DirecTV Showtime Free Preview Weekend Jan 6-8

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    DirecTV is running a SHOwtime free preview this weekend, Jan 6-8, channels 545-558. Kinda short notice, rec'd the email today.

    This weekend is the return of Californication, plus the premiere of House of Lies, the new {sitcom/drama/dramedy?} with Don Cheadle & Kristin Bell.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    As I don't have Showtime I don't bother watching the series. I always look for movies I haven't seen. On all the channels I think I scheduled 4 that I was even remotely interested in.
     
  3. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Also the season premiere of Shameless.


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  4. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

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    Ditto, although I think I scheduled about 8 movies to record.
     
  5. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Showtime is the worst movie channel I've ever seen. I honestly can't understand how it is as godawful as it is. It's like they lost a bet and HBO/Starz get to program the Showtime schedule. My hand to God I don't remember the last time I recorded a movie from a Showtime channel (and I've had it for a couple of years now). They simply don't have good movies, and play the same crap content over and over day after day.

    The only reason I have Showtime is for Strikeforce. To be honest I was almost hoping the UFC would shutter Strikeforce just so I could drop Showtime.

    I used to enjoy Dexter but the last season was atrocious on pretty much every level. Thank God for Homeland. With the exception of the season finale it was a fantastic new series.
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I'll agree with the movie comment. I hardly ever find movies on Showtime these days.

    But I am addicted to several of their series:
    The Big C
    Californication
    Episodes
    Homeland
    Nurse Jackie (although she's wearing thin on me)
    Web Therapy
    Weeds
     
  7. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    The movies on Showtime are truly awful. Seriously. I've had it for free off and on for close to a year, and I have barely watched any of the movies they've shown. Matter of fact, I've never *heard* of many of the movies I see on the listings, and I *love* movies.

    That said, Homeland was incredibly awesome, and I'm looking forward to House of Lies due to the Kristen Bell factor.
     

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