Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We're free! ... of cable

In an attempt to save some money and try to be more productive, the S.O. and I canceled cable TV and returned the DVR yesterday. Of course, we still have our Netflix account and the Internet (we actually have to have Internet access because we both work from home most of the time) so there's still plenty of "television" for us to watch. But we're hoping that when we sit down to watch, we watch something worth watching and don't just spend two hours flipping channels through mindless drivel.

That's not to say we won't end up watching some mindless drivel. Netflix has plenty of (really bad) reality shows available -- many to watch instantly. I'm going to fight to keep the worst of them off my queue, though.

Considering the good track record Netflix has suggesting movies for me, I expect to be watching a lot of British television programs, foreign films (especially foreign horror films), claymation and anime.


Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Good idea! I just can't bring myself to go there ... at least not until they stream HGTV. :o) Where would I be without Antonio Ballatore, the COOLEST dude ever!

Pammeey said...

I will miss some things from HGTV, like Mike Holmes. But I lived without cable AND the Internet for a few years a while back. I know it will be hard but I can do it.

Plus, the best part is I'll have more time to read and review books.

Heather said...

We ditched our cable a couple months ago, too. I've missed it exactly one time. The rest of the time I watch Netflix.

Tiffany J. said...

We ditched ours a little over a year ago and won't start it up anytime soon because of my work situation. But if you can get the digital channels. Ie. 11.1 11.2 and such there is the the colorao PBS stations 12.1 12.2 and 12.3 that have some good shows on sometimes. But yes thank goodness for NetFlix and HULU.