Much as I’m enjoying Awake and Smash on broadcast telly at the moment, waiting a week for each new episode is quite frustrating.
This is the legacy, of course, of having guzzled down entire boxsets of a given TV show on DVD in the past. And such gluttony is hardly helped by TV series arriving on LOVEFiLM Instant, with shows like 24, Prison Break, Brothers and Sisters, Lost and many, many more available to watch instantly at no extra cost.
Lie To Me (starring Tim Roth), the very excellent and criminally cancelled Firefly from Joss Whedon (it’s only 12 episodes, what are you waiting for?!), and the first season of Buffy (the rest coming soon) are among the most recent arrivals.
Ghost Whisperer, starring the lovely Jennifer Love Hewitt, continues to do well, and the aforementioned Prison Break and 24 (we’ve got every episode of both series) have broken into the top 5 after less than a week on the service.
Only Fools & Horses, perhaps surprisingly, is in third place right now – always nice to revisit some classic comedy and see how it’s standing the test of time.
And top of the (palm?) tree, Lost continues to lead the way – powerfully popular, and showing no signs of waning just yet.
So I’m finding even easier to gorge. And utter the words ‘just one more episode’. And realise I haven’t had a proper night’s sleep for ages…
Darren Bignell, Senior Communications Manager