What's on TV...???

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BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
2012/01/23 04:29:44
What are you watching on TV...(now or earlier)...???
 
Tell us whatcha watchin'...
 
If I was able to design a poll here, I'd be curious as to what catagories folks viewing habits might fall into...such as:
 
Comedy
Movies
Game Shows
Sit-Coms
Dramas
Educational
Other
 
Prime time
Non Prime Time
Morning
Daytime
Evening
Late Night
 
Cable TV
Satellite
Bundled Service (Tv, Phone, Broadband)
Rooftop Antenna (how many stations?)
 
Widescreen TV  (16x9)
Standard TV  (4x3)
 
DVR or TiVo
 
But, alas, I like many can't create a poll here...but...feel free to pretend it IS a poll, and include what ever details you wish to describe...
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 04:40:42
The last thing I watched tonight was the 10:oo Pm news on KTVU (Oakland, CA)
 
I recorded a couple other shows on the DVR that I'll watch later...
 
The Equipment:
 
Dishnet 722 HD rcvr w/ DVR, plus 1tb external hard drive to store more recordings on, HD service for life, Polaroid 21" LCD HD TV with HDMI connection. Also a Philips DVD disk recorder that uses the S-Vidio feed from the Dishnet rcvr. Stereo sound goes to 24" Pioneer speakers via a Teac amp for my main sound, and RCA amp and Klipsch speakers for secondary sound, plus the sound from the built in tv speakers via the HDMI cable.
 
Future project is to upgrade the audio amp to a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound model so I can take advantage of the TOSLINK optical digital audio most of my equipment already outputs...
post edited by BackRhodes - 2012/01/23 04:48:01
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 11:02:21
I'm watching latkes.
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 12:52:04
Mostly Porn!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 12:59:19
Watching "Justified" Tuesday nights on FX, the best show since the Sopranos.
 
Otherwise, news, business, and politics on FNC and FBC, Tony Bourdain on Travel, and lots-o-stuff on the History Channel:  Pawn Stars, Decoded, Off Limits, etc.  The best comedy on T.V. now is MSNBC's regular programming and Hardcore Pawn on Tru-TV.
 
I mostly view programs I've recorded off cable on a DVR so that I can "zap" the commercials.  Receiver is a 60" Sony 1080. HD.
 
 
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 13:48:58
I am getting used to my two new ROKU boxes.
My early indicators are very positive.
Channel selections and services can be confusing.  
So Far:
Netflix: Tried, cancelled ... too ew good titles available for streaming.
Amazon: "Prime" seems worthwhile.
YouTube: Frustrating by its absence.
Hulu Plus: Yes.
Nowhere TV: Good.
PlayOn: Promising.
Search for private channels is frustrating.
I was thinking of starting a new thread.
 
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/23 17:42:03
Gold Rush, I love that show!
KurtSara
Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 09:18:52
chewingthefat

Gold Rush, I love that show!

I can't stand watching a show when they beep every other word.
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 14:15:20
Sunday - I'm following Downton Abbey mini series on Masterpiece Theater, and on most Mondays, our local PBS station runs two consecutive Antique Roadshows.  Saturday morning if I'm home - America's Test Kitchen, the rest of the time I look for a good movie.
 
SeamusD
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 14:19:18
I generally watch history (when it's about history), cooking, military, or cartoon channels. I don't watch any prime time alphabet network shows, sports, news, reality shows, etc. I'll occasionally watch an old movie on Netflix, and used to watch British comedy shows on Hulu until they started charging. I can still find some things like that on Youtube, so no big loss.
 
I recently discovered a British comedy on Netflix called "Saxondale", about a middle aged ex-roadie with an anger management problem, that now runs his own pest control business. It's a scream.
post edited by SeamusD - 2012/01/31 11:01:30
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 18:53:19
News, Steelers games, Food Network and re-runs of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'.  Boring.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 21:03:08
KurtSara

chewingthefat

Gold Rush, I love that show!

I can't stand watching a show when they beep every other word.

Is the because you DON'T like cuss words, or because you DO like cuss words...???

Uh...have you considered turning the sound off and just looking at the pictures (you won't miss much)...???
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 21:07:15
President Obama State Of The Union address...
 
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/24 23:19:11
Lots of stuff my wife and I enjoy.
Revenge
The Firm
Desperate Housewives
Justified
Alcatraz
Parks and Rec
Modern Family
Californication
Shameless
House Hunters
Pawn Stars
All dvr recorded to skip commercials
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/26 03:47:36
Probably not even an hour of tv in the last 30 days. But i do have my laptop plugged in to a 40" lcd.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/28 16:40:15
Amish: Out Of The Order on Nat'l Geo channel...
 
post edited by BackRhodes - 2012/01/28 17:05:36
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/28 16:51:09
I bought every thing Comcast has to offer.  I get about 800 channels.  I pay for all kinds of movies that I never watch.  I guess it is sorta waste of money but its there for guest.
 
Mostly I watch:
1:CNN
2:Fox
3:Travel Channel
4:Speed
5:All ESPN
6:National Georgraphic
7CNN Headline
8:Local News and Weather.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville,   TN
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/28 17:04:12
I have Dishnet's Top 250...which i smore than 250...I have the SF Bay Area as my "local channels" so I get FOUR PBS tv stations...I also get 2 tv stations I used to work at...
 
During winter times, such as now, I try to free up some space by archiving tv shows I want to save onto dvd disks via my Philips 3505 dvd recorder...
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/28 17:06:41
Anyone else watching this new PBS version of Sherlock Holmes, placing him in today's London. It's not Jeremy Brett, but I'm getting hooked on it.
 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sherlock/greatgame.html
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/28 22:39:35
I've seen it in the listings, but have skipped over it...
 
What is it that hooked you on it...???
 
 
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/29 08:49:51
BackRhodes

I've seen it in the listings, but have skipped over it...

What is it that hooked you on it...???




The lead actor does a good job capturing Sherlock's quirkiness & Watson is darker & more intense than usually portrayed. I also like the concept of putting them in modern day London.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/30 16:19:35
Pioneer Woman...
 
I have 2 free premium movie gifts from Dishnet that expire in 2 days...the question is IF I can find 2 movies I WANT to see...
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/30 17:42:19
OK
 
Sunday - Sports, CSI MIAMI, AXMEN
Monday - News, House, How I Met your Momma, 2 1/2 men, Hawaii 5-0
Tuesday - News, NCIS, NCIS LA, Justified
Wednesday - Criminal Minds, CSI
Thursday - Big Bang, Rob, Person of Interest, The Mentalist
Friday - CSI NY, Blue Bloods, Grimm
 
Other shows on demand:
 
Flying Wild Alaske
Gold Rush
Shipping Wars
Storage Wars
Auction Hunters
ODDITIES - That is one strange show and cool shop
Alaska State Troopers
Decoded
This Old House Hour
America's test kitchen
cook's country
White Collar
Burn Notice 
There is more but that is a start
 
Sports:
 
College Football
NFL
NHL
Boxing - MMA - UFC
Baseball
Indy Car
NASCAR
Sumo Wrestling (hard to find anymore)
Soccer (european mostly)
post edited by CajunKing - 2012/02/06 17:10:07
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/30 23:08:08
Just finished watching the end of the series Arrested Development, streamed from Netflix on my Roku.
 
We watch DirecTV and, on the Roku, Netflix and Amazon Instant Videos. I have at least a dozen channels set up, but most of them aren't worth a damn.
 
I try to stick to comedy, but I'll be OK with a decent drama. I don't need anything that wil make me feel sadness or outrage, I get enough of that in real life; I think I'm pretty well tuned in to that part of life without someone trying to give it to me through fiction. I like to be reminded about how life can be fun.
 
Sports? Sure, but I'm more Pittsburgh/Notre Dame specific than I am sports specific. I generally won't watch random games (as I sit here in front of Missouri/Texas NCAABB).
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/30 23:27:34
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen re-runs God rest him. He will make you laugh teach you a lesson and scare life in worth living...in less than an hour.

Smile,Donghae a fantastic Korean drama with subtitles. Mrs. Cho is going to find her lost daughter tomorrow night. Finally.
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/31 09:14:19
NCIS
 
White Collar
 
Layover
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/31 11:41:28
cavandre

Anyone else watching this new PBS version of Sherlock Holmes, placing him in today's London. It's not Jeremy Brett, but I'm getting hooked on it.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sherlock/greatgame.html


Wow!
 
Thanks!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/01/31 11:57:17
Re:  Justified (FX Tuesdays @ 10 Eastern, 9 Central).
 
I got hooked on this series from its beginning 2 seasons ago.  Not only is it an engaging and entertaining cop/crime drama, it is the best written show on TV. 
 
The terse, pithy dialogue, reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett's, is pure poetry and the characters are multi-layered and intriguing.
 
If you missed the first two seasons, buy the DVD's.  You'll thank me.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/01 07:55:23
State of the Union? I missed it, but since it was pretty much the same speech he's given before, I don't feel too bad. pb
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/01 07:58:31
Totally agree!

MetroplexJim

Re:  Justified (FX Tuesdays @ 10 Eastern, 9 Central).

I got hooked on this series from its beginning 2 seasons ago.  Not only is it an engaging and entertaining cop/crime drama, it is the best written show on TV. 

The terse, pithy dialogue, reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett's, is pure poetry and the characters are multi-layered and intriguing.

If you missed the first two seasons, buy the DVD's.  You'll thank me.


MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/01 09:41:16
BackRhodes

President Obama State Of The Union address...




post edited by MetroplexJim - 2012/02/03 09:12:04
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/02 23:31:12
Whether you agree with what the President says, or not, it's my personal opinion that every American should at least LISTEN...
 
(it works even better to listen with an OPEN mind, and respect for the office)...
 
On TV tonight...The Simpsons...I just got 3 more DVD box sets...
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/02 23:35:19
porkbeaks
State of the Union? I missed it, but since it was pretty much the same speech he's given before, I don't feel too bad. pb

 
How do you KNOW if you don't listen / watch ???

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/02 23:37:34
BackRhodes

porkbeaks
State of the Union? I missed it, but since it was pretty much the same speech he's given before, I don't feel too bad. pb


How do you KNOW if you don't listen / watch ???

 
Have you ever heard the term:  S.S.D.D.????
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 07:25:22
This coming from a person who bought 3 sets of Simpson's DVDs? It's been a long time since the office of POTUS has deserved any respect. I do have an open mind, but not so open that my brain has fallen out. Pb

BackRhodes

Whether you agree with what the President says, or not, it's my personal opinion that every American should at least LISTEN...

(it works even better to listen with an OPEN mind, and respect for the office)...

On TV tonight...The Simpsons...I just got 3 more DVD box sets...


Davydd
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 12:16:11
BackRhodes

porkbeaks
State of the Union? I missed it, but since it was pretty much the same speech he's given before, I don't feel too bad. pb


How do you KNOW if you don't listen / watch ???

Actually there is a video on YouTube that compares comments side by side of this year's SOTU speech with last year's and it was an eerie re-run almost phrase for phrase.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 12:59:19
Davydd

BackRhodes

porkbeaks
State of the Union? I missed it, but since it was pretty much the same speech he's given before, I don't feel too bad. pb


How do you KNOW if you don't listen / watch ???

Actually there is a video on YouTube that compares comments side by side of this year's SOTU speech with last year's and it was an eerie re-run almost phrase for phrase.



http://www.youtube.com/wa...e=youtube_gdata_player
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 13:29:27
Before this topic goes too far south let me mention we're really enjoying the new series Alcatraz. Anyone else?
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 13:47:15
ces1948

Before this topic goes too far south let me mention we're really enjoying the new series Alcatraz. Anyone else?



We have gotten into it, but it was a tad confusing at first. I hope it stays on long enough to find out what exactly is going on. Pb
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/03 20:31:27
I'm kicking myself because PBS recently ran a Sherlock Holmes mini-series on Masterpiece and I missed it. My wife and The Good Wife took precedence and I didn't even bother to check what else was on. Fortunately, PBS has an app on the Apple iPhone and I discovered I can watch all those episodes live streaming for free and they support AirPlay to Apple TV and my 47" LCD TV. I understand the series is a modern day Sherlock.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/04 09:11:04
PBS is going to be running new episodes of that Sherlock Holmes series in May.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/05 19:33:32
Stupor Bowl is on...
 
I see George Lucas is re-releasing the Star Wars flicks as 3-D...
 
 
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/05 21:49:54
cavandre

PBS is going to be running new episodes of that Sherlock Holmes series in May.

I watched the first Sherlock episode from the PBS app on my iPad to Apple TV and big screen TV last night . It worked slick. You can watch almost any PBS show that way.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/05 22:10:16
Now Playing:  Jessie James on American Experience (PBS) ...
 
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/06 12:58:32
We use the DVR to watch episodes of our favorites: Blue Bloods and Hawaii 50!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/06 13:41:15
I've been recording "Cannon" on MeTV during the week and getting caught up when time allows.  William Conrad enjoyed fine dining but I'll bet he would've been a good Roadfooder as well.
 
Brad
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/08 19:30:30
Now Playing:  Pioneer Woman
 
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/08 23:24:34
Now Playing: Racoon Nation on KQED-TV-PBS
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/08 23:32:45
If only the raccoons ate Roadfood.
bigbear
Hamburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/09 08:17:26
Right now, it's Justified and SouthLAnd.
BackRhodes
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What's on TV...??? 2012/02/09 15:31:54
CCinNJ
If only the raccoons ate Roadfood.

It's entirely possible that they DO eat roadfood...(and hopefully not become roadkill)
 
I think it was in Sonoma County (CA) that there was a place called the Road Kill Cafe (I could be wrong)...