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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Fave TV shows
    Date: 3/3/2001 7:43:00 PM  

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>I'm sure you've been asked this before, but I'm curious myself. What TV
>shows (past or present) do you consider the most influential in your work?
>They don't even have to be influential ones, just ones you liked to sit down
>and watch every week.

Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, the original Star Trek, the Prisoner, Dr. Who,
Blake's 7...I was a huge fan of the complexity of Hill Street Blues but for
whateve reason I can't watch the show now...I don't know if it hasn't aged
well, if it's the photography, or what, but I just can't stay with it more than
a little bit. Loved MASH, All in the Family (the last decent sitcom we had
that wasn't afraid to bare its teeth on socio-political stuff), The Dick Van
Dyke Show (which still puts me away to this day)...I was always drawn more to
good writing than who the star was.

>Do you still have the time to sit down and watch TV
>shows anymore?

Not as much as I'd like...what time I do have, tends to go to Sopranos, Oz,
West Wing, Futurama, Simpsons, Ed (through parted fingers), Buffy,
between my TV tends to stay tuned to stuff on CSPAN or CNN or Headline News or
Bravo. (Liked Michael Moore's show on Bravo, The Awful Truth, but I don't know
if they're doing any more new eps, though it's out now on DVD.) Inside the
Actor's Studio is another fun show for me, despite my concerns that the host
looks a little too much like the Prince of Darkness...


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