Pam and I haven’t been to Blockbuster, or any other video store, in over two years. Not since we signed up with Netflix. We love it. We can have three DVDs out at once, and can keep them as long as we want without a late fee. No last-minute rush to return a video before it’s overdue.
We’ve also enjoyed being able to watch entire TV series. For instance, we didn’t watch the first season of “24.” But we loved the second season, and then went back and watched the first season–not over a period of 24 weeks, but during a 2-3 week period. It’s much easier to stay with the flow of the program that way.
We watched the entire “Band of Brothers” over a similarly short period of time. And then we discovered Stargate SG-1, a show we hadn’t watched at all. It had been going for six seasons, and five were already on DVD. We watched all five seasons. A couple weeks ago Season six came out, and we just bought the set. We’ve been taping Season 7, which is now in progress. So, in a period of one year, we’ll have gone through all seven seasons of Stargate SG-1. (Pam likes the show even more than I do.)
We still watch regular movies, too–quite a few of them. But the chance to watch entire TV series is the thing we’ve come to enjoy most. I have my eye on “Cold Case” and “CSI: Miami,” two shows we haven’t bothered to watch on regular TV, but which I’m sure we would enjoy. Someday we’ll get around to them.Leave a comment