Truthful Tuesday 07-06-2021

This week on Truthful Tuesday, hosted by Thoughts and Theories, asks:

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How do you watch TV? Do you just watch whatever local channels your digital antenna can pick out of the air, or do you subscribe to cable or satellite, or have you jumped on the streaming bandwagon? Perhaps it’s some combination thereof, or perhaps you don’t even watch TV. Whatever the case, please enlighten us!

There are so much, perhaps too much, to watch nowadays. Sometimes, I find myself having trouble deciding. How do I watch TV? I don’t really know anymore.

When I was a teen, I wanted cable TV more than anything in the world. So did my step-father; he wanted to watch all his sports games. I was a fan of the Disney Channel. It was the only channel I’d watch. I made a promise to myself that I would get cable when I grow up.

Now that I’m grown up, my reason for getting cable changed. I no longer have any interest of watching kiddie shows on Disney Channel. I often spend my time either watching the History Channel or the shows on my DVR.

The reason I have cable is because it’s the cheapest way for me to subscribe to an internet service. Just internet alone costs $70 and plus modem/router rental would tag on another $15 and taxes and fees…my gosh, just internet costs almost $100 a month. A few months ago, when my service provider raised my price, I went and complained, “Why are you charging me almost $140 a month? I can’t afford this!” What am I, made of money? I wanted to add but thought better not to.

In returned they lowered my cost to $120 a month with home phone and cable, plus taxes and fee, an upgrade to HD TV, and 20 hours of DVR services. I wanted to get rid of cable but since they gave me these benefits, why not keep it?

If I didn’t have cable, I would definitely jump on other streaming services like Netflix or Hulu because I heard there are much more to watch than on cable but later, perhaps, besides, I have prime video and peacock but personally, those don’t offer as much as my cable service offers. So I often just stick to the on demand shows from my cable.

These days, I mostly stick to watching TV on the weekends. Weeknights just get so busy with gardening since I can only perform gardening tasks as it gets dark so I don’t get burned by the sun. All my shows are recorded on a set schedule and then on weekends, I would watch all of them to clear the queue. Aren’t DVR great?

I usually spend the summer months (June – August) streaming shows on other platforms because most of the shows I watch usually run from October to May but the pandemic affected the filming schedule of most of the shows, so none of the shows are ending on its usual date. I have a feeling the TV show schedule will be strange for 2021.

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