Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters I’d Like to Meet

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All of the characters I’ll be talking about this week are from TV shows. I’m starting with the oldest show and ending with the most current one. Let’s see if any of you were or are also fans of them!

Lucy Lawless as Xena

My family didn’t have cable – or sometimes even a TV at all – when I was a young kid. As soon as that rule was gradually relaxed in the mid-1990s, I discovered Xena: Warrior Princess and fell in love with her campy plots and amusing takes on Greek mythology. It sure would be fun to hang out with her for a while and see what she thought of twenty-first century life.

Gillian Anderson as Dr. Dana Scully

Yes, The X-Files technically started a few years before Xena did, but I didn’t become interested in the adventures of Scully and Mulder until I was in college.

What I liked the most about Scully was her insistence that everything she and her partner investigated must have a rational explanation. As someone who was and is sometimes prone to worrying and leaping to conclusions, I always appreciated the reminder to stick to the facts until I know for sure what is going on.

COMMUNITY — “Intro to Statistics” Episode 106 — Pictured: (l-r) Donald Glover as Troy, Danny Pudi as Abed — NBC Photo: Chris Haston

Community is the funniest comedy I’ve ever watched. Troy and Abed were two characters in it who, among other hijinks, hosted a pretend morning show together for the sheer joy of using their imaginations.

Their personalities complemented each other beautifully. No matter what problems they faced – whether real or imaginary – they always found a funny way to deal with them. I’d be a guest on their pretend morning show in a heartbeat!


Simu Liu as Jung Kim

Kim’s Convenience is a hilarious comedy that’s set right here in Toronto and is still releasing new seasons. It follows the four members of the Kim family as the younger generation enters the workforce and their parents continue to adjust to the many cultural differences between Canada and Korea.

Jung, the oldest child and only son, dropped out of high school and got into some trouble as a teenager much to the chagrin of his parents. Now that he’s an adult, he’s working at a car rental shop and trying to piece his life back together. I love seeing the relationship between him and his family evolve in this show. He seems like he’d be a very interesting guy to meet, especially since the show writers have yet to go into a lot of details about what happened to him when he was a teenager.

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23 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Characters I’d Like to Meet

  1. Echo Ishii

    Xena!! I have seen that in ages.
    I was a dedicated X-phile back in the day. Watched every episode…even after Scully and Mulder were gone. (not good) Still watch the DVDs on occasion.
    I’d like to check out Kim’s Convenience. I hadn’t heard of it.

  2. I’ve never seen Xena or the X-Files. Then again, I never saw My So-Called Life, either. Guess I was watching too much Star Trek: Next Generation. Hehehehe. Good choices tho, for the characters. I like the strong female element. 🙂

  3. I’ve never even heard of the last two, and wasn’t a fan of Xena (just a little TOO campy for me), but the x-Files were a must watch, and I was watching them first run. I will admit, though, that I’ve tried to go back and watch them again, starting with the first season, and I just can’t.

    Re: TV — until I was 18, we had five channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and UHF. And TV shut off at midnight. Yeah, I’m that old. LOL!

    Thanks for visiting earlier!

  4. I was a big X-Files fan and would love to meet Scully!

  5. Geez, I feel really lame–I’ve never seen any of these shows, though I do know about them. Xena seems like a really kickbutt type of woman!

  6. I liked Xena, but give me Gabrielle and Aries! It was a great show though. Love your other choices as well, especially Scully. 🙂

  7. That’s a really fascinating mixed bag of characters. I should have thought of Xena for mine, too!

  8. Oh my gosh Lydia, I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday. That’s how bad I’m doing. Xena is all I’m familiar with. Good post

  9. I did like Xena, it was one of my guilty pleasures. I could definitely enjoy meeting her and Gabrielle.

  10. Maybe your parents not having a TV is why you read so many books. It’s funny, we have a TV, but nobody ever uses it for anything other than YouTube or movies from the internet, so we dropped cable a year ago and nobody cared.

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