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Measurement.Blues
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What's the problem?
Measurement.Blues   7/15/2014 4:33:21 PM
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@Max, have you ever heard of a DVR? Or in my case a VCR?

but I cannot possibly watch them all, so I was hoping to elicit your advice. Have you watched -- or are you currently watching -- any of the following?
    • Continuum
  • Defiance
  • Dominion
  • Falling Skies
  • Lost Girl
  • Orphan Black
  • The 100


Max The Magnificent
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Re: What's the problem?
Max The Magnificent   7/15/2014 4:39:55 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: ...have you ever heard of a DVR?

Sure -- but the problem of time remains -- I have a drawer full of really good DVDs that I simply haven't found the time to watch yet -- the last thing I need to do is fill the DVR.

What I do is use the DVR to record "The Last Ship" on Sunday evenings while Gina and I watch cooking shows -- then I'll watch that episode the following weekend while she's at work.

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David Ashton   7/15/2014 6:35:18 PM
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@Max...time is the problem.  On Tuesdays (last night here) we get 2 back to back episodes of Air Crash Investigations, which I love.   We only watch one, then go to sleep.  Or rather my wife does, I lie awake wondering what i have missed....

I have a set top box someone gave me that can record to USB - I must see if I can get that working for time shifting.  But it's still a problem finding time to watch....

betajet
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Re: What's the problem?
betajet   7/15/2014 6:57:04 PM
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David wrote: we get 2 back to back episodes of Air Crash Investigations, which I love.   We only watch one, then go to sleep.

Great bed-time entertainment!  "Pleasant dreams, hmmmmHeh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh".

[from Inner Sanctum, a popular USA "Golden Age of Radio" show.]

betajet
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Re: What's the problem?
betajet   7/15/2014 7:02:03 PM
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Max wrote: Sure -- but the problem of time remains -- I have a drawer full of really good DVDs that I simply haven't found the time to watch yet -- the last thing I need to do is fill the DVR.

Max, I don't think you understand the purpose of the DVR as a labor-saving device.  Haven't you read Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?  The purpose of a DVR (or VCR in the book) is to watch TV for you :-)

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Other suggestions
rich.pell   7/15/2014 9:54:37 PM
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"And are there any that I've missed out?"

Game of Thrones?  The Walking Dead?

Max The Magnificent
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Re: What's the problem?
Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 10:01:47 AM
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@betajet: Haven't you read Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

Do I look like the sort of man who wouldn't have read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

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Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 10:05:04 AM
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@Rich: Game of Thrones?  The Walking Dead?

I've seen the Game of Thrones advertized -- but I haven;t seen a single episode and have no real idea what it's about -- is it worth watching.

Re the Walking Dead, I devoured the first couple of series -- right up to the end of the series where the camera pull sback and you see the prison in the background -- but then I read all of the graphic novels, so I know what's coming next ... and I stopped watching. If I start again, I'll have to go all the way back to the beginning...

rich.pell
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rich.pell   7/16/2014 10:17:55 AM
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"I've seen the Game of Thrones advertized -- but I haven't seen a single episode and have no real idea what it's about -- is it worth watching."

Hell, yes.  But then again, I'm not familiar with any of the other series you've mentioned except for Dr. Who, which I never was particularly a fan of, so perhaps we're on different wavelengths.  :)

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Max The Magnificent   7/16/2014 10:25:17 AM
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@Rich: ...except for Dr. Who, which I never was particularly a fan of...

Wash your mouth out with soap and water -- you are obviously a man of no account -- like I would take advice from one such as you -- "Ha!" I say! :-)

 

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