I haven’t had cable tv in over 7 years and don’t miss it one bit. When I did have Time Warner my bill was $70+ and I only watched 4 stations (VH1 Soul, TLC, The History Channel, Discovery Channel), with the occasional episode of Weeds. Although I love VH1 Soul, I’m not about to pay $70 a month to watch the same videos I can look up on YouTube for free.
A couple of months after canceling my cable bill, I was introduced to Netflix through a free trial. Now I had heard of Netflix before when I was working at Hollywood Video, but didn’t think much of it. Who knew it would come to replace video rental stores and eventually cable. Now with Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, there’s no way in the world I would consider getting cable tv again. With the combination of the 3, you can watch all the latest movies, tv shows and music videos. And all for under $20/month.
It’s not like I watch Real Housewives Of Atlanta or Love and Crack Rocks or whatever it’s called anyway. And if I did, I’m pretty sure I could find it on Hulu. So, what’s the point of paying out the ass just to say you have over 400 channels of entertainment to choose from. I’m way past keeping up with the Joneses, so I could really care less if I get the occasional side eye when I say I don’t have cable because at the end of the day I have an extra $50/month to mindlessly squander on other “necessities”.