Signs That Perhaps I Watch Too Much Television 6

I had to create a spreadsheet, with the aid of the Futon Critic’s schedule, to figure out which TiVo to use to record which show for the upcoming fall season.

While doing that, I determined that, if I permanently add every show I’m trying out, I will be recording 25.5 hours of television a WEEK.

That figure is only in primetime and does not count the 4 hours a week of Daily Show and Colbert Report I always watch. Oddly, there is not one show I will be recording on either Friday or Saturday.

Thankfully, I will probably not watch entire seasons of at least some of the shows that I’m trying out, either because they get cancelled or I determine they suck.

For the curious, here’s the list of new shows I’m giving at least one shot to, in the rough order of day/time they’re airing:

– Heroes
– Vanished
– Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
– Friday Night Lights
– Knights of Prosperity
– Standoff
– Smith
– 20 Good Years
– 30 Rock
– Justice
– The Nine
– Ugly Betty
– Six Degrees
– Brothers and Sisters

I’m also probably going to track down Shark, but I’ve already assigned both TiVos when it airs, so I might have to use slightly more nefarious methods.

Having mapped all this out, I now understand why, precisely, I have no life.

6 thoughts on “Signs That Perhaps I Watch Too Much Television

  1. Reply Rebecca Aug 25,2006 1:09 pm

    My roommate and I beat you to this last year. We mapped out whose equipment is doing what, and what is being watched on which TV if we are both home.

    But you work in TV. You have an excuse.

  2. Reply Mark Aug 26,2006 3:06 pm

    I can tell you right now that most of the shows you listed are going to unequivocably suck.

    Friday Night Lights?



    Also, your not counting the associated TWOP reading time. Just so you can plan around that.

  3. Reply Cameron Aug 27,2006 3:43 am

    you have TWO TiVos?

  4. Reply Ellen Aug 27,2006 4:23 am

    Yeah, for like almost a year and a half now :).

    And Mark, the ironic thing is that those are two of the few shows that are actually NOT supposed to suck. Believe me, I know most will end up sucking.

    Vanished, for instance, is ostensibly set in Atlanta, but there hasn’t been one instance of any of the following Atlanta institutions: 1. Ridiculously over made-up women 2. Southern accents 3. People getting lost in the bucket-of-bait road system.

  5. Reply mrs. e. Aug 27,2006 8:47 am

    is it weird that i have no idea what most of these shows are supposed to be about? the exceptions are friday night lights, 30 rock, and ugly betty.

  6. Reply Ellen Aug 27,2006 5:40 pm

    No, it’s weird that I DO know what all of these shows are supposed to be about.

    And really, for most of them, if you don’t know what they’re about, there’s about a 90% chance that “A large conspiracy develops over the course of the season” is a working description.

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