While attempting to watch free on-demand movies (offered by Cablevision as a stand-in for our missing Oscars), I was getting very frustrated. Chris and I were able to watch The Hangover and Inglorious Bastards, but then the movies started to freeze and they didn’t load. This was at 8pm. Thanks to a dispute between Cablevision and ABC7, we didn’t have ABC all day. I was a little disappointed that I wouldn’t get to see the Oscars, but my big issue was LOST. If I still didn’t have ABC come Tuesday, there was going to be hell to pay. But I was trying to think positively.
When my mother heard I would be unable to watch the Oscars, she was horrified. And I admit I was a little disappointed.
At 9pm, my cell phone vibrated on the coffee table. I didn’t even hear it until Chris motioned to me that clearly I was getting a call. I picked up to hear my mother excitedly yelling, “I think you have ABC back! I think you can watch the Oscars! They just showed a message on the bottom of our screen that said ABC7 is back for everyone!”
I put her on hold, grabbed the remote from Chris, turned off The Watchmen, and turned on 6ABC. Despite the guide still stating “NO DATA”, a picture appeared! And it was the Oscars!
So now I am sitting on my couch and enjoying tonight’s show. Best of all, I will be able to watch LOST live this week!