I hate flipping through TV channels trying to find anything on. I don’t even want something to watch, I simply need background noise. But it still needs to be something which doesn’t annoy me too much.
So what is the solution? A site where I can enter the TV shows I like (or at least don’t hate), which then scans the currently playing TV listings and gives me a short list of channels currently playing something which would suit me. Recommendations should contain the show title, episode title, season and episode number, short description, time played, time remaining, network and channel (it should also show the name of the show immediately following the recommended episode so I can tell if I will need to repeat the process after the episode finishes)
There should be a couple of conditions as well.
- It should not recommend programs with less than 20 mins remaining, unless the show immediately following the suggestion is also on my “like” list.
- It can recommend shows which have not started yet, as long as they are due to start in the next 3 minutes.
- It shouldn’t recommend the same episode within any 6 month period, irregardless of which channel.
So who wants to build it?