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Oh good grief

So there are basically three television shows I really care about right now: The Daily Show, Top Chef, and Lost. (And, yes, okay, I'm still watching Heroes, but in terms of my level of caring, it's definitely moved to the second tier.) Top Chef is on Wednesday; Lost had been on Wednesday, but last season it moved to Thursday.

And now it's back to Wednesdays. And the three-hour premiere is at 8pm on 1/21, which means that the third hour is up against Top Chef at 10pm. Now, there is an encore presentation of the same episode of Top Chef that shows immediately afterward. So I should be set, right? Not exactly -- 11pm is when The Daily Show airs.

It would be one thing if this were a one-time issue, but Lost is one of those shows that tends to spill a few minutes over its allotted time. So even if the regular airing time is 9pm, this schedule crowding will continue to be a problem.

Tell me, network gods, what I have done to anger you, so that I can make amends?

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thehypo
Jan. 11th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Don't you guys get perpetual daily show reruns?... or pvrs?
owlmoose
Jan. 12th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh, we have both. But it's just a lot of trouble to change the recording setting, because to keep from getting a plethora of repeats, we have our Tivo set to record The Daily Show by time and channel rather than having a season pass. So it won't automatically pick up a later repeat -- I have to do it by hand. It's not the end of the world, just annoying.
thehypo
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
I know, but can't you tape daily show at 11 while you watch top chef (or tape chef at 10 while you watch the end of lost)? Maybe tivo doesn't let you do that. That sucks :/

I hate mondays for similar reasons: The following shows (that we watch) were on Mondays this fall, between 8 and 11:

Prison Break; Terminator; Chuck; The Border; Worst Week; My Own Worst Enemy; Dragon's Den; Antiques Roadshow.

One of those is a half-hour show.
owlmoose
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, we have the world's oldest Tivo (literally; it was a first generation, bought only a few months after they came out), so it can only record one show at a time, and you can't watch one show live while it's recording another.

Thanks for the suggestions though!
first_seventhe
Jan. 12th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain! House is one of the FEW shows that I (a) care about watching new episodes (b) enjoy and (c) could actually watch on a regular basis -- and they've moved it to Mondays, meaning (c) is no longer true. D: I am saddened!

We should make an offering to these network gods!
owlmoose
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
It has been suggested by more than one person that the network gods want me to sacrifice my old Tivo for a newer one, one that can record more than one show at a time. ;)

Sucks about House though!! Are you Tivo-enabled?
first_seventhe
Jan. 14th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. :( We do not even get anything more than basic cable. It is one of those things where Jeff and I like to pretend that we "really don't watch that much TV" and getting a nice friendly recorder and some decent channels would be a "waste of money". I'm not fooling myself at this point, though.

Fortunately, the excellent Sir hilldo has all of the above and will record House for me if I come hang out with him. So it's not a total wash.
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