Monday, October 08, 2007

watch list

It is difficult for a near-completist like me to drop a television show, especially after watching every episode for two or three seasons. You may think it's overdue but I have just given up on two shows in two days. Yesterday I skipped "Desperate Housewives." Tonight I bailed on "Prison Break." Both shows' Season Passes have been deleted from my TiVo even though I had been with them since the beginning. My hard-drive housecleaning was inspired by a blog entry from Whitney Matheson on USA Today's Pop Candy site. She listed the shows she's watching and the shows she's not. The mini-cull was also partially because I forgot to manually record "How I Met Your Mother" on the antique downstairs TiVo a week ago. The CBS comedy now has "Prison Break's" place in my To Do List. I think I can still watch the missed episode online.

Except for football (should have been baseball too, thanks Mets) and news, I won't watch anything on the Fall schedule in real time. As such, I was interested in an article in the Nation's Newspaper last week about how DVRs have changed our watercooler talk or about TV. Below is a list of the series we can chat about. I put asterisks in front of the shows that have at least one episode waiting on my TiVo and my HD DVR (including tonight's episodes).

NFL Sunday Ticket

*Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dancing With the Stars
*How I Met Your Mother
*Aliens in America

Dancing With the Stars

Back to You
Pushing Daisies

My Name Is Earl
Survivor: China
30 Rock
The Office

Best Week Ever

Saturday Night Live

I plan to watch these shows when they come back:
The Amazing Race
American Idol

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Frank,

Give The Big Bang Theory on CBS a shot -- it's the new show on after How I Met Your Mother. You can still catch the first 3 episodes online. Not many shows make me laugh out loud, but this one does.

Love to listen to you, Mark and Kim in the mornings!

Anonymous Tonya E. said...

Didn't you just love Pushing Daisies? I think it is one of the best shows on the tube. Loved the concept-totally different from the same old boring shows.

Blogger Allison said...

I don't know if you all talked about it on the morning show yet or not, but what do you think of Pushing Daisies so far? I have yet to see it and since all I watch is Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy, I am trying to figure out if I need to catch an episode. Email me at Thanks!
By the way, the blog is great!

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

The first episode of "Pushing Daisies" was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to all the advance hype. I'm anxious to see how the rest of the season stacks up.

I did go online to watch the episode of "How I Met Your Mother" that I missed. I'll try to watch another episode of "The Big Bang Theory" online. As you may recall, I really .


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