TARDIS Thoughts: Episode viewing method change


Episode viewing method change

So my parents were getting kinda annoyed again the other day that my 50+ episodes of Doctor Who (the new Series 7 eps plus all the old ones) were hogging the DVR. Our DVR is shared among all the TVs in the house, so if I fill it up with my stuff, their stuff won't record.

So I set out to find an alternative that would still allow me to watch the old episodes and analyze them for this blog but also allow me to free up space on the DVR.

And I found one: Netflix. I have a Netflix streaming subscription via my Wii, so I checked via my Netflix for iPod/iPhone app to see if Doctor Who was on there. And sure enough, the whole revived series (except series 7, naturally) was on there, as were quite a few entries for pre-revival stuff from the 1970's and '80's. I added it all to my Instant Queue and was able to delete all the old episodes off the DVR, much to the joy of my parents.

What this means for TARDIS Thoughts is now I can watch the episodes in any order I please. I can continue on to Series 3 (my original plan) or backtrack and watch Series 1 and the rest of Series 2 now rather than later. I'm not sure which I'm going to do. To be honest, I don't know why I didn't try finding the old eps on Netflix in the first place. It's a much better setup, especially since something is weird with our DVR where if my parents are watching something recorded on one TV, I get locked out of watching anything recorded on my TV, and vice versa.

One thing I probably will do now though is watch the Series 7 eps just to get them off the DVR, and write the analysis posts for them, but leave them in draft until I get through analyzing the rest of the series and then post them, editing them then if I deem it necessary. I will put a note with them saying they were written before I saw the rest of the series besides the end of series 2, so as not to confuse people.

So that's all I have to say about that.

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