The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Monday, February 12, 2007

Zombie Show

Unfortunately this post isn't about a show about zombies (which would probably be awesome for at least the first season), it is actually about the television show Day Break that premiered on ABC Fall of last year.

After a few episodes, ABC took the show off due to its surprisingly low ratings. I say surprisingly low because the show was great. You'd think with its Groundhog Day-esque premise that it would be hard to have interesting mysteries and story arcs in each episode but the show and its writers did an excellent job. Each episode would expand as well as clarify some points from the previous ones and get you closer to the concluding 13th episode.

However, ABC promised to start showing new episodes on their website and finally they've made good on it. January 29, ABC put 3 new episodes up and has been adding new episodes as the weeks go on. I think they're up to the 6th new episode now.

Of course they did this with no fanfare. How do you advertise for a show that you've already canceled (but still have to finish making because you've already sold the international distribution rights)? Still, it wasn't until last night that I realized the new episodes were up.

I am sad that I never got to catch any of the episodes in HD. All I can hope is that it'll eventually come out on Blu-ray and that I can see it in that way.

So yeah, if you never watched the show, I believe they have all the episodes so far online. The pilot and the second episode are a great two hours of television that I strongly recommend. Consider it a free movie rental with another 5 free rentals following it. You just have to watch it on your PC.

If they would just support streaming to my TiVo, I'd already be watching this. Maybe then more shows could keep shambling on even when they've been deemed not successful enough for main broadcast slots.


At 2/13/2007 2:59 PM, Blogger mdhatter said...

I've never even heard of it, but I decided I watched too much tee vee a while back and cut down to 2 shows (plus ATHF).

Unfortunatley for mac users (and Vista users, I would wager) the Netflix online movie player specifically only works with XP SP2.

but, if you have that - free movies online with your account. Schweet.

At 2/13/2007 4:56 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

I went with Blockbuster Online instead of NetFlix. Mostly because they had Ilsa: She-wolf of the SS.

So unfortunately I can't really watch full movies online.

I just want everyone to team up with TiVo and stream movies that way. Of course, I think the PS3 and Xbox 360 are close to doing the same thing as is the AppleTV.

At 2/13/2007 4:57 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

Also, I know what you mean about watching too much TV but when it's a show like Day Break where you know it's canceled, you're really just committing a max time range of 10 hours to watch all 13 episodes.


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