i can’t take my eyes off of you

tv nuns

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The hubs and I haven’t had cable for several years now — yep, we’re “one of those” couples.  But believe me, there is plenty of TV-watching still happening in our house.  Between Hulu and Netflix, we’ve always got something to watch.  (FYI — I do not think that Hulu+ offers anything different/better than their regular free streaming videos… AND they still have commercials!)  Well, we are the new demographic of viewers who like to “binge” on our shows — that is — we’ll watch nearly an entire season of episodes during a weekend (or two, or three).  There is a great article in the NYT about this very phenomenon and how Netflix has capitalized on it with their all new original series, House of Cards.  Over three weekends we fit in all 13 “chapters” and well, we’re hooked.  Kudos to Netflix for taking such a risk on a new idea and better yet, for making a quality show to boot.  I hope we can expect more of this in the future, (and it looks like we can.)

4 comments

  1. In Sweden you have to pay a TV licensing fee and then get about 12 channels for free and on a student budget we have forgone the cable since the fee is rather high and DVD’s have become our best friend. We will buy a series, also we are behind since they come out later over here on most shows, and then try to spread it out over a few weeks but shows like How I Met Your Mother usually only last five days before we have watched all the episodes!

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