Saturday, January 05, 2008

Designerrrrrs (in the Tim Gunn voice)

What kind of cable company does not carry the Bravo network?! After my move I am now forced to utilize Time Warner as my cable company provider. I had plenty of unpleasant experiences with Insight Communications cable, but they provided every channel I deemed necessary for my viewing entertainment. I've been hearing the horror of Time Warner's (and now experiencing) lack of channel carrying participation. We've all heard the dramas around Time Warner not agreeing to carry the Big Ten Network, another issue I have on a whole other level, but for my region not to carry a standard such at Bravo network? Unbelievable! I mean I am utterly baffled by this. I had to make them aware of my position, so of course I wrote to the cable company and put in a request. Their response:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us to request Bravo. This is our number one requested channel so we understand how important this channel is to our customers. Our Corporate office is having discussions with Bravo about carriage on our system.

Bull crap! How could this even be an issue in the first place? Why are we important customers forced to be in a position of requesting basic/standard channels? Obviously the most exhilarating show on the Bravo network is Project Runway! This is the best show on TV right now. My sister and I live for this show!... And now I'm missing all of the new (after the holidays) episodes. You cannot understand in how much disbelief I was in on a Wednesday at 10PM looking frantically for Bravo to view Project Runway not knowing that we DON'T carry Bravo here! Thus far I've missed one new episode. I found a few websites that do an excellent job of recapping the show, which I'll rely on until Time Warner decide to bring Bravo to my area. That and my sister's text messages. I miss Christian and the craziness that sputters from his mouth! He's hilarious. My sister loves Rami, who is awfully good. This season all of the designers are really good. This is why I am so upset and desperate for Time Warner to add Bravo; I am potentially missing the best season of Project Runway ever!

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