Friday, March 4, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten

Hi there. I'm Claire, as in THE Claire, as in the name on the header above this rambling bit of prose.

Look up.

See it, there? Yup. That's me.

I'm taking over from the author for a few paragraphs in order to participate in this blogfest thing that the author's friend Erinn put together.(1)

Erinn asked bloggers to talk about their five favorite shows that are no longer airing new episodes. This was a little tough for me, only because I haven't really watched much TV over the years due to my prophetic duties (and a distinct lack of cable throughout college), but I think I've put together a solid list.(2)

1. The Harvard Diaries - a professor of quantum physics and her robot dinosaur, Rufus, mend holes in the space/time fabric. It swear it was the funniest thing I've ever watched, which may have been why it was was supposed to be a drama.

2. Sunrise Yoga Studio - a sitcom about a family of Indian immigrants who run a yoga studio in Detroit. You wouldn't think that premise would be funny, but it worked...kind of.

3. Trixie the Zombie Assassin(3) - a young woman from Texas is trained as a zombie assassin and her life takes her to a town called Moongrove in South Carolina where she shoots zombies. They did a mime episode and the zombies were spectacular, miming their need for brains. Truly good stuff.

4. Elohim's Variety Hour - this used to play Upstairs, but God got kind of bored with it, so She yanked it from the schedule. The few times I caught it, though, I loved it. Especially when She'd have Michael co-hosting. Like a heavenly Rowan & Martin.(4)

5. The Ex-Files - a woman works with a private detective to find all of her ex-boyfriends. Then she sits down with them and asks what went wrong in their relationships. This show lasted a season and a half before the producers finally realized how depressing it was and cancelled their own show. I liked it, though.(5) The lead character had moxie.

So there you go, my favorite Gone But Not Forgotten shows. The author will be back in a few days and I'm sure she'll have new adventures planned for all of us. In the meantime, read through some of the others and leave a little love.

I'm off to convince an atheist that God exists and She's a little put out he doesn't believe in Her.

Wish me luck!

(1) This is freaking you out a little, isn't it? The character of the blog talking to you, the reader of the blog, like she's a real person? Don't worry - the strangeness will eventually wear off...and if it doesn't, there's a lovely little pill called clozapine that should help make it easier.

(2) You might know some of them, but because I'm a fictional character living in a fictional universe, the chances of that are pretty slim. Unless you're a fictional character living in the same fictional universe in which case, we should get coffee.

(3) I've been told there's a different version of this in your universe, something called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sounds neat.

(4) Oh yeah, both universes had
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, thank God.

(5) I was trying out anti-depressants at the time, just for the fun of it. That may have contributed to my appreciation.


  1. What a fun and creative blogfest entry! LOVED it. This was a wonderful introduction of your blog for me!

  2. Now I want Trixi the Zombie slayer to be REAL!!!

  3. Loved it. Some times I think I am in a fictional universe ... Maybe we should get coffee. I am a huge fan of Mocha Coffee. Which coffee is your favorite?

  4. This is too cute...very creative! And some of those shows really should be made :D

  5. I'm a little slow. It took reading three before I caught on. LOVE your take on this. I'd totally watch sunrise yoga studio.

  6. @Erinn - I know, right?! Someone needs to pitch that. ASAP.

    @Melissa - I'm a fan of regular coffee, hazelnut with cream and sugar. :)

    @KO - I totally would too. That's a show that would probably be hilarious, but only if the Brits did it.

  7. Very funny take on the list! Great idea!

  8. Love this. What a great way to do this blogfest. I kinda want to watch Trixie the Zombie Assassin.

  9. Kat, I had to read it a few times before I realized what was happening too! I'd so watch Trixie.

  10. Haha, awesome! I love Trixie, and the Ex-Files. Thanks for the laugh. ;)

  11. I love the way you approached this from a unique angle having your character do the post. Nice work!

  12. For a while, I thought these were real...yeah. They sound pretty awesome, though. :)


  13. Very nice! Can't wait to learn more about the author!

  14. @Anstice - I thought you'd all appreciate Claire's point of view far more than my own!

    @Ricki - Feel free to ask questions. About either myself or Claire. :)

  15. hahaha, terrific! Those shows really do sound interesting.