I bought a Roku a couple weeks ago; I’d wanted one for ages and I told myself that if 30 people signed up for yarn club, I could get one (I think at last count I’m at 38, and spots are open for another ten days… Norse mythology must be popular these days!).
I’ve got Amazon Prime, and although I felt like we were the last holdouts in the free world we went ahead and signed up for Netflix. I’m on the fence about Hulu Plus — do any of y’all have that? I have a free Hulu account but that’s not an offered station on the Roku and I hear that even with paying for Hulu Plus you still have commercials. If you have that, is that too annoying? Or worth it if the shows you watch are on it, and having the trifecta of Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu Plus means you don’t have to have cable?
I’m, uh, asking for a friend, who’s looking at some property far out enough that Cox Cable isn’t going to happen for
us them any more, but DSL is available for Internet, so… ::shifty eyes:: … you totally don’t buy the “asking for a friend” thing, do you…. And yeah, I know that Satellite TV is an option, but who is it that dropped AMC? Because if that’s Dish Network we don’t want that (I get them and DirectTV confused – or is DirectTV also satellite? BEHOLD THE DEPTHS OF MY UN-KNOWLEDGE! TV MAGIC! MAKE MAGIC BOX WORK!) — anyway, we need our Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy (even if SoA has jumped the shark, I’m still ‘shipping the hell out of Tig and Jimmy Smit’s tranny daughter/son, and must see how that plays out). Shows that we really enjoy are Elementary, Walking Dead, Orphan Black, CSI, Criminal Minds, Castle, The Blacklist (favorite new show of the season!), Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Sleepy Hollow.
I know quite a number of you don’t watch TV at all, and that used to be me — I know it doesn’t seem like it because I can hold down my end of a “what are you watching these days” conversation with the best of them, but I never watched so much TV until Tim moved in. I don’t think I even had cable until then. Or maybe I did, but just the cheap seats.
ANYWAY. TV. How do you watch it? Cable? Internet? Nefarious means that you’d rather not own up to? What are some of your favorite shows?