Big night tonight, season 4 premiere of Castle. Made sure we had the PVR setup to tape it. Got home a little late, so we watched it together, seemed to start somewhat abruptly (just after a book signing?), but it wasn’t until a few commercial breaks later that I noticed that the timeline only went to 37 minutes. Our concern was that we would miss the end.
We continued to watch it, and were a little confused as the case was solved, wondering where the episode would go next. Roll credits. Turns out that it wasn’t the last 23 minutes that we missed, but the first.
Ok, that was weird, but things happen sometimes. That failure was on the ABC Timeshift channel, and it wasn’t 10pm on the west coast yet, so no big deal, we set it up to tape at 10pm as well (ok, 10:01pm as Castle starts late, although lets be honest who wouldn’t rather get an extra minute of Castle instead of something like Dancing with the Stars?!?!?!?!). It happened AGAIN! The PVR started to tape mid-episode. What’s up with that?
Now we’re going to have to watch the first 23 minutes of the episode streaming online. Not impressed. Don’t know whose fault it was: ABC or Shaw, but don’t let it happen again or there will be consequences!