I've had two problems with the new Now Playing Newsletter:
1. I received the September edition but did not receive the October edition. Clearly, TCM had my email address, and there was no problem receiving NP on my end. It seems like there must have been some problem on TCM's end when it didn't send me the October NP. Please correct this problem.
2. Please send NP before the first of the month so that we can review it and plan our viewing before the month starts. Yes, I've seen the advice to go online to see the schedule before the 1st. That doesn't work because I want to highlight a hard copy of the schedule to remind me about upcoming movies. (Please don't tell me about the email reminders. I've tried them, and they don't work very well. I've sometimes received reminders months after the movie was shown.)
Why does TCM want to make it difficult for its loyal viewers to watch TCM?
I really loved the old Now Playing and subscribed for years. (I would have paid more for it.) I'm now trying to work with the new electronic version, but it's really not working very well.
What TCM is doing related to printable version is happening all over the country by many different companies. E.g. my company which handles collection of insurance claims. Any paper transfer of forms etc.. was stopped 3 years ago. This was done as part of our 'green' initiative.
I'm offering this advise because you're a really nice person and I doubt TCM is going to be able to satisfy your needs:
Get a calendar; (the larger the better, I get free ones from the environmental groups I donate to).
Go on-line at the start of the month.
For the entire month, by day, list the movies you want to see and the times they start.
place the calendar on your fridge.
Check the calendar each morning (more often during the day if you need more reminders).
Repeat each month.