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.( Collapse )