I made some money watching a tv show

@ElicBxn (60879)
United States
May 3, 2009 10:05pm CST
Yep, got a $25 prepaid Visa card - and Yes, I've already spent it! Anyway, they sat me down and I watched 2 episodes of Samantha Who? The premise of the show is that she was in a coma and has amnesia. She also has this bad time with boyfriends, and these 2 friends. One seems to be a nice gal, the other is a shallow... well, not quite sure exactly what I can call her, because while she's shallow, she did do something nice for Deana - I think her name was. I liked the dad alright, the mom was kind of clueless, and a boozer, and Samantha was likable but there wasn't a lot of substance to her either. I guess I'm just not a sit-com kindda gal. Now, the roomie really hated it, but I think I could survive watching it again, but not enough to go find out when its on. I'm an sf/action kind of gal. I find most sit-coms pretty pointless. Honestly, my main thoughts were "why is she friends with that Andrea gal?" and "is there a point to any of this?" Or maybe, I just expect more for the waste of time of commercials - and, yes, they inflicted commercials on me too! Oh well, at least after we were done, we drove over and I got season 5 of NCIS!
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 May 09
Good deal!! Who hooked you up to this deal? The Neilson people? My kinda gig, I think. Will they contact you again - meaning, is there any chance they'll want you as a semi-regular participant?
• Singapore
4 May 09
Yea where's that from? I don't mind an extra 25 bucks lol.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
It was The Media Panel, and apparently the roomie's been doing some surveys for them before this. But this time they wanted her to go in and that meant she needed me. And if I had to go, why not watch it with her? And it was close to the house too.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 May 09
Aha - having a "captive" audience meant people actually HAD to watch. Good deal on their part. I know people lie on some of the stuff they say they do at home. This way, they really DID do it.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
4 May 09
that is wonderful that you actually made money on a show, way to go!
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
And I got something I was wanting! and a TV show too!
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• China
5 May 09
We should like to see some things need to pay a certain price.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
4 May 09
Hello Hon I love Samantha Who. I find it very entertaining and usually laugh my head off. She has had her trails in real life and I so respect her. xoxoxoxoxo
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
I'm just not into sit-com, and I found the situation where her ex-boyfriend is sleeping on her couch pretty unbelievable... and I'd never tollerate Andrea, I can't believe she does.
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• Singapore
4 May 09
That sounds cool... is such a similar opportunity available to others?
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
they had people coming in every few minutes that I was there waiting, I thought it was interesting...
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
4 May 09
Good that you were able to watch it and get a prepaid visa card. We're bummed out. We can't watch any of the new NCIS. Digital doesn't work for the station the new stuff is on, only for the stations with the repeats!
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
that's terrible! Well, they'll have to run season 6 reruns sooner or later - so sometime you'll see it
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
6 May 09
You can watch NCIS online. Just go to the CBS website and look for the full episodes. There is another site that offers that but I can't think of the name right now.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 May 09
My husband showed me where the old ones are online, but not the new ones. CBS has the new ones online? That would be cool, thanks!
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@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
4 May 09
That is one great way to make money. How did you get invoved in this? soulds intersting.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
the roommate was involved and invited - she got me on because she needed me to drive
• United States
5 May 09
Ok I see, thanks for letting me know.
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@BarBaraPrz (19805)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 09
So, you're saying they'd have to pay you again to watch another episode? There are lots of shows like that in my opinion. That's why I don't watch much TV. A propos of nothing, my first greatniece (grandniece?) is named Samantha.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
well, I probably wouldn't slit my throat if it were on around me, but I can't say I'd look it up either... Did they name her for Samantha in Bewitched.
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@BarBaraPrz (19805)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 09
You know, I'm not really sure. Maybe.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
4 May 09
Yes, we've had that show here already and I thought it was empty. There seemed to be no point to the whole thing as well. The characters were not likeable and the story was dull and unlikely. I'm not sure what was supposed to be funny about it. A shame really because I really like Christina Applegate.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
I agree, the dad was the most likable, and maybe the ex-boyfriend who sleeps on her couch, very unlikely.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
4 May 09
I did a market research study like that once. I think we got paid $20.00 a piece for doing it. It was a long night. It was about 2 hours watching these small TV screens then we had to answer questions. It was kind of a long and boring night, there were a couple of different TV shows. One of them did not make it on air, the other one did but I can't remember what it was, it didn't last very long.
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
well, considering that I make $6.50 an hour, so a couple of hours at $10 an hour.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
5 May 09
Well that was a nice little bit of money. I watched "Samantha" a little bit but they kept changing time or took it off and them back on so I lost interest. But what I did see was kind of cute "fluff". Like you I'd rather watch NCIS - especially Jethro and Abby! I also like the little digs the agents get and give. I also occasionally give my son the "Jethro slap" as I call it...
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
5 May 09
I gotta say that I've been tempted myself to give those little slaps. We mostly watch for Ducky and Abby, I like Ziva more than the person I'm watching it with, and I can barely stomach Tony, but I've met too many guys like him...
• United States
5 May 09
Oh I love Ducky, too. I've loved him since Man From Uncle when her and Robert Vaughn played spys. David played agent Illya Kuryakin.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
5 May 09
Sorry if this question has already been asked but who sat you down? I've seen the show before and it was ok and I would watch it again if nothing was on but like you I don't think I'd seek it out.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
5 May 09
the place was The Media Panel
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
6 May 09
Cool! Online or offline place?
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
4 May 09
How did you do that? It sounds cool! I know that show. I watched it once, and that was enough, LOL
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
I think that was plenty for me now - YAWN!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 May 09
Wow that is pretty nice that you were able to get a visa card out of watching two episodes of a show. Nice deal, and you even got to use the money for NCIS which is a great show. Did you end up signing up for this panel?
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
5 May 09
Oh, I had to be signed up before I could go in, but the gal got me signed up on the phone with the roomie. We kind of suggested we'd prefer to go in after the elevator was installed
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
4 May 09
That is a good deal. I would like to get in on doing some reviews like that too. I am not a big fan of the sitcoms that are on these days as it seems that they aren't very solid in stories. I like the older ones- I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith,etc. Those were better stories than what we have now. I glad that you got something out of it that you wanted.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
5 May 09
Oh, I hate I Love Lucy and find Andy Griffith boring! But I can't say I loved this one either. I've never liked sitcoms, but, I come by it honestly, my mother hates them too.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
4 May 09
that amount of money thry gave you for watching some episodes!!!you sure are lucky!!i also dont like those soaps they air nowadays,usually a tear-jerker,but i wouldnt mind watching them,ifi was offered some money.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
4 May 09
this isn't a soap, its a sitcom - so it supposed to be funny - got a smile or 2 out of me, so pretty bad
• United States
5 May 09
I want to do that!
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@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
4 May 09
That sounds like a good deal. Any time you can watch TV and make money I say go for it. If you look into it more you may be able to make pretty good money doing it.
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