"Woke up this morning..." - The Sopranos Theme Song
I was supposed to have a night out of much partying and revelry. I ended up crashed out right after work nursing a queasy stomach. It is now after 4 AM and after watching the premiere of Battlestar Galactica, I've just spent the last 40 minutes obsessing over my Tivo season passes.
I'm a Tivo freak. I owned a book about how to get the most out of my Tivo (which I have since passed on to other Tivo freaks) and so I massage my subscriptions following the good guidelines and making some of my own. My top 5 shows get 3 thumbs up, the next 5 get 2. Everything I watch gets 1. I only thumbs down stuff Tivo suggests that I would never watch (like Rockford Files or Matlock or Nash Bridges) or simply don't want recorded (like late night talk, although I did appreciate Tivo recording that Oprah Dave Letterman episode) and those only get 1 thumb down because, according to the hacks book, Tivo weights thumbs down much heavier. Shows currently in season move up the list, shows in repeat move down. Cartoons come before People's Court (the only daytime syndicated I record) followed by The Daily Show and my ESPN staples (PTI* and the Sports Reporters) followed by the video game review shows X-Play and Judgment Day. Then we get late night fare like Bill Maher, Weekends at the DL and SNL (mostly for weekend update, digital shorts and Robert Smigel).
With most of TV in repeat right now, my favorite show are Sopranos repeats on HBO2. We've just entered season 2 and Livia ain't dead yet. I'm falling in love with the show all over again and am much more excited for the March premiere than I had been.
It isn't #1 on my top 10 though. After all my intense restructuring, the top 10 looks like this:
- Veronica Mars
- Cold Case
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- The Sopranos
- The Boondocks
- Battlestar Galactica
- Project Runway
- The Office
- True Life
*You'll notice at this point that I've given up on show linking. It's 4:30 in the morning. I really should be having sex at this hour instead of linking to things.