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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Sudden (Perhaps Ridiculous) Realization

Holy, damnit.

I pay over eighty bucks a month for all this crap on TV? I mean, I pay over eighty bucks a month to be this frustrated by the crap that’s on my hundreds of channels on TV?

Okay, so I’m happy that the Broncos and Avs games look good, I’m reasonably regularly happy with stuff that’s on the History Channel, and I still dig House (which I can’t watch while the freakin’ baseball playoffs continue to irritate me (because, see, I really don’t much care for baseball unless it’s me going to a day game in the middle of summer--which I’m not and it isn’t)).

But on any given night, while I’m sitting here working, I’ll be more likely to find something irritating than something worth watching.

Die, television. Die die die!

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Battlestar Galactica. Doctor Who. Eureka. Blade (when it comes back from hiatus). Dead Like Me (which, the run is almost over).

TiVo. It spares me a lot of that irritation thing.

on Oct 17 2006 @ 06:59 PM

The Venture Bros.  The Unit.  The Shield.  Futurama’s coming back.  Lost.  Scrubs.  CSI.

on Oct 17 2006 @ 09:16 PM

Of course, you could always ditch the cable and run off a set of rabbit ears like me…

Of course, the only station I get clearly is the FOX affiliate, but that’s okay. It’s got the aforementioned House and I can usually watch the early football game before heading off to work.

Now if only more Avs games were televised on broadcast…

on Oct 18 2006 @ 01:14 AM

My wife keeps mentioning the same thing. My response is always the same - there may not be that much on that I want to watch but I’m willing to spend the $80 (or whatever it costs) to have those things available to me. Plus, the built-in DVR helps a TON.

Also, please note that McGehee recommends Blade, too. Remember - I’m on a winning streak. Ignore me at your own peril.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 04:42 AM

I like “Whose Line” on BBCA, but I just got satellite recently as part of a package deal to upgrade my DSL service.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 05:34 AM

I actually want to watch Blade, but I never seem to catch it. TiVo probably would help.

Futurama does nothing for me and neither does CSI. I’ve never watched Lost or The Shield. I liked the first few seasons of Scrubs, but the novelty has worn off. I can’t get my head around The Unit. I like the action sequences and pretty much anything that doesn’t get into the military wives melodrama--and most of the bad acting seems to revolve around a few of the wives, too. Besides which, it’s a David Mamet production and it really seems wrong to like a military show that has anything to do with Mamet.

I’ve never been into Dr. Who, I have no idea what Eureka is, and I watch Battlestar Galactica on DVD so I can watch the whole damned thing straight through.

I really do like the stuff on the History Channel, I dig Overhaulin’ on The Learning Channel, and Mythbusters is pretty cool, too.

I’m not getting rid of the service any time soon, but it’s just irritating as hell to have all those channels and still see nothing on that I want to watch. Wierd. You’d think that there would be a Patrick Swayze flick on somewhere

on Oct 18 2006 @ 08:08 AM

Dude, you can get Blade on iTunes. Maybe someone will buy you a gift certificate for Christmas.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 09:48 AM

I have no idea what Eureka is

Brand new. Runs on Sci-Fi at… <calculating time zone differences> ...7pm on Tuesday nights. As in, right after Dead Like Me.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 12:35 PM

Futurama does nothing for me and neither does CSI. I’ve never watched Lost or The Shield.

YOU’RE DEAD TO M… I mean you’re missing out.

Besides which, it’s a David Mamet production and it really seems wrong to like a military show that has anything to do with Mamet.

Huh.  I thought you liked Spartan.

I’ve only watched Blade with the sound off, so I don’t know how good it is.  Jill Wagner’s performance, however, is excellent.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 03:28 PM


You say the nicest things…

I loved Spartan. I liked Ronin and Wag the Dog, too. But every time I’ve read his political writing, I’ve come away mighty cranky. And it doesn’t change the fact that the melodramatic moments are almost enough to completely turn me off of the show.

I have rented and watched the entire first season, though. Take that for what it’s worth.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 03:40 PM

"The Unit” wives’ scenes usually turn me off. I did not like Mamet’s female characters in “Wag the Dog” either.

on Oct 18 2006 @ 05:28 PM
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