Saturday, April 14, 2007

Netflix Transatlantic?

The worst thing about being sick in a foreign country is television. I can live without Vicks Vapor Rub, Sucrets, and Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup, but I can’t live with just one English language channel!

My entertainment choices boil down to watching our wedding DVD over and over again (it’s the only DVD at my disposal that is formatted for our French DVD player) or viewing regurgitated news broadcasted on the BBC about Prince William’s break-up, World Sports featuring cricket, and a program about global warming - which only reminds me what a shit I am for leaving my T.V. on watching programming on a loop and then complaining about it. I decided to boot-up my computer and write this for good measure.

[Update: My hero brought me apple juice and The Black Dahlia.]

12 comments:

Steve Harper said...

hey - you *can* get more English TV in Paris - shoot me a mail (steve at sharpers dot com) if you are interested to know how!

Polly said...

Amy

There are two locations of Prime Time Video in Paris, with all English language videos you'd find at home. Hope you feel better!

Polly

phillippa said...

you know you miss the nyquil shots...

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better, Mom

Mlle Smith said...

How about using iTunes to download episodes of your favorite TV shows? I use it now while I'm here actually, and when I move to France, I'll probably use it religiously to stay up on my favorite shows like Monk and The Office. :0)

Hope you feel better!

Joyce said...

Hello, I'm also an American from SF currently living in Paris. I download my favorite tv shows (for free!) via limewire. You should definitely try it, it's saved me from hours of boredom...and actually doing homework. Hope you feel better!

Cooks on the Coast said...

Well...you could read... or sleep. Hope you feel better soon!

L said...

Hey,
I'm an American in France too and I watch American TV online without downloading because I miss Lost and The Office especially. But, they also even have super old shows and randoms too! Definitely, definitely check out Tv Links and/or TV shows(I posted the links below.) You will be tv-deprived no more! Ps-like the blog:)
-L

http://www.tv-links.co.uk/

http://www.alluc.org/alluc/tv-shows.html

Paula M. Lawhon said...

I love all the advice you've been given about downloading shows! I might try it myself in SF since I can manage the Internet but not Tivo! :-) Hope you feel better soon... love, p

Mindy said...

The next time I visit I was planning to re-enact the entire season of Gray's Anatomy for you, but if you want to ruin the fun of seeing that I suppose you could watch TV on your computer instead. It's your choice....but I do a killer Patrick Dempsey impression.

Gabrielle said...

You know that they're hiding the Vicks BEHIND the counter, right? I saw it in a pharmacy the other day and grabbed a box because we use it in my household for scrapes and burns (even though they say not to, it COMPLETELY works).

As for TV, I haven't turned on mine in 4 months because I just download everything. Coming up tonight: episode 4 of Drive, and the latest American Idol. Party time in Montmartre!

Welcome to Paris, may the grass grow green.

Tonya R said...

There's an English language channel? I haven't even found that, unless you're counting Jimmy and that's pretty pathetic. Oh boy, Mutant X again.