Join the Channel Surfing Summer DVD Club!
Yes, depression is already sinking in. And no ABC, those catchy little "Pushing Daisies" promos you've been airing aren't providing comfort. No new episodes until fall? What about now, ABC? WHAT ABOUT NOW?
To avoid any future TV-related outbursts, Channel Surfing has come up with a plan.
Yes, we know summer is awesome. It's a time for pasty Midwesterners to douse themselves in aloe, climb trees, grill brats and drunkenly attempt cannonballs in backyard kiddie pools. But summer is also universally thought of as "catch-up" time for TV addicts. So by no means are we encouraging just loafing on the couch during Wisconsin's brief window of summer splendor, but hey, you have to watch something, right?
So we're starting a club -- with a secret handshake, maybe a "nanoo-nanoo"-like greeting, you know, all that cool stuff. As much as Adam wants it to be like Super Summer Readers, no, you won't get a colorful ribbon, a Pizza Hut coupon ... or whatever those lil' brainiacs get for maxing out their library card. Instead, you'll just be part of our exclusive club and share with readers your TV discoveries this summer.
The rules are simple: Pick a TV show on DVD you haven't watched -- but always wanted to -- and keep tabs on it throughout the summer. You know how we do things around here, so follow a similar mentality. Feel free to file reports by e-mailing us, and that's it, you're in the club. You can write stray observations every three episodes. You can wait to finish an entire season. We haven't really fleshed out the requirements. We're just looking for submissions and to expose readers (and our Channel Surfing staff) to more shows.
As the weeks go by, we'll post your observations as well as ours. For instance, I'm making a summer commitment to two shows: "Six Feet Under" and "Undeclared." Adam might take on a first-time viewing of "The Sopranos." Anything other than "Boy Meets World' makes MJ's brain hurt.
E-mail us with any questions. Woo-hoo! We're gonna be TV buddies this summer!
-- The Channel Surfing staff
Thomas Rozwadowski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Reinhard, email@example.com
Sara Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org
Malavika Jagannathan, email@example.com
Kendra Meinert, firstname.lastname@example.org (technically Kendra is on summer hiatus so she can dish out gardening tips here, but we'll try to coerce her into taking on one new show)