Forget Stupid Real Estate Tricks. Let’s Talk About the ABCs of Stupid

Those of us in the real estate blogging world take great joy in pointing out the silly things real estate agents to in order to get your business. My favorite remains wearing your name badge cockeyed to start a conversation because, hey, just because you can’t dress yourself doesn’t mean you can’t sell a home.

But this post isn’t about real estate. It’s about the stupidity at ABC and the lack of accountability that goes with what is a truly stupid decision – not providing full episodes of “V” online.

We missed the season premiere because I didn’t set the VCR, thinking there still was a week left. No big deal, I thought, we could just go to ABC.com and watch the episode. Except this note was waiting …

Fellow V fans,

It is with much regret that we must inform you that full episodes of V will not be available on ABC.com or Hulu for Season 2. Just like you, we truly wish full episodes were playing here. But we also hope our detailed recaps will keep you informed and entertained should you ever miss an episode.

Best always,

The ABC.com Team

Call me crazy, but reading that Tyler was seduced into some lizard love with Lisa isn’t really the same as watching it. Putting that aside, it’s hard to imagine there’s a worse genre to not rebroadcast and only recap than a science fiction show that relies on the visual fictions created.

But here’s the thing … it’s not like ABC.com is separate from ABC. There’s no need to wish that full episodes were available online. Simply make it so. Don’t chalk this up to some mystical power preventing the network from doing the same thing that’s been done for every other show up to and including the incredibly awful Bachelor Pad.

Can the advertisers be this short-sighted? Apparently so. And it’s stunning in its utter stupidity.

And just in case that wasn’t stupid enough, the thread on ABC.com indicates the network’s dot com folks deleted a couple of thousand user comments. Because, you know, why let people vent over the stupid decision you made.

Do I feel better having gotten this off my chest? Uh, not really. Not at all. But at least I know I have an extra 45 minutes this evening, longer if we delete the show off the DVR and forget it ever existed.

Nice work, ABC. Morons.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Dalton is a 30-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.

  • Ding Ding Ding we have a winner. I got rid of my DVR about 8 months ago and have been 100% internet. Guess what, when I had my DVR I NEVER NEVER watched a commercial. Now that I watch shows on TV I watch them because I cannot fast forward. Give me a break.