At Re/Code’s “Code” conference on May 27, CBS CEO Les Moonves acknowledged CBS has held talks with Apple and that they would “probably” sign a deal to carry the network on Apple’s expected streaming service. Apple must be livid. No one has officially confirmed their rumored new service, and you can be damned sure Apple wanted it to be them. Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave.
I was loathe to get a media center PC because: it would be a living room eyesore, it would use a keyboard and a mouse instead of a remote, it would cost as much as a regular computer, and TV episode rentals would cost too much. I think Apple has finally solved these problems with their newest Apple TV: It’s tiny and black and can pull any media wirelessly from my desktop, I can use my iPhone to control it, it’s $100, and TV episode rentals are $1.
Battlestar Galactica is the best TV show I watch right now. It never fails to entertain. God I love that show. The mid-season finale had an incredible ending. I think it’s a better show than Lost, even though I consider Lost my favorite show. BSG is a remake of a TV show made decades ago, but they completely transformed it. The writing is incredible. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
When a TV show loses an actor or actress, the writers have to replace their character with a new one and make sure it’s all consistent with the plot. This takes valuable time away from what could have otherwise been a kick-ass space battle. I’d be too impatient to artfully work around a change in cast. I wonder if you could get away with doing a half-assed job of replacing the actor or actress but essentially keep the character the same.
My roommates and I tried to cancel our TV service last week. Dish Network told us they would charge us a cancellation fee because we were apparently signed up for an 18-month service plan. That didn’t make sense because we started the TV service when we had only six or seven months left on our lease. So apparently they felt they should sign us up on our behalf. How thoughtful.