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Date: 2009-10-21 11:03
Subject: Swearing vs. Squeee
Security: Public
Music:Soon to be Inspector Lewis
Tags:dish network, rl, television
Our @#$@#!! replacement Dish Network provided digital video recorder has taken to deleting "protected" recordings, including the most recent Inspector Lewis. I had a feeling it had deleted the show when I heard a suspicious clunk after the show ended (I was home by then, but didn't turn on the tv as I have been making a concerted effort to get more sleep). When I went to bed last night there was only one item remaining on the the play list -- the most recent episode of Psyche -- but I heard the DVR clunk last night when #@!^% cramps got me out of bed at 2:30 in the morning. I won't be at all surprised if it's missing when I check the playlist after work tonight.

I'm so annoyed by the whole thing I'm considering canceling Dish Network. It isn't that I doubt their willingness to send me another unit, it has to do with the thought that if I took the money I'm spending on Dish, I could not only afford to buy more DVDs but I'd also have time to watch them. And it isn't as if I'm enthralled with this season's offerings. I love Inspector Lewis, but the episode the DVR deleted on Sunday was the last one of the season -- and it is available on line until the end of the month. I'm enjoying The Mentalist, CSI, and NCIS but I bet I can find those on hulu. I also watch Lie to Me, L&O, and House on a fairly regular basis (and I would be watching Castle if the blasted DVR hadn't deleted every single episode of the current season before I had a chance to watch them), but Castle is on hulu, and honestly, I think I prefer House and Lie to Me fanfic to the shows themselves.

And now, I'm off to squee at Inspector Lewis. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lewis/pointofvanishing.html Hooray for PBS putting it online.
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User: maddiec24
Date: 2009-10-21 18:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We use a regular computer and a program(Beyond Media) as our PVR. We use it with cable TV, and used it with Dish when we had it, and it works fine. You can also load downloaded shows into it and watch it on your TV. We like it a lot.

And OMG, I *love* Hulu. I'm addicted.

I *love* Castle. For some unknown reason, I didn't watch the first season. J downloaded it, and now we're caught up and are watching season 2.

Where's the Lie to Me fanfic?
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-10-23 15:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The fanfic I was thinking of is a WIP and House/LtM crossover - http://awayfromjays.livejournal.com/ Three parts so far and hopefully more to come. I figure both House and Lightman are a bitch to write. They're both so smart and their vocabularies...

If you'll read gen, there's also http://community.livejournal.com/lietome_fic/ and http://www.fanfiction.net/tv/Lie_to_Me/ (but since I only read slash, I don't know anything about the stories found on either one).

Castle rocks. It's fun and interesting and not overly serious. And NF is quite nice on the eyes. You know I try not to learn too much about the actors, but he seems like a genuinely nice guy.

I've managed to avoid Hulu so far (the last thing I need is a new addiction), but I sorta saw an episode of Sanctuary on Hulu (while we were at my brother's place and he was working on our car. Sorta because his housemate was watching and I was mostly working on untangling four skeins of yarn).
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User: bwittig
Date: 2009-10-22 17:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you need any other of this series of Lewis, let me know, I have all 4 in a shareable format.
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-10-23 15:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have now seen all of the episodes in the current series, so I'm all set. But thanks for offering!
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