|So Many Choices; So Little Quality|
We are joining the many people who have stopped getting cable/satellite tv. We will save $70 a month this way. Woo! I read about many people who have taken this step and wondered if we could do it. Now I know.
We’ve noticed that we don’t watch much tv anymore. Isn’t it amazing that with so many channels there’s very little to watch? We have enjoyed some shows now and then, but mainly we’ve gone online for our news and entertainment. Even when we had the tv on we were mainly paying attention to our online entertainment. We joked about how we watch tv with our laptops open. (Yes, we still have laptops.)
When we spend time with extended family, few people want the tv on anyway. It’s like we’ve rediscovered conversation! Some family members don’t want the tv on when their small children are around so that keeps the tv off as well. No baby tv for them! It’s much more fun to play with the kids!
We started a Netflix subscription some time ago and found that we were watching things on there more often than on “regular tv.” So why not save the $70 a month?
We pay $8 a month for Netflix and are fairly happy with the selections there. We have succumbed to the habit of watching an entire tv series in large chunks of several episodes. I’m not exactly proud of being such a couch potato, but it is great when you just want to cocoon for a little while. And you can really get into the characters.
Netflix will tailor your choices according to your rating of things you’ve watched. I like historical drama, for example, so I get to see what else they have in that category without doing a big search. Kind of nice. There is plenty of children’s programming if you want that.
So we are giving up our high tv bill, but we are never giving up our search for better ways to spend our money. This is pretty painless saving also. Now if we had to give up our wifi? Not even gonna think about it!
What will we miss on tv? Not much. We did get a few chuckles from watching Pawn Stars, but I’ll just have to live without Chumley.