Sep 26th 2007 10:43PM I didn't realize, until a few hours ago, that this week is the week for 'Pilots' and Season Premiers, for regular programs (on non-cable stations). I tuned in to NBC, and they were showing Bionic Woman - and I wondered if it was the Pilot for this series. Not only was it the series premier, but afterwards they showed the series premier for Life (which is about 2/3rds underway); I had seen the ads for this program, but wasn't expecting to watch the first-ever showing.
It does seem interesting, but also seemed dry, at several points. Perhaps this is necessary, to set the storyline, themes, and plot in motion. But I hope that the upcoming episodes get more action-filled, and become faster-paced, rather than having so much emphasis on character examinations and interpersonal dealings.
Dec 4th 2006 2:34PM Thank you for posting this... I saw an ad for this last night, and I was wondering whether or not the new season had begun, or whether this was the premier episode of the new season.
From this entry, I see than neither is the case. Thank you for the information, and for the reminder.
By the way, I just saw that if you don't want to watch it from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM eastern time, it will be show again, right after that (from 10:00 PM to midnight, eastern).
Dec 3rd 2006 8:55PM The embedded links were stripped from my comment above. Here they are:
Dec 3rd 2006 8:51PM Does no one still remember an old PBS show (actually, a show within a show) called "Mathnet"?
At the end of "Square One TV" (a show designed to educate children about mathematics, in a fun and entertaining way), there would be "Mathnet"... A show that did the same thing, but was based on "Dragnet," and had two detectives. "Mathnet" also had plots about "murderers and bombers and other nasty people," but it was still considered suitable for children.
I just saw that "Mathnet" has its own Wikipedia article, and even a fan site!
When I started watching Numb3rs (it was thanks to iTunes) last semester, it came to mind that this is a modernized, adult version of "Mathnet"!!
Both of those are excellent - and educational - programs, that have appealed to both children and adults.
In fact, a classroom program has been developed, based upon the show. Young students are more likely to absorb information, if it's presented in such a way to make is seem connected to something in which they are already interested.
While the content of Numb3rs is probably a little above the level that would be appropriate for schoolchildren, I think that it is satisfactory, as an educational tool, for those in their teens. This is especially true when you compare it to the filth that pervades much of primetime today.
Nov 17th 2006 11:09PM Well, the thing is, many people still don't know how to program their VCRs... How are they going to learn how to record programs to a DVD?
In order to put items from a computer to a DVD, you need a DVD burner. Most people don't have those... But for a television, can you record to a DVD, with a regular DVD player? It seems that one would need DVD utility with burning ability (is that what a "DVR" is?... I don't even know), in order to do this. I think that while the number of people who do this is increasing, many people aren't at that stage yet.
So, while the audio cassette tape is about completely finished, I would be surprised if the video cassette tape went the same way, in the near future.
Nov 11th 2006 7:48PM I have never watched an episode of Smith, but I love the new Innertube service.
I was a bit confused by it at first, because there seem to be a bunch of free video-viewing services that've been proliferating the web off late. I was unsure, at first, whether actual full episodes of popular CBS shows could be viewed, for free on the web. It seemed unusual, for that type of service to be provided, free of charge, for anyone on the web.
After finding out however, that this is indeed the case (though the shows seem to disappear, if you aren't quick enough), I have very much enjoyed this service.
I was wondering though, is there any way to download the episodes, for later viewing (like with Youtube and iTunes)?
Aug 28th 2006 6:21PM With regard to my previous comment (two above): I was wondering, when I posted that last night/this morning, whether it would be re-broadcast...
Right now, I am glad to see that Bravo is showing last night's Emmy Awards ceremony! (I stumbled upon it about 45 minutes ago, when I decided to change the channel from USA Network's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," the moment I saw the scary Nicole Wallace on there. (Just found that she has her own blog... And it's a Blogger one - not one of those that the televison shows are creating, for their characters.)
I was glad to have tuned in in time to see Tony Shalhoub get his Emmy for Monk (for my last birthday, my brother gave me a paper that he had gotten Mr. Shalhoub to personally autograph for me).
Tune in to the Bravo channel right now, to see the Emmy Awards ceremony being re-broadcast!
Aug 28th 2006 12:57AM I missed the entire program!
Too bad they won't re-show it...
Aug 28th 2006 12:53AM I was glad to see it on today - these types of 'marathons' help those of us who were too busy during the summer to be able to catch up... and without having to dish out any more on iTunes! :-)
Dec 22nd 2005 9:32PM Well, this is certainly a very-stressful time of the year...