Ways to While Away Your Wednesday   

  • Welcome Back The WB: You only have to look as far as the TV DVDs on my shelf to see how much I adored The WB. That I still get embarassingly choked up when I watch those promotional videos they did every year? Yeah, well, that just proves I’m a sap on top of not being able to let go of my old TV lover. Luckily for all of us, The WB is back! Ok, so things have changed and it’s not online instead of a channel on my dial but you know what? I’m ok with that. Anything to have some old favorites back where I can enjoy them again and, quite frankly, I look forward to checking out the new online series they’re producing. The WB was always great at tuning into what newer audiences wanted and I’m hoping that’s exactly what they do with their new online network. So join me in welcoming them back into our vernacular! TheWB.com officially launches today at 11AM PST. Browse on by and catch a few of your favorite episodes of Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Everwood, Friends, Gilmore Girls, In Living Color, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Roswell, Smallville, and Veronica Mars. Plus look for several new original series debuting soon from creative talent including director/producer McG (Supernatural) and Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl, Chuck, The O.C.), among many others.
  • Check out the newly launched official IASIP blog!Check Out the Official Always Sunny Blog: Yeah, yeah, I love me some official show blogs so you shouldn’t be surprised to see this one here! Plus, this one is cracktastic. Not that Barney’s Blog isn’t great but where else are you going to get Dennis’ Erotic Memoirs? Although, I’m not quite sure I’m ready to read about those… However, you can also check out the answers to those questions you sent into the Always Sunny Mailbag and, um, get some advice from Dirty Frank. And if you, like me (dammit!), are not going to the Bloggers Set Visit that’s happening tomorrow you can get your sneak peek at what’s going on on behind the scenes with the Production Blog. No matter which part of the blog gets you most excited (also details I don’t need), there’s plenty there to satisfy the masses. Or Always Sunny fans. Whichever comes first.
  • Make a September TV on DVD Shopping List: It’s kind of annoying that I could have been buying and enjoying TV DVDs all summer but instead I’m forced to pick and choose the ones I want most because of the sheer number of them all coming out in September and me not being made of money. I’m not sure I see the marketing logic in it. I suppose it sorta gets

    people ramped up for the new season but I think all of the studios end up losing out since I can’t be the only one who can’t afford to be buying a dozen DVD sets every Tuesday morning. Instead I’m forced to priortize my list and even the shortened version is still way too long to be taken seriously. Of the DVDs listed here (my top picks, highest on the list bolded), I can’t imagine I’ll end up getting more than four at the most! Ridiculous. Studios, plan better. Thanks. My DVD list for Late August/September: Heroes S2 (8/26), Big Bang Theory S1 (9/2), Life S1 (9/2), The Office S4 (9/2), Supernatural S3 (9/2), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia S3 (9/9), Ugly Betty S2 (9/9), Chuck S1 (9/16), Pushing Daisies S1 (9/16), Samantha Who? S1 (9/23), Beauty & the Beast Complete Series (9/30)

4 Responses to “Ways to While Away Your Wednesday”

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    Just Jody says:

    My Heroes S2 and Avatar Bk3 #4 arrived in the mail this morning! Yay!! You know what I’m doing tonight! Chuck is on the wishlist.

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    Rae says:

    See Chuck comes before Heroes for me. I dunno why since I’m one of the few who didn’t hate S2. I guess it’s because Chuck’s more the type of show I rewatch. I originally had Avatar Bk3 (complete book) on the list but it’s really not one of my top picks as I’m hoping they’ll release a complete set with all three books that I’d eventually buy as the complete book sets are way too much for me despite my love for the show.

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    Just Jody says:

    But Chuck doesn’t come out for another 3 weeks. So there wasn’t really a decision for me there… Heroes NOW, Chuck later. :) It’s on the b-day wishlist. Also, I’ve been watching Heroes S1 and am fully back into the Heroes obsession. I didn’t rewatch any of the S2 eps when they aired so now I want the refresher.

    I actually had all the eps. that are on the last Avatar disc recorded, but EVERY single one of them had the last 3 minutes cut off. Grrr. So I deleted them all and ordered the DVD. I still haven’t seen the big 4 part finale! And I agree that the season sets are WAY too expensive. I only need Bk3 #2 and I have them all, so I guess there’ll be no box set for me. Smart of you to wait. :)

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    Just Jody says:

    And in regards to your comment about the studios releasing them at once rather than give people the summer to watch stuff, I AGREE!

    And what’s even more annoying is that HIMYM S3 doesn’t come out until 3 weeks AFTER the season starts. How on earth am I supposed to catch up when they do that??? That’s just dumb marketing if you ask me.