Saturday, June 27, 2009

Even More Concrete Evidence That I Am A Dork

I am seriously considering arranging my moving schedule around BBC America's new July lineup. I'm not joking.

For those of you who haven't heard. We did find a place and we have signed a lease. I don't know how on Earth we are going to save money at this point, but I do know that it won't be by cutting the cable.

Nope. I need my BBCA and other stuff. Truth: I know I can live without. We didn't have cable when we moved here, but we eventually decided that it was a minor expense and we were kind of bored. It wouldn't save us that much in the short run either, and if we're going to save by not going out, well, tv it is. For me.

You all know that I read enough not to be one of those terribly television addicted folk, but I do like being able to tune in to my shows or channel surf when I want to. Call me crazy.

I'm stoked, though, that BBC is releasing Being Human here. It's a show about a vamp, a werewolf, and a ghost who all share a flat. You can watch prequels introducing the characters here (Mitchell, George, Annie). Also on my must see list is the return of Torchwood in a 5 episode arc called "Children of Earth."

This show is also reported to be coming to BBC America (I first heard about it on a Murderati post and was psyched to see it on the upcoming list here). Survivors is a remake of a show from the 70s and is apparently based on a book by Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks on Doctor Who.

And then, of course, there are the Doctor Who specials airing throughout the year. "The Next Doctor" played tonight and "Planet of the Dead" co-starring Michelle Ryan from Jekyll (another can't miss BBC show on dvd), Bionic Woman, and the now airing on NBC Merlin, airs next month.

Ok, so I am terribly addicted. But, I do other things. As a side note, had my second weigh-in today and lost another 2.4 pounds. Yay for me and proof that I'm not a total couch potato.

Anywho, I haven't sprung for Showtime or HBO, so I must not be too bad. I will wait for Weeds, Dexter, and True Blood to hit dvd, though I did think it was incredibly unfair of HBO to issue a free preview weekend that included the first ep of season 2 of TB. Ugh. It was cool, though. I'll just have to read the books until next year (my sister lurves them. She says Eric is her fave. Hm...).


Kristie said...

I totally agree with you on the cable thing. My hubby and I are trying to find ways to save money, but we have cut out a lot of our extras, including going out to eat (which is my fave thing) so cutting the cable would really deprive us of everything and may get us in more trouble!

Vickie said...

Congrats on the WL!!! Definitely not a couch potato you. Yay on finding a house, too. Moving is a pain, but I know it has to be done.
We just added HBO to the lineup just so I can watch True Blood. Well, not the only reason, but the main one. DH has his NFL package, so I get HBO.
I can't wait for the BBCA lineup to start too. I've been waiting not so patiently for Being Human to get here!

Icedream said...

When is this coming to BBCA???? It sounds great. I watch a variety of BBC shows- or I did. Not as many now. Hmm, do you have DSL? I watch a lot of HBO and Showtime. Those sentences are related but that's as far as I am sharing.

Icedream said...

On a public forum I should have added. You can email me if you want :D