Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Makings of a Tato: 7 steps

EGM u asked and I have answered...PART 1. Ichiena can I claim to have done your 7 things you did not know about Tato?
EGM wrote:
First, I want a post on how 'Tato came to be. Right from the very first thing that triggered in you a love for all things tatoholic to the present day.

So what are are the makings of Couch Tato..how did I discover that I was one?
For starters my friend..it is a journey... you don't just wake up and call yourself a Tato..it takes hard work..memory and like aviation you have to have the hours. Ask Movie buff? You have do to the time to call yourself a Tato...a Buff.

There is a difference between a critic and a Tato. A critic might be doing it for a job...likes to find fault...he may even like watching the movies...but a Tato LIVES in movies...a Tato is a critic...but worse...he just doesnt watch them...he lives and breathes TV/Movies!

So what does it take?

1.Loyalty. Once I start a series I stick with it till the end. It doesnt matter whether it deteriorates through thick and thin...

2.Endurance. Even when you are ashamed of wacthing it...for better or for worse

3.Suspension of Disbelief. You have to put aside the fact that its fiction ...put aside thats its special effects...you have to submerge yourself and lose yourself...(in the movie the moment you want it ..you can never let it go..you only have once chance do not waste ...)

4.Commitment...till death does us part.

5.Don't belive the hype...create the hype. Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. See it to criticise it. See it ...just so that you can say "yeah I saw it and it was crap!"

6.Experiment. Broaden your horizon. Explore new territories.
e.g

-try Oscar nominated movies. try romance. try mafia movies. try classics...etc
-Read a book watch the mini series or the movie...way before borrowing series there were mini series.

Peep this out...who can brag having watched all of these...at the end of the day being a Tato is also about BRAGGING RIGHTS! Being a tato is all about the amount of stuff you have watched.And realizing ...DAMN i've watched a whole lot!



Bella Mafia..very interesting...all the male heads of the family and the sons were all swiped clean and only the ladies remained...
the rest check out the post Teenage Tato and Baby Tato

remember these from KBC... I may not have read her novels but by golly I watched them mini series. others included Act of will...Voice of the Heart...






Neighbours


Even I was amazed at the stamina it took: 11 years(1991-2002) I stuck with it...till I was posted to Nakuru and had to let go


Knots Landing.



Season 7-14 i stuck with Knots Landing. Greg and Abby Somner two cunniving sons of...

Days of Our lives

My God ...acha tu...That Dimera family...had me by my balls. I've never been so addicted to something like this... (Perhaps Sunset Beach and Young and the restless for a short stint)

And am talking addicted -not 24 style but in a witchcraft kind of style. If there is a soap that can weave stories...Sammi is doing this to lucas who is doing this to Carrie...who doesnt know that Austin and Billy are...ok we start again. John and Marlena...

7th Heaven



Season1-7. Ok there was something just sweet about this show. I still don't believe I dropped it come season 8...i think its due to time but if anyone can hook me up with teh DVD's...I'll clear all 10 seasons.


E.R



Best Medical Drama of our time...I was there from start...


Roswell and Smallville:

last but not least. Examples of series' I started at the same time. Both had very weak storylines in the beginning. And actually both shows were very alike. And with time both evolved..Smallville stood the test of time and emerged stronger as seasons passed by.

You would be interested: Izzy on Grays anatomy also played Izzy on Roswell.




13 comments:

aegeus said...

Present teacher!

aegeus said...

That is one long post! I am not very patient so whenever i get bored while watching a series i ffwd to the next episode and might end up watching half the episodes! :-)

Kirima said...

I fail the tato test miserably. I prefer movies to series cos I love finality everything must end sometime thats why I get disappointed when I hear of a 6 season deal for Prison Break Kwani how long does it take to break out of prison?
Still loved many of those series though back in the days.

Majonzi said...

wow, u really are a movie buff (ehh, moviebuff, hope ur name isnt copyrighted)

on ur list of series, I was a fan of ER, Roswell, ehh, that's about it!!!

maitha said...

explore new territories - unataka galactica ?

Half 'n' half said...

Kweli una job?

you trully love watching! I go through periods of watching movies then I stop. Now am in the period of series'!

Lakini neighbours I gave up after 3 months! too impatient!

Movie Buff said...

Cant follow those soap operas for shit....

Just give me series... but I can drop them quite easily if they start boring me... Im sorry.

Princess said...

I used to love "Seventh Heaven."

boyflani said...

now this a real coach potato..when do u watch all these movies..drats!hope u get paid :)
n if there is such a career, manze si uni-beep 0727272727..he he,,anyway, great blog..but i love spidey more...:)

mwasjd said...

Neighbours miaka kumi na moja? You are in another level mse. That's why you are THE tato...

Ichiena said...

Thanks for obliging dear. Nice list. Yep, you are a true tato which reminds me that you owe me a post which is a Christmas present slowly turning into a birthday gift? And dare you ask which post....

(Pssst! Boyfulani likes Spidey more than Tato, mweheheheee)

phassie said...

I loved Knots landing and I thinking I did not get to watch the finale of the finales.

I started watching series' religiously just recently. I get bored easily.

egm said...

Haiya, late to the party I initiated! N'ways, thanks for obliging to part one. Nangoja part two kwa hamu.

Bella Mafia, I read the book. EXCELLENT! Yaani the saying hell hath no fury like a woman scorned must have been made by someone that read that book. I haven't watched the movie though.