I have basic cable ONLY because Comcast insists that folks get packages with their Internet. That, and it's hard to get local air channels down here in the mountain valley.
At some point, that's literally the only thing that's kept me from "cutting the cord", since I don't watch much local or network TV at all besides local news at supper and before bed.
Reason why it's taken folks so long to go Pro-Choice and notice that cable has become the same morass of reality-TV shows, is that our generation--old enough to buy our own cable--grew up with the days when scheduled broadcast TV was...what you DID. It was your week--Thursday nights were Cheers or Cosby, Sunday(?) nights were X-Files, some here are old enough to think "Happy Days" when they see Tuesday.
Now, we're in control of our own destiny to stay up late and watch prime-time shows without school nights, and...there's nothing on anymore. Think that's why we've gone so nutty lately every time we find ourselves actually watching a show week-to-week, like Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. I remember actually getting excited to watch a classic PBS serial a couple summers ago, and thinking "Wow, get me!--I'm watching a NETWORK SERIES! On broadcast TV! BEFORE it appears on Netflix or Hulu! "
It felt like, for one brief moment, our TV childhoods hadn't betrayed us.
Edited by Ejanss, June 06 2013 - 06:41 PM.