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Day 08 - A show everyone should watch



Meerkat Manor.

I am so serious. This is a show everyone can watch- kids, grownups, whoever. And it's so ridiculously compelling. The Meerkat politics are intense. It follows the Whiskers clan, a group that has been under the leadership of matriarch Flower for years already. They're fiercely territorial and have two or three rival families, and the territory wars are crazy. Plus, the family problems they run into with Flower's rebellious daughters create a good deal of tension.

Plus, come on, who in the world can resist meerkat pups. They're so cute it shouldn't be legal.

(And of course, you can laugh at how many geeky references you get from the nerd researchers who named them. Flower's mate is Zaphod, for crying out loud, and I laughed long and hard when Mozart got it on with Sondheim.)

Yes, I own Season One. Love the Whiskers.


Anyway, I think I'm officially a Gleek. Though really, that wasn't hard- Lea Michelle. Belting. A lot. And getting slushies thrown in her face. Plus Kristin Chenoweth gueststarred, and Josh Groban. Really, where is the bad here? Nowhere, I say, nowhere! Clearly this isn't a show I'm going to take hugely seriously, but for some pure entertainment? Oh, heck yeah, Glee.

Also, every time they mention the general loser-ness of people from Lima, I just chuckle and agree. Because that's, uh, most of Ohio. (Though Ohio doesn't allow medical marijuana. And... there was another Ohio thing that made me go, 'no, wait...' OH. It was the assertion that it was illegal to discriminate against gay kids. Not in Ohio it isn't. In fact, my middle school principal told my (straight) friend that it was her own fault girls in the locker room were accusing her of being a lesbian and taunting her for it, because she was probably 'acting like a lesbian.' Yay Ohio!) But yeah, any chance to laugh at Ohio is cool with me.

Why can I suddenly not sleep? Is this my body reacting to me sleeping entirely too much for the past few weeks?

Date: 2010-06-05 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
Meerkat Manor!!! That was the bestest show! The cable channel it was on cruelly took it away from me and the DVR but I loved it!

Meerkat pups!! So cute and so vulnerable. Aww!

Flower ruled with a little iron paw. Yes, she did. No matriarch later was quite like her.


Date: 2010-06-05 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
It was AMAZING. Is it not on anymore? (I don't have cable) :/ It was so good!

Flower was so badass. No one can deny it.

Date: 2010-06-05 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
Everyone knows the power of Flower. Seriously.

I haven't seen on the cable channel in many a day. :-(

Date: 2010-06-05 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kappamaki33.livejournal.com
Yay, another Gleek! Too bad you probably can't catch up with the rest of the season in time for the season finale on Tuesday. I guess I'll actually have to be careful about writing spoilers now. :)

Date: 2010-06-05 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
Oh, trust me, if it were possible to catch up, I'd do it- but alas, Hulu has episodes starting at 17, so it's not possible. I shake my fist at you, Hulu!

And I'll actually have to be careful about what I read. ;)

Date: 2010-06-05 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirateslotr87.livejournal.com
I freaking love Glee. I didn't start watching it when it first started but wound up watching like the first half of it online and now I'm caught up but omg. I don't even know. I about peed my freaking pants when Josh Groban was on, I love that man so much. And Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.

Date: 2010-06-05 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
See, I figured I would like Glee if I got the chance to watch it. With guest stars like it has, how could I not?? Especially when I heard about Jonathon Groff- I saw the original cast of Spring Awakening on Broadway, I had a geekout. And Josh Groban was hilarious.

Date: 2010-06-08 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prophetkristy.livejournal.com
What's that show actually like? Fictionalized with words put in their mouths, or pretty much documentary with awesome narration?

ZAPHOD. <3 that's the first thing I noticed in the pic. Is that sad?

Date: 2010-06-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
It's a documentary narrated by Sean Astin, explaining meerkat society and why Flower is constantly pissed at Mozart and Zaphod's role as alpha male (basically he's important because Flower chose him as her babydaddy) and it's generally really really cool!

Not at all! Zaphod is one of my favorites. I love the names they have.

Date: 2010-06-09 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prophetkristy.livejournal.com
That sounds fun! Consider it Netflixed.

Date: 2010-06-12 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taulbee.livejournal.com
I have lots of hate for that principal. Bitchman *shudders*

Date: 2010-06-12 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
She was definitely a bitch of epic proportions. Did I ever tell you I had a nightmare about her freshman year? I dreamt she tried to kill Kate.
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