When I was growing up we didn’t have a TV when many others did. By the time I got to where I could own a TV, it seemed there was plenty to watch and it came over the air waves for free. Now there is cable and satellite TV where you are locked into a contract and it really costs a lot of money. Sure there are hundreds of channels as opposed to the 4 or 5 back then, but it seemed you could find more good programs then. Now I can scan through a couple of hundred channels and not find anything good that I haven’t watched a dozen times before already; some during the past week again.
Of course there are commercials on the movies on the three main networks whereas there are no commercials on the cable movies – wait, I hear they are considering placing commercials in them now. Even though I spend a lot per month on just the monthly packages and have what seems like the supreme package I still find tons of stations that say “Not authorized”.
There used to be free movies on cable. Every once in a while you could find a good one. Now, you have to pay just under an additional $5 per month to watch them. Course you can watch them on your tablet, iPad, etc — but they used to be free!
A slight change of subject but I used to like going out to movies. When I started I could see two movies (one really good and one, alright) a news reel and a cartoon with an intermission interjected (no commercials except to advertise the popcorn, pop and candy up front). That sure has changed.
So you say, get a life – there is plenty to do than watch TV. True, but in the case of my wife with a lung disease and few visitors, the TV is a big part of her world. There just isn’t any excuse in this age of technology for what’s happened.