the word FAN is a shortened version of...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @ 3:47 PM
...the word FANATIC! How fanatic are you? How well do you know your favourite TV series?

Take your time answering the quiz below and check how much you know! Use the comments box to post your answers.


1. This show is about Grant, Steve, Jason, Brian, Donna, and Tango searching the unknown for paranormal activity in buildings that are believed to be haunted.
A - Ghost Busters
B - Myth Provers
C - Myth Busters
D - Ghost Hunters


2. This show is about Flight 815 survivors, trying to get off a mysterious, unknown island.
A - Gilligan's Island
B - LOST
C - Mystery Island
D - Where are we?


3. This show is a about a single dad living in San Francisco with his three daughters.
A - 8 Simple Rules
B - All in the Family
C - Full House
D - Family Matters


4. This shows is about a mother and daughter, remaining best friends through fights, boyfriends, and Emily.
A - 7th Heaven
B - Laguna Beach
C - Golden Girls
D - Gilmore Girls


5. This show is about a former African American model helping young girls reach their dream of walking the runway.
A - Project Runway
B - America's Next Top Model
C - Model Life
D - Smile


6. This show is about an undercover superstar, living a double life.
A - That's so Raven
B - Hannah Montana
C - Best of Both Worlds
D - Who Knew?


7. This show is about 18 castaways stranded on an island, forced to vote each other off to win the big prize.
A - LOST
B - Survivor
C - Pirate Island
D - Islanders


8. This show is about two twins living in a hotel, bothering the hotel manager and hanging out with the hotel staff.
A - High School Musical
B - Zack with Cody
C - The Great Life
D - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody


9. This shows is about a dysfunctional family, the three kids going through awkward times and fights with their parents, Shawn and Claudia.
A - 8 Simple Rules
B - Grounded For Life
C - According to Jim
D - 7th Heaven


10. Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe are some of the main characters in which TV show?
A - Noah's Arc
B - Everybody Loves Raymond
C - Friends
D - Just Shoot Me!

10 Most Celebrated TV Show Hangouts

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 @ 9:28 PM

In which of these places would you like to hang out?

Check out the greatest fictional locations in television history

We tend to get drawn into our favorite TV shows; we know what the characters do for a living and are privy to their groups of friends. But in order to really love a sitcom or dramatic series, it must be set to perfection—in other words, it’s all about the hangout spots. From the Three’s Company bar, Regal Beagle, to Beverly Hills, 90210’s diner, the Peach Pit, these renowned places—where our favorite small-screen characters gathered—ignite big memories for those of us who loyally tuned in. Reminisce with us as you check out these 10 famous spots where love, laughs and drama all unfolded—and where everyone definitely knew one another’s names.


Monk’s Café
Seinfeld
Originally Aired: July 1989 – May 1998



The opening-credit shot of this corner diner, known to Seinfeld cast members as Monk’s Café, is of the New York City eatery Tom’s Restaurant, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The coffee shop is where Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer—all characters from the show based on writer Larry David’s life—would meet to drink coffee and chat over the latest topic of obsession.


Moe’s Tavern
The Simpsons
Originally Aired: December 1989 - Present



This neighborhood dive bar, owned by the curmudgeonly ex-boxer Moe, is the gathering place for the town boozers. It’s where the big-eyed, four-fingered Springfield residents quickly gulp foamy mugs of beer in one swig while partaking in dim conversations about the day. And even though The Simpsons is America’s longest-running TV sitcom, we never tire of Bart’s prank calls to the tavern. We can hear Moe now: “I’m looking for a Jacques Strap!”


Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand
Arrested Development
Originally Aired: November 2003 – February 2006



As George Bluth, Sr., says, “There’s always money in the banana stand.” Located on the Newport Beach boardwalk, Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand was one of the only profitable businesses in the crumbling Bluth real estate empire. Ruined and rebuilt several times throughout the three-season series, it’s always restored in the spirit of teaching George-Michael the true value of hard work, a lesson he can hardly learn from his once-wealthy, now disruptive relatives.


Central Perk
Friends
Originally Aired: September 1994 – May 2004



This fictitious Greenwich Village coffee shop based on Cholmondeley’s, a favorite Brandeis University hangout of the show’s creators, was the only prominent, non-apartment set for the 10-season series. It’s where Friends’ characters Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe spent time chatting, poking fun at the head waiter, Gunther, and lounging on couches—with signature oversize mugs cupped firmly in their hands.


Café Nervosa
Frasier
Originally Aired: September 1993 – May 2004



Café Nervosa serves as a respectful, espresso-worthy coffee shop often visited by the Crane brothers, Frasier and Niles. It’s a far cry from the Cheers pub, where the Frasier character originated, but a perfect fit for Frasier, since the show is set in Seattle, Washington—home of the Starbucks Corporation. The meaning of the fictional café’s name is nervous in Italian, a perfect tie-in to Frasier Crane’s psychiatric line.


Arnold’s Drive-In
Happy Days
Originally Aired: January 1974 – July 1984



Taking place during the late ’50s/early ’60s in Milwaukee, Happy Days had two main sets: the Cunningham home and Arnold’s Drive-In. The Milky Way Diner in Glendale, Wisconsin, was the inspiration behind this swingin’ eatery, where Richie, Ralph and fan-favorite Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli spent the majority of their time. Clad with college pennants and a jukebox filled with doo-wop songs, the drive-in was where the Happy Days 30th-anniversary reunion was set.


Regal Beagle
Three’s Company
Originally Aired: March 1977 – September 1984



One of three hangouts for cooking-school student Jack Tripper, florist Janet Wood and secretary Chrissy Snow, this is where the trio often spent time conjuring up schemes to get themselves out of messy situations. Long-standing jokes at the faux neighborhood bar were frequently based on Jack’s sexuality and Chrissy’s blonde moments.


Cheers
Cheers
Originally Aired: September 1982 – May 1993



The neighborhood pub from the much-loved comedy series Cheers was the soul of the NBC sitcom. Much of the gossip-fueled banter, which centered on the idiosyncratic cast members Ted Danson (Sam; bar owner), Shelley Long (Diane; waitress), Rhea Perlman (Carla; waitress), George Wendt (Norm; bar regular), John Ratzenberger (Cliff; bar regular) and Nicholas Colasanto (Coach; bartender), took place in the main room and office of this famous Boston tavern.


Peach Pit
Beverly Hills, 90210
Originally Aired: October 1990 – May 2000



The diner (along with its do-gooder owner, Nat) was as much a part of Beverly Hills, 90210—the teen drama that claimed the primetime spot on Fox for 10 years running—as the sibling characters, Brenda and Brandon Walsh. The hangout/second home was where the weekly troubles would unfold for the twins and their romantically entangled friends Kelly Taylor, Steve Sanders, Donna Martin and David Silver.


Joe’s Emerald City Bar
Grey’s Anatomy
Originally Aired: March 2005 - Present



It’s here, at the pub across from the infamous Seattle Grace Hospital, where the McDreamies, McSteamies and determined up-and-coming surgeons of the television world unite after a long day of saving lives (and having secret trysts) to shake off the day’s failures, celebrate medical breakthroughs and claim one another’s hearts.

What would you like to talk about?

@ 1:23 PM

What would you like to talk about?

MUST-SEE TV SERIES

Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:01 PM
Here's a list of new TV series that I recommend:

- Fringe (the best nowadays, in my view)
- Eleventh hour
- Lie to me (still to come to our country, but it can be downloaded from the net)
- Life
New seasons: House and Law & Order SVU

These are my favourites.

What are yours? Add to the list!

Cheers,
Elaine

Old School Is Back!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009 @ 2:42 PM
For those who deeply cherish well-known series from the 80's, here's some breaking news - they are all to be revived yet again! Who does not recall with some sort of nostalgia those late afternoon hits as "Vicky" or "Agent 86"? Speaking of "Agent", it seems that the inevitable aversion critics should have for remakes has been dismissed by the great perfomances by Ann Hathaway and Steve Carrell.

You will be able to brush up your Klingon soon, you trekkie kid. "Star Trek", directed by hyper-inflated "Lost" director JJ Abrams(!), is to come as a sort of consolation for those who revere this series. Check out the trailer below:




As you can realise, re-booting the whole concept from square one proves to be healthier, (and perhaps more profitable) than just trying to re-hash the same old routines.

When I was a kid, I would simply drool over the Knight Rider stunts and the technology used in it, something that would be risible for a 4 year old nowadays. Tell us if the film remake of the series does justice to the original one:



I believe that posing the following questions are valid: Should we keep trying to bring these rarities back to life, even if we lose the original charm and essence to them? Is it just a matter of making them look more up-to-date? Or they are to be seen as teasers for the new generation to get to know them? Are you a purist, a die-hard fan to these series?

see ya soon.

Friends who make me laugh

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 @ 7:26 PM
"Friends" is a TV series that I find hilarious. I´ve watched most of the seasons and I´ll be posting on some of my favourite episodes. Sometimes we don´t even need to listen to the dialogues as the faces made by the characters are much funnier than any lines.
cheers!
I´m looking forward to hearing from you soon!

TV SERIES

@ 3:50 PM
What is your favourite TV series? Talk about it.