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This week, I dusted off the old DVR, cleared out all of our old recordings, and set it up to record a brand new sci-fi show called Terra Nova. It's a show about people from the future going through a worm-hole, back to the time of dinosaurs, to rebuild the world.

I had JP over last night to watch it.

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What's funny is we are so used to downloading shows or streaming them from websites, that it was weird to have to watch and fast-forward through the commercials. Compared to our iPads, iPhones and Apple TV, the DVR suddenly felt like a thing of the past. Ironically, after the show was over, I turned on the Apple TV and realized we could have watched it through iTunes on demand. I wound up subscribing to it on iTunes, so each episode will magically appear on my iPad as it's released.

The show itself was great! I can't wait to see what happens next.

With the new fall season, there are so many ways to stay current. I found out the other day that I can watch my guilty pleasure, 90210, on my iPhone, on demand. I love the future.

90210 full episodes on my iPhone.  I love the future!
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I just found out that Sarah Silverman is working on a new sitcom.  Yes!  I absolutely love her.  Her brand of irreverent comedy is 100% for me.

According to Ain't it Cool News, NBC and ABC are in a bidding war over the show.  Hopefully ABC doesn't win.  They cancel everything, including decades-old soap operas.

The original Sarah Silverman show was brilliant.  I hope Brian Posehn is on this one as well.

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I have finally begun watching RuPaul's Drag Race.  We're almost through season one, and wow, is it a great show!  JP has been watching it with me, even though he has already seen it all.



In the show, contestants need to dress up in drag, make their own costumes, act, choreograph, model, lip-sync and more.  It's fun, it's funny, it's frustrating and even heartbreaking at times.  If you haven't see it, I highly recommend tracking it down.  Every episode is available right now, online from the website.

Speaking of great performances, [livejournal.com profile] xxtapemakerxx and I are going to see Sandra Bernhardt in L.A. tomorrow.  We can't wait!

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Back in 1995 when I first moved in with Mark, we both had unusual schedules and my life ambition level was at an all time low. So, it made perfect sense for us to get hooked on a soap opera. For about a decade, I was a hardcore All My Children fan. I would watch just about every episode.

Over the years, I finally got over it. Who has time? Then, boom, All My Children was cancelled. Last episode ever is next month.

Today, since I was working from home, I decided to check out the latest ep. (Weirdly enough, watching tv while coding actually helps me concentrate.) Turns out the writers are pulling out all the stops for the final victory lap. Several characters who have died over the years are miraculously back and perfectly fine, including hyper-beloved Dixie!

Zombie Dixie

It's rad. She has died so many times on this show. The last time she died, she ate a poisonous peanut butter pancake. A pancake! Fans went apeshit over this. She not only died on-screen, but she had a whole series of episodes where she was an angel that helped Tad find their estranged daughter. Now she's back, and she doesn't know how...

I love soap operas.

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There's still hope for soaps. Turns out All My Children and One Life to Live have been licensed out to a website that is going to provide TV-level content over the web, just like Hulu and Netflix.

All My Children may live on much longer than its cancellation date. I think this is great. I only watch it online, so the transition to online-only, for me and and a lot of fans, will be seamless. I'm thinking a lot of other shows will follow suit soon. TV is changing. It's the future.

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