My Television Fingerprint

You can tell a lot about a person by the car they drive. And, I presume, by the television series they have set up to record on their DVR. I was cleaning up the DVR last night in anticipation of going away for the summer, and here, in chronological order of date of first entry, are the television series I had set to record. Of particular note are series like ER that have been off the air for a while, and series like Journeyman, Flash Forward and Dirty Sexy Money, that were short-lived.

  • The Unit
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Journeyman
  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • ER
  • House
  • Lost
  • Dirty Sexy Money
  • Fringe
  • My Own Worst Enemy
  • The Apprentice:UK
  • Worst Week
  • 24
  • Chef School
  • Lie to Me
  • Amazing Race 14
  • Southland
  • Extras
  • Shark Tank
  • NCIS
  • Flash Forward
  • Law & Order
  • Amazing Race 15
  • The Deep End
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Amazing Race 16
  • Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Californication
  • Mad Men
  • Community
  • Rubicon
  • My Generation
  • Amazing Race 17
  • Human Target
  • Modern Family
  • The Event
  • Blue Bloods
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • CBC News: Compass
  • V
  • The Opener
  • Season 25: Oprah Behind Scenes
  • Amazing Race: Unfinished Business
  • Glee
  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
  • Happy Endings
  • The Kennedys
  • The Voice
  • Love Bites

I presume that a trained psychographic artists could, with that list in hand, tell my birth date, brand of shampoo and political tendencies.


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Deane on July 10, 2011 - 15:29 Permalink

I loved “The Unit.” It was a great combination of action, soap opera, and Mamet dialogue.

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Oliver on July 11, 2011 - 02:16 Permalink

I cringe at such info about me being made available to others, but there’s nothing really biographical about. Our shopping options are vast, but they’re designed to capture as many customers as possible, not to distinguish them. Not to mention, to have a lot of choices of breakfast cereal is not the same thing as having a lot of choices.