If you, like me are one of the people who has sold their soul to the Murdoch empire and have Sky TV installed in your home then I hope you share my frustration.
With the introduction of the fantastic Sky Atlantic, Sky is getting shows in line (pretty much) with them being aired in America. A fantastic thing you might cry. About time, praise be & hallelujah. Unfortunately though I've found a bit of a glitch in this fantastic plan of theirs. You see it turns out American TV scheduling it frickin crazy!
A series of 12 episodes would run for 12 weeks you'd imagine. Allow a couple of weeks for holidays etc. and you're probably looking at a 14 week run, in this, the sensible land of TV scheduling. America though ....
Well lets take for instance, the fabulous "The Walking Dead". Series 2 of this great show started in Oct. Next Friday we are privileged enough to be presented with .......... episode 8! Yes ladies & gentlemen, that's four months and we've had 7 episodes.
You see we had a couple of weeks off for thanksgiving and then over a month for the Christmas period. Don't worry though we were left on a cliffhanger after mid season finale!
MID SEASON FINALE?!?! What the f*ck is that? I'm not entirely sure it's possible to have an ENDING HALF WAY THROUGH!
So what's the alternative. Well if Sky returned to normal it would mean we would be about 9 months to a year behind US schedules but is that such a bad thing?
Actually yes, yes it is. One of my favourite shows (as I may have mentioned previously) is True Blood. It's been forever since series 4 aired in the US and I have been frantically trying to avoid spoilers since then. Thankfully though series 4 started on Sky this week and what a corker it was.
We had fairies, witches, a shape shifter anger management meeting and what appears to be a demonic baby decapitating Barbie dolls! That's just bloody amazing.
As for the scheduling debacle. I really don't know what's best. Wait and watch like a normal person or put up with schizophrenic American scheduling. As I intend to watch episode 8 of Walking Dead I think I've made my decision already. I'm still allowed to complain though, right?
Ps. I'm ridiculously proud of the title of this particular post!