Friday, June 29, 2007

I Am Kirk!!!

So, I was browsing in Barnes & Noble the other day when I happened upon "Who's Your TV Alter Ego?" by Noah Lusky.

The book gives you personality tests related to 52 different TV shows of all eras. You take the test, then you score yourself to find out which character you mostly resemble.

A sample question is, "If you were a cake ingrediant, you'd be..." and you choose among: flour, egg, sugar, vanilla or oil. Depending on your choice, you match your answer to the score at the end of the test and find out which character you are.

The book is very fresh: shows like "Ugly Betty" and "Heroes" are among the tests.

I took a few as a sample. On "Arrested Development," I most closely resemble Gob, barely edging out Buster (thank God). On "Battlestar Galactica" (the new version), I'm an Apollo.

For "Seinfeld," I was almost a perfect match for Jerry.

Of course, I had to see which "Star Trek" profile I fit. It was close, but I ended up resembling James T. Kirk. It's really not hard to understand why.

The Kirk profile reads: "You're the quintessential hero, capable of getting out of the tightest of jams even under the most dire of circumstances. Passionate and expressive, your flair for the dramatic is only bested by your ability to think on your feet and make the hard decisions."

Hey, if that doesn't describe me, I don't know what does...

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: Just a quick summing up. Catch one of the last few "Standoffs" (Fox, 9 p.m.) on Friday and a new "Hex" (BBC America, Sat., 9 p.m.)

Also, "Mystery" continues with "Foyle's War" on Sunday (PBS, 10 p.m.) and USA is all-new with "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone" from 9-11.

4 comments:

Edge said...

And the web site is?

Edge said...

oh, sorry, I read past it was a book. My bad.

Dan said...

there does seem to be a website. www.tvalterego.com. there's a couple quizzes up there...

Phillip Ramati said...

Thanks for the note, Dan, I hadn't seen the Web site.

Which characters are you readers like?