I'm probably one of the few people who's glad that NBC yanked the retrospective special for 'The West Wing' this Sunday night. Instead, they'll air the very first episode at 7 pm, (followed by the series finale at 8 pm), so that they'll have a set of book-ends with that two hour block.
The biggest benefit for me was that I'll be able to watch 'House' for this week.
Had they stuck with the plan to do a retrospective, I'd have had to sacrifice 'House' last night in order to tape the season finale for 'Veronica Mars'.
But now, I can skip the first 'West Wing' episode on Sunday and catch the UPN repeat for 'Veronica Mars'.
I never had the option to tape one and watch the other - working an overnight shift, I'm spending that 9 - 10 pm hour just waking up, showering, and getting ready to leave, and finally heading off to the subway.
And as for getting more than one VCR, or finally getting some kind of DVR.... when it comes to Television, I'm far from a technogeek. I deal more with the philosophy than the technology. The VCR is about all I can handle.
Although I may look into getting one of those VCR/DVD combos to finally copy off all of the TV crossover moments I've been saving over the years......