i'm sure their answer would be a resounding "no," but then i think back to what attorney general, john mitchell, said during the first nixon administration: "watch what we do, not what we say."
when cbs moved "the good wife" to sunday night last year, my heart sank. sunday nights were already overloaded with good television (good luck logging onto television without pity on sundays at 11pm eastern time). and since cbs broadcasts football, tennis and college basketball (all of which run late), fans who want to watch live have to keep a careful eye on the clock. and recording is challenging, as well; even adding an hour to the record time may not be enough if a game goes into overtime, or there are rain delays. i'm speaking from experience here.
last week, i missed a chunk of tgw episode, "the wheels of justice," (switching between a duel tuner system can be tricky). then i remembered that cbs had recently released an app that streams full episodes. except, the network wasn't releasing episodes until a week after they aired -- yes, a WEEK!. does cbs not understand that technology is supposed to make it easier for viewers to watch, not frustrate and piss them off?
so, i tried to watch this morning, only to get the following error message: "unable to load video. check network connection." well, my network connections are working just fine for my nbc, abc, abc family and tnt apps. so, methinks it's past time for cbs to get with the digital revolution and work with fans, not against them.
it looks like the app is finally working. but, watching television is supposed to be fun. this is starting to feel like work.
spoke too soon. really cbs, we're not talking about splitting the atom here. for future reference: maybe do the beta testing before you go live with an app.
twelve hours after my initial effort, i finally got to watch the entire episode. now, if cbs can just figure out how to synch the commercials with the actual breaks, rather than2-3 seconds early, we'll be in business.
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