I knew nothing about torrents because never dowloaded movies or TV before. In Korea, I only used Limewire for music because I had CJ digital cable TV which gave me better English-language TV channels than in Canada!... like BBC Knowlege.
Torrents are very confusing at first (and still are to degree). However, after a lot of experimenting, it seems uTorrent in combination with isoHunt works great... I now have a movie, and episode of Family Guy and the entire season 14 of Top Gear downloaded and ready to watch.
I'm living in the uni hotel until my apartment is ready on the 23rd; and currently using my laptop. The uni has a brand new, Lenovo desktop for me (I already took the HP LaserJet printer) and a new, thin, 40-inch flat-screen Chinese TV (don't know the brand or anything about it - just saw one still in the box) when I move to the apartment. I like the idea of hooking them together to make a 'media centre' (and keep any possible viruses off my laptop). I dont know how to do it, or if it's possible... I'll look into it. If I could download stuff on the computer and watch it on the TV, that would be fantastic!