Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Couch Potato Challenge 08...It's On

So about er, 6 weeks ago when I announced the LOST Books Challenge, I promised another non-book, non-LOST related challenge would be coming in a week.

And then I got really busy with the 40 Day Fast and work related things. And I didn't have time to pull this challenge together. Today I looked at my calendar and realized my fun summer challenge needed to get in gear before summer was over! So here it is:

Q: What is this?
A: I have admitted on this blog several times that I haven't seen many iconic films. I have never seen a James Bond film. I haven't seen the Terminator movies. I've never seen Casablanca. And I need a little encouragement to watch some of this stuff I'm interested in watching, but might not be the first thing I put in my Blockbuster queue.

Q: Why are you dragging other people into this?
A: Because it will be fun! And unless you sit around watching movies all the time and do absolutely nothing else with your life, you have gaps in your film viewing history as well!

Q: Do you realize this is the exact opposite of Kat's challenge?
Well, yes. But the good news is you can do both! I am doing the challenge at Kat's blog as well!

Q: Why are you calling it the Couch Potato Challenge then? It's sort of humiliating.
A: I do apologize, but it was the only thing I could think of!

Q: Are there any rules?
A: Yes. You need to make a list of 4-8 films that you think you should see or would like to watch and watch them by September 20th. I lowered the number since summer is marching by without pausing for a breath. You must have one of your choices be from this list and one choice from this list. The only exception to movies is if you choose to watch the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, LOST, The Closer, or 24. Has to be the first season and has to be one of those shows because I'm mean like that. :)

Q: What's in it for us?
A: Everyone who signs up before July 29th and completes the challenge by September 20th will be entered into a drawing for a ten dollar Blockbuster gift card! But even more than that you will be more well rounded culturally!

Q: How do I sign up?
A: So glad you asked! Just write a post on your blog announcing your plans to participate in the challenge and which films you plan to watch. Make sure to include a link back to this post so that your readers can get in on the fun as well. Then come back here and sign the Mr. Linky with the direct link to your post and NOT your general url. I will also put up a post with a Mr. Linky that you can come back to add links to your reviews. Reviews aren't required but a wrap-up post at the end of the challenge is to be eligible for the prize.

Sound good? I hope you join in the fun! It's just a silly summer challenge and way to clear a few movies lingering at the bottom of your Blockbuster/Netflix queue out.


Anonymous said...

I'm going to go work on my post after I finish up dinner. This is totally up my alley and will give me something to do when Jeff's not home and I can't watch Angel...

Anonymous said...

Amy, this is great way to help you through as your doing the challenge at Kat's blog!
How are you doing on the Potato Couch Challenge 08? Hope all is going well with the challenge at Kat's blog too!

Anonymous said...

I can do this one for sure:)I have Platoon here now, so will start with that one

Anonymous said...

Well, since my fabulous husband just got me the entire Buffy series, I am totally in. I'm going to pick the "watch the first season of Buffy" option, since I happen to have it lying around. Yea for an excuse to watch more DVDs!

Anonymous said...

I would love to do this but alas, I have no blog.

Beatrice said...

I'm going to rewatch the 1st season of Veronica Mars. I am probably going to watch at least the 1st season of Alias as well. But I'm going to add a couple of movies to the list as well. Club Dread, a comedy movie, and Lord of War.

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