Wednesday, January 21, 2009

TV in Misawa...

... is fairly annoying.

On base we watch the "Air Force Network." It's pretty horrific with awful "go-military!" commercials instead of regular ones and overall very lame programming. However, they do show a random sampling of 4 American TV shows including American Idol, 24, Battlestar Galactica and.... 
LOST!!!! Score! Except for the fact that they're showing this gem of a show on Sundays- 4 full days after its original premier. So here's my dilemma: Do I wait and watch Lost on TV on Sunday night, meaning I stay away from all internet sources that might leak any type of spoiler until then, or do I break down and download it on iTunes as soon as it's available and join in on the discussions?? Decisions, decisions... I think I'll only have to make it this one week because I don't think we'll get the luxury of the Air Force Network off-base, so I guess it doesn't matter too much. I'm still horrendously upset that I'm in Japan for the final 2 seasons of Lost. It really kills me! ARG!!! :) I guess I should be thankful that we love 3 of the 4 American shows that are available to us here at all(never seen 24).  

In other TV watching events... So this was totally my fault, but I had an annoying morning. I wanted to watch Obama's inauguration. I calculated the time difference and figured it would start at 4 am here. So I woke up at 3:30 this morning and went to turn it on, only to see PRESIDENT Obama sitting down for his luncheon. Totally missed the whole thing. I used the stinking west coast time difference instead of east coast. Grrr. Oh well. After watching news recaps all day, I've gotten the jist of it. 3 cheers for the end of Bush!!!

2 comments:

Stefanie K. said...

Have you checked if you can watch Lost on abc dot com the day after it airs (for free, rather than on itunes)? Todd and I were buying 24 (which, btw, you should TOTALLY get into! You will be SO hooked!) every time we missed it, and on a fluke, I checked fox dot com and could watch the full episodes for free. There are like 4 30 second commercials, but other than that, totally awesome! I also sometimes watch Grey's Anatomy on abc dot com, so i'm sure they'll have Lost up there. Do you have a good internet connection?

StumpyG said...

Yeah, that's what I was figuring we would do, but so far the shows we've tried to watch from the network websites haven't let us do it. We get a message that we can't view them due to our location... which is lame. I'm going to keep trying though just in case. Thanks though!