Top 5: Best Halloween TV Episodes

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Let’s be real – this is by no means a definitive list of best – but these are 5 (ish) Halloween episodes of TV that we highly recommend you get around to watching this season.

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5 Reasons to Watch Haven…if you haven’t already

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My first major rewatch of the summer season was Haven, if you’re not familiar, this supernatural SyFy series has wrapped up its third season and had begun production on a fourth. It’s a little hokey in places which can be a turn off for some viewers, but for me – well that’s part of the charm. For funsies, and in an attempt to share this lovely show with all of you, I’ve come up with 5 (of the many) reasons you should absolutely catch up on Haven this summer. It’s pretty spoiler-free for those of you who are new and as for you seasoned viewers, we want to hear about your favourite parts of Haven in the comments! Continue reading

Top 5: Castle Episodes of Season 4

While we are still not over the exhilarating events of this year’s season finale, we think it’s about time to take a step back and assess the season as a whole. There were a lot of ups and downs, no doubt about that, but this post will focus on the ups. Here are our five favourite episodes from season 4 of Castle, in order of appearance. Enjoy!

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Top 5(ish) Father’s Day Edition: Our Fave TV Dads

For Father’s Day we’re celebrating by putting together a list of our favourite small-screen Dads! Funny, Brave, Badass or all of the above, you’ll find him here.

Did we leave out your favourite TV Dad? Let us know in the comments.

Wilf Mott, Donna’s Granddad, Doctor Who
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Bernard Cribbins as Wilf Mott with the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) in the Tardis

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Top 5: BSG TV Moments not actually on Battlestar Galactica

Inspired by a recent spiral back into my BSG and Caprica obsession brought on by the Flesh in Doctor Who’s recent outings I’ve decided to drum up a list of my favourite Battlestar Galactica moments on TV… that didn’t happen on the Battlestar Galactica series itself. – S

Here goes…

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Yvonne Strahovski rocks a Battlestar Galactica cut off tee

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Top 5: Reasons You Know You’re a Castle Fan

Having let some time elapse since Castle’s season finale, I can safely say…I want more! And so, to tide us over until season 4, here’s a new top 5 list.

You know you’re a Castle fan when…

#5: You have done at least one of the following in real life: (a) said “shut the front door!” (b) said “yo” or “bro” à la Esposito (c) said “bam, said the lady!” (d) fed the birds

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Beckett Sneaks in some Reading in the Bathroom

#4: You know what page 105 is (extra points if you’ve read it!)

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Top 5 Mother’s Day Edition: TV’s Awesome Moms

In honour of Mother’s Day, we at The Viewing Party have put together a special Top 5 list of some favourite TV moms.  Whether annoying, comical, or just plain sweet, these ladies all embrace unique interpretations of motherhood.  Enjoy!

Lwaxana Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation

She’s the Betazoid mother of Counsellor Troi that Captain Picard loves to hate.  What happens when you combine a hilariously overbearing personality with telepathic abilities?

Jackie Tyler from Doctor Who

Rose’s mum who shows up periodically throughout the first three seasons of (new) Doctor Who is perhaps a bit of a floozy, but she’s always there when Rose needs her.  Plus she adds to the great comedy of the show!

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Top 5: Fun Star Wars References, May the 4th be with You

In honour of Star Wars day we decided to round up some fun Star Wars parodies and references from some of our favourite TV shows. Star Wars has had such an enormous impact on our culture it was nearly impossible to just choose a few [B did fight hard for Family Guy’s inclusion], but few we did choose and in no particular order.

Enjoy and May the Fourth be with you.

5) Scrubs – My Two Dads (1×05)

The first of many, many Star Wars spoofs and references in Scrubs . In true JD fashion everything is about him, and in his head it plays out like a scene from Star Wars with two forces battling for his soul.

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Top 10: Monsterpiece Theater & Other Sesame Street Spoofs

There’s nothing like growing up and realizing that the things you loved as a kid are still totally awesome. As it turns out, Sesame Street has still got it.

As little Sesame Street watching children all grown up, we were thrilled to discover that Sesame Street still has something for us; we still find ourselves coming back to our favourite segment; “Monsterpiece Theater”. This segment has spoofed so many of our favourite TV Shows, Films and other literary works.We love these so much and there are so many to choose from that we could hardly narrow the list down to just 5, so roll with us, we’re amping this one up to 10!

#10: Sesame Street is something that many of us experienced as children, we’re asking for YOUR help to pick out your favourite Sesame Culture Spoof to round out this list! Post your fave in the comments below, feeling shy? E-mail us at theviewingparty [at] gmail [dot] com. We don’t have much to give away in terms of prizes, so if we choose yours you will win our love, admiration, and a virtual high five!

9 ) 12 Angry Men

I do love a good retelling of the classic “12 Angry Men” but I am a little curious about those “Three Sad Cows” & “Two Proud Pigs”. Don’t fear, in a surprise twist this Monsterpiece Theater classic doesn’t neglect to include 12 very, very angry men.

Fave quote “You’re going to be hearing from my agent” listen for it at the end.

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Top 5: Walterisms

Watching Fringe this season, we’re constantly reminded that resident mad scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop, is near solely responsible for all the fringe events our team has encountered to date, thanks to his meddling with the veil between the two universes. Before Walter had pieces of his brain cut out, caused the accidental death of his lab assistant, and was incarcerated in a mental institution for 17 years, he had little qualms with experimenting on human subjects, conducting illegal drug trials on children, and generally pushing science beyond all recognizable ethical boundaries simply to prove that he could.

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