Looking for Innertube Videos, Finding a Maybe, Possible, In Consideration New Show
January 16, 2007 3:07 PM
CBS sent out an email blast promoting new offerings on its innertube service. I haven’t been there in a while so I figure this is the chance to take CBS up on its suggestive email.
I scan the offerings
“Jericho.” Eh. No interest.
“CSI.” Not drinking the kool-aid.
“How I Met Your Mother.” OK, I’m game.
Right underneath an ad for Victoria’s Secret (I can just feel the web clicks rising as I write this) is a list of recommended videos.
“Armed and Famous”. “Jericho”. “Numb3rs”. But no “How I met your Mother” video. I don’t even see a link for “How I Met Your Mother” in the thumbnails that scroll across the bottom of the page.
I go back to the email again and click through once more on the “How I Met Your Mother” video link. Same issue. It takes me to the site, but there’s no visible link.
Then I realize I have to allow pop-ups on my browser. The CBS site now takes me to the video. But it doesn’t play just yet. Nope—the site needs one more piece of data. Am I a Windows or Real kind of girl?
I select Windows, but now I’m getting annoyed with all these steps I have to go through. I know. I know. It’s not that many. Still.
But then the video starts and the show is actually pretty good. I’m not a regular watcher, but I must admit that “How I Met Your Mother” is now on my waiting list for The Next Regular Show I’ll Add To My Regular TV Watching Schedule When And If I Find The Time Or Inclination.
Yep, pretty impressive accolade.