Wow, this meme doesn't take any time getting to the hard parts, does it?
Favorite show ever. Not favorite plot, not favorite characters, but favorite show. Meaning the show I wouldn't mind having as my only company on a desert island that has electricity.
There's the potential for comedies - MASH, My Hero, Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place (which how is that not on DVD?). The potential for dramas - Dead Like Me (wonderful, but too depressing by half, and major embarrassment squick trigger), Rome, Band of Brothers, and so many more.
And then there are the tried and true favorites of Burn Notice, Invisible Man, Firefly, and Farscape.
How to choose?
In truth, if I was trapped on a desert island with electricity, I'd go for Farscape because it has the varied story lines, multiple seasons, and leather.
But when I'm honest, I know Firefly is still the favorite. This is a show that speaks to my childhood of watching Westerns with my Dad, my inner geek with the sci-fi component (another thing my dad indulged by deigning to take me to watch star trek movies he had no interest in), and characters that compel me like no other TV I've watched. This is the show that I canceled dates for because I didn't have a VCR, and was terribly disappointed when I couldn't find fanfic for it as it started to die. Thankfully, that last bit was not to be for long and I went looking for it again. And it's the show that got me into online fandom in a participatory rather than lurking manner.
I've watched it enough (and yes, this will be making further appearances in this meme) to spot the flaws, almost be glad that it didn't go on longer so the scriptwriters didn't piss me off my contradicting any personal canon I built up myself, and yet, it's still there. I can only hope that when I rewatch it in 10 years, I won't be disappointed with it as I am now when I rewatch any Star Trek incarnation, or some other shows. It is very much a show that I don't want to ever outgrow. And so, I guess it has to be my favorite.
And no, I didn't start my rewatch of it yet. Tonight most likely unless RL intervenes. I did continue importing more of the fics though. I forgot how much I liked what turned into Pages of Life and Death
/off-topic - JC! Nothing to throw you out of the meme-mode like seeing a freaking huge spider climbing up the wall behind your computer. *shudders* Maybe the idea of continuing to look for an apt that's not in this complex isn't entirely without merit...