The Wonders of Modern (TV) Technology!

Reel DirtI know, as a big moviegoer, I get particularly excited at the beginning of the summer. But I am also a big TV watcher. TV viewer? Televisionist?

I watch a fair amount of TV. And it’s fall! That means it’s time for the new shows to start coming on for the fall TV season! Dramas! Sitcoms! Reality TV!

OK. I’m not excited about reality TV in any way. You probably knew that, though. As I’ve said before, if, as attributed to Ben Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” then reality TV is proof that God hates us and wants us to suffer. It’s a complicated relationship we have with the Almighty.

Thanks to my Xbox and a little thing called Hulu, I won’t miss any Sleepy Hollow, Modern Family, or The Voice! I get to ignore The Voice through my own personal preference!

All that drivel aside, there are many reasons to rejoice about what’s coming up this fall, especially if you’re a geek like me. Coming straight out of the pages of the comic books and onto the screen, you’ll see The Flash and Gotham joining the likes of Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

And this isn’t the same four-color transposition that we saw in the olden days with Adam West’s Batman, or the short-lived live-action Tick series. These are more on the hard-boiled realistic side. Well, mostly realistic. Not too many guys you’ll find who can break the sound barrier on foot as the Flash does, but you see what they’re going for. It seems promising.

What I’m particularly excited about is the fact that I don’t have cable, yet I’ll still be able to enjoy all the shows in which I’m interested this TV season. Thanks to my Xbox and a little thing called Hulu, I won’t miss any Sleepy Hollow, Modern Family, or The Voice! I get to ignore The Voice through my own personal preference! It’s the American way! No one can take that choice out of my hands. I’ll be able to choose not to watch that craptastrophe of my own volition. Don King would be proud!

There are a few other shows that Hulu won’t provide, but those will be available via the respective networks’ websites. Your CBS.com and your ABC.com and such. It’s working out quite well. One can survive without cable. Follow your dreams. I’m living proof. Beefcake!

Aside from having the freedom to watch these shows at oh-dark-thirty (though typically not at the same time as the live broadcast), I don’t have to remember to schedule the DVR, and in most cases, the commercial breaks are shorter in length.

I don’t have cable and I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this upcoming fall TV season.

The question for some is how to watch some of this on your TV. I recommend a laptop and Chromecast. You can broadcast apps like Netflix and Hulu, plus it’ll let you broadcast any page you have open on your Google Chrome browser. So if you want to watch something on the A&E website, it’s easy as cake.

Pie. Easy as pie.

Whichever. The point is, most people have the interwebs at home, so you should ask yourself how much possible redundancy there is when it comes to paying for cable as well. All I know is that I don’t have cable and I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this upcoming fall TV season. Piece of pie.

Cake. Piece of cake.

Great. Now I’m hungry AND I want to watch some TV.RedShtick-Top-ColumnStop

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