Scheduling ConflictApril 21-27, 2003, has been designated as Turn Off TV Week. It’s a nice enough idea, I suppose, encouraging people to read, exercise, and go out drinking more… But dang, couldn’t they have scheduled this thing during the summer, when almost all the shows are in reruns? Spring is prime TV-watching season, because all the major shows are building up to their climactic season-ending episodes. The organizers of this event need to get with the program, because they’re clearly out of touch.
I guess I have could have set my two VCRs to tape everything I wanted to see, but then the week after Turn Off TV Week would have been Watch Twice As Much TV Week.