Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bit Torrent

I've finally worked out how to use the ole Bit Torrent thing. I'm pretty amazed and impressed. What I need now is some recommendations of interesting viewing, as I haven't really got my finger on the pulse of the international viewing market.

Please tell me what you've enjoyed. Or think I would enjoy.

Then as the website suggests, I'll buy some legitimate scratched copies and have to find back ups for them (ahem).

11 comments:

Oy Vey said...

ok, i've let myself loose in geekdom, but i highly recommend the new battlestar galactica series. start with the miniseries. seriously, it's one of the best shows on teevee.

(blush. i've so just embarrassed myself from halfway around the world. wow. that just might be a record.)

also, the american version of the office is hysterical.

oh oh, and project runway, if you like reality tv with a semi-brain.

Anonymous said...

Firefly & Serenity

Alan said...

Second the Galactica suggestion.

Mr Reasonable swears by Prison Break. I've not quite got around to it.

Must investigate Firefly too. Joss Whedon, he of Buffy, doing a space western. Everybody loves space westerns, don't they?

Oy Vey said...

firefly is the tv version, right? pretty good, but i'm tainted after bsg.

Martha said...

I tried to find the miniseries of BSG on TorrentSpy, but they were all either too big or not being streamed. I'll persist though. Obviously it is worth it!

ben.run said...

Battlestar Galaticca is good. There are now two complete seasons out.

Make Tea Not War said...

I don't really like Battle Star Galactica. It's very bleak and quite violent- although my husband loves it.

Arrested Development is absolutely hilarious. I also really like the IT Crowd- by the same guy who wrote Father Ted- which I think might even be officially available somewhere.

Peter said...

try Weeds - stars a soccer mom who finds herself alone, needs cash, and starts dealing dope on the sly to her neighbours, to make ends meet. Like desperate housewives, but funny. Stars Mary Louise Parker...
"Nancy Botwin is a mother living in suburban California, whose husband suddenly dies, leaving her to support her two children. Nancy begins dealing "weed" to locals of her suburb, Agrestic, to maintain her upper-middle class lifestyle. " from wikipedia

dritchie said...

Given how long it'd take to download 1 mini-series and 2 full series of BSG, you might be better off going down the video shop or library and getting them out. It's probably cheap enough that you can get them for a week for $3 - $5. And then, if you're still keen on having illicit copies, make copies of them on your computer.

Personally I download, er, I mean, *a friend of mine* downloads "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" (mostly for his gf) weekly, and "The Daily Show" most days. The new series of "Doctor Who" starts in a fortnight so that'll be a definite go as well.

dritchie said...

My friend also downloads the new series of "The Sopranos". He also tells me that you can also download things that aren't tv shows like albums and DVD rips as well, but he wouldn't dare suggest doing that.

Martha said...

Quietly shocked.

Ha! Word verification word is "duckin". Cool.