Category Archives: VCR

Television-The curse of the DVR

Back in the day you watched what was on tv and if you missed a show well you missed a show. Then came the vcr and our minds were blown away. The years were magical we were living in the new age. Then came the dvd and the ability to record on this new technology  blew vcrs out of the water(I still own a vcr). But the latest that has made me chained to my television set has been the digital video recorder or dvr. Shows I have always missed were now available.

How do I know I am addicted? I asked a friend what she watched. Upon her asking me in return I made a list.

Monday: House, Hawaii 5-0, Lying Game,

Tuesday: NCIS Los Angles, Ringer

Wednesday: The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Law & Order UK, Ultimate Fighter, Twisted, Inside the NFL, Whitechapel

Thursday: Person Of Interest

Friday: A Gifted Man, Nikita, Supernatural,Grimm. NFL Kickoff

Saturday: Bedlam

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland, IRT Deadliest Roads

If my football team is playing then that will be included as well as any other sport I follow.  Any show on Discovery ID is thrown in here. I am sure I missed a lot more. Also there are the shows that are in hiatus.

It is a blessing and a curse. I rarely miss a show. But on the other hand I record just about everything and anything I might have an interest in. My tastes are far and wide so one never knows what will end up on the machine.  Yes that is a lot of shows that are going on right now. I am a product of my environment , as we all are.  I have come a long way from the 3 channels that our television had in the 70’s. Two of the channels were in French. Cable tv, vcrs, and now the dvr has made a huge impact on what we see and interpret on that boxed screen. Yes I need to cut down a bit even when there are so many choices out there for me to explore.