A number of friends and coworkers have been renting DVD sets recently from Netflix and Blockbuster online in order to catch up on early seasons of shows like 24 or CSI (pick on of the 15 out there).
This leads me to my newest scheme to get rid of cable. All we seem to watch, other than local news, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, are shows that eventually end up on DVD. For instance, here is our “Approved” show list this season:
House, 24, Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven, ER, Scrubs, One Tree Hill, Lost, and Heroes.
We belong to Blockbuster Online. We could simply rent the DVDs after the season and watch the whole show in a week. Oh, and we could just cancel cable and buy a decent antenna to receive the signal in case we want to see awesome shows like Deal or No Deal or The Price is Right.
Savings: $240 per year (we just have basic cable).
But, do we have the discipline to not flip on the TV when we want to see Hugh Laurie, who seems to be the sexiest man on TV in my wife’s eyes. We’ll have to mull this idea over some more. Maybe Hugh will tell us what we should do. *grumble*