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27 September 2007 @ 01:04 am
Tee Vee  
I've been feverishly refreshing TV Torrents looking for the season premiere of Scrubs.
Then I looked again at the schedule and it airs on 25/10, not 25/09 as I had previously thought.
A whole extra month! :(

Oh well, until then I'll have to keep myself busy with Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, QI, Californication, House, Corner Gas and My Name is Earl (the season 3 premiere screens some time in the next 24 hours).

There's also Dexter, but since the first two episodes of season 2 got leaked early, it's going to be mid-October before a new episode is out for that anyway.

The question I put to the fellow scurvy pirates reading this is: are there any awesome shows coming down the pipe at the moment that I'm missing?
Robet Éivaayvah on September 26th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Though... You realise that Heroes will be on 7 next week, right? Surely you cold save yourself some bandwidth by just waiting one week. :-P
Jacobyak_boy on September 27th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
To me, aside from the benefit of getting the shows as early as possible (as well as getting shows that don't air here at all, like QI), Bittorrent is my TiVo.

I'm terrible at remembering TV schedules and watching TV shows when they are on, not to mention often having other things to do, and I thus miss episodes all the time (just last night I completely forgot to watch Thank God You're Here).

Since I'm thoroughly anal about watching TV shows strictly in order (unless they don't have a plot, of course, like the aforementioned QI) there's no way I'm going to subject myself to the heartbreak of missing the latest episode of my favourite show simply because I forgot it was Tuesday.

Of course, the reason the networks have these shows coming fresh off the satellite, and making a big song and dance about it (as well as Heroes on 7, Californication on 10 has gotten the same treatment), is because of Bittorrent.

But, it was the networks themselves that have driven Australians to downloaded TV. Channel 7, now crowing about their new policy, were the worst offenders. Shows like Desperate Housewives were not only being broadcast four months after their US release, but the schedules were prone to change at the whim of the network - losing out to anything from sport to the (insane) assumption that nobody watches their regular TV shows during school holidays. Often these changes were sudden and unannounced, with viewers sitting down to watch the latest episode, only to be served up a repeat instead. The networks treated their viewers with utter contempt, and it has taken them until now to realise that they are reaping what they sowed in the form of losing their audience to BT (and, importantly, they have realised that they were increasingly losing mainstream Australia, and not just the techy fringe).

So, no, I don't think I'll go crawling back to the networks that treated their viewers like moronic sheep, now that they've come back hat in hand.
Robet Éivaayvah on September 27th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh, I understand all of that. But hey, it's HD and it saves me a bunch of bandwidth. And I do think this "better behaviour" should be encouraged, just a bit.

Honestly, I'd download a lot more if we had more bandwidth. Though my dad seems paranoid that the ISP would sniff out the massive amount of BT. Even with our "TiVo" (Foxtel Digital), we still get screwed over way too much.