Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Cos I obviously have not been writing on here.....

The simple answer is that I have been pretty busy in the review world. And recently it has been in the world of TV. The strange thing is that all of the work has been for US cable stations, and although the stations air in Canada, they tend to have a Canada schedule which tends to be weeks or months behind the US.

I played with HBO on their great series John Adams. And I know that HBO must be pretty pleased with the series, because I could not believe the hits my reviews got. So when you extrapolate out, they had a lot of viewers for their 7 part series.

Right now I am playing with Discovery with their hot series 'Deadliest Catch', this is a fabulous series that follows the fortunes of crab fishing in the Bering Sea. I am having a few issues with the 'go betweens' but I am sure they will work themselves out.

Next week sees the premier of a great show on Animal Planet 'Raw Nature', I can't tell you to much about it, I have been asked to hold the review till next Tuesday. But I can tell you, this is a show worth checking out. If I was asked to sum it up in one sentence, I would say "This is Mike Rowe meets Godzilla". If you are looking for something to watch next Tuesday evening try Animal Planet at 9pm.

I have a couple more series hopefully blasting off soon as well. I'll keep you posted.

On the gizmo front I got to review a Portable Media Player for IOGEAR. It blew my mind, a little box the size of a cigarette pack that could store 50 hours of DVD quality video. Load the little gizmo up with your favorite DVD's, then plug it into a regular TV and you can watch them! Or if you prefer music you can slap 30,000 MP3's on it! Just amazing. In fact I get to interview one of the big wigs at IOGEAR on Friday.

So, I am still around, I have just been busy with stuff.

1 comment:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Took me a week to figure out you had come back./

The gizmo sounds facinating. I can clearly remember spending $300 in the late 60's to buy the incredible 'electronic calculator' . First of it's kind, weighed about a pound, about as big as a 1/2 brick, did the 4 basic arithmetic calculations, period. $300 was a pretty healthy chunk of change back then...a months pay, say for an office worker. The next generation obsoleted the slide rule almost instantly.

Now you come on and write about this memory marvel the size of a pack of cigs only 40 years later. We are still zooming on the technology front!!