Hubby and I do not have cable. Even before we moved in together we made the decision that cable was a big waste of money and it truly is. At least for us. Hubby rarely watches television and while there are a few shows I enjoy…they can be found online. I did breakdown a few months ago and sign up for both Hulu Plus and Netflix…because winter can get dull and there’s only so much reading and internet browsing I can tolerate. Turns out, it was a good investment.
While I’m not overly impressed with Hulu Plus, aside from the ability to watch it using the Wii and television (or my Kindle Fire), Netflix is awesome. As I have such a backlog of movies I have not seen yet…I can always find some movie to watch…and then I there are the television shows.
But wait, didn’t I just say that I don’t watch much tv?
True. However, the biggest issue that I have with television shows is that I generally hate starting a series unless I start it from the very beginning. Then, if I like it I either am forced to dedicate YEARS of my life to following it…even when it’s clearly lost it’s charm (Grey’s Anatomy) or get disappointed when others fail to see the magic and the series gets cancelled after a season or less. Thanks to Netflix, I can watch shows from the very beginning, at a speed that I’m comfortable with. So far I’ve watched Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad and now I’m watching Mad Men.
I started the 3rd season this weekend, though, with the much improved weather I won’t blow through entire seasons in a single weekend anymore. So far I’m intrigued by this show. I absolutely loved the first season, though was not sure what to think of season 2. I’m actually considering backing up and rewatching it as I think I was too distracted. Still, I am really enjoying this show and I think it’s going to be on of my favorite series. I have such a love/hate relationship with the characters (except Peggy, I love her). I’ve has so many spoilers though, so that’s kind of annoying…though exciting too as I get to guess how certain situations are going to end up playing out. Still, if you watch the show…Please try not to spoil too much of it for me!