Jennifer Zelazny

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TV

ABC’s The Goldbergs

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When I first saw this show advertised I thought to myself “this looks like a great show”…and that was it. FINALLY I caught a few episodes and as expected – I love it. It is based in the 1980s from a young boy’s perspective. Growing up the in 1980s myself – the episodes I watched really brought my back to my childhood – with my tape collection and all great things from that decade. If you have not seen it – give it a look: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-goldbergs. New episodes will be available this fall. Read more

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TiVo Bolt

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I have been a faithful TiVo fan for well over ten years now. I have had my share of different versions and I have to say – no version has been more impressive than their latest release – the TiVo Bolt. It is responsive (really really fast), it allows you to skip entire commercial breaks with the press of one button, it makes recording your favorite shows easy (as expected), and makes me once again super excited about TiVo (vs. only excited with the older model I had prior). Of course there are a number of other features that now... Read More » Read more

Places TV

Out of Order: The Amish

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I have to admit – I got sucked into watching the show “Out of Order: The Amish“. I will also admit I have always been fascinated by the Amish. Until watching this show – I had nothing but the utmost respect for them. Hardworking, community oriented, etc. While I still appreciate and respect them – I have to say this show has really highlighted some things I have not thought too much about (what it actually means to be shunned, the consequences of being shunned, their religious beliefs/teachings). While I am trying to keep everything in perspective – it just... Read More » Read more

Serenity Now! TV

Stop Overwhelming Yourself

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I don’t know what it is but the last few months I have felt completely overwhelmed. My TiVos are filled with shows piling up that I “need” to watch, I have a pile of mail to go through, posts to write, RSS feeds to read, magazines to read, things to do, etc. Regardless – I could not seem to make a dent in any of it. This past week I decided enough was enough. I know the one way to take care of something like this is to just keep chipping away at it one piece at a time. I... Read More » Read more

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My New Obsession: Ancient Aliens

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I have one of my TiVos set to record “TiVo Suggestions” (TiVo tracks what I like/do not like and then records other similar shows it thinks matches my interests). Awhile back I decided to go through the suggestions and to watch something new. TiVo happened to record an episode of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. (I watch a lot of space/Universe documentaries). After watching the first episode – I instantly added it as a season pass. I have been absolutely fascinated by this show which tries to explain things (and make you think about it) like Stone Henge, the... Read More » Read more

Hardware TV

No One Knows Me Like TiVo…

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I recently upgraded to a TiVo Premiere a few weeks ago and since the hardrive is significantly bigger than my previous Series 2 TiVo – I decided to let TiVo make suggestions of what to record with TiVo suggestions and was pleasantly surprised. I have gotten back into the original Batman series (Adam West, Gilligan’s Island, and even some Little House on the Prairie – all some of my favorite shows from my childhood). TiVo Suggestions also recoded some great movies, documentaries, and other great TV shows so I am now able to watch pretty much whatever I want whenever... Read More » Read more

Software TV

Media Mondays: The Price is Right iPhone App

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I have been a Price is Right fan since I can remember. I watched it every day I was home sick from school, in the summers, at Penn State while eating lunch at the Hub, and now any chance I get either online or while Amy religiously watches it during the summers. When I saw there was a Price is Right game for the iPhone – I downloaded it and have been enjoying it ever since. The graphics are pretty good, and the actual game is spot on to the actual game. I enjoy every aspect of the game, and... Read More » Read more

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Media Mondays: The Universe

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I am not sure why I did not pay more attention in my college Astronomy class (perhaps it was too much math ;)), but lately I have been throughly enjoying the History Channel’s The Universe show. You can check out video clips and some full episodes online if you are interested. This show does an amazing job at explaining everything using breath taking visuals, interviews with well known scientists, and real world examples (to help you understand scale). If you have any interest in our universe – give one episode a try! Read more

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Media Mondays: Get Lost Again

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I have been a “Lost” fan since the very beginning but grew frustrated the last two seasons. After knowing what I do now about the storyline – I decided to go back and watch the early episodes online (abc.com) – then I realized ABC was showing the early episodes late night. (ABC is broadcasting two episodes every Sunday – we are in Season 1 still). It blows my mind how good (and sometimes scary) these early episodes are – and I am thoroughly enjoying them. Watching these episodes are just as exciting as the first time through and you get... Read More » Read more