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Telefizzled out

If I were ambitious enough to dive into the archives, I would look and see what the point was in writing these posts for 34+ weeks. I think it was to show attrition in my scheduled viewing, so we’ll go with that and there was definitely some of that, but not as much as I’d hoped for. You see, I know I don’t watch too much telly, but I watch more than I’d like. Anyway, I am thankful for the break this Summer will afford, although Burn Notice starts back up next week.

So, before I try to remember what has come and gone, let me finish off with thoughts on three last episodes I caught this week and last:

How I Met Your Mother: This one finished up last week. It would seem CBS wanted to go longer than everyone else as a lot of their shows did the same. Anyway, no mother and no yellow umbrella, but it does close out with Ted taking the teaching gig and revealing that the mother is in his class, so I guess we are getting some teacher or student macking for this ... Continue reading »

Lost series finale

Did anyone else pick up on the throwaway line in this week’s Entertainment Weekly about ABC’s “news of a potential series finale for Lost” in their portion of the recent presentation to the journalists at the Television Critics Association press tour?

Cost too much money? Did the producers run out of ideas on how to keep it going? Thoughts? Rumors?

Tellyman: Week Two

Heroes comic image of Claire

So, continuing a new theme of talking about shows on the telly every week, this is week two. In case you don’t get it, my title this week and last is trying to play on the Batman: Year One and Year Two comic stories. I’m not Tellyman and I don’t know who is. Maybe he has utility belt, but not a slightly-too-young-sidekick.

Yeah, I know…

I don’t know how much longer I will really keep this up, but I at least planned on doing it for the first three weeks since debuts are spread out over that time. Anyway, here’s what I think of week two…

This past week saw the series debut of Heroes and season premiere of Smallville, so I guess an extra dose of comic book type viewing. The image above is from a web comic on the site to promote Heroes. The book is penciled by Michael Turner and K... Continue reading »

ABC Executive on Crack

You know, it’s a bit too late in the game to start thinking this way, but this stupid ABC asshat believes consumers see the fast forward on a DVR/TiVo/Media Center as “gravy.” What crack is he smoking? It’s a feature and they find a way to hobble it, I am going to be pissed. Of course, then they might start running ads and popups and crap during the show. Another example of the geniuses running Hollywood.

Hey, why don’t you just take away my remote altogether. I mean, it’s just gravy that I don’t have to get up and press the buttons on the box. I’m sure the television manufacturers will go for that too.

Network Upfronts

Well, this past week the major networks did all their Upfront new release press conference thingies. If you have no idea what I am talking about it, the simplest way to describe it is they announced shows that will return and the new ones they are going to try out, but likely kill before giving them a chance to find their audience.

I’ll never understand the TV biz because between the three Sweeps periods and the Upfronts, they make their money on selling ad time. Since they have already sold the ad time and have cash in hand, then why do they up and cancel shows before giving them a chance? Or, why do they kill shows by moving them to bad time slots? Why can’t they get ratings from everyone and not just from the mystery Nielsen families?

I always wondered who these so-called Nielsen families were. Come to find out, it’s a little bit like a contest or lottery to become one. I have a friend at work who is now a Nielsen family, so now I know more about it. I don’t care to describe any of this and if I weren’t so lazy or really cared enough,... Continue reading »

The Lost Experience

Apparently ABC is going to launch a game called The Lost Experience on May 3 in the U.S., but also in the UK and Oz. It will be Internet based and feature a parallel story not shown on TV. Interesting how more TV is putting side stuff on the web. The Office is another example.