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?