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New Television Season

OK, last year I posted my Tivo Wishlists for the season. The new season is upon us, and it is time to do it again.

This time the list is much shorter. I find now with the job going full swing, and the girlfriend and daughter, and all that sort of thing, I have a lot less time to watch TV than when I was sitting unemployed up in PA. So whereas last year I had 15 shows, 4 keyword wishlists and 3 actor/actresses plus a couple of news shows… I now am down to 10 shows, 2 wishlists and one actor/actress. Plus the news.

Over the last year, I’ve changed the wishlists a few times. In addition to the one time I did a major cutback to the numbers mentioned, I’ve also adjusted what the shows and keywords were a few times. But now it is time for a major revamp for the new season.

Based on this weekend’s Emmy results (which determine 5 of my 10 shows) here will be the new wishlists for the 2004/2005 season!

2004 Emmy Winners:
* The Sopranos
* Arrested Development
* American Masters
* Samurai Jack
* The Daily Show

5 Freeform Show Choices:
* Nova
* Star Trek
* Jeopardy
* Frontline
* Stargate

2 Keywords:
* President
* Yucatan

1 Actor/Actress
* Humphrey Bogart

Then I have it always keep the latest BBC News for global news and the latest Eyewitness News for local news.

I expect a bunch of those to change as the season progresses. I want to catch the new Battlestar Galactica when it comes on in January for instance. And the new Doctor Who when it is out later in 2005. But those are still a bit away. When the time comes, some of my five free choice shows will have to go away to make room. And I want to catch the Earthsea miniseries. Things like that. I could just add more wishlists, but when I do that, I just end up with too much TV. Better to keep the numbers down, and switch them out when I want to.

Shows gone since last year: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Simpsons, Friends, Biography, Futurama, The Late Show, Sex and the City, Doctor Who, Queer Eye, Angel

Keywords gone since last year: Egypt, Iran, Syria, Photo

Actor/Actresses gone since last year: Reese Witherspoon, Amy Sedaris, Drew Barrymore

Also, in addition to my wishlists, Brandy also has 10 shows, 2 keywords and an actor/actress. And there are a few of her shows I watch and a few of my shows she watches. So we actually get a few more than the above. If I get Brandy’s permission I’ll post her list too. I think she has snuck in a few extra wishlists and has more than 10/2/1 right now, but we’ll have to fix that for the new season! :-)

Amy has a bunch of wishlists too for all sorts of shows. But they are on her own Tivo, so we don’t have to wade through the kids shows unless we want to. :-)

April 2004 Top Ten!!

Catching up on some web postings from when I had no site. The winners were notified way back on May 31st. But the April 2004 email results are now publicly posted. Yea!

April 2004

From most everybody else, email volume dropped considerably in April (especially Chad after his barrage in March), but the rankings stayed much the same, just a little bouncing up and down a couple spaces. Barb comes back on the list after being gone a month. Ivan slides off the bottom.