Ith (ithildyn) wrote,

30 Days of TV: Day One

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show ( aired this t.v season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v 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 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best t.v show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite 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

Tags: 30 days, christy, sheep post, tv stuff

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