liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

In which I discover why DVR rocks...

I'm sitting here at my desk and faced with another 12-hour day.

I realize, "Oh crap! I forgot V is on tonight, and I'm dying of curiosity. Plus, Alan Tudyk is in the cast, so I must watch."

(Although Alan Tudyk's presence does not automatically mean I'll tune in next week if V sucks. For example, the horribly derivative and overrated Firefly still bored the tits off of me, despite Tudyk's presence.)

Then I remembered, "Hey! I have DVR now!"

Which means I can sign onto the Verizon Web site and tell my cable box to record V since it is unlikely I'll be home by 8 p.m.

Plus — I can record in HD.

YAY! I will see V on...wait...

ABC-HD? Really? ABC now has the rights? How the hell did that happen?

I vaguely remember the original series V that ran on NBC, but I think I was a little too young for the two V mini-series that proceeded it. In a lot of ways, I'm going into the pilot totally unspoiled because I don't even remember the original.

The only thing I actually remember from the original series is that Robert Englund (a.k.a., Freddie Kruger) was in the original V. He played a good guy, vegetarian alien who was subject to religious persecution from his own people. He and the other people in his alien religion ended up joining the human rebels to help them fight the new alien power structure.

Okay, maybe I do remember something from the original V.

Yeah, I'm kind of surprised I remember that, too. Then again, I was kind of a Robert Englund fangirl at one point. I'm kind of hoping he pops up in the new series, assuming it lasts beyond the next 2 weeks.

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