September 24, 2005

Lisa: in Dante's ninth circle of Hell, the central of Lucifer's three mouths is reserved for Judas Iscariot

I have to come clean. I have shuffled the order of my Tivo season passes so that Bones has a higher priority than Gilmore Girls.

Let me explain why this is wrong. When two shows are on at the same time (as Bones and Gilmore Girls are), Tivo decides what to record based on the order of the shows in the season pass manager. Higher priority shows are recorded first, and then the Tivo might pick up reruns of the lower priority show if they're available and don't conflict with other season passes.

Basically, moving Bones up the priority list ensures it will be recorded at the expense of Gilmore Girls. But Gilmore Girls is supposed to be my beloved quality drama with excellent writing and acting, especially from Lauren Graham. I buy the DVD sets! I am an advocate for the show with non-believers! I have serious brand loyalty to Gilmore Girls. Furthermore, David Boreanaz is supposed to be my guilty pleasure. Plus his show is new and unproven (other than the fact that I liked the one episode I've watched so far).

The thing is that Gilmore Girls has been annoying and full of angst lately. Rory and the townies have grown menacing instead of lovable. I haven't even gotten up the energy to watch the season premiere yet. But...Bones...I watched it right away, and it was funny, and I actually found myself thinking that D-Bo's acting was good (in other words, I didn't think I was watching Angel)...

And it must be said: D-Bo looked smoking hot. Like, season two of Buffy hot. Not all bloated face and boufy hair, but lean and ripped with the cheekbones...and his shirt was tucked in. Plus, you know that Lauren Graham and Amy Sherman-Palladino are watching Bones.

Anyway, Tivo's opinion of me be damned! I'm going to go ahead and record the show I will actually enjoy watching, even if it is a guilty pleasure. I only wish I had had this epiphany earlier so I could have chosen So You Think You Can Dance over Lost reruns.

Posted by lisa at September 24, 2005 11:00 AM

Tipster Sarah here: I heard on the radio today that Bones will be lost soon for baseball season (stupid Fox. I don't care about football... but i DO care about DBo.), so you can have your Gilmore Girls during that time! Just thought I'd give you the heads up, in case Season Pass adjustments need to be made. Also, you might want to put in an Angel dvd to get you through these hard, Bones-less times.

Posted by: Sarah on September 26, 2005 10:26 AM

So wait. Are they just holding off on broadcasting new episodes until baseball/football is over? And when is this happening? You're right, though, I might be able to get to watch both shows if that's what they're doing. This must be investigated.

Posted by: lisa on September 26, 2005 10:38 AM

Bones is NOT being cancelled, it just will be held off on airing episodes until after baseball. And by "football" in my first comment, I of course meant "baseball". Not that I care about football either... Confused yet? I believe this happens in a few weeks, but you are right about the investigating.

Posted by: Sarah on September 26, 2005 11:01 AM

Oh, and you forgot to mention dBo's open-shirt shot. RAWR! I do believe he's at his hottest ever.

Posted by: Sarah on September 27, 2005 10:21 AM

Sarah I would have to totally agree with you that David has reached his hotness peak on this show. I am very very sad that I missed last night's episode because I had to go to dinner with my crazy mother :(

Posted by: Marci on September 28, 2005 11:45 AM

Enter Tivo, Oh Mighty Bones Saver. Lisa, did you delete the episode, and deny the rest of us the opportunity to behold DBo?

Posted by: Sarah on September 29, 2005 10:10 AM

Dangit! I wish you had said something earlier. I would have loved an excuse to save and re-watch it. Even if D-Bo did make disparaging remarks about flute music.

Posted by: lisa on September 29, 2005 05:47 PM

I have a proposition for you. How would you feel about swapping Bones for Gilmore Girls? I can't help you with the first two episodes, but after that I can save everything to tape and swap with you if you're interested. Although I'm trying not to get sucked into too many shows since I already have quite a list of must-sees, so Bones would have to be good. Are you still enjoying it?

Posted by: Gabrielle on October 3, 2005 09:55 PM
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