Wednesday, September 17, 2014
At some point in the future, a la carte cable will become a reality. It makes sense. Us poor saps get stuck having to pay for a ton of shit that we don't even consider watching. Some day, we will be able to pay for what we want to watch. And that is going to serve as the transition for today's TV post...you get 5 channels on G$'s a la carte cable system. What are you choosing?
A couple of rules:
1. You have to take one (and one only) network channel
2. One of your choices is automatically ESPN. So you get 4 channels instead of 5. DEAL WITH IT.
3. You don't get pick to the streaming options. Fuck off, Ide.
4. You get one "caveat". I'll explain that when I get there. So what are my Five Channels...
ESPN - I already told you that. Even if you hate SportsCenter and all of the nonsense, at least you get PTI and Gameday and Monday Night Football. That's big.
CBS - This is my network pick. ABC and NBC were not even considered. It always came down to CBS vs. Fox. Both networks have the NFL which is great. But I chose CBS over Fox because I'll take The Masters and March Madness over the World Series. I also LOVE CBS's holy trinity reality shows (Survivor, Big Bruh, and Amazing Race). Brooklyn Nine Nine just couldn't match. I watch none of CBS's "comedies" and dramas and never will. Basically, I picked Jim Nantz over Joe Buck. That was a tough call.
FX/FXX - FX has the best shows and I'm sliding FXX in there as my caveat. For the purpose of having an ELITE channel, FXX was absorbed by FX.
HBO - It was either this or AMC and it came down to me trusting the people at HBO more. AMC has been awful recently and not even The Walking Dead can save it. With HBO, I've still got GoT as well as movies and Louis CK specials.
Fox Sports Ohio - My final pick is an easy choice. Yes, I'll take the network that gives me every Cavs and CBJ game.
I think that I could live a comfortable, lazy life with these five channels. And, one day, it will be a reality that I could have that for $40 a month or whatever. CARRY THE FLAG! List yours.
We can also use today as a Fall TV Preview. I'm not really looking to add anything new to the season pass but that Gotham show looks interesting simply because of Donal Logue. What doesn't look good is Blackish. Nice fucking title. So let's spend today away from sports and on television. 200 channels and nothing but cats indeed.