because only have a few seasons on dvd


In December, the Nicktoons network will be airing marathons of Nicktoons from the 2000′s. Most of them have had all their episodes released legally either online or on DVD… except two. The two shortest lived ones ever, Catscratch and The X’s.

These two shows both premiered in 2005 and had the misfortune of getting cancelled after only one 20-episode season each, due to Cyma Zarghami’s boneheaded decision to cancel all Nicktoons currently running at the time (except SpongeBob and Avatar) when she became the head of Nickelodeon in early 2006. After their last few episodes were aired, Catscratch and The X’s both disappeared off the face of television, not even having reruns anywhere. Because of this and the fact that they didn’t get the chance to build up enough popularity, finding their episodes on the internet, be it legally or otherwise, has been next to impossible, save for only a small handful of them.

Now, because of the Nicktoons network putting them both back on the air after so long, we have the chance to fix that. Anyone who’s familiar with recording TV shows, preferably in the highest quality possible, I’m asking this of you: Record any and all episodes that Nicktoons may show of Catscratch and The X’s and share them online. Normally, I’m against doing this, as it’s not the proper way to show support for anything, but since they’re both old shows that have no official releases anywhere, this is the only other alternative. We could also go the more legal route and try to convince Nick and Amazon to release manufacture-on-demand DVDs of the shows, like they’ve done for many other Nicktoons of the past, but until that happens (if at all), recording them on TV ourselves is the only way to see them again.

I watched the first episode of Breaking Bad again today, I watched the first few episodes on channel 5 years ago because I recorded it late at night but forgot to record the rest, same happened with Generation Kill.

I watched it because Spike UK started showing it even though I have the first two or maybe 3 or more seasons on DVD but I could only find seasons 1 and 2 and hadn’t gotten around to watching them even though I got season 1 years ago but couldn’t see the receipt in the box but I got season 2 in 2013! But of course I got to the end of the recording and it cut off before the end so I ended up digging out my season 1 box set anyway to watch the last 2 minutes!

So since I assume when that happens once it usually happens often and sometimes with things clashing I can’t add more than 2 minutes to the end of the recording which should be enough anyways because there should be an ad break after that I figure I may as well probably just watch the rest on DVD really. 

I’ll try and figure out which ones I have tomorrow and if I do go to Sainsbury’s since they have every season in the chart and cheap then I might buy the remaining ones I need and then I may even watch it quicker than the channel shows it. I’ll see. I was going to buy the rest ages ago but now I can’t remember which ones I need so I’ll see.

I got season 1 a year or more before season 2 from HMV and never got asked for ID even though I was older and I have none but every time I tried to buy it from Sainsbury’s they asked me for ID and I think once let me buy it and I’m not sure if it was that or something else where they wouldn’t let me buy it even though my mom told them my age. If I was under 18 and trying to buy something rated 18 then surely I’d just say I was 18 not 20 something >> They don’t seem to think of that though. 

Anyways, it was really awesome and I am going to try and watch it all the way through this time! 

Still funny to see Bryan Cranston in this when I was so used to watching him in Malcolm in the Middle. I miss that show! But he’s funny in this too.

I can’t wait to finally watch it all and see what happens! 

Aaron Paul is awesome and hot too <3

They Just Fit

I didn’t write them to come together, they just fit. - Joss Whedon, on Buffy and Spike’s songs in “Once More With Feeling” (OMWF Commentary, BtVS Season 6 DVD set)

This moment on the commentary struck me especially strongly because it describes not only the relationship between Buffy and Spike in “OMWF”, but also their relationship in the entire show (taken from a meta-analysis standpoint). Some TV couples are made for each other, planned from the start. Destined. Whatever. Buffy and Spike most certainly were not; they found each other on their own.

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