aka an anti-commercial
A few weeks ago, DirectTV irritated the crap out of my husband (Long story…I won’t get into it here.) so we disconnected our service. After looking into other alternatives, we finally decided to forgo any additional television hookups. Here’s why:
I’ve been a proponent of a la carte cable for years now. I like the idea of being able to pick and choose the channels I actually watch, and paying for them accordingly, rather than having to pay $60+ a month for a bunch of crap I don’t care about. Obviously, cable and satellite companies aren’t gonna go for that. Nowadays, though, I can do it myself. That’s because most of the shows I watch are available online for free. For the past two weeks, for example, we’ve signed onto “24” at hulu.com on my hubby’s work laptop, hooked the laptop up to our television, and voila! All set to go, with fewer commercials than we get on regular tv. We’ve done the same with Netflix ‘watch instantly’ movies, The Daily Show/Colbert Report, The Office, and a few other Must See TV shows. AND we’re saving $60+ per month. Sweet!
The only downside is that there’s no way to get New England Sports Channel online, which means no Red Sox games. We’ve been listening to them on the radio, which is cool, but I miss Don & Remy. We’ll have to work on that one…