In an earlier post I griped about cable channels that punish their viewers by running the same promos over and over and over. Well, we have a new Grand Champion.
There are some shows on A&E that I happen to like, such as 24 and MI-5 and Biography. And, as faithful readers know, I have an unfortunate addiction to CSI: Miami, which is on A&E roughly sixteen times a day. I'm sure my family and friends will stage a Caruso-vention soon, but for now, it's one of my few vices.
Now it just so happens that A&E is about to start running a show which I loved when it debuted, but gradually came to dislike and stopped watching. It's a show about a family involved in organized crime. (I know, I know, go ahead and shun me.) I don't watch the show on HBO, and the fact that A&E will be running it without cussing and breasts isn't really likely to bring me back into the tent.
Every hour of CSI: Miami on A&E is comprised of 30 minutes of CSI and 30 minutes of the same three long promos for this particular show. Unfortunately, TiVo has not invented a forward fast enough to keep these promos from spoiling my forensic fun.
So I've officially taken A&E off my "Channels I Receive" and I'll stick to DVDs for the shows I like. One more for the list of what's ailing the TV industry.
(By the way, the number one reason people aren't watching TV? Capital One commercials.)
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
at 10:14 PM