In a world of flat screens, plasmas, High Definition and LCD, I am the proud owner of a Philips TV/VCR combo manufactured in May of 1999. The picture quality is good enough, but the VCR is broken. The screen measures roughly 11 inches.
This fine machine was neglected, sitting in a high corner of the house collecting dust until recently. I had enough. I wanted TV. So I researched my options and a couple weeks ago, I hired the fine folks at Direct TV to come out and attach an eyesore the the outside of my home and pump the juices of the media through a wire into The Philips.
While I don’t normally plug services, I must say, the install dude was fantastic. They scheduled for between 8:00am and noon one Satuday morning. He was here at 8:15am and out by 9:00am. I don’t think that has ever happened in history, and I would like to give an early Thanksgiving shout-out to the company for not ruining my entire Saturday.
What to watch..what to watch… I have not had cable or internet service in quite some time, and when I did have it I was working more than full time and going to college and I exaggerate none when I say I never watched it. Ever. It was for The Max and him alone.
Now, he is strictly limited to two programs per week, which he hasn’t fussed too much about amazingly. I’m home more hours during the week than I have been in my adult life, and I often think of turning the thing on, but I don’t even know where to start. I don’t know TV any longer.
So, aside from football and baseball…which I will watch unprompted, give me a suggestion. What shows are good? Spare me from the dramatic reality shows, I feel very nosy when I am viewing other people’s weird private lives. Tell me what there is to watch!