Wednesday, October 25, 2006

TV crisis!

Damn you, broadcast networks!

Most of the television that I watch is concentrated on Thursday. Right now, at 8/8:30 I watch My Name is Earl and The Office, and record Smallville. At 9, I watch Grey's Anatomy and record Supernatural. And at 10, I record ER and watch Six Degrees (although that might stop soon).

On November 2, The O.C. returns, in the 9pm slot. And, according to TV Guide, beginning November 30, Scrubs and 30 Rock will be airing on NBC at 9 and 9:30, respectively.

So, now that over half of the shows that I watch in any given week will be airing on Thursdays, I'm either going to have to drop some shows or get another DVR.


Update: In the comments below, Sweet suggested that I watch some shows via the internet. Strangely enough, TVgasm must have been reading her mind, since they decided to rank the availabilty (and quality) of the internet TV offered by the major broadcasters. Check it out here.


16 comments:

Miss Scarlet said...

I know! I don't know what I'll do when The OC and Greys are on at the same time:(:(:(:

Bo W. said...

Ah tv - How I miss watching those 1 hour programs before the baby (though sports have defintiely ruled the day as of late). Well, as long I as get to watch my one show a week, the Office, life is good.

Needtsza said...

You're so funny. I have my tv schedule on my page purely so I can look and remember what the hell I'm supposed to tape, and what I'm supposed to watch.

The conflictions are rediculous!

I feel your pain

Dara said...

Scarlet: Two I can handle. Four is a problem.

I think if I'm going to have to give up on anything, it'll have to be the WB shows. They're sort-of an extra added bonus now, as it is. I can't give up on Grey's or Scrubs, and since I've been watching The O.C. from the beginning, I might as well see how it ends.

Bo: Don't you let the baby watch tv yet? I hear it's an excellent babysitter.

Needtsza: The DVR remembers my schedule for me. That's why it's so awesome. Well, that and the rewinding live tv.

Justin S. said...

I would suggest you ask your life coach Inbal for advice, but I already know that her answer is two DVRs. That seems silly to me, especially if this is a problem that will only arise once a week.

Here's my advice.

Record two shows on your DVR, watch one show live in the other room, and give up on one show (or wait until it comes out on DVD).

I don't even know what Supernatural is, but is it something that can't wait a year until it comes out on DVD?

Also, you could probably find one of those shows on iTunes. $2 a pop adds up, but still, much cheaper than a 2nd DVR.

Sweet said...

Dara, I'm about to blow your mind. Right now all of the big networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox) are airing most of their TV episodes online -- for free! NBC is only airing their new series (jerks) but still it helps. I'm watching shows on my lunch hour now. It's wonderful.

Dara said...

Justin: Maybe I could tape one in my bedroom while watching the other? Hmmm. Still, I need to watch less tv, not figure out ways of watching more.

Sweet: The only show that I knew was being rebroadcast on the internet -- for free -- was Lost. Does ABC do it with Grey's too? I don't think the WB (or CW or whatever it is this week) does it yet, but if so, that would be the answer.

I said...

I will remeber this next time you make fun of the number of DVR I have. I can burn Grey and Six degree for weekly, or you can watch them on line as ABC has most of their good shows free on theie website. If you are intending to get onother DVR I segest that as its time to get a new computer, get a computer with the Windows media DVR.

Dara said...

Inbal, I still think that one person only needs one DVR. And that's a loose interpretation of the word "need."

I'll do what I need to do. And I doubt I'm going to get a new DVR, let alone a new computer, any time soon. Although, the whole tv watching thing would be better if I had a nice big flat screen monitor, like I do at work.

DSL said...

For a minute there, I almost weakened my resolve to cut out the OC since it comes on at the same time as Grey's Anatomy. Still, I think it's better just cut out as least the one program. I can live without it and it's one less thing for me to arrange my life around, right? Of course, if Grey's anatomy shows too much more of Meredith's pathetic life, I may do a switcheroo.

Dara said...

Debby, don't you have a VCR?

DSL said...

Yeah, but I never end up watching the things I tape. By the time it's over, I don't usually feel the need to watch it anyway.

Andy said...

TV rots the brain! Perhaps you should scrap the television altogether and invest that DVR money into alcohol. TV rots the brain, alcohol kills the cells completely. Alcohol is more effective than television.

Dara said...

Andy, you of all people should know that I shouldn't drink that much. And that I keep a well-stocked bar in my house. Just in case.

TV is a sedative. Plus, it lets me live vicariously through characters that don't actually work so much.

Sweet said...

They're all there, it's a wonderful thing. If you need help finding em let me know :-)

Dara said...

Sweet, all I think I need now is to acquire a 19" Flat Panel LCD monitor to make the computer TV viewing more comfortable and enjoyable.