Archive for May 10th, 2007

What drives me nuts

Hi John,

What drives me nuts is the way cinemas advertise a movie to start at a certain time, yet the pre-movie ads start five minutes later, and the movie starts at least twenty minutes after the advertised start time.

I wouldn't mind if the ads started on time, but it's just plain annoying having the ads start late and then the movie start really late.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

1 comment May 10th, 2007 at 02:24pm

Television Programming Habits

Good morning Mike,

I found the interview you had about television programming practices after the 7:30 news to be quite interesting, and it certainly explains why I don't watch much television any more…the stations that are targeting me are putting on shows I either don't like or just don't want to see (for example CSI, good show but it's far too predictable and I'm bored with it), and the other networks are trying to catch a different demographic with shows I'm even less interested in.

Apart from that I think television programming in general, especially during prime time, is getting worse. I remember a time not that many years ago when I would be excited about the shows that were going to be on at night…now I'm regularly missing shows I do like because good shows are far too intermittent and I'm usually doing other things. I used to be able to remember what shows were on by routine, but now it's a matter of "show a" followed by two hours of doing something else and hopefully remembering that "show b" is on at 10:30 (and the show will probably be ten to fifteen minutes late anyway).

What I'm noticing now is that a lot of the good shows are being pushed back to really late at night, and then get shuffled around so much that I'm better off just buying the DVD.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart

5 comments May 10th, 2007 at 08:54am


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