Earlier in the year, I mentioned how my family has cut the cord on our television viewing...meaning that we no longer have cable or DVR and chose to stream our entertainment on-line through services like Hulu and Netflix. So far, I've been fairly happy with the results (except for not being able to watch March Madness). We've even gone so far to cancel our discs from our Netflix account because we end up streaming so many television shows that we don't have time to watch movies on DVD that we honestly didn't want to see. If I want to see a movie, I go to it in the theater, and if I miss it there, Redbox is available and Amazon has digital rentals. So that's a quick update on the first few months on life without cable...but this entry is about how my love affair with Netflix has been heating up.
|Jake Green and Robert |
Hawkins comic-book style
|Fans love this|
|Breaking In holds the record for |
fastest re-cancelled show
The thing about Netflix is that the episodes are streaming, so you can pick up watching a series whenever you want. I was instantly addicted to Jericho (after we got our X-box360 and streaming service on our television in 2009). Since we cut the cord, I flew threw Firefly's first season and the movie Serenity in only a week or so. If Netflix wants to make a lot of fanboys happy, that's the next show they should look into resurrecting. Someone start that campaign. I'm too lazy. I'll give you the hashtag for it....#NetflixReviveFirefly. I watched Archer, Lie to Me, Weeds, and Bob's Burgers, and I've re-watched episodes of Supernatural, Reaper, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Better Off Ted, and 30Rock. What I'm saying is that streaming is legen...dary.
|If any Netflix executives read this...|
|Hulu & Netflix...this one is available too|
Lastly, I'd like to welcome my nephew, Greyson Lee, into this world. I know you can't read at one day old, but someday you'll be able to. Later on, you'll find the internet, and you just might stumble upon this blog and discover that your Uncle was really lazy and wonder what scripted television is because by then reality TV will have taken completely over. Most likely you'll never discover this blog but in case you do, Happy Belated Birthday....and scripted television was a glorious thing from the past where actors and actresses pretended to be other characters to tell a story to help the viewer escape from reality. It was like weekly movies on your television screen. I hope you are enjoying season 34 of the Jersey Shore.