would get yourself into if you really gave it a shot...
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2019 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. :)

I knew about the show and it kept getting recommended to me, and I've seen plenty of gifs from it to know that it would be a show I'd be interested in, I just never had the chance to sit down and watch it. Plus, knowing that Daniel Wu and Lewis Tan are in it? Yes please.
Jessicaimpala_chick on May 12th, 2019 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree about Netflix. Some of their original shows are good, but they are so weird about things and they seem to be falling into the same exact show formula for everything they make. I've been really surprised by how much I watch Prime.
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on May 12th, 2019 10:04 pm (UTC)
They really shot themselves in the foot when they started cancelling shows without warning, but it's also true that they're digging themselves deeper by doing the same formulaic shows time and time again. Netflix fell into the trap that many thought they were safe from re: traditional television networks.
Jessicaimpala_chick on May 14th, 2019 02:44 am (UTC)
I wonder if it's because of the people who are in charge at Netflix? Are they just a bunch of TV execs now who came over to the platform?
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2019 02:56 am (UTC)
I honestly don't know. It's funny because this started happening not too long ago, considering that OITNB is one of their longest running original series (I think?) that is also popular and it is apparently getting a proper ending, so idk when this whole thing was done or who was behind the decision to cancel shows after two/three seasons, but they done fucked up regardless.
Jessica: TW || Theoimpala_chick on May 14th, 2019 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh right, I forgot all about OITNB. Seems like they are having a problem committing to shows now - like they expect every single show to be extremely popular or else they'll just cancel it.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 20th, 2019 12:43 am (UTC)
Someone just the other day told me they used to look for Netflix originals specifically when they wanted something well written and different. And that person has now started avoiding Netflix originals because the opposite is true more often than not.
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2019 12:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, Netflix originals now tend to be either mediocre or just really bad/cheap, with only a few good ones sprouting up here and there. It's a shame how it came to this, but I guess that's what happens when a company gets to big and decides to micromanage things out of greed and not knowing what their audience truly wants. This is why they're becoming quite unpopular in public opinion.