March 4

Must See TV

The way we watch television has changed. It’s changed so much that it’s often hard to keep up with it. With the cost of cable skyrocketing, I decided to look into other options. I took a long time deciding what changes to make. To me, I had to have access local and cable news channels and of course a few of my favorite stations.

I canceled cable. Getting out from under that bill felt great! Now the task was to find the best replacement. I tried SlingTV first then I tried HuluTV. Both were fine,  but I found them too expensive for what I was getting. Right now I get my TV from Youtube. That’s right. Youtube has an app that carries TV stations and gives you access to DVR. It’s not that expensive either. 

What’s interesting to me about all of this is we don’t watch TV anymore as a nation. Twenty years ago, I remember watching Thursday night TV and then going to work the next day and discussing it. Friends, Will and Grace, ER. We couldn’t wait to talk about what happened or what would happen next! That’s all gone. It’s all different now. Now, we talk about the best series to binge but we still can’t talk about specifics until everyone has finished it. 

I’m not writing to lament the loss of the good old days, but I am writing to document how quickly things change. There’s no judgment on the change, just a comment that it’s happening so quickly. Do we stop and notice? Do we adjust our behaviors accordingly? I never thought TV viewing would look like this. It’s interesting. 

What do you think of our new television viewing habits?

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Posted March 4, 2018 by Michelle Haseltine in category #SOLC18, slice of life

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