We finally broke down and got TiVo recently. Actually, more accurately, I finally convinced Tiffany that we needed TiVo. Our VCR had coughed up a hairball, and rather than replace it, since we mostly used it to tape stuff that we watch regularly, we agreed that TiVo was the way to go.
We havn’t installed it yet, though. It requires a phone jack to connect to the TiVo network, and there isn’t one where the TV is. I’m off today, and had a guy come in to add a jack, only to discover that our phone box is not actually on the exterior of the house – it’s on a pole behind the garage, with a buried cable running into the house. As that made adding a jack extra difficult, I’m going to follow the guy’s advice and hit a Radio Shack for a wireless jack. I’d better be prepared to sacrifice a chicken to ensure it doesn’t interfere with the wireless router. Cross your fingers for me.
Meanwhile, I loved Wednesday’s Angel premier, but I’m confused about Charisma Carpenter’s departure from the cast. This article makes it sound like it was not her decision, which surprises me greatly. She’s still got a cast bio up on TheWB.com, even if it’s not linked directly from the Angel main page, and surely Joss Whedon wouldn’t leave Cordelia’s status so unresolved, but her absence from the show will be really felt.
I still loved the opener, and unlike this reviewer (warning: contains minor spoilers) I liked the new character Eve. But I really want Cordy back. It’s just not the same without her.