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Lost without LOST [May. 25th, 2010|08:42 pm]
Honestly, it was such a short-term habit. What, two months?

But here we are, it's Tuesday, and no LOST.

To make it worse, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory had their season finales last night.

Thank goodness there's still new Mythbusters to keep us going.

I'm alarmed at how much TV I'm watching, to be honest. Over the years I have often said that I don't watch TV, I just watch specific shows. And until recently, that's been true: on average, I had about one show a year that I was into. It started with Farscape. Then Buffy (we came to it late, starting at season 5 but catching up thanks to reruns). Angel came along, but I didn't actually watch it, looking back. For a while there really wasn't anything new that I was watching. But that didn't last.

I generally have no tolerance for sitcoms, so after M*A*S*H ended I pretty much gave up that format. Until HIMYM and TBBT. And I would regard them as an acceptable aberration to my scanty TV watching, but that would be lying to myself.

Because in addition to those shows, I am waiting impatiently for the resumption of True Blood and Mad Men. With the DVR, we shouldn't have to plan our weeknights around the TV, but with the suckitude that is Cox Cablevision's DVR we end up watching live after all. It will insist on recording every single repeat of Top Gear, but delights in omitting season finales and other things that won't repeat.

So now I have to figure out what to do with my evenings for a while. I should get back out my crafts, or spend some time in the garden. I could read a book.


When does True Blood start up again???

[User Picture]From: badspock
2010-05-26 12:51 am (UTC)
I know I'm not helping, but you oughtta give Sons of Anarchy a try too. Is very good stuff!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-26 12:17 pm (UTC)
There are many shows that people tell us we should watch. I am trying to resist!
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[User Picture]From: xhollydayx
2010-05-26 01:11 am (UTC)
It starts up June 13. It is my (almost) anniversary gift from HBO, which I think was very sweet of them to remember.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-26 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! That's not so long to wait! And Doctor Who starts back up the week before.
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From: wildcelticrose
2010-05-26 04:40 am (UTC)
Ah, but it's Tuesday and now I can watch GLEE...

Yeah, geeky, but I just love those kids...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-26 12:20 pm (UTC)
We've tried. And we like the musical numbers. But we haven't been able to get behind the plot. Maybe if we get Season One on Netflix Instant we will catch up.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2010-05-26 08:06 am (UTC)
I'm in much the same boat as you - except that I didn't watch any of Lost except the finale. Julie's been bemoaning the ending of Lost and the Vampire Diaries though (and what little I saw of Vampire Diaries wasn't bad).

I'm just downloading the finales of BBT and HIMYM to watch tonight, and then (like you) I'm back to waiting for True Blood and Mad Men to start their next seasons.

Oh, and I have Doctor Who on Saturday. And we're only four episodes into season three of TNG. And the Rome boxed set is sitting there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-26 12:24 pm (UTC)
We're finally catching up on Doctor Who - just watched the second half of the weeping angels yesterday and have one more episode on the DVR (then in the US there is a break until June 8 for the next ones).

There's stuff we could watch, between Netflix Instant and what's on, but I don't know that I really want to get hooked on anything else.
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[User Picture]From: smartlikeatruck
2010-05-26 04:17 pm (UTC)

Lost without LOST

I am a sort of one show at a time person, though they overlap a bit. Project Runway, then LOST, then Doctor Who, then True Blood. I'll watch other shows without complaint, but I don't complain if I miss them, either.

I used to be much worse, but now I fill the time with moooooovies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-27 01:28 am (UTC)

Re: Lost without LOST

We have really fallen off the movie watching of late, I have to admit. There just doesn't seem to be much we want to see....
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-05-27 12:06 am (UTC)
This is why I prefer not watching TV that's on TV. XD I just finished up the end of Star Trek: Voyager via Netflix last week (I'd never seen the series finale so it was GREAT) and now I'm watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time ever (so far it's kind of silly but I'm going to continue because I know it gets better, I've only seen the first four episodes).

It's still a lot of fun because I haven't seen it before, so it's new to me, but I don't have to pay lots of money for cable (which is good right now with being jobless and all), and I don't have to wait to see the ending because it's all out on DVD. X3

I'm considering watching Avatar: The Last Airbender via Netflix once I'm done with Buffy. But that'll be a couple months at least, so I have plenty of time to decide. n.n
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-27 01:35 am (UTC)
We didn't watch the first five seasons of LOST, but it was fun to Netflix those seasons and then finish up with the rest of the world. It's hard to get people to talk about a show they watched several years ago, and being such a blog-ho, I want feedback and discussion.
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[User Picture]From: annan_dum
2010-05-27 03:30 pm (UTC)
I suggest something to keep you occupied until True Blood or Mad Men...plan a season premiere party!
Me and mine are going to throw a Man Men party, complete with period snack food, cocktails, background music, advertisement-themed games and fake cigarettes.
The only thing better would be a True Blood party: blood-colored punch, everybody using southern accents, a few people with fang marks on their necks, a pre-arranged scene where a guest reveals themselves to be a Child of the Light terrorist and gets tackled by the host....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-27 04:22 pm (UTC)
Not a bad plan, actually!
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2010-05-28 04:46 am (UTC)
I watch way too much tv. I was actually happy that 24 ended so that there is one less show for me to be addicted to.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-28 08:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, I am resisting suggestions of any additional shows.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-05-29 02:18 am (UTC)
Here's the thing: I think it's all going to die away quickly and we'll find that the show has much less impact than, say, Star Trek or even Buffy. I just don't think it's got legs. And that's mostly thanks to this ending, which even the people who liked it admit was only satisfying emotionally.
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