Thursday, January 14, 2010

T^2: If you could be...

M: If you could pick a TV show & character whose life you would take (with all the good and bad storylines), whose TV show life would you choose? (Doesn't have to be a main character.)

Mira: After thinking long and hard about this question, and even contemplating changing the question to make it easier, I've decided I would want to be... Well, first here are some characters I considered:
  • Buffy from BtVS (too much dealing with yucky bad guys for my taste)
  • Rory Gilmore from GG (too annoying, plus her sleeping with Dean storyline still pisses me off); Joey Potter from DC (also annoyingly perfect and kinda boring)
  • Sydney from Alias (exciting and cool life but she woke up to Vaughn married to the annoying lady!)
  • Veronica Mars from VM (too much angst, if only she stayed with Logan...)
  • Casey from Greek or Lizzie McGuire from LM (this was tempting and fun-sounding, but kinda superficial)
  • Pam from The Office (just to be part of PB&J, but then she works with crazy people)
So I choose instead... Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. It's funny because I don't even watch this show (well, I'm a season and a half behind) but I really, really love Tina Fey and often think when watching her on this show or on anything else, "I want to grow up to be her." Except, I'm in my late 20's and I guess I'm maybe too old to grow up to be someone. ::sigh::

Jennifer: This is a tough question! It took me awhile to decide what about a character's life would make me want to take their life. Job/lifestyle? Boyfriend/husband/family? But then of course TV characters generally have quite a lot of drama/angst/trauma in their lives that I could probably do without...

In the end, though, I came up with two options that are maybe cop-outs because they're both in the sci-fi genre: Liz from Roswell and Jaye from Wonderfalls.

Ok yeah, Liz had a lot of ridiculous drama in her life but somehow I find the alien secret thing and becoming part alien(?!) to be pretty cool. And in the end she's with her soul mate (and if you want to count the post-season 3 book series ending, everything gets "reset" with everyone back in Roswell and the aliens no longer being "hunted").

As for Jaye, I think I more want to actually BE her rather than just take her life. I like her family, I like her one friend, I like her love interest, and I guess I kind of like her approach to life. As stated in one of the episodes, she's created this "stressless, expectation-free zone" around herself. Of course getting talked to by animal figurines and getting involved in all sorts of crazy hijinks is also kind of ridiculous but she kind of makes it seem fun...

3 comments:

Kevin said...

I think I'd want to be Fox Mulder from the X-files.

burkie said...

jaye is a great answer!

i'm very tempted to say luke from GG, but i'm not sure that i'm ready to admit to the world that i was a big GG fan. now that i think about it, that troubadour who would just show in random episodes and sing a song is very appealing as well. but that means living on the east coast, and i'd really rather be in the west. so, i'm gonna say fraiser. he not only lives in seattle, but he lives in a viry nice place in seattle, (mostly) tastefully furnished. (and yes, i just realized that i've talked about GG & tasteful furnishings in this comment, but i'm comfortable with that). he makes a good living by giving advice to people over the radio, so he doesn't have to actually talk to the people themselves, and nobody has to take his advice. THAT'S a great gig :)

burkie said...

oh, and mira? i agree. i can't imagine your working with crazy people...