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Watching TV with Someone Smart is the Worst

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 15:42
Most people don’t know this, but when you start watching a new TV show, you enter into an implicit agreement. For the show’s part, it is agreeing to provide entertainment. This includes interesting characters and a compelling story. For your part, you are agreeing to accept the world created in the series. So in a series, if 2+2=5, then so be it. I accept that. And by accepting a show’s logic, I open myself up to enjoying that show. Most people abide by this unspoken agreement, but I’ve noticed a Continue Reading

TiVo® On the Red Carpet – can’t believe we got to do that!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:11
No, it’s not a bad gig when you need to go onto the Red Carpet at the Emmy® Awards for work.  This year, we decided that we wanted to know what the stars were watching on their own DVRs.  We talked to everyone we could, including Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy, and “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin. Yep, it was awesome.  Check out @TiVo on Twitter and Instagram to see all of the folks we managed to corral for a moment or two in the madness.   So, Continue Reading

Top Moments: The Emmys

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:40
The long anticipated Emmy’s took place last night and for those who missed it, check out TiVo Research’s Top Moments below: 1.       10:19pm – At the conclusion of the traditional In Memoriam portion of the show, Billy Crystal pays a touching tribute to his good friend and “for almost forty years, the brightest star in the comedy galaxy,” Robin Williams. Sharing anecdotes and reminiscing about their projects together, Billy delivers a moving homage that concludes with some moving and poignant clips. 2.       9:19pm – Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey entertain the audience prior to Continue Reading

Top Moments: MTV VMA’s!

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:13
  Last night, The Forum hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. While Miley won the highest honor last night, Beyonce’s finale (and husband and daughter) stole the show. Check out the Top Moments from the event here:   9:25pm – Following Taylor Swift’s performance of “Shake It Off”, Chelsea Handler is on center stage to give out the award for Best Male Video. In announcing this award, Chelsea tells the VMAs she would present if they put her up after someone who is white, “So thank you Taylor Swift for being so white!”. Continue Reading

TiVo Emmy Bingo is here!

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:19
TiVo Bingo during the 2014 Emmy® Awards is here! Need a way to spice up your Emmy® Awards viewing party, or just need something to help you get through the 3-hour Emmy® Awards broadcast? Then play along with us! For the first time ever, TiVo’s providing you with the chance to yell “BINGO!” in your own living room, with our Bingo cards tailored to the 2014 Emmy® Awards broadcast! The rules are simple: Print out, and distribute to your party guests, our TiVo Bingo cards (one (1) per person) before the live broadcast Continue Reading

Shark Week Withdrawals?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:38
Shark Week is over, but the fun does not have to be – Check out the Top Moments from Shark Week 2014!  

Seven Deadly Sins

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:08
Showtime recently premiered a new series about the seven deadly sins. For those of you not in the know, these include lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. As evidenced by the show’s first episode on gluttony, these sins can get pretty heavy (pun intended). And I for one do not have it in me to worry about one more serious issue. So I’ve decided that when it comes to this whole eternal damnation thing, I’ll just keep a positive attitude. As David Bowie sings in Labyrinth…“It’s only forever, not Continue Reading

On The Couch with TiVo – Stand-Up and Deliver, Documentary Drama and Binge Watching Blues

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:01
Having a television dilemma? Need help with a pop culture problem? Each week, we tackle your pressing pop culture problems in our new series, “On the Couch with TiVo”. Write to us at onthecouch@tivo.com or tweet @TiVo using #onthecouch with your questions, and you may be featured in next week’s post!* I’m all caught up or finished with Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, and The Bridge…what do you have for me to watch now? @patela32221 on Twitter Unfortunately, while you may never see more of Walter White (unless he shows up on the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, premiering next February), you’re definitely Continue Reading

TiVo’s Top 40 Simpsons Ever!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:48
With the upcoming FXX marathon, starting on August 21st, of every episode of “The Simpsons” in order, we asked ourselves what seems like a fairly simple question: What’s the best episode of “The Simpsons” ever? But when you sit down to try to sift through the last 25 years of couch gags, guest stars, donuts and d’ohs, it’s actually pretty difficult to choose just one. So we didn’t. Instead, we put together a list of our 40 favorite episodes of the iconic show, including these all-time classics: “Colonel Homer” (Season 3, Episode Continue Reading

Cat fights and Cat Walks on TV this Week!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:01
        MONDAY – The Real Housewives of Orange County – BRAVO 9PM PT In the Season 9 finale of RHOC the ladies address Vicki and their issues with her post-Bali dinner party. An apology form Tamara sparks a fight, while two say farewell to the OC. Don’t miss the drama – tune in tonight!       TUESDAY – Royal Pains – USA 9PM PT Divya and Jeremiah treat a sickly model while Evan tries to distance himself from Ray. Elsewhere, Boris returns from Argentina, and Emma Continue Reading

Top Moments: Megalodon: The New Evidence!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:40
Megalodon: The New Evidence, is a continuation from the fishing vessel incident that occurred in 2013. In the accident off the coast of Africa, all on board were killed. Marine Biologist, Collin Drake, worked to solve the mystery of what actually happened. In this program viewers get to see never before seen footage and new evidence. Check out the Top Moments from the program here:   10:07pm – Extended footage is shown of whales breeching in the North Atlantic Ocean, when a huge shark erupts from the waters grabbing a Continue Reading

Top Moments: I Escaped Jaws 2!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:39
In “I Escaped Jaws 2” viewers are given a glimpse of stories from those who have survived the craziest of shark attacks. Through first person interviews, and actual footage from the incidents, we are given a look into some of the most terrifying, gruesome, and life changing attacks in shark history. Check out the Top Moments below:     9:59pm – While Greg Pickering is in surgery to repair his head, back and neck following a horrific shark attack off Western Australia, Greg’s doctors discover a shark tooth lodged in Continue Reading

Top Moments: Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:19
After spending years searching the Pacific for the location of the great white shark’s “nest” – one of the greatest mysteries of science, Dr. Michael Domeier successfully tagged a pregnant female shark in 2013, setting the process forward. In Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth, we follow the journey and are witness to the birth of a baby great white shark. Check out top moments from the program below:   10:20pm – Dr. Michael Domeier pays heartfelt tribute to his friend and collaborator on this project, Paul Walker. The actor, Continue Reading

Top Moments: Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:27
On Tuesday night’s program, Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss, researcher Paul Clerkin investigates the Indian Ocean in search of species scientists could never imagine. He ventures into the depths and wrath of the oceans darkest waters to get a glimpse of the last known to exist species of bioluminescent sharks in the world. Check out TiVo’s Top Moments from last night’s program:   9:26pm – Focusing on the bioluminescent one-ton megamouth shark, the program shows video of other rare and bioluminescent fish that prowl the depths of the ocean. Continue Reading

“C’mon man…!” TiVo Spoiler Survey: Uncool Spoiler Behavior Persists

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:19
The simple words, SPOILER ALERT, can easily determine one’s TV fate. Today, TiVo Research Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc., revealed results from its TiVo Spoilers Behavior Survey. According to the 14,673 respondents surveyed in June 2014, a whopping 78 percent report that a movie, show or sports game has been spoiled for them before. Of those who have been spoiled, 64 percent report the most common experience is a major plot point on a TV show being revealed while 56 percent reported a character death on a TV Continue Reading

Robin Williams – Happy Thoughts

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:43
Robin Williams made me laugh. It’s really as simple as that. Which is why the news of his passing seems like so much of a punch in the gut. In Hook, it took happy thoughts for Robin’s Peter Pan to remember why he’d come back to Neverland in the first place. So even though it’s hard to look back on such a vast career and pick out the lessons that mean the most, I think it’s best we focus on the happy thoughts that Robin Williams gave us: Sometimes it’s best to keep Continue Reading

SHARKS on TV this Week!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:47
  TUESDAY – Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss – DSC 9PM PT Alien Sharks? Just when you thought you have heard it all, you haven’t. In Tuesday night’s program, Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss, researcher Paul Clerkin investigates the Indian Ocean in search of species scientists could never imagine. He ventures into the depths and wrath of the oceans darkest waters to get a glimpse of the last known to exist species of bioluminescent sharks in the world. Tune in Tuesday night to find out what he finds! Continue Reading

We Watched It, So You Don’t Have To: Howard the Duck

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:05
Spoilers Ahead: If you’ve not seen “Guardians of the Galaxy” and you plan to watch it, stop reading now. This post contains spoilers from the latest Marvel Universe movie…as well as one from 1986. With a certain mallard appearing in the post-credits scene of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, we thought it might be interesting to sit down and actually watch the 1986 movie “Howard the Duck”…so you don’t have to. “Howard the Duck” can basically be described as the most 80′s thing to ever 80′s in the 80′s. But Continue Reading

“Baby Got Back” is back…again! 5 other returns of the Booty-centric song

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:42
With the news that Nicki Minaj’s new song “Anaconda” samples its chorus Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”, it’s a great time to look back at 5 other times the Duke of Badonk has triumphantly returned to the pop culture spotlight: Ross and Rachel are bad parents: In 2002, “Friends” aired “The One with Ross’ Inappropriate Song”, where Ross figured out that the easiest way to get Baby Emma to laugh and smile was to sing “Baby Got Back”. At first, Rachel is hesitant to sing the ode to posteriors to their Continue Reading

Friendships are questioned on TV this Week!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 05:34
        MONDAY – Switched at Birth – ABCFAM 8:00 PM In tonight’s episod e of SAB, Daphne rallies everyone for senior ditch day at Carlton. But what happens when rebellious kids get a little too much freedom? Mayhem ensues, and Daphne is left with a difficult decision. Elsewhere, Bay takes interest in her extended family and her medical history. Tune in tonight to find out what happens to Daphne and Bay!     TUESDAY – Pretty Little Liars – ABCFAM 8:00PM In this week’s episode, Ally continues Continue Reading

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