Tuesday, February 14, 2006

So what do you TIVO? My list of shows

In no particular order, these are my main season passes. I recommend any of these if you have not seen them.
  • Battlestar Galactica (Gritty, realistic, complex)
  • Lost
  • The Daily Show
  • The Cobert Report
  • Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 (comedy in space)
  • My name is Earl (Hilarious. Its "Raising Arizona" meets Seinfield.)
  • Medium (Kolchack meets Kojack)
  • House (A fun show: genius doctor hates people, people hate genius doctor)
  • South Park
  • Nova, Frontline (haven't seen a new one in a while)
  • CSI (the original one. The spinoffs are particularly awful)
  • The Simpsons

Most of the above dramas (except Medium, Galactica, and Lost) follow a formula. Take CSI for example. You know when they have a suspect in hand and its not the final three minutes of the show then it's the wrong guy. House has this problem too. He comes up with a crazy diagnosis and unless we are in the final three minutes of the show, the diagnosis is wrong. They are still great shows though.

Medium depicts a neat hyper-realistic family life that reminds me of That Speilberg classic Close Encounter of the Third Kind, and even Poltergeist. Those movies captured the feeling of a normal, chaotic home filled with children, toys, and TV despite the otherworldy storylines.

Here is an article on upgrading your TIVO's recording capacity: http://spaces.msn.com/dougsblog/blog/cns!4B6D7A9716A8E96!150.entry

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