Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Pay Per View

No matter how many times you flip it on, you never tire of its charms. I'm referring to the television. Isn't this the true though? We Americans are addicted to television and film. And regardless of how much we hear about exercise and good health habits, we somehow still find ourselves lounging in front of a 40 inch plasma. And if we're not doing that, we're off to the movie theater to catch the latest blockbuster. Unfortunately for most of us this routine can get a bit pricey. No worries; there are other ways to indulge in all that cinema goodness. Personally I prefer watching flicks at home anyway. Hey, it's all about the pay per view and Netflix. At this point I'd hate to live without them.
If I had to take a guess at how many movies I viewed in an average week's time, I'd have to say around 10. Now I know what you must be thinking. That's not nearly enough! Haa...just kidding. But seriously, I'll bet you watch more than you think. You may not necessarily be purchasing pay per view flicks, but I'll wager that you're at least watching plenty of television. Maybe it's "24," "Desperate Housewives," or "CSI." Do these weekly hit ring any bells? Now, I have to say that I'm partial to Netflix and pay per view over television shows. These are just more reliable sources in my opinion. When I flip it to the pay per view preview channel, I can easily select a film that I know I haven't seen before. This is ideal. It doesn't always work this way with televisions series'. Half of the time they're re-runs, and that annoys the heck out of me. I have no time for repeats.
We're flooded with great options in this day and age. If you're not renting from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video stores, you can always turn to Netflix or pay per view as an alternative. I like to take advantage of both pay per view and Netflix simply because it allows me to see all the movies I want when I want. With pay per view there's no contract or monthly fee. You only pay for a single film and watch it any time over the next 24 hours. That's a pretty sweet deal if I do say so myself. Are you on the pay per view band-wagon?