The Internet and I have been feuding. For a variety of reasons, mostly having to do with crappy service, John and I discontinued our Comcast high speed Internet last week. The switch to dialup has not been exactly smooth. First of all, wow is dialup slow! I’m practically chiseling cuneiform into clay tablets over here. Second, a quick memo to the fine people at Verizon – if the login code you want me to use is two digits forward slash username, but your instructions tell me it is three digits forward slash username, well that’s bound to cause problems, isn’t it? We did not start off on the right foot. Your customer service guy was very friendly, even if I did have to battle a crappy connection to India and wait on hold for a ridiculous amount of time. Way to gear all of your customer service to broadband and FIOS customers – which, by the way, I’d be happy to be – if only you offered it in my neighborhood.
Anyway, it all seems to be sorted out now, provided I don’t go insane while waiting for a graphics-intensive page to load. I’m sure we will eventually cave and go back to Comcast since we have no other high-speed options, but we’re going to hold out as long as we can. Until then, I’ll be over here standing on principle, dodging dinosaurs and cavemen, tapping my foot and waiting for stuff to download. So, back to the posting!
The Internet may not be great, but at I still have television. The new TV shows are starting to pop-up. So far, I have checked out Journeyman, the Bionic Woman, and Reaper. Journeyman is about a reporter in San Francisco who suddenly finds himself shifting through time involuntarily. It was ok. I’ll give it a couple more episodes to develop, because it features Lucius Vorenus from Rome and the story has promise. Reaper’s premise is that this kid turns 21 and finds out that his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born. Now he has to go start collecting souls of bad guys who have escaped from hell, or the devil will take one of his parents. It was funny and clever, and I’m definitely going to watch it again. Of course, I usually like Kevin Smith directed stuff. This Bionic Woman is not the slightly hippie leaning show I remember from the ‘70’s. It’s much darker and more action oriented. It definitely shows promise.
Have you found any new shows you like? Or hate?