The end is the beginning is the end.

When you hear people wax poetic about how their TiVoOr other, inferior DVR. has changed the way they watch television, you may want to scoff. I mean, what’s the big deal, right? It’s frickin’ teevee for God’s sake! The thing isn’t the second coming of the Messiah, it’s an over-priced, over-hyped, fancypants VCR! Get a life already!

Yeah. Okay. You need to shut up. Seriously. Until you’ve got one, you couldn’t possibly understand. You’ve never been there!

TiVo served up some tasty, tasty viewing victuals for me to watch over the weekend.

LOST season premiere
Ah, we love the LOST. The season premiere was a fairly strong start, although I was a bit disappointed with how the “surprise” at the end of the episode was entirely unsurprising. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it was pretty much telegraphed in one of the flashback sequences.

Battlestar Galactica season finale
Very nice cliffhanger to wrap up the season, and it shows just how much the younger and elder Adamas are alike. The new season begins in January, which is about three months sooner than I expected.

Path of Destruction
Okay, I haven’t actually watched this yet. On the one hand, it’s a movie that was on the Sci-Fi Channel at 8:00 Saturday evening. On the other hand, Danika McKellar is not hard to look at.

Grey’s Anatomy season premiere
This wasn’t actually on the TiVo, and I really don’t know why I watched it. Laura had just finished watching the season premiere of Dangerous Housewives and wandered off in search of something on the Internet. The show was on and I don’t mind looking at Sandra Oh, so I watched it and played XIII during the commercial breaks. It seems like a cross between ER and Scrubs.

Also, last week’s Threshold, which was better than expected, and a couple episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from last week. I like sitting down for an hour and a half and watching an entire week’s worth of The Daily Show. It’s like mainlining Funny.

Still to come: Last night’s episode of Surface. Oh, and I still haven’t watched Collateral, which has been sitting there for at least two months.

10 thoughts on “The end is the beginning is the end.”

  1. While ‘Collateral’ is very predicable, it is also enjoyable. Mr Cruise seems to relish his role as an ice-cold hitman.

    When we were up north, I noted the ‘rents seem to enjoy their DVR also.

    Like KJWon pointed out, you watch waaay too much TV already. TiVo is your Siren, beconing you to crash your creative talents on the rocks of mindless pap with even more couch time.

  2. Like KJWon pointed out, you watch waaay too much TV already. TiVo is your Siren, beconing you to crash your creative talents on the rocks of mindless pap with even more couch time.

    Feh! TiVo merely allows me to watch television more efficiently, and I select the pap very carefully.

  3. I give my TiVo a hug every day. It is the only reason I’m able to watch TV since there’s never anything good on when I sit down. The TiVo reads my mind and records all my favorite shows!

  4. I give my TiVo a hug every day. It is the only reason I’m able to watch TV since there’s never anything good on when I sit down. The TiVo reads my mind and records all my favorite shows!

    I actually turned TiVo Suggestions off in June, before Laura and I went on vacation, and I haven’t bothered to turn it back on.

  5. Dad really likes the DVR, Mom rarely gets to use it. Most of the time there is no more recording time left because of all the trains and tractors that Dad has filled it with…..

  6. Most of the time there is no more recording time left because of all the trains and tractors that Dad has filled it with.

    Yeah, I noticed that. There’s DVR ripe for hacking. Crack that sucker open and drop in a bigger hard drive.

    Our TiVo hasn’t even come close to getting full lately, thanks to our diligent TV watching.

  7. A near-empty DVR drive is the ultimate price of diligent TV watching?

    Wouldn’t want a full one, would we? The horror!

    Would it be a digital Godzilla, crushing weaker programming, wreaking havoc on anything not set aside by ‘deus ex machina’?

    At this time I’m afraid there are few answers, but many questions.

    Back on topic. Is there a special formatting for a DVR HDD, is it proprietary? Do they come in various colors?

  8. Back on topic. Is there a special formatting for a DVR HDD, is it proprietary? Do they come in various colors?

    I haven’t looked into it. I don’t think there’s any proprietary format, but I’ve heard that TiVo runs on a Linux kernel. I’ve got [i]Leo Laporte’s Guide to TiVo[/i] at home, but I haven’t cracked the hardcord hacking/modding chapters yet.

    Dah, whazza DVR?

    Digital Video Recorder, yo.

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