Last year, Will got grumpy with our cable company and in one of his more dramatic moments, declared he was going to cancel it.
Giving up cable was very uneventful – even during college football season. Major sporting events, like Gamecock football, are also social events, so we weren’t at home for those anyway. Or maybe it gave us the excuse to make plans. Either way, it wasn’t an issue. Not once did we reconsider our major life decision to cancel cable.
We got a $89 Roku device that streams to our TV and we have subscriptions to Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix.
Thomas watches his favorite shows and movies on Amazon and Netflix mostly – and we watch Hulu, too.
We got into a few series this year – Freaks and Geeks and Community were probably our favorites – and canceling cable just changed the way we watched TV and what we watched. Also, we watched a lot of very cool documentaries. One day I will get it together and do a good recap of our favorites.
The shows I really love – like Downton Abbey (omg I thought I was going to hate It without Matthew but am actually happy he’s gone!!!) and Mad Men I just purchase the episodes. I think they are available for purchase within a few days of airing.
Our monthly bill was reduced by $75 / month. I think I should get these savings for fun spending money but Will demanded that it goes into what he calls “the pot” which is for not fun things like other bills and savings. Boo.
So if you’re looking to save money, cable is very easy to cut out with the cheap Roku replacement.
Talk to me.
What are your favorite shows? Documentaries? What do I need to download? And do you love or hate the fact that Mary is still in love with Matthew and is brushing off suitors at every house party thrown at Downton??