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Who'd a thunk that the invention of TiVo wouldve prompted crazy ads like the 3 minute refresher for Sons of anarchy? I still haven't seen a single episode of the new season because I decided I was tired of being left hanging at the end of the hour long program only to find myself anxious to know what happens the following week; hence the idea to record the entire season and watch them all at once, or at least at my leisure. I forgot to set the number of shows to keep at unlimited, but somehow it had a setting of 'keep ten shows'. Since I've been busy with Hell's kitchen and Dancing with the stars, which BTW happened to score number one on the nielson ratings, I hadn't noticed that after each episode my TiVo recorded, there followed a 3 minute refresher short. Who does that?! Now I have to figure out which shows got mistakenly deleted as a result of my TiVo thinking it had recorded 10 full episodes.

That's like browsing channels on TiVo and seeing that eyesore of a row, between HBO channel 501 and HBO channel 502, which has got a an ad for a pay-per-view movie. I know that channel surfing is one of America's favorite passtimes, but I don't understand why nobody has criticized this sneaky campaign move on the art of DirecTV. After all, that's the same kind of treatment viewer are subjected to when they are watching a show only to be interrupted by an animated figure at the bottom of the screen plugging some other series while your program is still running. I can still remember the good ol' days when buying a pay per view movie meant having it on your TiVo indefinately, until it was manually deleted.

I won't start watching season 3 (2010) until I've recorded these episodes: Original Air Date
  1. September 7, 2010 "So"
  2. September 14, 2010 "Oiled"
  3. September 21, 2010 "caregiver"
  4. September 28, 2010 "Home"
  5. October 5, 2010 "Turning and turning"
  6. October 12, 2010 "The push"
  7. October 19, 2010 "Widening gyre"
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