Thursday, October 4, 2012

Danielle Turchiano is part of our modern family and has a book to share!

Introduction by Melissa Amster

**Giveaway is now closed**

Amy and I are fans of the hit show Modern Family. So when she sent me a contest link to win a book about the show, I immediately entered. Little did I know, I would end up WINNING that contest! And when I did, I was contacted by the lovely Danielle Turchiano, who just happened to advertise her TV themed memoir, "My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture" (reviewed here). Little did she know, I had planned October to be TV month at Chick Lit Central. I knew I had to ask her to make an appearance. It was like a match made in heaven....or book besherte! And now here Danielle is to talk about her subject of expertise!

You can find Danielle on Facebook, Twitter and her website.

Danielle has graciously agreed to give away TWO Kindle copies of "My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture" to some lucky readers anywhere in the world!

Favorite TV show of all time: 
Friends-- because it never fails to make me smile, no matter how many times I've seen the episodes and regardless of the fact that I can quote episodes verbatim.

 show you didn't watch as a kid but would have watched now: 
There aren't really many kid shows that hold up for adults, in my opinion, but there is one show that my parents never allowed me to watch that I think, smartly, has different levels. There are some more adult jokes that will sail over the kids' heads, which I guess were the jokes my parents were afraid of-- because if they deemed them inappropriate on the off chance they didn't sail over my head at age eight or ten. But anyway, I digress. That show is The Simpsons. It's something I do occasionally catch these days, and I actually find I enjoy the older episodes more. Maybe I'm just trying to capture on which something I missed out!

Show you felt was cancelled WAY too soon:
Life Unexpected-- there was just something so real and powerful about these characters, and like Parenthood, the show ran the gauntlet of emotions every week.

Show that is most like your life:
Is it crazy to say The L.A. Complex? Being in L.A.-- and being in this business-- I certainly know all of those characters and the grind that they've struggled with, the challenge it can be to make yourself seen but more importantly taken seriously, the chase of the dream, and the blind hope that there is something big out there for you...

Guilty pleasure show:
I'm a sucker for The Challenge on MTV. I'm in awe of the physical tasks they ask these regular (as in, non-professional athletes) to take on, and the ridiculousness in the house is just too fun.
Funniest episode of your favorite comedy series: 
I'm not sure I could pick a funniest episode because when I look back on things that make me laugh the hardest, it's always just shorter form moments.
TV Show you'd like to see do a musical episode:  
Supernatural-- very shows can get away with crossing genres, but they have proven they know how to do lighter, more whimsical, and even meta episodes on multiple occasions. With "Changing Channels" they already tackled a number of television genre tropes (from traditional sitcom to medical melodramas and crime procedurals) all within one episode. A musical might just be the most out there thing they ever try, but hey, Buffy did it!
Show that deserves to be a Scene It game theme:  
Friday Night Lights

Special thanks to Danielle for putting the "pop" in pop culture and sharing her book with our readers!

How to win "My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)  

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: Which TV show has had the most impact on your life?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

Giveaway ends October 10th at midnight EST.


Marthalynn said...

Yeah, I don't think I really appreciated The Simpsons as a child either.

I don't know that a tv show has really affected me, but when Sex in The City was on HBO it was at a time in my life that I really wanted to spread my wings. I looked up to those girls a lot!

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EFC Chrissy said...

Great answers...I agree, Friends always makes me laugh. And Life Unexpected ended way too soon! I loved that show!

A show that really affected me...I can't think of one. I love Gilmore Girls and it really brought me and my sister-in-law closer. We used to watch that show every week together.

I follow the blog!

Unknown said...

Great interview! I am a TV Junkie, so it's hard to pick. But as funny as Friends is & was, it really impacted me because I was the same age as the friends and experienced the same milestones at the same time. I cried like a baby when the series ended.

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susieqlaw said...

Several: my life feels like a long episode of Seinfeld! Lol! Friends and Sex and The City are great shows too. As a child, I adored Little House on the Prairie.

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I tweeted this contest @susieqlaw

This book sounds awesome!

Literary Chanteuse said...

Nanny 911 has defintitey had an impact on my life.

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Kristen said...

This is sad, but probably Dawson's Creek. That was the first show I really wanted to watch on my own (besides TGIF, obviously!) and a group of friends would get together to watch every week, the whole time it was on!

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Jessica said...

1. General Hospital! I would die without this show!
2. I follow this blog on GFC.
3. I posted this on twitter.
4. I'm a member of Chick Lit Central on facebook.
5. I follow you on twitter and pinterest. twitter username= xxpaperhearts

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Stephanie said...

That would be Six Feet Under.

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Nova said...

Loved General Hospital, too.(esp Luke & Laura) :watched it with my Mom

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Linda Kish said...

The only way TV has affected my life is by giving me enjoyment in watching it. In that, I would say the 40+ years of All My Children or One Life to Live would be my answer.

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Kimberlyindy said...

I would have to say Friends, I still love the reruns! I already follow the blog here and on Facebook. Love it!

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Heidi B said...

I used to love watching Beverly Hills 90210 in my teenage years. If there would be a re-run now, I'd probably watch it again - guilty pleasure :-)


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Jilleen said...

Okay....please don't laugh, but I have to say The Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prairie. Mike Brady and Papa always had such good life lessons summarized at the end of the shows. Dorky I know.

What I would have loved to have answered....Sex in the City....

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Kim W. said...

1. Most impact? I've had many, depending on what age I was at and where I was at in life. I will say that my current favorite show is Dexter :) My's a toss up between Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy.

2. I follow the CLC blog already

3. I've posted this contest on FB

4. I'm a member of CLC on FB already

5. I follow CLC on twitter

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I am not sure which show has had the most impact on me.

i follow via gfc, twitter & facebook.

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Kritters Ramblings said...

I started watching One Tree Hill in college and it started some of my most closest life long friendships.
i am a fan on facebook
i follow via gfc

bn100 said...

I'd say Friends.

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Bridget O'Neill said...

I would have to say Friends, because I was around the same age as the characters, and I could relate a little with what they were going through in their lives.

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StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: Which TV show has had the most impact on your life?

For some reason The Facts of Life comes to mind!

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

Am already a follower.

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

Facebook - Sabrina-Kate Eryou
Twitter - stereoqueenbee

4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

Am already a member.

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.

Follow on Twitter.

Jeryl M. said...

Glee has had the most impact on my life because it cost me a lot of money buying all those CDs and downloading all that music.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook follower.