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Poll: Best cable channel?

HBO...yay Sopranos and Sex and the City! 10 (11%)
TLC...Trading Spaces! Junkyard Wars! Woo! 11 (12%)
BBC America...Yay British yumminess! 5 (6%)
Food Network...Alton Brown is my hero! 8 (9%)
Sci-fi...all the cheesy movies you could ever want! 5 (6%)
Comedy Central...Go Jon! 8 (9%)
Animal Planet...just mute Matt Gallant 2 (2%)
I don't have cable, you insensitive clod! 20 (22%)
Other 21 (23%)
   Discussion: Best cable channel?
nate... · 19 years, 9 months ago
What about HGTV???
Home improvement shows rock!
nate... Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
Sheesh.. guess no one agrees with me.
Andrea Krause · 19 years, 9 months ago
I definitely have my favorite shows on each, and others...

But in the end I picked TLC because I'm so addicted to Trading Spaces and I adore Junkyard Wars. And Full Metal Challenge. And While You Were Out.

I lovelovelove Alton Brown on the foody channel though. Total crush. And he has flames on his mixer. And a Magritte-inspired chicken painting. How can I not love him?
sheryls · 19 years, 9 months ago

i chose other because i have a favorite cable channel, however, i don't have cable, so i could have gone with the insensitive clod option :D
sheryls Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
aaaaaaaaand, to reply to myself.

i would die of happiness if cartoon network picked up INVADER ZIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Joy- new picture! Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
YAY Invader Zim!!
nate... Back · 19 years, 9 months ago


iPauley · 19 years, 9 months ago
Sorry, but for the race fan, it's gotta be SPEED Channel. :) Gotta love "if there's a car on the track, we'll show it to you" coverage of Daytona Speedweeks :)

Which reminds me, I need to reset the cable box to tape qualifying while I'm at work. Laters all!

-- Pauley
Mamalissa! · 19 years, 9 months ago
goovie is married! · 19 years, 9 months ago
ok, i'm addicted like an addict to preteen melodrama. so what?
Talcott Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I'll second the noggin vote, although more for Pre-Elmo Sesame Street and other assorted PBS stuff.

That's what I want, an Über-PBS station. All the good stuff that's ever been on PBS (including BBC stuff). They have lots of cool stuff in their archives, they need to show it more often.

I wonder why people always give me strange looks...
Kat Kunz Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
...and olllllld episodes of square one that air from 3am-5am EST every weds morning. currently having mom tape 'em and send 'em to me. such a walk down memory lane... --k, not in it so much for the mathnet as for the music videos (angle dance! tessellation! the mathematics of love! rawk!!).
Talcott Back · 19 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, I always thought that mathnet, while neat, took up too much of the show.

Oh! And Dirk Niblet (I have no idea how to spell that). Those were always great!

Have they started airing Carmen SanDiego on there yet?
Kat Kunz Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
nope, no carmen, that i know of--but i did get to see a tape last week of one of my friends here on campus on the show back in the day. funny, funny stuff... that was quality kids tv programming. :D --k, who notes: danielle got all the way to the map--but it was of eastern europe right after the fall, and she had to find bosnia-herzegovena, slovakia and all *upside down*. poor kid. the darn map was only accurate for about a week before the boundaries shifted again, anyway.
It's a girl! Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
Yes! (re: uber pbs) One that only shows good BBC shows- absolutely no Last Of The Summer Wine permitted.

Ok- back to topic... I picked "other" because I couldn't choose. My cable channel picks are now: Food Network, VH1, Animal Planet, FX, Cartoon Network, and Comedy Central

Sadly, I don't get either Noggin or BBCAmerica
Agent Scully Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
Have you seen their new commercial:

It shows a bunch of teens sighing heavily....

and then the announcer says in the end:


· 19 years, 9 months ago
YAY Simpsons!
also..Undergrads every night!
Andrea Krause · 19 years, 9 months ago
There are probably some channels I'd love if I had them. When I used to have BBC America I liked it, as well as HBO. Don't have them right now. I don't think I have Noggin either.

The key places on my dial are:

TNT, Discovery, USA, TLC, FoodTV, Comedy Central, MTV, Sci-Fi, Animal Planet, and VH1.
J · 19 years, 9 months ago
We dont get the same cable stations I so wish we got Comedy central....
the canadian comedy network is the biggest joke of all....a sad joke that is.

how about BET you didnt mention that one :P
Agent Scully Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
But doesn't the canadian comedy network show Whose Line from the first couple of seasons?

comedy central doesn't do that here. They have the same shows from WL in rotation.
John J. Ryan · 19 years, 9 months ago
I generally don't watch TV unless it's Buffy or Angel.
Melinda J. Beasi Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
Buffy, Angel, Enterprise... that's my whole current list. But I voted for the Sci Fi channel because I love love loved Taken.
hkath · 19 years, 9 months ago
My heart is bleeding. You mentioned Sopranos and Sex and the City, and left Six Feet Under by the wayside. I had to pick HBO, even though I don't get the channel. Six Feet Under is just too good not to vote for!! :D You should all watch it. So there :)
Kat Kunz Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
six feet under is why i voted above for HBO. :D [...though, there is also showtime, of course, for queer as folk. tough call, really. hm.] --k, who also enjoys sex & the city, but acknowledges that it was better a couple seasons ago.

Agent Scully Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
I can remember watching SatC before all the hype which had to be during season 1 and 2.
Everyone thought I was weird for watching the show and then BAM it's popular!

Last season definitely sucked. :(
Annika · 19 years, 9 months ago
God that was a difficult choice... bbc america or comedy central... I went for bbc America because they have Ground Force, and I love Charlie Dimmock. I didn't see Cartoon Network on there, that would have been my choice over bbc or comedy central.
Agent Scully · 19 years, 9 months ago
Where is it?!

What about Degrassi, Daria, Pete and Pete, Clarissa, Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact ...HUH? HUH?
Misch · 19 years, 9 months ago
I'm just wondering, Where does HBO go from here? I mean, Sex and the City, Oz, and THe Sopranos (i think) are all packing it in this season. What's next? (And when will I ever get a job that will pay enough for me to get premium cable???)
hkath Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
SIX FEET UNDER!!! Are you not *listening*?

(this post brought to you by the letter floor and the number cottage cheese)
JÂșnÂȘthÂȘn · 19 years, 9 months ago
Although I can't get enough forensic science (Discovery, TLC, court TV) or law & order (A&E, NBC), The Daily Show is the funniest thing on TV.
Lisa SnuggleQueen · 19 years, 9 months ago
...'cause they keep canceling great shows like The Invisible Man and Farscape. SPACE, on the other hand, rocks. they have a great mix of the old and the new and enough cheezy movies to satisfy any one out there. SPACE all the way, baby!

lisa (8
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 · 19 years, 9 months ago
I had to vote for "no cable" but I looove comedy. hea hea!!! But anyway people that live like 15 miles from me got to be on a Trading Places show or summat. Though I couldn't watch it CAUSE I DON"T HAVE CABLE...
Agent Scully · 19 years, 9 months ago
Where they show the complete versions of Laugh In along with concerts like BNL and Great Big Sea (intimate and interactive).
Rachel Beck · 19 years, 9 months ago
I just designed a poster (because my roommate is moving and I'm looking for someone else to help with rent) saying "Can you live without cable?"
I miss a few things not having a TV (Absolutely Fabulous, Vicar of Dibley, Freaks & Geeks--but that's not on anymore anyway, The Simpsons), but I've learned to deal. I don't deal well with distractions--had to remove solitaire from my computer. Now Iget a lot more writing and reading done. 'Sides, my current job is a night job, so I'm not around for prime-time.
It always makes me happy to choose the "insensitive clod" option. Woo hoo!
goovie is married! Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
rachel and anyone else who's interested: freaks and geeks may be coming out on dvd. *bounce* go to for more info.
A.J. · 19 years, 9 months ago
Cartoon Network! Keeps the kids AND me entertained.
ShrinkMan · 19 years, 9 months ago
...Where is the "Scrambled Cable Porn" Channel???

Just kidding. I voted for the Food Network, but I would have major withdrawls if you took my Daily Show away!!! (and my cheesy Sci-Fi flicks!)
Agent Scully Back · 19 years, 9 months ago
and the 10 billion commercials they are known to show during one movie. ;)
Doktor Pepski, kommie · 19 years, 9 months ago
The first channel I turn on when the tv gets turned on is always the Cartoon Network. I guess it's just the geek in me that wants to watch the same damn Looney Tunes over again or anime, or the adult swim. I guess I'm not in the know.
Bruce Rose · 19 years, 9 months ago
Once upon a time, I had cable. During that time, MTV played music (bad music, but it's what I listened to at the time), which tells how long ago this was. Since I've been without cable for years, I answered "insensitive dood." But I do enjoy catching bits of VH-1, Comedy Central, and The History Channel during my rare hotel stays. All I need to do now is find a place with M|2 or MuchMusic... then I'd be in TV heaven.

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