For some reason since we cancelled our cable TV last summer I have become obsessed with Science Fiction. I think it's because that was the one thing I missed the most was my Star Trek fix. I also missed watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I've already been mocked for my love of these shows, but oddly enough being without them has led me to a new SciFi love, Stargate.
Although we dropped cable, we kept our TiVo (seriously, that would be one of the last things to go) so I was able to search all the antenna channels for anything Science Fiction. I did find original Star Trek episodes that I could TiVo on Sundays and watch during the week, but they were taken off the air within a month. So I searched and found Stargate Atlantis which also showed on Sundays. At first I wasn't sure if I liked it, but I quickly became addicted. I mean, those Wraith are weird and creepy but in an addictive way.
Then I discovered that Stargate SG1 was also on on Sundays. I was beginning to notice a pattern here. In addition to missing my SciFi, I also missed watching news coverage that wasn't madly in love with the government (ok, the current government) but found that Chris Wallace's Fox News Sunday was on on....Sundays. And then I found The McLaughlin Group which also aired on...you guessed it...Sundays. As well as Globe Trekker and 60 Minutes. Weird.
So basically my whole entertainment life revolves around how much I can TiVo on Sundays and then try to stretch my viewing out through the week. Of course, I never did really get over Star Trek, so I had to keep our Netflix account so I could keep those coming via DVD.
Are we saving money? That's debatable.