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My Daria DVDs came today! And with Amazon's preorder price match whatsit, I'm getting a $17 refund to make my actual purchase price $27.99. For five seasons and both movies. Sweet.

And they put Quinn and Trent on the same disc! I kinda crackship those two.

D's never been a fan. He's been staunchly anti-, actually, but he admits he never really gave it a chance. He's agreed to watch two episodes to see if he was quick to judge, on the condition that if he still doesn't like it, he never has to watch it again. (After I fell asleep both times he tried to show me Blade Runner, he said he'd never make me watch that again, so we kinda have an unofficial two-tries rule.)

So which two should I show him? The musical is my favorite, but I don't know if that's a good intro. And I don't want to start him with any of the Tom ones, either.

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peacewish From: peacewish Date: May 14th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tough call. I think the later episodes are better than the first round, since that's when the writers moved beyond hashing out the smart/dumb stereotypes and really started to develop the characters... but he might not appreciate that development if he never saw what the characters were in the beginning.

One that sticks out in my mind is when Daria gets her belly button pierced for Trent, since that had Quinn at her snotty best prepping for the Mother/Daughter beauty pageant, and also Daria's little crush on Trent was so cute. I hate the eyeglasses vs contacts episode, so I won't rec that. The musical may be awesome, but like the Buffy musical episode, it's best watched by fans and not newbies. (Ditto for that crack Holiday ep) I'd say the episode where Jane's project was censored from an art competition is also pretty good. Jeez, it's been so many years it's tough to remember. I assume all these discs will now be available on Netflix soon enough; I should put them in the queue.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: May 15th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I agree the middle batch is the best. I started on the third disc and caught "Pierce Me", which is a pretty good one. I want to be sure I don't pick anything too deadpan that will turn him off. He doesn't really like the flat delivery. And I'm a huge fan of anything Lane-family-centric, which might not work for him either.

I'm going to have to print out a list, I think, because there's no episode list in the set, and I can't remember which episode is which and what season it's from off the top of my head.
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