What is it with TV shows? Why do they start the show a minute or so before the hour so that if you set your DVR to record it, you miss the first part? Often that first minute or so has some vital information that it would be really helpful to know as it affects the rest of the episode. It would be like opening a book and finding the first three pages missing and you’re just supposed to figure out what you missed. It leaves you scrambling to understand what’s going on. I wish shows would go back to starting on the hour.

And as long as I’m wishing, please get rid of the ads running along the bottom of the show. It’s really annoying. Whoever came up with the idea that it’s okay to use the bottom third (sometimes as much as half) of the screen area while the show is running to advertise upcoming shows should be exiled to a desert island with no reception.

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