?

Log in

Weekly(?)Topic Thread & a Poll

First, a little back-of-the-house business. The past few double length threads have made us wonder if all our topic thread should last two weeks. Since this isn't a dictatorship (though my fellow mods might beg to differ), we would like your opinion. Feel free to post a comment in the thread, if you opinion doesn't fit into a radio button.

This poll is closed.

How long should we keep the threads open?

1 week. They're called the Weekly Threads, after all
2(28.6%)
2 weeks. It gives me more time to circle back.
3(42.9%)
2 weeks. But just for the summer.
2(28.6%)
1 month. Let these topics have time to breathe!
0(0.0%)
Don't care. I never post anyway.
0(0.0%)

Now that that's out of the way, we can turn back to our current topic: Your TV-On-DVD Collection. How many complete series or seasons do you own. How often do you watch them? What was the first one you bought? Why? Does owning whole TV series (or having access through Netflix) change your television viewing habits?


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Thread Reminder

We're in the second week of another 2-week thread.  (Good thing too, because if the reminder is this late, can you imagine how bad it would have been I had to open a new one?)

You can find the thread here: A show that left you hanging. Come join in the conversation!


 All good things must come to an end (though you're welcome to continue to post your favorite commercials). 

Given the holiday weekend, I'm going to make this another two-week thread: A show that left you hanging. Did TPTB pull the plug before the show got a chance to resolve a long-standing mystery? Did an actor leave before a romance could be full developed? Did the show itself get distracted by something shiny, never to return to a storyline you found fascinating? 



Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

General Announcement

Only a fool would close a topic right as people are getting into it. So instead of starting something new, we're going to extend last week's thread about favorite commercials another week.  Come join the conversation!

Weekly Thread for June 15-29, 2011

We've talked a lot about television programs... but what about those things that keep interrupting what you're watching? This week's topic: Favorite commercial.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly Thread for June 7-14, 2011

It's hot. Too hot to think. Maybe even too hot to watch TV? *gasp* Perish the thought! This week's topic: Your favorite mindless pleasure. What do you watch when you want your brain to shut off?


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly Thread for May 31 to June 7, 2011

 Happy Memorial Day (a bit belatedly)! Since we've just passed the unofficial start of summer and the official start of the summer television, let's chat about that. It used to be that summer was only the land of reruns, but the times they are a changing. This week's topic: Most Memorable Summer Series.  


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly Thread for May 23-30, 2011

Well, sometimes life gets in the way. Best you can do, is just apologize and move on. I'm sorry for the late/missing thread. Let's move on, shall we?

This week is a topic I've been wanting to get to for a while: Best use of music in a show. Post clips if you can!

Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly Thread for May 11-18, 2011

 This week many shows are wrapping up their seasons, so in honor of that: What season finale made you impatient for the next season to start. Maybe it was a shocking ending in the last five minutes. Maybe it was anticipation of the fall out from the game changer. Maybe it was just a perfect episode and you didn't want to wait another three months for another.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly Thread for May 4 - 11, 2011

This week's topic: Favorite Platonic Pairing. It might be your favorite bromance or BFFs. It might be the interaction between two character who you might wish were together romantically, but you have to admit that the canon platonic relationship is pretty sweet too. It could even be two antagonists! Whatever pairing makes you happy in a totally non-romantic sense.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.
Okay, I'll admit this is the first time I'm using a user pic that's not from a TV show, but when you see the topic, you'll see why I went for it anyway. This week's topic: Favorite OT3. Contrary to the saying, three isn't always a crowd. Every so often there's a particular trio of characters that mess so well together, the sum is greater than its parts. What's yours?



Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for 20-27, 2011

First a little bit of housekeeping: The Rules of the Road and the FAQ are finally updated!

Probably inspired by the fact I'm getting ready to hop on a plane to see my own mom, this week's topic: Best parent-child moment. And no they don't have to be related biologically... or even legally.

Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for April 13-20, 2011

Okay, fair warning, either next week's thread will be late... or possibly a little earlier, if I can get my act together. However, that's for the future. Let's stick to the now.

This week's thread is the reverse of last week:  What actor makes you less likely to give a show a chance? Bonus question: Have you ever liked a show in spite of him/her?



Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for April 6 - 13, 2011

 I apologize of the late thread. We're going to just blame the new job if that's okay with you all!

This week's topic: An actor you follow from series to series.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Question: What do we do when we run out of 30 Days of TV Meme questions? 
Answer: We think up our own!!

This week topic: A time you jumped ship or abandoned fandom. When did you finally have enough?



Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for March 23-30, 2011

 Well, here we are with our final 30 Days of Television meme topic and we've save the best for last: Best quote. I don't think you lot need anymore prompting than that!

So, you may ask what to expect now that we've officially finished the meme? Well, you'll just have to tune in next week and find out!

Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for March 16-23, 2011

 Sorry for the late thread! Forgot that I started posting on Wednesdays. 

This week's topic: Current TV show obsession. Or if you're like me and don't have a current obsession, then what was your last?


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for March 9-16, 2011

Brush off your old VCR tapes! This week, we're going old school! Our topic:First TV Show obsession. When did you first put the "fan" in fanatic? Or, post-internet, what was the show that lead you to discover "fandom".


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for March 2-9, 2011

I was checking the original meme that we've stolen our topics from and there is only four left! But fear not, your fearless mods have something up their sleeves when that finally happens. This week's topic: A show you plan on watching (old or new)... or one that you intend to pick back up.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.
Sorry for the late post. So let's get right into it, shall we? This week's topic (which, as always, you're free to ignore): Most annoying character or character introduction. Maybe the character always annoyed you. Maybe you liked him/her in the beginning, but grew annoyed towards the end. Or maybe you experienced something even rarer when the way the character was horrible, but you grew to like her/him in-spite of all that.



Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Feb.16-23, 2011

 So last week's thread had the date wrong. I didn't catch it until a few minutes ago. Oops?

This week's topic is a sad one: Saddest character death or departure.  So feel free to come in and lighten the mood with what you're currently watching.  (BTW, I'm also mixing up the order topics from the original meme, mostly because I feel like it.) 


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Feb. 9-16, 2011

Well, we talked about the end of our favorite shows.  Now let's talk about how they all began.  This week's topic: Best pilot episode,  What pilot made you think "Well, that's it. I'm hooked"?

And, as always, come on in and tell us what you're watching! 


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Feb. 2-9, 2011

So, if you look at the original television meme we've been following, this topic is actually supposed to come later, but since it's pairs up do nicely with last week's topic, I moved it up. This week's discussion: OMG WTF? Season Finale.  Bonus points if it's a series finale too.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2011

I bet I can predict the shows that get mentioned this week, because the topic is: Favorite Series Finale.  A bittersweet topic for most of us, I think.


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Jan. 19-26, 2011

This week's topic: Favorite fandom ship. Come on, we all have them. Ships where the potential totally beats anything that appeared on the screen. Maybe it's alternative pairing to the main ship.  Or maybe it's a crack pairing that never had a chance in hell of happening, but is so much fun. Sometimes TPTB don't always get it right.

And as always, feel free to talk about what you're watching in general.




Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Weekly TV Thread for Jan. 11-18, 2011

This next topic ("favorite ship") is such a good one we're going to divide into two parts.  This week's topic:  Favorite canon ship. They don't have to be the endgame. They didn't even be together for very long. Just as long as it counts as canon.

And if your ship wasn't quite canon (for example, the show went off the air before it happened or the characters never quite got together on the show, but there were deliberate romantic overtone), that counts too. 


Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Caprica 1.14 - 1.18: The Final Five


SyFy burns off the last five episodes back to back in one night, like the heartless, ADHD, hooked-on-phonics douchebags they are. My Tivo burps in their general direction.




Tags:

Weekly TV Thread for Jan. 3-11, 2011

 And we're back!! Happy New Year, folks!! 

Since it's been a while, a bit of a recap.  We've been using the questions from the "30 Days of Television" Meme are currently on Day Week 20, but part of me feels like this would make a better topic for Valentine's Day. The rest of me things that we've had enough holiday related threads and that we should just go for it! So, here we go!  This week's topic: Favorite kiss

Or just stop in and tell us what you've been watching since we last spoke. 

Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Winter Hiatus

Keytus TV will be on hiatus until January 3.  Come back then for new threads, topics and discussions.

Until then, there are plenty of old discussions that are worth a revisit or didn't get enough love the first time around. Here are some suggestions, for your re-run viewing pleasure:

The topic thread that started it all: A show that should have never been cancelled.

Our most popular discussion thread, hands down: Favorite title sequence


Others:

A show that you wish more people were watching

Your favorite show(s) ever

A good show that you hate

Favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Best scene ever

Favorite childhood show (which somehow became a discussion about the music of the Monkees)

Your favorite guilty pleasure show

Favorite mini series

Best TV show cast


See you in 2011!

Weekly TV Thread for Dec. 9-20, 2010

As promised, this week's topic: Your favorite December holiday-related special, mini-series and/or TV movies.  What do you watch every year?  What special sticks out in your mind? We'll even make make an exception for theatrical movies as long as they were ones that you have a holiday tradition of watching on TV. So come on in as spread a little holiday cheer!

Remember:
(1) Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. (Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine.)
(2) Put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line.
(3) Track your thread! There might be some really interesting posts later you might otherwise miss.
(4) One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

Profile

Sports Night
keytus_tv
Keytus Television

Welcome to Keytus Television!

Keytus Television is a community dedicated to thoughtful discussion of quality television programs. New viewers are always welcome.

Rules of the Road

• PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS!! There’s a big difference between having a respectful disagreement and outright belligerence, as 99.44% of you know. For the .56% percent who don’t, this isn’t the place for you. Being the loudest one in the room, won’t get you nearly as far as being the one with the most thoughtful, introspective observations.

• Track the changes of any of the shows that you are watching/following. In this age of streaming sites and DVDs, we all won’t be watching the same show at the same time. It might be days/weeks/months/years(!) in between when you last posted and someone else responds to something you said.

• Keep the conversation centered on scripted television related topics. Dramas, comedies, reality tv, even documentaries are all fine. Movies, sporting events, rock concerts, not so much.

• The topic for the weekly threads is merely a suggestion. Feel free to talk about a show that has nothing to do with the weekly topic!

• For the sake of your mods sanity, please put the show and season (or episode) in the subject line of your comments. It makes it easier when we go back and tag the threads.

• One show (or episode) per post and only one sub-thread for each show (or episode). It makes it easier for others to follow the conversation.

• The Mods are your friends. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or requests.

• Pardon our dust. This is a new thing we’re trying out here. While we have tried to anticipate this community’s needs, rules will be modified as we find out what works and what doesn't. Please bear with us.

Latest Month

July 2013
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow