Saturday, 28 November 2009

What's your favourite season?

I recently started re-watching 'Buffy' from episode one, trying to squeeze in at least one ep a night. It's my way of keeping sane. I'm now up to the end of season 2. That's one of my earliest memories of exciting serial television - the whole Angelus saga really kept me hooked. When Buffy and Angel had sex and he woke up in pain. He screamed Buffy's name then turned into one hell of a bastard. He was of course, losing his soul.

My very earliest memory of exciting serial TV was 'Power Rangers' - the original, not those horrible sequel shows. It was the Green Ranger saga that was so cool - Tommy was a real badass before he became the poncy White Ranger. Good stuff!

So my question is - what's your earliest memory of exciting serial television? By serial I mean the show's ongoing storyline as opposed to a great episode of something. What show made you come back to find out what happened next?


Dan said...

The first show of a serialized nature that I remember getting caught up in was probably The X Files. Even though XF was comprised of standalone eps the majority of the time, its mytharc was the thing that definitely captured my imagination back in '93/'94.

Neil said...

I wasn't ever an X Files fan - it was always on too late for me I think - was only a wee lad back in '93.

Maybe one day I'll have a massive X Files watch?

So a lot of what kept you interested was the premise itself - the whole idea of these characters doing what they do?

Suppose the premise has to be very exciting in order to keep people hooked. Without a hooking premise you can't have engaging stories?