October 4, 2006 6:15 PM
Everybody deserves a second chance.
After taking NBC.com to task in Trial and Error last week, I decide to visit the network’s Web site again. After all, the network was slated to introduce ad-supported, streaming episodes of its new shows on Oct. 1 (http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10742).
I arrive at NBC.com but am immediately distracted by a featured video for “The Office.” It’s one of only two shows I watch regularly so I click through and kick back to watch a series of deleted scenes from last Thursday’s (Sept. 28) episode. There’s some good stuff here – a conversation between Michael and Dwight on the train to Philadelphia, a scene where Dwight becomes fascinated with Josh’s coast guard background, and a short snippet featuring Jan getting dissed by Josh.
I can’t fast forward the video, but I like the show so I don’t mind. Then I watch an interview with Steve Carell.
I return to the main NBC page to address the task at hand – assessing the full-length online episodes. The online streaming is for new shows, so I select “Heroes.”
There’s a link on the “Heroes” page for Episodes. This is promising.
I click on it and up pops a button saying “coming soon.”
OK, I’ll check back. I hope you do the same.