T3: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends

::Beginnings, Middles and Ends::

Onesome- Beginnings: Are there any television shows out there that you’ve watched regularly from the very beginning? Or for those of you not into TV, any book authors that you’ve read from the very beginning?
I don’t watch a lot of TV, and the shows I do tend to be quirky rather then trendy, at least at first. Over the last year, I’ve become addicted to The West Wing and Crossing Jordan, I can’t say that I watched Buffy from episode one, but I started watching it the summer after the first season, when they aired all the first season episodes, and then launched into season 2. I was sad to see that go, briefly, but not hugely so. I mean – it’s a television show, you know? I watched Angel from the beginning. I watched ST:TNG, DS9, and Voyager from the beginning, and Enterprise, but I stopped watching the last.

Twosome- Middles: What about shows that you came into in the middle of the season but immediately grabbed your attention and turned you into a die-hard fan? Again, for non-TV fans, have you ever begun reading a series of books in the middle and then just had to read everything else in the series?

See above: The West Wing, Crossing Jordan, and Monk are three of them.

Threesome- And Ends: Recently, a number of big name shows have ended, Friends, Fraiser, The Drew Carey Show, and the cult hit, Angel. Did you watch any of the big finales? Have you ever been really sad to see a show go? Ok, readers, here’s one for you. Have you ever read the end of a book first? Why? ;)

I watched the last ep of Friends, more by accident than by choice. I wasn’t feeling well, and I didn’t want to watch anything dark or violent…that was the only choice. I watched the last ep of Angel, intentionally. LOVED the last line. The only show I really really wish had stayed on longer was Forever Knight. But it’s still just tv.

I’ve ignored the reading questions, as the series I’ve read are way too numerous to list in terms of when I found them. And no, I never read the end first. That would be cheating.

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