Dec 12 2008
For a telly addict, my TV viewing has been very light of late. Apart from my near religious following of Heroes and the occasional episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles and, for my sins, Gossip Girl, I’ve only caught fleeting moments of television in recent weeks.
So today, I’m going to start planning my Christmas viewing schedule. It’s a military process and takes place over several days. Indeed it is subject to much tweaking even as the season unfolds. The mission begins with intelligence gathering. To give them a fighting chance, I go hunting for the Irish channels schedule first. RTE and TV3 have some decent shows on this year.
After that, I widen my search to include the UK terrestrials. BBC usually features heavily at this point. ITV seem to expect people to switch their brains off for the Christmas period. Who’s to say they’re wrong? Channel 4 often has some nice surprises.
This year adds something new to the mix. I tentatively expect to have the Sky+ installed over the next week, so I will have a plethora of channels from which to draw my ultimate TV schedule. And with Sky+ I will be able to avoid those awful Sophie’s choices where overlapping occurs on my planner – I’ll be able to catch EVERYTHING.
I’ll keep you informed as to how my planning progresses, but if there’s anything you feel I can’t afford to miss, let me know.