Saturday, February 07, 2009

Free cable TV legally

I have only had cable periodically since I started university. Two degrees and two jobs later, I still don't have cable. I don't really miss it as most of what's on TV is complete trash, but there are a few shows that I really enjoy and like to keep up on, usually of the drama/sci-fi type.:
  1. Battlestar Galactica (dumb name, great show)
  2. Lost (Has a great "mythology" and some of the best fiction writing ever)
  3. Heroes (about to fall off my list... it was pretty bad last season)
I was hooked on 24 for a bit after getting the DVD box set in my hand, but it turned into the same horrible plot-find terrorist-accuse-the-wrong-person-get-tortured-torture-somebody else-save-the-day lather rinse repeat cycle a few time each season, so that show fell off my radar.

The thing I like the least about cable is having to schedule your life around it, or sitting down and watching something totally dumb that you never meant to watch and losing your whole evening.

... and... after spending a lot of time watching seasons of shows on DVD, it's REALLY hard to go back to getting interrupted with commercials.

PVRs help with that, but the thing I don't like about those is... paying for them.

Fortunately the internet is here to help out. Get yourself a good super-high speed internet connection and you can actually get some really good FREE TV these days. (The Americans have got it better than us Canucks, but we can still usually find the shows we want).

All the shows I like are available online, and in pretty good quality too. They can be found here:
It's completely free, legal, and no hassle. The only downside is that you have to watch a few commercials, but the commercials breaks are only 30 seconds long instead of 2 minutes.

I hook my computer up to my TV and sound system so I can watch it from my couch instead of crouched around my computer.


Jason Silver said...

Still love your blog-- just wish it was more often.

I watch American shows too, just change your proxy server to a server located in the US and you're good to go.

They're pretty easy to find with a Google search, you'll just have to try a few different ones until you find one that works.

Today I'm using:

Have fun! :)

Gary Berezny said...

Hey a new blog posting...great! Keep it up!