My Case for Why You Should Watch Downton Abbey

I am a television enthusiast. The format has always been big in our family life. I remember watching (but not understanding) the finale of M*A*S*H. Jeopardy! used to come on during the dinner hour, and we’d test our knowledge between bites. I enjoyed Cheers and Northern Exposure with my parents while the adult meanings of… Continue reading My Case for Why You Should Watch Downton Abbey

Life Imitating Art

In the sixth episode of the tenth season of Cheers, “Unplanned Pregnancy”, Bebe Neuwirth’s Lilith character refers to the normal babysitter the Doctors Crane use as “a 16-year-old bundled of breasts Frasier considers God’s gift to babysitting”. Given the affair Kelsey Grammer was found of participating in just five years later, Frasier’s expression in response—a… Continue reading Life Imitating Art

TiVo Functionality I Want

Can’t believe I’ve never written this one up … I love TiVo’s Suggestions. They do me a great service. But TiVo … please give me a setting that says, “I love $Show_X but don’t want you to record re-runs for me.” Because honestly … as much as I love Gilmore Girls, I really don’t need… Continue reading TiVo Functionality I Want

Initial Setup of TiVo HD

Now, I’ve had a crazy first half of January. [No, we’re not going to talk about that. To quote Todd, “Your site has just turned into a daily dump of links!” And he’s right, but the stuff I want to write about? It’s not getting written about publicly. Most of that is work, but not… Continue reading Initial Setup of TiVo HD

Caedmon’s Call on Grey’s Anatomy Tonight

My Caedmon’s Call friends have the song that will close tonight’s season-ending episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I personally think that this is a plot by Allan Heinberg to get Derek to co-opt me [and other CC/Derek fans] to watch the show. I’m onto you, Heinberg! A discussion of this ended up leading to Derek and… Continue reading Caedmon’s Call on Grey’s Anatomy Tonight

Caedmon’s Call on Grey’s Anatomy Tonight

My Caedmon’s Call friends have the song that will close tonight’s season-ending episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I personally think that this is a plot by Allan Heinberg to get Derek to co-opt me [and other CC/Derek fans] to watch the show. I’m onto you, Heinberg! A discussion of this ended up leading to Derek and… Continue reading Caedmon’s Call on Grey’s Anatomy Tonight