New age TV

27 May

So, even though our television is circa 1988, we watch it the modern way. By waiting until things are way finished and then watching them back to back on DVD. We have been watching The West Wing. The result was a lot of late nights, because of that whole ‘just one more?’ thing. But I very much like watching things this way. It’s a lot more like reading a book than watching television.

Now we’re watching Love My Way. We haven’t finished The West Wing – we’ve still got series five and six to go – but no one feels like going to JB hi-fi right now to get series five. And since Love My Way was just sitting there waiting to be watched, we started on that.

I’ve got a small dilemma. The mister, who doesn’t know anything about such things unless I tell him, has no idea what is about to happen in Love My Way. And I’m not sure whether I should tell him. On the one hand, at least he’ll be prepared. He’s very bad at death and infedility. But on the other, he’s really gonna chuck the shits if I say ‘just one more’ and he stays up later than he wants to, and then…well, you know…

I guess it will resolve itself one way or another over the next couple of days.


12 Responses to “New age TV”

  1. ampersand duck May 28, 2008 at 7:19 am #

    I think it’s better NOT to say. The whole series is constructed around the realistic shock factor. Better to be ready with tissues and a whiskey (or whatever his comfort beverage is)…

  2. suse May 28, 2008 at 8:48 am #

    We’re up to series 4 of the West Wing. Get them from your local library – much cheaper!

    ps. I have no idea what happens in Love my Way either so no spoilers ok, just in case that series is next on my hold list at the library.

  3. Stomper Girl May 28, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    I know what happens and I think that is why I may never watch it. I’m such a wuss.

  4. ThirdCat May 28, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    And that’s really the nutshell of my dilemma. I suspect the mister will say ‘you didn’t tell me, because you knew then I wouldn’t watch it’. And he’s kind of right.

  5. Zoe May 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm #


    Go to JB and buy series one of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” play episode one the mintute LMW finishes while he’s still snuffling into a tissue. Pour drink.

  6. gigglewick May 28, 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    I had to warn my friend who was ignorant of the ways of West Wing to think very carefully about how she approached the end of the season – timewise.

    I myself have watched the end of the first season about five times and always have to watch the first couple of eps. of season two, just to get over it.

    Yes, I am a sap….

    …but only for Josh.

  7. Mummy Crit May 28, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    I remember the feeling of doom watching the last season of The West Wing, and I’m not looking forward to seeing it in our rewatching extravaganza. I’ve never seen Love My Way either so no spoilers please, but tend to agree with &duck and zoe in the antidote theories…. Good luck with it, and do persever with west winging.

  8. marymary May 29, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    We are about half way through season 6 (I think) of the westwing, but we are have lost interest a bit. Might have to get back to it from the sounds of things! (We are currently watching arrested development, short episodes, only 3 seasons… much easier time wise!)

  9. Pavlov's Cat May 29, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    This is almost totally off-topic, but did you see on the front page of today’s Addy that your boycott of Channel 9 to make them do something about S*m N*wman has worked?

  10. Pavlov's Cat May 29, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    This is almost totally off-topic, but did you see on the front page of today’s Addy that your boycott of Channel 9 to make them do something about S*m N*wman has worked?

  11. Ariel May 29, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    Yeah, DON’T TELL HIM. You can’t. Those things (you know what) kill me big time and I’m still glad I watched it, though I did have to turn it off and take a day’s breather after that episode.

    I’ve just devoured 30 Rock. It’s so good! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a funny. And a funny about a smart, funny woman working in the media.

  12. Ghost of ThirdCat May 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

    Haven’t told him. Also won’t tell him, I didn’t tell him on advice of blog friends. It will do his head in.

    PC – have been meaning to blog about that all day, but it was such a nice day I went and sat outside instead.

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