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Stupid fucking RTE!

I was looking forward to some TV watching tomorrow evening, because it's Gilmore Girls night. And while I saw the first ten episodes of this season on CD last year, last week's episode was the tenth one. The kind internet lady who made those CDs for me didn't have episodes 11-15, so I hadn't seen any more past that one because I didn't want to skip straight to 16, especially as I knew it was going to be shown on TV eventually. So basically, this was going to be the first new episode for me in, like, six months. And this afternoon, I was glancing at the TV schedule for tomorrow in the paper, and in Gilmore Girls's timeslot there was a listing for some stupid documentary about sharks (note: this is a sign of my pissed-offness, because normally I would not call a shark documentary stupid). Anyway, I thought there was some mistake, and I remembered that I had recorded last week's episode off the telly for P's brother, so I put it on to see if there was some sort of announcement at the end about the show being off air for a while. Sometimes RTE just stop a show mid-season for several weeks, and then put it back on again. Which is annoying, but not as annoying at what happened. Because there was indeed an announcement, it was an announcement that that episode was the last episode of the series, ever! Which it wasn't, obviously.

I am really pissed off at how shoddily RTE deal with things like this. So they've decided not to show a programme. Fine (well, not fine, annoying, but it's their perogative). But to pretend that that was the last episode, to not even let fans know that there was more of the show but they'd decided not to show it - that's just really crappy. I mean, I know there are more episodes. I may even be able to get my hands on them. But there are probably lots of people who like the show who can't understand why it ended so randomly. RTE are arseholes.

And, um, I don't suppose anyone could get me CD copies of episodes 11-15 of Season Three, could they? Sigh.


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Mar. 6th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
Wow - I didn't know that. I completely missed the announcement last week and was looking forward to Gilmore Girls tomorrow night. I've just got my sister hooked on it, and there was all that weird tension between Jesse and Dean. Now, I'm pissed off...and disappointed. Why did they bother showing half a season?

I've been threating to send an angry letter to RTE for months. I said it again on Thursday when they announced they were moved the West Wing back half an hour to 11.15. And now I'm really, really going to do. I'll let you know if I get a reply.

The thing that annoys me so much is that RTE gets license fee money no matter what. Even if everyone is watching the English channels and all the digital channels, they still get that money.
Mar. 6th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC)
I wrote an angry e-mail earlier this evening! The address is complaints@rte.ie

It's just so arrogant - they can't even be arsed to tell their viewers that this isn't an entire season. And at the end they said something like "that's the last episode of Gilmore Girls on RTE", which suggests that they're never going to show any of it again.
Mar. 7th, 2004 05:36 am (UTC)
Eoin & I ranted about this too after your text yesterday (remember how RTE treated 'Freaks & Geeks'?), but are you SURE? It was listed in today's Sindo. Could they be wrong? (Probably yes, but hopefully it's the foolish announcer that was wrong).
Mar. 7th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
I was hoping it was a mistake too, but it's not listed on the RTE website! And then I checked the tape and heard the second announcement at the end (before it started, there was one that said something like " and everyone celebrates thanksgiving in the last of the series"), which said "and that's the last episode of Gilmore Girls on RTE" or something like that. Which sounds like they're never, ever going to show it again! I hate RTE. And as you know, I was really looking forward to this one because it was the first new one for me. Bah!
Mar. 6th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
I missed last week's episode because I was at work, and was looking forward to a lovely weekend of being off and being able to watch Gilmore Girls.
Denied! Crap. Crap. Crap. is what RTE are.
Mar. 6th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
Send an angry e-mail! That's what I did. The address is complaints@rte.ie
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