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My TiVo, retrofitted to hold up to 205 hours of programming, was too full to hold much Olympic coverage.  Choices had to be made.

What I removed:

  • The 2007 Wimbledon Men’s Final
  • Ace of Cakes (Duff Goldman is adorable, you know, but not adorable enough to keep me from taping badminton)
  • After Sunset
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2 episodes, including one on Iceland that I was really looking forward to)
  • Before Sunrise (I was always going to sit down and watch both Sunrise and Sunset at the same time)
  • Bernard and Doris
  • Bizarre Foods (3)
  • The Cleaner (2, if the reviews are any indication, I would’ve ended up deleting these anyway)
  • Frontline (a single episode called “Sick Around the World”)
  • Goodbye Lenin!
  • Ice Road Truckers (2)
  • Iron Chef America (7, including one involving hunky Iron Chef Michael Symon)
  • King of the Hill (2)
  • Law and Order: SVU (1, I just never got to that “very special episode” starring Robin Williams, sorry)
  • Life’s a Trip (2)
  • Michael Palin’s New Europe (7)
  • Monk (4)
  • Pioneers of Television (for some reason, I enjoyed the eppy on game shows so much that I saved it)
  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (2)
  • Samantha Brown: Passport to Great Weekends (4, including an episode on Washington, D.C., that I was excited about)
  • Stay Eat Play: Louisiana
  • Swingtown (8, I managed to watch only the series premiere)

What I kept (at least until harder decisions are necessary):

  • 30 Rock (the hilarious season finale)
  • Masterpiece (née Masterpiece Theatre, “A Room with a View”)
  • Men in Trees (I have to find time to watch the final three episodes of the series)
  • The Mole (10 episodes, soon to be 11)
  • My Name Is Earl (4 episodes, including the final two of the season)
  • Project Runway (4)
  • Saving Grace (4)
  • The Sopranos (21; yes, I still have the final 21 episodes of the show on my TiVo)
  • Sordid Lives (3)
  • Star Trek:Voyager (I’m in the middle of watching a single episode, “The Disease,” which should really—really!—have been called “Harry Gets VD”)
  • The West Wing (the series finale)

Written by Jimmy

August 9th, 2008 at 10:16 am

Posted in Sports,TV

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