2010-11-22

Day Two of No Cable TV: Not so good.

I lost $25 earlier today because I couldn't watch the Calgary-Regina Canadian Football League game and I lost my Atlantic Lottery bet. If I had watched, they could have won (that is how it works :) ).

Sunday was day two of my life without TV (I still have the Internet).  It was not a good day. Turns out when the NFL is on, people in Moncton like to watch it instead of the CFL. So watching at work or the local pub was not an option. I didn't "need" to see the game. But since I had money on it...

Sunday is also the day when many of my favourite shows are on: The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives and Weeds. I've also been following Bordwalk Empire on HBO (not a favourite, but I had a 60 minute hole in my evening as a result). With the exception of Bordwalk Empire, all of my Sunday shows will be available on the Internet early this week. But they are not available Sunday.

I spent 1 hour trying to find something worthy of my attention on Netflix. Caught the last episode of the last season of the British sitcom Coupling. British sitcoms are sometimes great. But now I've seen all the Couplings, Yes Ministers and Faulty Towers.

Suffering from sports withdrawal, I almost got suckered into subscribing to the $21 a month NHL Gamecentre because it is now available on my PlaySation. Since many games can be streamed live on the CBC site, I'm really not sure it is worth it, at least for me; it had been ages since I watched an entire hockey or football game. But it turns out I like the option to watch a game. I couldn't watch a CFL playoff game today. That is sad.


When you don't have TV, the Diggnation podcast passes for Sunday entertainment. By the way Kevin, smoke is a carcinogen, regardless of source.

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