unplug from cable/satellite television. There really wasn't very much on television to watch that we were interested in.
Rather than continue to pay for unsuitable content, we chose to cancel our service. We do, however, still have high speed internet as my husband needs it for work etc.
There are a few shows that do not want to do without and these we can either rent or purchase on iTunes. We are still saving quite a bit of money by doing so.
My husband enjoys Fox News and sometimes we both watched it in the evenings. Never fear! We subscribed to XM Sirius radio ($20 a month for internet and car streaming) and we can listen to our favorite Fox News shows live. If there are any must see clips, we can generally watch them online. There are also countless different XM radio stations with pretty much any kind of music that you can imagine. My husband likes to drive and is loving all the music choices.
Netflix and Hulu are definitely options to stream television shows but neither appeal to us at the moment. I am thoroughly enjoying subscribing to PBS shows online (or streaming through our AppleTV).
I've been watching episodes of the Great British Baking Competition and expanding my baking knowledge. I am amazed that there are so many different kinds of pastry (most I've never heard of before). I am also really enjoying Masterpiece Theater's My Mother and Other Strangers. This series in set in Ireland during World War II. The subscription price for PBS is only $5 a month.
I also recently subscribed to BritBox ~ which you can watch either online or through a streaming device. I am finding British dramas to be better in every respect than American dramas. There are so many shows to choose from and I don't know which to watch first. The subscription price of BritBox is only $6.99 a month.
And then there are the trusty old rabbit ear antennas! They may look a bit different than those in the past but they work very well even in the woods! My husband hooked them up and we are able to watch six or seven stations (live of course) if need be and weather permitting. Rain & thunderstorms tend to mess up the reception but for the most part, the picture is fairly clear. It reminds me of television when I was a child. There is no pausing or rewinding or fast forwarding. Want snacks or a cup of coffee? Have to get them during a commercial. Need to use the restroom? Commercial time! We don't have to get up to turn the channel or change the volume though. ♥