Since about the middle of December, many television watching schedule has been severely altered. Initially this was due to Xmas specials, which is fine. However, after Xmas, excluding the bowl games, the my schedule has had to suffer because certain networks have subject the viewing public to pointless dancing competitions that no one is watching (check the ratings NBC).
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as next week both of my Monday night shows, Chuck and Heroes, return with brand new episodes. I must say next Monday can't get here soon enough for these shows. Would it have killed NBC to show reruns during this time?
That's not the only abnormality in my viewing schedule. WGN has more or less become what TV Land used to be in that they've been playing old television programs such as Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Alf, Coach, etc. Aside from the retro programming they offer, one of the best shows they have is Legend of the Seeker. However, since last Monday they've totally reshuffled their schedule and it comes on at a very bad time for me, as do many other programs that I watch of theirs. At least Scrubs reruns haven't changed time slots...yet.
Oh, and it gets worse. I've voiced my distaste for TV Land's handling of I Love Lucy. Since the move, my Sundays have seemed...well, empty. I never realized how slim the pickings are on Sunday mornings because I would watch the hour or two of Lucy, then switch over to Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN. Maybe I'd tune in for a bit of Spongebob Squarepants if I didn't feel like listening to them bash one of my teams (something that happened more often that I care to admit).
I can only imagine how things are going to be for me on Sundays after this one. AS football season will be over. UGH!!! Maybe I'll just record something and watch it on Sunday, or just become an avid watcher of Spongebob.
This just scratches the surface of my distaste for this year's television schedule. The few good programs are few and far between. Interspersed between the 20 gazillion commercials for switchover day, or whatever its called. Something needs to be done about this. Especially since the good ones are the ones that tend to be the first to get cancelled *cough* Pushing Daisies *cough* and replaced with crappy reality.
I can't become TV czar soon enough! lol
The Hateful Eight
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