Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to watch TV these days

I wrote this whole rant about Dish Network and AMC and how much bullshit it is that I pay so much money a month and they're not going to air one of my favorite shows because of a spat the companies are having and it's an outrage and all, and then thought about rape victims in Burundi and decided I sounded like a fucking asshole so I deleted it.

So I'm just gonna say, I hope they resolve this shit soon. It's not good for either company.

I've also gotten way into Strike Back, which is why I now have (with the exception of AMC, Sundance, WeTv and IFC) ALL THE FUCKING CHANNELS. I added HBO when I got into True Blood. I added Starz when I got into Spartacus, I just added Cinemax because of Strike Back, so I figured I might as well throw Showtime onto the pile since there's bound to be something I want there too. Now I can finally get into Homeland.

I like stories.

With this whole kerfuffle over AMC, I'm thinking of switching to the online model, but I'm not sure it's ready yet. One day everything will be customizable and online, but that day is not yet here.

So how do you watch your TV?


  1. DirectTV. Expensive but well worth it. But like DISH, every year they seem to pick on one channel and play hardball with them over money.

  2. Bulb in projection tv burnt out.
    Life without tv.

  3. Don, that's one of the reason I haven't switched to DirectTV. I don't see a whole lot of difference between the two.

  4. Emily,

    Only reason I have it is because of the NHL package- if there will be a season.

  5. DirecTV. I pay for all of the channels except sports. Sometimes I buy things on iTunes that I want to watch on my computer. I watch SNL, Jimmy Fallon and the like on Hulu. I spend like $150-200 on programming a month, with DirecTV and iTunes. I watch - Homeland, Downton Abbey, Dexter, Louie, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Newsroom, Wilfred, etc. Not much network programming. Except I love Animal Practice. I have highbrow taste, but I love the monkey!


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