5 days ago
Monday, September 19, 2011
TEE VEE TIME
I don't watch all that much TV during the day - though I admit I watched the better part of an old favorite (An Unmarried Woman) this afternoon before I went to work. I sometimes like having the TV on when I am alone in the house and doing things in the kitchen. I can turn the sound up really loud and hear it through the noise of housework.
What Tom really wants is to watch less TV. He feels he is watching too much. He is unsatisfied with the offerings, but he watches anyway. When he broached the idea of reducing the channels, I thought "Not Showtime!" That means Weeds, The Big C and Dexter. Back to having to wait nearly a year for the seasons to come out on DVD! He claims we can watch them on the computer sooner, but I have never had any luck with that.
When we looked at the channel line-up packages, we both agreed we couldn't go without Bravo, Lifetime and AMC. That means Top Chef, Project Runway, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So that takes us up a tier and the cost is amazingly close to the cost we are paying now for all the channels. That's how we ended up here. Those cable people really know which channels we actually watch - they say we get 600 channels, but we only watch about 10 of them - they know what they are doing and toss them in the more expensive package and then sweeten the deal with super cheap HBO, STARZ and Encore.
Oh no, if we drop HBO I'll miss Boardwalk Empire. Damn.
I am making the call tomorrow. I may just have to drop it all down to basic and see how painful it is.
Maybe basic plus Showtime...