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Made it through the looooooong week...

...and luckily got a good night's sleep before an annoying surprise this morning: The TV-Guide-serviced grid our DVR uses? Lost the Blood Ties information. Zip. Nada. Doesn't exist in the listings anywhere.

Y'know, just in time for part one of a two-parter that I've been really looking forward to. *headdesk* It was going to be my reward after a week of rather stressful day-jobness and fun-but-exhausting performances every night but Monday. *sigh* Guess last night's (very low-key and populated by tiiiiiired people!) cast party was said reward. And since it included yummy munchies, hot cider, lovely Babes-on-downtime silliness, and viewing of the Love, Actually deleted scenes, it was a good one.

Ah, well. I guess I had to get an iTunes account sooner or later...

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studiesinlight
Nov. 3rd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
You know that Lifetime has it up, yes?
maiac
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
It looks like the most recent episode in the Lifetime video site is last week's (5:55).

I recommend iTunes. It's only $1.99 per episode, and there are no commercial interruptions.
studiesinlight
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
I thought that last week's was what she was looking for. I thought that new episodes did not air until Sundays. My error.

They have Blood Ties on Friday nights? Are they crazy? No wonder forkni-l has completely ignored it! Everyone is already either devoted to SciFi Channel Fridays, or glomming on to Moonlight.

>"It's only $1.99 per episode,"

I'm afraid I personally cringe at paying $44 per season, sight-unseen, in a format I cannot play on my television set. I'd rather save the money for DVDs in the fullness of time. ~shrug~ YMMV.
maiac
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought of the total cost.... For me, it's being able to download right away, vs. waiting until the DVDs are released. And every download is a message to Lifetime about the show's popularity. I figure I'm doing my small part to increase the odds Lifetime will buy another season.
studiesinlight
Nov. 4th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
>"And every download is a message to Lifetime about the show's popularity. I figure I'm doing my small part to increase the odds Lifetime will buy another season."

Yes, it cannot but help with that! Downloads and hits on the website are alike tracked, but downloads, as a revenue stream, must mean more. I remember the times I have truly loved shows, when we pestered TPTB for opportunities to give them money to prove we cared, and got nowhere; we used to write letters to sponsors. Downloading and streaming weren't available then. But if I ever love a show again, I will surely take this route! Next best thing to being a Nielsen household.
wiliqueen
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
They have Blood Ties on Friday nights? Are they crazy?

Possibly. It's at 11 Eastern, which is after Sci-Fi Friday's first run-through is done, but also outside prime time. There's been a great deal of discussion as to the wisdom or lack thereof involved in the programming strategy, and it seems to come out a wash. *shrug*
studiesinlight
Nov. 4th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
I must admit that late at night -- when one is a bit tired and things are a bit creepy -- may be the perfect atmosphere for it for many viewers.

I also recall an oft-repeated quotation from a male FK fan about the benefits of watching FK with his wife right before retiring . . . :-) For all the ways FK and BT are nothing at all alike, they may share that in common. Someday, I want to test that. ;-)
kevenn
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh no!!! I still gotta watch last week's episode - now along with last night's episode.
maiac
Nov. 3rd, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
The episode definitely has a lot going for it, but it also had a couple of "WTF?" moments. I won't say more, because any commentary may be spoiler.

Your problem with the DVR is why I'm quite content with setting the recorder myself. I don't trust these newfangled machines, and the more sophisticated they are, the less I trust them. So wish me luck: I'm going to be out of town next weekend, and I'll have to trust my cable-box-and-DVR combination to play nice together, which frequently they don't.
wiliqueen
Nov. 3rd, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
We can set it by time instead of programming listing if we want, which was good when the guide was acting up for a while and we couldn't trust it to keep the information for more than a couple days at a time. It hadn't done that in ages though, so we got complacent.

Hubby actually thought briefly last night that he should go down and make sure it was recording properly, but didn't because it's been behaving for so long. There was much d'oh-ing about that this morning. %-}
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