And you know, it's not as bad as it was, just a year or two ago, since it seems like every show is coming out on DVD, but..
For me, it's NYPD Blue. I was devoted to that show. Tuesdays at 10PM were fixed for it seems like forever for both Mrs. AWA and I for years. I think she liked it more than I did. I still think it's the closest to depicting real coppertude (that was me in a former life) of any cop show.
But the DVDs? Heck, I'd never get around to them....
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
I miss "Angel". While it can be argued that the series was getting a bit stale, I think that the last season was strong and had quite a few possibilities for the future. I'm still hoping that a movie is in the works, but if Joss decides not to go that route, I understand and still have the DVDs to fall back on.
University of Kentucky basketball isn't a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that.
I miss both the X-Files and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Both were weekly staples of my life, and I dared not miss a single minute of either. I've found neat replacements in the Office and Battlestar Galactica, but it's not really the same.
We're the middle children of history...no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war, our defining crucible, is a spiritual war.
I think Enterprise was cut just as the new creative team was starting to turn it around, and I wish they'd had at least a few more seasons to see what they could do.
And while Babylon 5 overstayed its welcome, I wish JMS had had more time with Crusade.
"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." -- George W. Bush, Good Morning America, September 1, 2005
"President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale." -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, February 6, 2006
Dead Like Me and Deeps Space Nine would also make the list of shows that I miss watching. I guess Arrested Development is also on the list now too.
And Hercules The Legendary Journeys is one that I miss watching on TV too. Even if it was just re-runs. Growing up, Saturday 4-6pm was Hercules/Xena.
I've got all the DVDs for these shows, but it's just not the same as turning on the TV and catching your favorite show. You also lose a lot of the build-up when the commercial act-break takes only 2 seconds to be resolved instead of a couple minutes.
I voiced some of my opinions on this topic several years ago (The W). The only thing I'd add now is that they get slightly more palatable the further out you get from your graduation. Of course, your mileage may vary. Tim