Sunday, January 24, 2010

I finished a Challenge!


I don't know if you remember, but I was challenged to watch the first season of Cheers awhile back. I am supposed to complete this challenge by February 2nd, but I have news for you.

I finished it in November! And I'm almost done with season 2 as well, which should give some indication of how I enjoyed the show.

I was extremely skeptical of this dare at first. I'm not a big fan of situational comedy and I'm not familiar with the bar scene, and 80s TV didn't sounds like fun. I do know that this show was revered by many so that gave me some hope. I'm pleased to report that I really enjoyed watching Cheers, I feel like I get a few more cultural jokes as a result of watching it and I laughed out loud a few times!

Now, even though I'm almost finished with the second season, I doubt I'll go on anytime soon. I didn't like the second season nearly as much as the first. I would be up for watching more at some point, but the great sexual tension between Sam and Diane that was played on throughout the first season and provided so much of the humor didn't carry as well into the relationship throughout the second season.

Also, LOST comes back on soon, and I'm starting a round table discussion on The Wire so I think I'm pretty full up on the TV department. Maybe over the summer!

Now that I've completed MY part of the dare, I get to issue one in return! It's pretty easy. Sharon and Rebecca agreed to watch the first season of a TV show of my choice if I completed this. The show I would like you two to watch only knew one shortened season of brilliance. You will be watching Wonderfalls. I know you will fall madly in love with it.

Thanks for introducing me to Cheers!




Amy

9 comments:

A. S. Peterson said...

I love Cheers. I was really sad when Coach died but it turned out that his replacement, Woody, was even better. I always missed Diane, though, after she left and didn't think Kirstie Alley ever filled her shoes. You should at least watch the last season at some point just so you can see and appreciate the final episode.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Way to go! I loved Cheers when it was on. My dad was also a huge fan. He would sit and watch re-runs and just laugh his head off. You could hear him from across the house, and would know exactly what he was doing (oh boy...dad's watching Cheers again). It did tend to unravel, especially after Diane leaves. I just never got Kirsie Alley.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I watched it when it was on - and I liked the first season best, too. Never liked Kirstie Alley that much - was more of a Diane fan. (I wonder why...)

Beth F said...

I liked Cheers in the early years, tho I didn't watch faithfully. Glad you're enjoying it.

bermudaonion said...

You rock! I would totally stink at a TV challenge unless it was for sports.

jehara said...

I just finished watching season five of lost on hulu. I cannot wait for it to come back!

Jenny said...

Oh yay! Everyone should watch Wonderfalls! I'm humming the theme song now. Weeeeee're bobbing along in our baaaaaaarrel - some of us tip right over the edge...

alitareads said...

Congrats on finishing this challenge - and early, even! I used to *love* watching Cheers. I need to look out for reruns and start watching it again.

Vader's Mom said...

We own the series of Cheers here and Jeff adores it - I tolerate it but would much prefer to watch something else.

Now Wonderfalls... that's the something else I'd rather be watching. What a great show.

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