In which good things have to be paid for

Heh, well, the net result of the two mile walk in broiling sun on Saturday (part of the saga of getting to London) was that Sunday was spent in bed, poleaxed with heatstroke.  At least, I presume that was what caused the splitting headache and nausea.  Still, it was worth it 🙂

Yet again I fail on keeping up a “post every day for a month” meme though, so catching up today I have:

Day 3 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV season).

Um… I don’t think I have one.  I don’t even know what the new shows are (or when ‘this TV season’ starts and finishes.)

Day 4 – Your favorite show ever.

That’s hard.  Possibly, on balance, it would have to be The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  This one:

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not the movie!

I was a big fan of the book, and then this was shown every Thursday, just while I was going through my O’ Levels.  It stopped me from worrying too much about the exams, as I was too busy looking forward to the next episode.  And then, like a guardian angel, the series was repeated just as I was going through my A’ Levels.  So, not only is this the real version of Hitchhikers for me, but it was an anchor in a time of trial for me too 🙂

Let’s face it, the film managed to ruin every bit of comic timing, and re-write all the jokes in such a way as to cunningly leave out all the punchlines.  It was painful to watch.  But – apart from the dodgy special effects – the TV series seems to be as funny today as it ever was.

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