August 07, 2004
Help! My TiVo thinks I'm a Tarantino fan!

Yesterday, my TiVo recorded Pulp Fiction. I just noticed that it's now recording Jackie Brown. I have no idea what's brought on this sudden Tarantino fetish. Our subscriptions right now are for The 4400, The Prisoner, and The Amazing Race. If anyone thinks they can connect the dots between all of these things, by all means please do so.

Speaking of The 4400, you can catch a rerun of all four previous episodes, leading up to the broadcast of the finale, tomorrow on USA. They promise to answer the Big Questions about what happened to the abductees. I'm hoping the show gets picked up for next season.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 07, 2004 to TV and movies | TrackBack

Ah, another 4400 fan!

I wasn wondering if anyone else was watching this show. Jenn and I really like it. Neither one of us have any idea how it is going to turn out.

I'm kind of hoping they don't let the cat all the way, however. I think part of what makes it good is not knowing what it's all about.

Posted by: Rob Humenik on August 7, 2004 3:12 PM

If you like this, you might give Steven Spielberg's Taken a watch.

A little saccharine in places but possibly the best production values and scripting I've ever seen in a mini-series. My wife is watching The 4400 and likes both.

Posted by: Charles M on August 7, 2004 4:02 PM

Well, I'm a Tarantino fan.

Too bad I don't have a psycho Tivo.

Posted by: Jim D on August 7, 2004 9:17 PM

You can change your Tivo's thinking pretty easily. Look in your To Do List, look ahead for Tarantino programs you don't want to watch, and give them 3 thumbs down, then delete them from the To Do list so they don't record. It will relearn your preferences fairly quickly.

I personally have no problem with Tivo recommendations. My TiVo is so full, there's never any free space for Tivo-picked recommendations.

Posted by: Charles E on August 8, 2004 12:46 AM

Was I the only one disappointed with the ending of The 4400?

We loved the show, but it seems that USA is going double-or-nothing on it coming back. Good setup if it does, but if it doesn't, it's a really crappy ending.

One other "You might like this": Check out the comic Rising Stars. It's written my J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5. One of the reasons I liked 4400 so much was its similarity to one of the main themes of Rising Stars: What happens when a big event introduces unusual abilities in an otherwise normal world.

Okay, that may be an overdramatic way of saying it, but you get the idea :) Check it out.

Posted by: Buhallin on August 9, 2004 10:29 AM