I have a dilemma. Not a real life dilemma. A dilemma in terms of being able to watch what I want to watch on Monday night at 8pm. There are 3 shows that I would like to PVR. Mr. D, House, and How I Met Your Mother. All new episodes. I will not be here at that time and so recording them is essential for my viewing pleasure. We can record up to 3 things at once. So no problem, right?
Well unfortunately I am not the only one who wants to record things at that time. My mom and my sister have been watching episodes of She Spies, which is a show from 2003. I used to watch a few episodes of She Spies with my mom way back when. Now I guess it’s my sister’s turn. It’s an okay show I suppose. Sort of a Charlie’s Angels type thing. Where the 3 girls are former criminals turned good and are now working for a secret government agency.
I will watch it in passing if it’s on, if they happen to be watching it and I have nothing better to do. But not before my shows that I follow that have new episodes. And certainly not instead of them. I went into the PVR and set the recordings for my shows. And then I had to “resolve conflict” so that they would record. As it stands now, they will tape instead of She Spies. But since I won’t be home at the time, they will easily go in and change that.
My mom also watches Mr. D, and so I know she will not delete that one. So it’s either House or How I Met Your Mother than I will lose. I am not sure which. The funny thing is I started watching House because my mom introduced me to the show. And then she lost interest. But I didn’t. Now I follow it alone. I will admit it’s not quite what it once was, but I still love it. I have a feeling she may just cancel How I Met Your Mother, out of spite, because she finds it annoying.
But maybe, just maybe, they will agree to forgo recording She Spies. I mean it’s not like they’re watching them in order at all. You don’t need to watch them in order. Plus it’s 9 years old. Even though most of the recordings that day are mine, I think new episodes should trump old ones. It just makes sense. It’s not my fault that my TV preferences differ from theirs. Why should I be punished for that?
I know, you’re going to tell me to just go and find episodes online like everyone else. But then I have to go search for them. I already use the computer for so many things, I don’t want to add that to the list. And whenever I try to look up shows online, I somehow find sites where they aren’t free or aren’t accessible. I don’t know why, but I kind of fail at it. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to watch my shows on a TV. That’s how it was meant to be.