Thursday, March 26, 2009

My DVR Doesn't Want Me to Watch American Idol


For two weeks now, my DVR has conspired against me. It has failed to record American Idol (the performance show). Last week, I had mistakenly decided it might be fun to record some episodes of Jon and Kate plus Eight. Who knew TLC played it all the goddamn time! So, it got AI got squeezed out by that and by the Dancing with the Stars results show.

This week, what with the basketball tournament, AI got squeezed out again. Survivor was moved to Wednesday, AI was moved to Wednesday, America's Next Top Model is already on at Wednesday. Why did it choose to ignore AI and record ANTM instead?

I'll tell you what, my reality TV schedule is brutal right now. I go for months with nothing but ANTM to watch (it's always on) and now, all of a sudden, all my favorites are on and now I have a backlog of TV to watch. It's actually starting to feel like work, trying to keep up. And last night, there was an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on that featured one of my very favorite characters: Q and there was a Murder She Wrote episode that featured John DeLancie (who plays Q)! It created quite a nexus of TV joy for me, which actually helped heal the pain of missing AI.

So what's a girl to do? Read the instructions for the DVR (wherever they are) and figure out how to prioritize my recordings? Give up ANTM? Or DWTS? Or just chuck it all and go shopping with John DeLancie?

11 comments:

  1. I think shopping with an omnipotent being should trump everything else!

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  2. Careful of that Q fellow, I don't think he has your best interests at heart! He may offer to take you shopping, but is just as likely to throw you across the universe and introduce you to the Borg.

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  3. See, this kind of thing doesn't make me want to run right out and get a DVR. I don't need a machine making these kinds of life-altering decisions for me.

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  4. I stop watching TV in October and don't start again until April.

    Baseball.

    I have no idea what comes on TV in between.

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  5. I think you should come out to John's bar with us and join the Lions Club. I could see a gleam in the eye to make Spooky the new Treasurer and me the new Prezzy-dent. Imagine if you miss such an opportunity to weild power if you spend it indoors watching bad TV!!

    as for Q... Well, he looks pretty good w/o clothing on, and that's high praise for almost any man-- we ALL look silly starkers.

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  6. Definitely shop with John Delancie...AI is so 2006! but ST TNG is like the 24th century!

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  7. Yeah AI screwed with me too. I did get to watch it though on Wed. Too far in the competition for me to miss a show.

    #1

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  8. Your DVR is trying to help you Flannery.

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  9. I have this weird thing in my head that I can only watch TV shows when they originally air. I am never able to make myself sit down to watch a show that's been recorded. I have a hard time watching collections of TV shows on DVD as well. I have no idea why.

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  10. Who needs the real thing when you can just read our blog?

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