Message from discussion "Dead Like Me" - what happened to the original premise???
From: jayembee <jayembeenos...@snurcher.com>
Subject: Re: "Dead Like Me" - what happened to the original premise???
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Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 01:27:27 GMT
s...@kithrup.com (Sean Eric Fagan) wrote:
> And yet, I'm about to give up on it, because Showtime thinks it's
> pretty frickin' keen to annoy their customers by flashing a damned
> annoying logo on during programming.
> I tolerate this -- barely -- on stations I don't explicitly pay for. But I
> pay quite a bit of money for Showtime, and that's about to stop.
Oddly enough, Showtime was the first network to actually sport a
corner bug. At the time (late 80s), a lot of people used "HBO" as a
generic term for "premium cable movie channel". Showtime started
using the bug to attempt to drill into its viewers minds that they
weren't actually watching HBO. If memory serves. they put it up
for about 10 seconds every 45 minutes. I can't recall who was the
next to follow suit, but it was either Disney or Bravo.
Personally, I'm less peeved by the bug than I am that Showtime will
often scrunch the closing credits (thought they don't do it with DLM).