What We(‘ve) Watch(ed)

January 10, 2007

I (STILL) haven’t watched a television show in the traditional sense since August of 2005. I’ll watch the occasional hockey or baseball game with my son, but not a single “show” over any broadcast medium other than that.

I haven’t missed it a bit.

I have been watching “shows” nearly every night, however. My wife and I grab the laptop, pop in a DVD and watch an (yep, just one) episode of something.

What we’ve watched in the past 24 months (a few of these things were viewed before — but I’ll be damned if I can remember):

  1. NewsRadio (Season 1)
  2. NewsRadio (Season 2)
  3. FireFly (Complete Series)
  4. Reno 911 (Season 1)
  5. Reno 911 (Season 2)
  6. Family Guy (Season 1)
  7. Family Guy (Season 2)
  8. Family Guy (Season 3)
  9. Dead Like Me (Season 1)
  10. Dead Like Me (Season 2)
  11. Arrested Development (Season 1)
  12. Arrested Development (Season 2)
  13. Friends (Complete Series)
  14. Arrested Development (Season 3)
  15. NewsRadio (Season 3)
  16. NewsRadio (Season 4)
  17. NewsRadio (Season 5)
  18. The Office (UK)
  19. The Office (US) (Season 1)
  20. The Office (US) (Season 2)
  21. The Lost Room
  22. Reno 911 (Season 1)
  23. Entourage (Season 1)
  24. Entourage (Season 2)
  25. Entourage (Season 3)
  26. Heroes (Season 1)

The point of all of this, is that I think television does not work any longer. The advertisements have gotten out of control. The good shows get cancelled, which works well for my manner of watching as we get nice, neat packages of shows in which to purchase. I do think that the right people are more likely to get paid when I buy these — although I don’t care enough to really research that.

All I know, is that it’s a much more fulfilling (and condensed) way to watch good TV — yes, I’m including “Friends” (guilty pleasure).

Broadcast television (in its current form) is in its end days.

4 Responses to “What We(‘ve) Watch(ed)”

  1. Jim Says:

    Suz and I just bought the first two seasons of Perry Mason. While we expect to be depressed by how large Perry gets over the years, we were amazed to learn that how many shows they did each season! Way over 20 episodes per season. TV execs have got us to accept such a pittance, no wonder we are moving to DVDs of shows that are 30 years old!

    Plus, Perry is really cool!

  2. badr0bot Says:

    let me suggest “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary. The first and second seasons are out on DVD.

  3. Ira Says:

    Just finished Family Guy Season 3.

    So…

    12. Family Guy (Season 1 and 2)
    13. Family Guy (Season 3)

  4. Ira Says:

    12. Family Guy (Season 1 & 2)
    13. Family Guy (Season 3)


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