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Hmmmm. Well, I was quite looking forward to watching this series of Heroes, but it seems that NBC's deal with BBC 2 precludes BBC i-player, meaning that should your time-displaced television watching system should suffer a failure (and what are the chances of that happening in any given 11-week stretch?) you're reduced to a single page of bewildering spoilers, guaranteed to leave you slightly aggravated and still uncertain what happened. Now, there are series this wouldn't matter with. A Town Called Eureka? Watch it out of order. Flash Gordon? Well, you might get a little confused, but the gags will still shine through.

Heroes, though, is hard enough to follow without missing large chunks of the plot.


18th May, 2008 15:15 (UTC)
Tivo's only as reliable as the signal it's receiving. This signal, as it comes via a Virgin Box, is prone to unpredictable outages -- I've been busy this week, so by the time things were put right, all the repeats had gone too.