enjoying the foliage

TV that’s just too good for the masses

Posted on: Sunday, March 23, 2008

If you know me, then you know that I’m quite possibly the worst at watching TV avidly. Even if I like a show, I am rarely ever compelled to sit down and watch it on a regular basis. Hand me a DVD box set of a notoriously addictive series, and I will let it collect dust on my bookshelf alongside the New Testament. I hate introducing new regularities in my life, and I hate passively sitting in front of screens, so TV and I just don’t jive. Of course there have been exceptions, and one of these is jPod. I started watching it over Reading Week because there were two men that philosophy had introduced into my life that I couldn’t get out of my head, and only one of them was Aristotle.  I only stopped watching because (1) I ran out of episodes and (2) I had to tackle five weeks worth of feminism readings.  jPod is quite possibly one of my favourite shows ever. It is Canadian, quirky, clever, and absolutely hilarious. Did I mention that CBC is canceling it?

Here’s my plea to all of you: click on the link above, take 40 minutes of your day and watch the first episode (CBC has them available via streaming video) when you need an excuse not to do your work. If you fall in love, watch more and then write a letter to CBC to tell them how much you need jPod in your life.

Tags: ,

6 Responses to "TV that’s just too good for the masses"

Duly noted… I’ve been meaning to read the book! Coupland is always good entertainment and I’ve missed him since the summer after gr 12!

Admittedly, I haven’t read the Coupland book, but I haven’t heard great things about it. My housemate, though full of all kinds of hate, cynicism, and general discontent, said that everything he liked about the show is not in the book.

First exposure bias?

I don’t understand this! Is this like some sort of weird group blog?

pretty much!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: