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Gimme a T! Gimme a V! Gimme a P-V-R! Goooooooooo cable!


Television is back, thank God. Glee (so sad about Cory Monteith), The Good Wife (best show on television), The Amazing Race (love Phil!), Elementary (Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller are terrific together)- it’s a television cornucopia just in time for thanksgiving and I couldn’t be happier. September kicks my ass every year and the only thing helping me through it is television. The month of September is always one big to-do list for us. Between the return to school and routine, the (usually) colder temperatures that require complete wardrobe overhauls, and our many family commitments (everyone in our family seems to be have been born in September), it’s go-go-go all month long. Today is the first weekend day this month where we don’t have anything scheduled. Being able to wind down with a good show in the evenings lately is a real treat. (Alcohol doesn’t hurt either. Note to self – buy more wine!! :))

bob's television dream by Robert Couse-Baker (Flickr Creative Commons)

bob’s television dream by Robert Couse-Baker (Flickr Creative Commons)

2 thoughts on “Gimme a T! Gimme a V! Gimme a P-V-R! Goooooooooo cable!

  1. Hee!! I love that picture. I’m also a TV junkie who looks forward to September – I always get a guide to the new shows and carefully study it, marking new shows to try and the start dates for my favourites. Not that I am admitting that, NO NOT ME. 🙂

    We survived the summer by binge-watching stuff on Netflix, which I highly recommend if you run out of stuff in December or May. We also often buy a whole season of something on iTunes to watch over the summer, too. I recommend Justified – there’s four seasons now and they are all excellent. We also binged on Orange is the New Black – engrossing but also alarming – and now we are watching a miniseries called Top of the Lake. Whee for TV!

  2. We managed last summer with Netflix – Heroes, Mad Men, Community (sooo hilarious, especially the first two seasons – the paintball episode with the guy who played Sawyer in Lost is one of my favourites!), and Walking Dead were great, but we kept getting overuse charges from Rogers. When I finally upped our internet maximum, we had run out of stuff to watch and I caved on got cable again. Then the bill came in (ouch!) and I freaked out and lowered our internet max, cancelled Netflix, and negotiated every item with Rogers to lower the bill. I find Netflix frustrating in that the movie selection is terrible shows disappear with little warning (Heroes wasn’t available for while). I like your suggestion about itunes, I’ll have to check it out. For now though – three cheers for tv!!!

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