I wish Charter would hurry up and make a deal with Fox to provide Fox shows on their On Demand service. I know there is probably some deal that Fox got with the Dish networks. I read in some Charter support forums that it would be around 2013 that they could try to do it.
Time Warner is flaky about what shows it puts On Demand. Terra Nova (on Fox) is available, but Person of Interest (CBS?), is not (but a truckload of other CBS shows are). That was an annoying lesson to learn. My DVR occasionally just decides to not buffer a channel its tuned to. When this happens while recording, it records nothing (then deletes the show after recording since its an empty file). I can usually catch the shows On Demand when this happens, but not always. Grrr...
I *really* need to get my service upgraded to DVR. I just never have time to stop in and talk to them, and I always forget to call them.
DVR is well worth the cost IMO (even when it occasionally doesn't work). Can't imagine trying to actually watch TV "live" anymore. And while On Demand is ok, as you've discovered, they don't have everything. Also, while your service may be different, my On Demand usually disables fast forward when viewing stuff from the broadcast networks. So no ability to watch an hour show in 40 minutes (and avoid commercials). Which is annoying.
EDIT: Oh! I forgot my original reason for wanting to post. Watched the show last night. It's interesting, but they really do need to either push more into what ever is causing the reappearances (and the original disappearance!), or get more/better cast in or I don't see it lasting. I was just not feeling much from the characters. Maybe that'll change, but something about the cast just seemed a bit "off". None of them really impressed me and the performances seemed a bit wooden.
I just think that it wont work just as a "catch each guy as they show up" deal unless they give us a lot more information along the way. So far we've got pretty much nothing. They toss teasers in with events which occurred in 1960, but nothing about what happened in 63. Yeah, only two episodes so far, so maybe I'm impatient. It just seems like without filling in more of those holes the action and interaction just isn't that interesting. Of course, once they tell us too much, there might not be any mystery.
Hopefully, they've got a great story cooked up that can last as it's being told. Otherwise, I'm not sure how well the series will do. Edited, Jan 17th 2012 6:31pm by gbaji