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Brief moment of triviality: television complaints

Since I got a HDTV, I’ve been watching more TNT than normal, through their HD offering. One of the oddities of that channel is their incessant promotion of a show called Saving Grace, which premiered not long ago (I think). The premise is apparently that Holly Hunter gets a guardian angel and life lessons ensue. I don’t know why remaking Joan of Arcadia deserves this kind of hype, but there it is. TNT also apparently believes I want a little pop up of Holly Hunter on the bottom of the screen every so often. I don’t. She’s not in Law & Order, so she shouldn’t be making appearances except during commercial breaks.

Perhaps that would be tolerable if they didn’t crop and stretch most of their content to fit the 16:9 HD resolution. My TV is perfectly capable of that; it’s not, however, capable of un-fucking up movies I might want to watch on that channel.

At least I can watch Firefly in HD on UHD and L4yer Cake on HDNet Movies.

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