Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just a Thought: Is My TV Out to Get Me?

Here's a question. Why is it that if you can't think of anything you want to watch--even with channels that number up into the 1200s--all you can find is old movies you've already seen? Or movies or TV series you've successfully avoided for years?* If you land on a television show that you've seen one or two episodes of during the regular TV season, and tune in in the summer, it's bound to be one of the few you've seen in the rerun.

At our house, The Other Half has a long list of movies that he will pause at--at length--if he lands on them. They include but are not limited to, The Blind Side, The American President, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Shakespeare in Love, Chicken Run, and Steel Magnolias. But here's what I really want to know. Why is it that if I wander in, it will be at the same damn point I always walk in on? The worst offender is Steel Magnolias, and this is the scene that is always either playing, or just about to play when I happen upon it. . .

PS. *TVLand (the channel and the concept) has been trying to foist The King of Queens, The Nanny, According to Jim, Yes Dear and several other shows on me, even though I studiously avoided them during their entire natural runs. Don't want! Stop running freakin' marathons on two channels at once!

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