September 06, 2007

What's In My DVR?

Because I know you really want to know, here are the series I have set to record in my DVR:

The Dresden Files (I think this was taken off the air)
Stargate SG-1
Family Guy
American Dad
Top Design
Legion of Super Heroes (Stupid cartoon. This SHOULD be taken off the air.)
The Batman
Xiaolin Showdown
Teen Titans (Haven't been any new episodes in a long time.)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
My Name is Earl
The Office
Shear Genius
Stargate Atlantis
The Unit
30 Rock
Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School
The Sarah Silverman Program
Reno 911!
The 4400
Man vs. Wild
The Big Gay Sketch Show
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes
Rick & Steve: Happiest Gay Couple in the World
The Venture Brothers
I Hate My 30's
Flipping Out
Welcome to the Parker
Top Chef
Tim Gunn's Guide to Style
The Closer

Anything you think I should add?

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at September 6, 2007 10:02 PM | TrackBack

Psych and Burn Notice are two of my new favorites (top of my list, currently). And, very unfortunately, another of my favorites was confirmed as being out of production: Dresden Files. But I did order the first book of the series it was based on and you can look for my review on Good Reads, eventually.

More recordables:
Painkiller Jane (building up to some nice ethical questions - a bit different from the standard fare)
Battlestar Galactica (I think they've announced that the upcoming season will be the last.)
Heroes (very good first season, worth sticking around for the next; think it starts this month or next)
Flash Gordon (just started, too soon to tell, but so far worth giving a chance)
Torchwood (starts this weekend, I believe; 'tis a Doctor Who spin-off)
Good Eats (because Alton Brown is a sexy god!)
Feasting on Asphalt (more Alton Browny goodness)
How I Met Your Mother (Neil Patrick Harris, duh)
Penn and Teller: Bullshit (very rational!)
Monk (Tony Shalhoub - so funny!)

Posted by: Rachel at September 6, 2007 11:59 PM

Oops, you've already got Heroes on your list.

Also, if you hear of new Titans episodes, please, please, please let me know! I love that show! (Jynx is my favorite!)

Posted by: Rachel at September 7, 2007 12:01 AM

I agree with Rachel: Monk needs to be on there. Psych isn't bad either. The writing is improving.

On Torchwood and the new Doctor Who series: I've seen them all, and enjoyed them for the most part. Doctor Who especially often displays a great sense of life. Both also have some unfortunate aspects, though. The Doctor has become a bit more of a Socialist since his eighth Regeneration, and you'll see some nihilism in Torchwood. I don't think these make the shows unenjoyable, though. Barrowman (Capt. Jack) and Tennant (the Tenth Doctor) aren't altogether uneasy on the eyes, either.

I enjoy Agatha Christie's Poirot, starring David Suchet. They've been making it for years, but three new two-hour episodes are due out this year, including Mrs McGinty's Dead, with a new Orient Express to follow next September. Poirot airs new episodes very infrequently and on the digital tier Biography Channel, but I keep it at the top of my DVR list so I never miss them when they do air.

Posted by: Qwertz at September 7, 2007 12:47 AM

Surprisingly, you got, like, the top shows I recommend.

Definite props to you for:

Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
The Office
The Venture Brothers

I'd add:

Doctor Who
Robot Chicken
South Park
Good Eats
Feasting on Asphalt
The Simpsons (yes, even though it has fallen far)
Justice League/Justice League Unlimited

That's off the top of my head. I'll have to check my Tivo and see if I've got more for you.

Posted by: Inspector at September 7, 2007 01:05 AM

You've all named a few shows that I really should have in my DVR. Some of them have been in there before, but got removed either because no new episodes were coming on or they pissed me off for some reason. (Who can tell? It happens so often!)

I'll have to go through the schedule and see what else I can add.

Posted by: Flibbert at September 7, 2007 09:03 AM

I didn't mention JL:U because it is no longer in production, but if you haven't seen it - do not pass go, do not collect $200 - watch it! (I wish comic books could be like that - I might then spend the inhuman amount of money it would take to follow a title or two.)

Posted by: Rachel at September 7, 2007 11:06 AM

And the L Word so that we (non-lesbians) can talk about it!!!!

Posted by: Sarah at September 7, 2007 12:54 PM

Flibbs, you're not watching Top Gear? Shame on you.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at September 7, 2007 02:30 PM

You definately need to add Battlestar Galactica and Mythbusters to your list. Shame on you for not already having them!

Posted by: Tiberius at September 7, 2007 08:32 PM

Seconding (thirding, etc.) Monk, Mythbusters and Poirot. We also enjoy How It's Made which is another Discovery Channel offering. Each episode focuses on 4 different products and takes you into the factories to watch the peopleguys use the big machines and make the products. Sounds kind of boring, but it's not, honest!

Posted by: Rational Jenn at September 7, 2007 10:58 PM

I'm surprised "Flight of the Conchords" isn't on there, since I first learned about it through your website. Also, SG1 isn't producing any more new episodes (although they are making two DVDs), so I'd recommend buying a couple of the better seasons (1-4 were pretty good, if you ask me) instead of relying on the disjointed re-airing that is bound to occur.

Posted by: Daniel at September 8, 2007 01:42 AM
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