On one hand, it's "only" $120/month, but adding that up for the year... that's the cost of a nice new computer. Wonder if I could get the basic channels with rabbit ears or something? (But then, I may just be too lazy to download/find elsewhere the few shows that I am interested in. Defiance will be returning soon, and I always like Face Off and that'll be back soon. Um... there have to be more shows than that...)
Hm, if I got rid of cable, I suppose I'd drop Tivo too. I have no idea how much I'm paying a month for that, though I think I took out a year contract at some point.
Something to consider, anyway.
Needing a new show to watch, I poked at Netflix a bit (people gave me such good suggestions, I just was too lazy to go back to check that post). Because I've been reading so much on Ask Science Fiction, Star Wars: Clone Wars caught my eye. I'm a bad, bad nerd, and not really much into Star Wars at all. No real reason, it's not like I think the movies are bad or anything. I saw the first three back when they were originally released (or soon after), but not since then. I seemed to remember tersa saying she watched it? So I figured I'd give it a try.
Turns out I liked it a whole lot! I'm only three episodes in, but I loved the first ep tons, and the next two were pretty good as well. I dislike the "spunky" young female lead(?) character. Google tells me I'm talking about Ahsoka Tano.
The eps are only 20 minutes long, which is almost jarringly short after the hour-long jam-packed Lost eps. The animation is surprisingly nice -- not movie quality, but the designs of the alien races are quite creative and interesting.