meet my new friend

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I did it.

I finally made the leap.

I am joining thousands of people and finally (yes, finally) cut ties with my cable company. After realizing how much TV I don't watch and how much money I could spending on shoes or saving for Paris, I cut the cord and cancelled it.

Goodbye, Time Warner Cable.

Hello, AppleTV.

Now that I think about it as I catch up on Deception and write this post, why the hell didn't I make the switch before?

I rarely watched live TV and had my recorded list of shows that I only watched. I'm not one of those people who leave the TV for white noise because I'd rather have music playing in the background instead.

I have been the satisfied new owner of the magical little black box for two days, signed up for Hulu Plus and Netflix, and I can't get enough of it.

Do you know ALL SIX SEASONS of Dawson's Creek are on Netflix?

I'm not kidding you. I can be taken back to high school with a click of a button on the tiny little remote it comes with. And I can finally catch up on Mad Men, New Girl, the Mindy Project and even Downton Abbey. I completely understand I'm late to this whole internet-TV-watching phenomenon but times like these, I get all geeked out at the endless possibilities of what movies and TV shows I can add to my queue. It's a movie buff's dream I tell you.

Who needs a boyfriend when you have a shiny new black box that plays whatever you tell it?

My only complaint so far is that sometimes the shows need to buffer but because we are in the beginning stages of our relationship, I don't care if it has to buffer every five minutes. I am in love.

Excuse me while I add my favorite Saturday morning cartoon to my queue - Jem and the Holograms.


CLEshopaholic said...

LOL! Nick and I got Apple TV at Christmas and we love it too! Although, cannot get rid of cable bc of sports. And I like to watch New Girl and The Mindy Project live.

Bite Buff said...

I got Apple TV for Christmas too, and like it. However, pulling the plug on cable makes me nervous. Keep me posted!

Heather said...

We LOVE our Apple TV!! But like Katrina and Shibani, we have cable, too. Can't live without New Girl!

Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

I'm late to the game too - I only watch Netflix on my laptop :). But I agree, way better to watch entire seasons of really good shows than have a million channels you never watch...

Fizzgig said...

this is the same love I have for tivo, and netflix. Once you have these, you really dont need would think the cable companies would step up and make up for it but, they don't!

P.s. Jem is excitement...oooh Jem!

Shannon said...

I want the AppleTV so bad! But there are some shows that aren't on iTunes that I can't live without. Great post!!