Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Aaaaaaaaaah TeeeeeeVeeeeeee!

So, my life has been thrown into a blender with the recent discovery of internet TV. Its one one of those kind of weird things that when you can watch TV anytime, anyday, IN ENGLISH, you don't necessarily do it that much because, well, because you CAN do it anytime you like. When you live in Japan, (and are unwilling to pay the exhorbitant price they are asking for English Cable) you fall into a pop culture void. One day, you're texting your sister and she mentions some band called 'Arctic monkeys' and you're like, "Who the hell are they?" and you realize that you have fallen into a big black hole where you have no idea what the fuck is going on in the English speaking world. Then, one day, your brilliant otaku husband downloads a program which allows you to watch certain channels like Fox, NBC, CBS and some crazy HongKong/Singapore channel called AXN and you become absorbed with any old crap that they throw your way. Amazing Race Asia? Sure sounds good. Its in English right? Great! Fear Factor? Hmmm, well usually I hate that shit, but its in English right? OK! And then they throw in some stuff that you actually like (Alias, Simpsons, CSI - so much CSI I may never get off of my couch again) and you find you can't tear yourself away even on commercials - and those of you who know me know that I hate commercials. I was a commercial flipper when I watched TV in Canada. I would pick a show that I would watch during the commercials of the main show that I was watching so that I wouldn't have to watch that 'targeted to the lower percentile shit' that they call advertising. Yikes. I can feel my brain cells melting as I type. Anyway, hoorah for the internet and TV. Uhmmm, I gotta get back to my show now, I'm missing some good Las Vegas..........

6 comments:

Lakeic said...

Hahaha, yet CSI is sooooo great. Do you get season 7??

I miss you guys ^^

osakaotaku said...

You should capture them with your TV card, encode and torrent them to us!

Lakeic said...

I would but I'm running out of space ;_;!! I need more harddrive memory...it's sooo sad... I'll see what I can do :)

karaoke queen said...

Hmmm, I don't know. It keeps advertising that the new season is starting on Wednesday? Maybe season 7. Dunno. Heres hoping!!! Although, seriously, its been 2 years since I've watched North American TV so it could be old reruns and I wouldn't even know the difference!

karaoke queen said...

And, we miss you too!! See you in January!

QUASAR9 said...

Internet Tv
Tv and more Tv
"I want my own tv..."
reminds me of the song by Dires Straits