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I've seen this around a few LJs, but I stole this particular version from [ profile] chloris67

1. Which TV shows did you start watching in 2011? We tend to have shorter series and more ‘self-contained’ series in the UK than in the US, so “starting” to watch something can easily mean “started and finished”! But I watched The Fades (and hopefully there will be more of that). Then there was Outcasts which got canned before the last episode had aired, which was a shame, because it had potential. Torchwood – Miracle Day; Boardwalk Empire; Mad Dogs; Downton Abbey (I missed it in 2010!) Marchlands - with Alex Kingston, which was a spooky serial about three generations of occupants in an old house. Falling Skies - not the most original of series, but one that Mr Caz likes, too, so we can at least watch it together! I’ ve not really got into anything longer-term, although I’ve watched the first episode of Once upon a Time and have more on my PC.

2. Which TV shows did you let go of in 2011? Dexter. Not because I don’t enjoy it any more, I just haven’t been able to catch up with it. I think the last season I saw was S3 and that’s so far behind, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up.

3. Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2011? Why? I’m sure there must be some, but they’re not springing to mind. There are always things I mean to watch and either forget they’re on, or am doing something else at the time so I don’t bother. I’ve pretty much given up recording stuff to watch later – I can never get around to it.

4. Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2012? Dunno. I just saw a trailer from something called Grimm which looks as though it might be worth checking out. And given it’s the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth, there are bound to be lots of adaptations. I’ve just seen a trailer for Edwin Drood, which I certainly don’t remember the Beeb doing before, so I’ll definitely be watching that. Oh, and anything with David Tennant in! ;-)

5. Which TV show impressed you least in 2011? I hate to say it, but it was Downton Abbey I don’t know what happened in S2 – it wasn’t a patch on S1 and there were some truly daft and cringe-making events. But Maggie Smith was magnificent, as usual.

6. Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2012 unless things significantly improve? Given I’m not actually watching all that many things, I can’t think of anything!

7. Which TV show impressed you the most in 2011? Why? The Fades. It wasn’t something I’d heard about until literally the day of transmission when I saw some tweets from several different people recommending it – so I tuned in and was glad I did. It was a slightly different angle on the vampire/zombie/ghost story and it was quirky and witty. The series ended on a pretty big cliffhanger, so I hope it’s been recomissioned.

8. Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why? I think that’s obvious - Doctor Who. I’ve become pretty disillusioned with it this year, but I keep watching in the hope it’ll get better. I've never NOT watched DW and I can't imagine it being on and not watching it!

Also, there is so much more to DW than ‘just’ the TV show – like the Big Finish audios, which I’ve really got into over the last 18 months or so – so I can always retreat to those if things get too bad!

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1. Your main fandom(s) of the year: If I can count fandoms as shows I’m interested in, even though I’m not active in them, then as well as Doctor Who, I can include Fringe, Merlin and Downton Abbey. Oh, and anything to do with David Tennant.

2. Your favourite film this year: I don’t get to the cinema very much, and when I do, it’s usually to something the kids want to see. I didn’t see The King’s Speech until 2011, and I enjoyed that very much.

3. Your favourite book this year: I finally got around to reading One Day, by David Nicholls, and it’s absolutely wonderful. The characters ring so beautifully true, it’s well-written and the ending is just… gah! I didn’t bother to see the film, because there was no way it could possibly live up to the book. I’m not normally a purist in that way – film adaptations have to be different from the original text, and I don’t normally get my knickers in a twist over it. But this was the one time I did, and from what people said about the film, I was right.

4. Your favourite TV show this year: The Fades and Fringe.

6. Your favourite LJ community this year: Anything Tennant-related and [ profile] who_daily.

7. Your best new fandom discovery of the year: Er… can’t think of anything.

8. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year: Nobody is going to be surprised by this - Doctor Who. Far too many plot points, not enough pay-offs and an utterly ridiculous baby-plotline had me grumbling at various points throughout S6.

9. Your TV/Movie boyfriends of the year: David Tennant (of course). Joshua Jackson. Robert Downey Jr.

10. Your TV/Movie girlfriends of the year: Catherine Tate. Eve Myles. Claire Foy.

11. Your biggest squee moment of the year: David Tennant driving a golf buggy. David Tennant in a blonde wig and red Doc Martin’s. David Tennant in denim cut offs and a Superman t-shirt. David Tennant in navy whites. (*fans self*) David Tennant and Catherine Tate snogging the hell out of each other. I sense a pattern here…

12. Your most missed old fandom: RTD’s Doctor Who.
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