20 TV Questions: Answer Now!

By TV.com Staff

Apr 04, 2013


You guys, we have a few questions for you. Twenty questions, actually. We recently created a TV-themed Tumblr Challenge, inspired by the "accent challenge" that's been going around, and since we want to hear from as many folks as possible, we decided to post it here, too. List your answers in the comments (or on Tumblr with the hashtag "Ultimate TV Challenge"), and let's get this sharing-circle started!

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What was the first TV show you remember loving?

  1. 2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of?

  2. 3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online?

  3. 4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended?

  4. 5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them?

  5. 6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present?

  6. 7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series?

  7. 8. What is your all-time favorite reality show?

  8. 9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show?

  9. 10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character?

  10. 11. What TV character can you most relate to?

  11. 12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference? 

  12. 13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush?

  13. 14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence?

  14. 15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must)

  15. 16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must)

  16. 17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen?

    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch?

    19. What show cancellation broke your heart?

    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time? (Psst! Here's a little help for you "unemotional" types.)

    Off you go!

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  • chrelle66 Jan 02, 2014

    Any chance of a follow-up?

  • debbiesherman Jun 25, 2013

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    1. The Smurfs
    2. Big Bang Theory
    3. Trapper John M.D. (being nostalgic one evening)
    4. Grey's Anatomy
    5. Frasier
    6. David Letterman
    7. The Smurfs
    8. Pawn Stars
    9. Reruns of Bonanza & was also Being bobby Brown
    10. Carrie Bradshaw
    11. Carrie Bradshaw
    12. I wouldn't mind the view from Frasier's apartment
    13. Timothy Elephant
    14. Cheers (the longer version)
    15. Cheers (post-Shelly Long) , Seinfeld & Big Bang Theory (really there are to many but #1 Cheers)
    16. Justified & Damages
    17. Girls, Scandal, & True Blood (of the current shows)
    18. The Big Bang Theory (brilliant writing!!!)
    19. Dead Wood
    20. I remember flipping out at the last episode of M.A.S.H.

  • briannagunter Jun 11, 2013

    1. The Simpsons—They’re (and yes, it is “they”, not “it”) as old as I am!
    2. Breaking Bad
    3. Dead Like Me
    4. Grey’s Anatomy… oh wait, is that still on?
    5. Arrested Development
    6. Craig Ferguson
    7. For me, it’s dead even between The Simpsons and South Park
    8. The Amazing Race
    9. …Toddlers and Tiaras (hangs head in shame)
    10. Homer Simpson (Michael Scott is a close second)
    11. Dexter Morgan. KIDDING! It’s Turanga Leela
    12. The guys’ house from Workaholics (they’d make fun roommates) with of course a summer home in the city of Qarth.
    13. Jim Halpert
    14. The opening sequence/song to The Sopranos
    15. Arrested Development/30 Rock/Fawlty Towers
    16. Breaking Bad/Six Feet Under/The Sopranos
    17. The Wire/
    18. Arrested Development
    19. Arrested Development (Clearly I was/am really attached to that one)
    20. It’s definitely a tie between the last six minutes of the Six Feet Under series finale montage (I dare you not to cry!) and the ending of the Futurama episode “Jurassic Bark” (don’t remember what season that is). I’m getting teary right now just thinking of Seymour the dog waiting all that time for Fry, who never returns. And the very last close up on his eyes shutting… sniff!

  • dylanwatson11 Jun 03, 2013

    1. What was the first TV show you remember loving?
    - I don't remember it but from home videos I can tell I really loved Barney.

    2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of?
    - Hart of Dixie

    3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online?
    - Hart of Dixie

    4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended?
    - I'll probably go back and finish the last season but I got bored with 30 Rock.

    5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them?
    - Friends. Any time of day. Any mood. Any episode.

    6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present?
    - Jimmy Kimmel. Man he has some great segments.

    7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series?
    - Hate to be so mainstream but I've got to say The Simpsons.

    8. What is your all-time favorite reality show?
    - Jersey Shore. No Contest. I could quote that show ALL DAY.

    9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show?
    - The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad

    10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character?
    - If I took time to think about this I might say someone else but I'm gonna go with Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec. He is just so hilariously and lovably stupid.

    11. What TV character can you most relate to?
    - The O.C's Seth Cohen. Mostly because I'm in love with Rachel Bilson, but also because he is sarcastic and loves Death Cab.

    12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference?
    - Tom Haverford's apartment in Parks and Rec. It's modern and has tons of cozy blankets (I mean come on... who doesn't love cozy blankets). Plus DJ Roomba is always spinnin' beats!

    13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush?
    - *sigh* The O.C's Summer Roberts.

    14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence?
    - Family Matters. Seriously though theme songs were at their best in the late 90s.

    15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must)
    - The Office
    - Friends

    16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must)
    - The O.C.
    - Friday Night Lights

    17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen?
    - The Walking Dead (this zombie fad is seriously stupid)
    - Community (actually now that I think of it I will probably watch through it next)
    - Game of Thrones

    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch?
    - Parks and Rec. Absolutely top notch writing and it's in its prime right now. Every episode cracks me up and the characters are just phenomenal.

    19. What show cancellation broke your heart?
    - The Office. I don't care what people have said about it since Michael Scott left, I still loved it.

    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time?
    - I'm a softy so I really had to think about this to choose just one. but I'm gonna have to go with The O.C on this one too. In the Season 1 finale when Ryan leaves to go back to Chino the whole end scene is pretty sad. But the part that kills me is when Kiersten breaks down crying sitting on Ryan's old bed. To see how much she loves him after not wanting him to stay with them in the first place... just kills me every time.

  • hobeyechlin May 23, 2013

    1. The first TV show I remember loving was The Monkees. "Golden goblets guarantee graves."
    2. The last TV show I watched every episode of was The Walking Dead, because I love stories of extended families bonding together to abide and endure. Like Night of the Hunter, but with corpses.
    3. The last show I watched entirely on-line was The Following, which made it even more creepy.
    4. The last show I gave up on before it ended was Falling Skies. I love anything zombie/apocalyptic/alien twists/etc., but there were too many people I just didn't care enough about to keep track of.
    5. The one show I can always watch reruns of is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's like Cheers meets the Simpsons by way of Harmonie Korine.
    6. My favorite late-night host is David Letterman. I've been watching him for almost 30 years and he seems even more relevant and enduring now in his autumnal years.
    7. My all-time favorite cartoon is The Warner Brothers Frog. In the words of Tracy Morgan, "Wanna make God laugh? have a 'plan.'"
    8. My all-time favorite reality show is Real Housewives of Orange County. I kind of think of the show like the Alien franchise - the various installments reflect the changing times and there's always something bursting out of someone's chest.
    9. My biggest guilty-pleasure show is Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I appreciate a show that turns editing into a special effect.
    10. My all-time favorite TV character is Arthur Fonzarelli.
    11. The TV character I most relate to is Christopher from the Sopranos.
    12. The TV crib I'd choose to live in would be the Huxtables townhouse. "A castle in Brooklyn is where I'd dwell," to paraphrase the late MCA.
    13. My all-time biggest TV crush is Mindy Kaling.
    14. My all-time favorite TV theme song/title sequence is the Brady Bunch, of course, if for no other reason it can so readily be adapted the Wu-Tang Clan. (RIP ODB).
    15. My all-time favorite comedies are Mork & Mindy, Louie and 30 Rock.
    16. My all time favorite dramas are Hill Street Blues, Mad Men and Lost.
    17. My top three "TV blind spots" are any of the CSIs, most of South Park, and Game of Thrones.
    18. The TV show I insist everyone I know should watch is Louie, because if you get Louie, you not only get TV, you get life.
    19. The TV show cancellation that broke my heart was Men of a Certain Age, because there were so many great (and graying) actors in it and it spoke so candidly to the challenge of aging gracefully and relevantly in both TV land and the real world.
    20. The TV moment that makes me cry every time is when Henry Blake died on MASH. There was something so Hemingway anti-heroic but also kind of perfect about getting that far away from war only to get shot down on your way home.

  • DavidMaddock May 16, 2013

    1. What was the first TV show you remember loving? Dinosaurs. He's the baby, gotta love him.
    2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of? Well, about 16 shows this season, but the last one I finished would be Arrow, and the last one I powered through in a week would be The OC.
    3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online? Psych
    4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended? GLEE
    5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them? Chuck
    6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present? Conan
    7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series? Archer
    8. What is your all-time favorite reality show? Chef for Hire
    9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show? Hart of Dixie
    10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character? Richard Castle
    11. What TV character can you most relate to? Ted Mosby
    12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference? The mansion in The OC
    13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush? Sarah Walker
    14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence? Game of Thrones
    15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) New Girl
    16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) Arrow
    17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen? Seinfeld, Supernatural, CSI: Miami
    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch? Game of Thrones
    19. What show cancellation broke your heart? Go On
    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time? Sarah losing her memories in Chuck

  • jojo316 May 13, 2013

    1. What was the first TV show you remember loving? Sesame Street - what else?
    2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of? Grey's Anatomy
    3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online? Firefly
    4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended? The New Normal
    5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them? X Files or the original Star Trek
    6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present? Jon Stewart
    7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series? South Park
    8. What is your all-time favorite reality show? Extreme Makeover Home Edition
    9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show? Sons of Anarchy
    10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character?
    11. What TV character can you most relate to? If possible a cross of Carrie Bradshaw, Mary Tyler Moore, and Marge Simpson. Chew on that for a while!
    12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference? Downton Abbey? :)
    13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush? David Cassidy (dating myself now)
    14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence? Opening sequence: Bionic Man and Bionic Woman - was so cool at the time. Today it's more CSI.
    15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) South Park, Mash, Friends
    16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) X Files
    17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen? Curb Your Enthusiasm, Battlestar Galactica, The Sopranos
    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch? The Colbert Report
    19. What show cancellation broke your heart? Northern Exposure, Heroes
    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time? The end of Extreme Makeover Home Edition

  • beckydonohue May 12, 2013

    1. "My So Called Life" -- it was the first example of real teenage angst right when I was feeling teenage angst, plus it was the first time I saw a gay person on tv that seemed like a real human and not a caricature - "ricky".

    2. last tv show where I've seen every episode - good wife, breaking bad, and damages.

    3. online - house of cards

    4. tv show I gave up on - american horror story. I feel like I could get into this one, but I lost hope very quickly. May return to it at one point.

    5. Homeland. Hmmm, maybe I have a Claire Danes thing. Lol.

    6. Jimmy Kimmel. He's like the three bears of tv hosts - not too old, not too young, not too douchey, not trying too hard -- JUST RIGHT.

    7. Simpsons.

    8. It comes and goes - my reality show addiction - first it was project runway, then extreme home makeover, now I'm obsessed with hgtv shows - property brothers and love it or list it and house hunters. I also couldn't get enough of pitbulls and parolees for a while.

    9. guilty pleasure - law and order. makes me feel homesick for new york. it's also tv without any need for thought for when I just want to zone out.

    10. glenn close in damages. she's so bad, she's good.

    11. most relatable: jillian michaels on 'biggest loser' - I always felt that she screams for all the right reasons and never really gets credit for that.

    12. the cosby house. that's a no-brainer. it was a gorgeous brownstone!

    13. jillian michaels.

    14. the opening from six feet under was badass at the time and one of my all time favorite shows.

    15. 30 rock. I think I've seen nearly every episode. Also like Modern Family.

    16. breaking bad, damages, good wife, house of cards.

    17. mad men. I'm gearing up to start this series as we speak. I clearly need to or lose my 'human with taste' card. after that, walking dead. everyone raves, I need to see what they're raving about. game of thrones. i've steered away because I hear it's highly 'rapey,' but, it's apparently so good I may have to overlook it like 'girl with the dragon tattoo."

    18. breaking bad. one of the most well acted and well written shows I have seen in a very long time.

    19. 30 Rock. If it went on forever, I'd be okay with that.

    20. EVERY TIME SOMEONE DIES ON DOWNTON ABBEY, WHICH IS TO FRICKIN' OFTEN!! I MEAN MATTHEW, COME ON!!!!! NEARLY KILLED ME WITH ANGER!

    -- rebeccad

  • lindseyadkiso May 09, 2013

    1. What was the first TV show you remember loving? No doubt - "David the Gnome." Such drama - Lisa, Swift, he trolls - I ate it up with a spoon. Loved it. Then "Inspector Gadget" followed. The good ol' days of Nickelodeon.

    2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of? Oh wow. There's so many. I am probably on my three millionth run through of "Seinfeld" right about now. But most recently I just caught up and finished "The Walking Dead." Can't wait for fall!

    3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online? "Breaking Bad" the first episode of the second season. We just got on board ... wow. Why didn't I listen to people earlier? Hate that I've been missing this.

    4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended? I'm going to be burned for this ... "Downton Abbey." I just can't get into it. And I typically LOVE period pieces. I just can't get "down" with it. Like serious.


    5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them? Oh gah - "Family Guy." I can quote it like scripture. Better actually.


    6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present? Jon Stewart. He counts right? I'm in love with the man.


    7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series? "Family Guy" - hands down. But I love some "South Park" too. And, of course, I record old Looney Tunes eps. Classic.


    8. What is your all-time favorite reality show? "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" ... just can't look away.


    9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show? I love all of the - as I call them - ghostie shows. "Ghost Hunters," "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "Paranormal State" - my husband thinks I'm ridiculous but it's my thing.


    10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character? George Costanza. He's terrible and I love it. In fact, being unemployed I can relate to ol' George better than ever before, which is frightening.


    11. What TV character can you most relate to? Ha. Other than George? Brian Griffin? I have been known to hump legs for dry martinis. Kidding. Sort of.


    12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference? Dude. Kim Kardashian's house in Calabash. Love it. Of course who knows where she's living these days. With Kanye in Paris?


    13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush? Jordan Catalano. And no his chokers and abundance of (inexplicable) teen angst didn't deter it. He's a hottie. He still is ... even with eye liner. Meow.


    14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence? Oh "All in the Family" - best ever! Although I love the way that "Breaking Bad" comes on ... periodic table anyone?


    15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) Oh dear lord. Mmmm - "Seinfeld," "Family Guy," and "The Dick Van Dyke" show. A little clean fun for number three.


    16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) Well let's see - "The Tudors" (told you I love theh historical pieces), "The Sopranos" and "The Walking Dead"


    17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen? The Real Housewives of anywhere. Lost (yeah). American Idol.

    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch? "Sherlock" on the BBC. They really need to stop fooling around with the Hobbitt and get back to it!!

    19. What show cancellation broke your heart? None. They all had it coming.


    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time? (Psst! Here's a little help for you "unemotional" types.) Oh my gah ... this is a real blasty from the pasty but it's the last episode of the "Mary Tyler Moore" show. Ugh when they are leaving the newsroom for the last time. Lou tells the group "I cherish you people." Sniffle.

  • shootingstar609 Apr 26, 2013

    1. What was the first TV show you remember loving? the Simpsons.
    2. What was the last TV show you watched every episode of? Fringe.
    3. What was the last TV show you watched entirely online? Haven. Until I bought the DVDs. But for the week to week new episode airings I watched them entirely online.
    4. What was the last TV show you gave up on before it ended? the Mob Doctor.
    5. What's the one TV show you can always watch reruns of, no matter how many times you've seen them? CSI: Las Vegas.
    6. Who is your favorite late-night host, past or present? David Letterman.
    7. What is your all-time favorite cartoon or animated series? the Simpsons.
    8. What is your all-time favorite reality show? the Amazing Race.
    9. What is your biggest guilty pleasure show? Grey's Anatomy. I don't watch it every week but if it looks good then I watch it.
    10. Who is your all-time favorite TV character? Male: Walter Bishop, Patrick Jane, and Fox Mulder; Female: Phoebe from Friends and Temperance Brennan.
    11. What TV character can you most relate to? Jessica Day. I'm not quite as much of a free spirit as she is, but I can definitely relate to her life situation.
    12. What TV apartment/house would you choose to live in if money/location/logic made no difference? 221B Baker St (BBC Sherlock) or Serenity (Firefly) assuming I'm picking these just for the house
    13. Who is your all-time biggest TV crush? Nathan Wournos
    14. What is your all-time favorite TV theme song or opening sequence? Fringe, Haven
    15. What is your all-time favorite comedy? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) New Girl, Friends
    16. What is your all-time favorite drama? (Limit yourself to 3 if you must) Fringe, Haven
    17. What are your top three "TV blind spots"—the famous/seminal shows you’ve never seen? Star Trek
    18. What TV show do you insist everyone you know should watch? Firefly. If they're looking for something that's still on I say Person of Interest.
    19. What show cancellation broke your heart? Firefly. Per usual, Fox never gave it a chance to be seen as the great show that it is. Despite this, it has still gathered a cult following. Browncoats forever!
    20. What TV moment makes you cry every time? Izzy's fiancee dying in the Season 2 finale of Grey's Anatomy.

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