One of the sad facts of any new distribution technology is that it inevitably gets used to fling around the same old crap. I naively thought that once it became possible to shuffle high-quality video around on the Internet (in this case using BitTorrent), I would be able to watch Panorama and interesting Australian TV shows and all sorts of new interesting stuff.
Turns out that most of what’s there is the same old horrible American television you can get via cable. It amazes me that anyone would actually go to the trouble of recording, encoding and uploading shows like Fear Factor and Everwood. Sigh.