So in the past 12 months or so I have really been trying to take to the concept of television more since I pay $150 per month to a cable company but have traditionally not watched TV. The problem with TV has always been that I prefer to set my schedule rather than have someone else do it for me. That is unless they are paying me generously in which case…you say…I do.
Of course PVRs (or in my case my Media Center PC) opened up a whole new set of doors with respect to this concept of television as it became very easy for me to say “record this series” leaving me free to come back at a time convenient for me and watch whatever shows had accumulated.
Now I have an interesting new problem. Apparently television shows no longer come on weekly. Instead new episodes sneak in every 2-3 weeks and an entire series can disappear for weeks on end and no one really knows why. For example, I have recently taken a liking to House, Lost and Desperate Housewives. Yet when I checked my recorded shows after being on the road for a couple of weeks, I either find reruns (even though technically we are in a new season for all of these) or nothing at all.
Is it the TV networks way of getting back at us for not following their schedules and evolving to a life that suits us better?