Hooked on “Buffy”...

I knew I wasn't going to get updates up for four straight days, but I managed to get back here after missing just one day, so I think I deserve a little slack in that regard. Plus, I did have to post SportsPickle.com yesterday after working until about 9 p.m., so I wasn't exactly giving myself tons of time for other things, like sleep for instance.

Of course, I have found plenty of time to watch "Buffy." I'm already through about six episodes of Season 3, which I picked up Monday morning, immediately after finishing Season 2. I'll probably get Season 4 right after finishing Season 3, and so on and so forth, until I've managed to watch the entire series in a span of three months or so. I'm really loving what I've seen so far, which makes it all the more surprising that I didn't watch the show when it was airing. I watched "Charmed" every week and even starting watching "Angel" at some point, but never quite got into "Buffy." Actually, "never quite got into" it doesn't even come close. I only watched one episode, and that was "Hush", which is probably one of the best TV episodes ever. Still, I never tuned in again, for no real reason other than I was already invested into "Charmed." Maybe the time slot, too? I really don't know.

Of course, what may slow me down in my "Buffy" watching is that "Charmed" came out on DVD this week. It's only Season 1, but that is the season that I haven't really watched in full. Of course, comparing "Charmed" to "Buffy" isn't even a contest when it comes to the DVD quality. "Buffy" is full of commentaries and motion menus and all the stuff we've come to expect from TV DVDs. "Charmed" has episodes. With no commercials, which I guess is something. But seriously, no motion menus even. That's just sad. Plus, the packaging of the individual discs looks like something I would have expected from an ambitious eBayer selling DVD-Rs. Hopefully things will improve for Season 2, which still doesn't have a release date yet, as far as I know.

As for other stuff going on, we're not really having a Super Bowl "party" exactly, but if you want to come over and see the Super Bowl in HD (720p and 5.1 Dolby Digital, the finest high definition standard, according to Fox) feel free. We'll have chips, beer, etc. so it should be fun. As long as you're not rooting for the Patriots that is. Because if you are, we're not letting you in. Seriously. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. You can go be a lame front-running loser somewhere else, but not in my house.